Active Schools = Active Kids!

Thursday 26th May
Session 3
2.25pm-3.15pm
Room: TBA
Workshop
Lecture
Education & Outdoor Learning

Outdoor educators can play a key role in fostering a strong culture of physical activity in a school and the wider school community. This applied session will unpack the DET (Victorian Department for Education) Active Schools Framework where priority areas of Active Recreation, Active Travel and a Supportive School Environment can align with the work of the outdoor educator. You will leave this workshop with an understanding of how you can position your work with this important initiative to support student physical activity levels and wellbeing through sustainable school change.

happy person in the Outdoors with tree and mountain landscape in the background

Bernie Holland

ACHPER Vic

With over 40 years of experience Dr Bernie Holland is currently Project Director for the Active Schools program. This is a DET funded project being delivered by the ACHPER Victoria Expert Support Service aimed at building whole of school approaches to building active school cultures. For the previous 10 years Bernie was the Professional Learning Manager for ACHPER Victoria where he was responsible for overseeing the professional learning program for teachers of health and physical education. Bernie’s background experiences also include teaching at school and tertiary settings in physical education, special education, adapted physical education, motor development and curriculum design in both Australia and the USA.  

Bernie’s philosophy and practice is reflected in his twitter handle @vicachperpl  “be active every day” 

 

happy person in the Outdoors with tree and mountain landscape in the background

Michelle Barry

ACHPER Vic

With 20 years of experience working in secondary schools and sport sector, Michelle is currently a Physical Education Leader for the Active Schools program. A DET initiative to build the capacity of schools to deliver programs that create active kids and help build active communities. For the past five years Michelle has worked with Tennis Victoria, growing their tennis in schools’ program, competition pathways and creating opportunities for teens to play tennis socially in the community. Michelle sits on the School Sport Victorian advisory committee, where her teaching and working for Tennis Victoria allows her to bring a unique perspective to this committee.