25-26 NOVEMBER 2021
A Virtual Conference for teachers of health and physical education
30+ Live and on-demand sessions | Networking opportunities | Virtual exhibition
During most of 2020 and now into 2021 Victorian HPE Teachers have navigated, arguably, the toughest shift in their careers, presented with the challenges of remote learning and demonstrating amazing resilience whilst upskilling to adapt to online teaching.
As HPE professionals, we know our community thrives on connectedness and opportunities to teach and learn in a face to face environment, and it has been an undoubtedly tough time with uncertainty and changing circumstances for face to face connections with peers and students.
You have risen to the challenges of the past 18 months and tackled them head on continuously providing quality health and physical education at a time where children and young people need stability and support like never before.
The 2021 Teachers in Action Virtual Conference is our chance to come together virtually on 25-26 November to celebrate the successes, resilience and responsiveness of a profession who continue to rise strong together. Join your fellow teachers and be inspired by the shared knowledge and experience of over 30 conference presenters and many delegates just like you.
Download a PDF version of the conference program here
*You must be an ACHPER Victoria member at the time of registration and conference to receive member prices
**The school group discount is for over 5 delegates and must be from the same school. Membership is not included with school group discount.
Note: Please log into your ACHPER Victoria account and update your email address to the one you will be using for Conference Registration. This will ensure member status and benefits are aligned along with handout and recording access.
Conference MC: Andy Hair
We are excited to announce the conference will be kicked off with the help of our ever popular MC and well known HPE teacher Andy Hair. Andy's energy, knowledge and passion for HPE was experienced by many at Teachers in Action 2020 and we're so thrilled to have him join us with his liveliness and quick wit again this year.
Day One Keynote Speaker: Tayla Harris
Our first Keynote Speaker, Tayla Harris a young Australian athlete making her mark on the sports field and beyond.
As a footballer in the AFLW, she was Carlton Football Club’s leading goal-kicker in 2019, receiving the JLT Mark of the Year Award for two years running. In boxing, Tayla holds the Australian super welterweight title and is undefeated in eight professional fights. After a photograph of Tayla kicking a goal became the target of sexualised trolling online in 2019, she courageously used this experience to fight online bullying and disrespect towards women and is now a powerful advocate for respectful relationships.
We look forward to Tayla’s session covering the importance of female participation in sport and the importance of being active for the physical, mental and social benefits, whilst taking us on her own journey of competing in two male dominated sports and breaking down traditional gender norms in the sporting arena.
Day Two Keynote
Speaker: Dr Billy Garvey
Billy is a Paediatrician with over 17 years experience working with children in a number of settings. He is a specialist in both the Centre for Community Child Health & the General Medicine department at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Melbourne.
He is an expert reviewer for the Raising Children’s Network, contributes to the RCH Clinical Practice Guidelines and is a reviewer for several academic paediatric journals. His clinical and research interests include child development and mental health, multidisciplinary collaboration, improving health literacy and promoting community engagement to support all families. Billy is a Clinical Teaching Fellow for the University of Melbourne, and holds advocacy and research roles in government and not-for-profit organisations at a national, state and local level. He is currently undertaking a PhD piloting a model to support child emotional and behavioural development in primary schools and is a Churchill Fellow exploring how social media can be used to support parenting.
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