Online professional learning

The School Sport Unit TPL team are excited to announce the opportunity for teachers to complete some new and existing online TPL workshops. These workshops have been either created or adapted to provide opportunities to continue sport and physical activity professional learning during 2020 and beyond. Course enrolment is via MyPL or to enquire email tplschoolsport@det.nsw.edu.au


School Sport Unit - Thinking while Moving (Course Code NR31014)

View the course flyer (DOCX 71KB) for more information and to register.

Thinking while Moving (TwM) is based on Dr Nick Riley's EASY (Encouraging Activity to Stimulate Young Minds) research at the University of Newcastle in partnership with the NSW School Sport Unit. Teachers who complete this online course are encouraged to contact the school sport unit teacher professional learning team via email (tplschoolsportunit@det.nsw.edu.au) to organise a school or zone based practical session.

View the research initiatives page for more information regarding this research based course.


School Sport - Game-based learning in sport and physical activity (Course Code NR31459)

View the course flyer (DOCX 73KB) for more information and to register.

This eLearning course provides teachers with an opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in planning and delivering quality teaching in game-based sport and physical activity lessons. Participants will explore how to implement a games-based approach to make sport and physical activity lessons engaging, positive, safe and fair for all students.

 

 


Meet Manager Online Course (Course Code NR09328)

View the course flyer (DOCX 45KB) for more information and to register.

There are two Meet Manager courses: Meet Manager Track and Field and Meet Manager Swimming.

Meet Manager Track and Field includes access to online instructional videos that take participants through how to use the Hytek Active Track and Field Meet Manager program for a school athletics carnival.

Meet Manager Swimming includes access to instructional videos that take participants through how to use the Hytek Active Swimming Meet Manager program for a school swimming carnival.

Both of these courses are completed via Microsoft Teams and all participants have access to support both during and after completing the course.


Athletics Officials Rules Refresher Online Course (Course Code NRG00434)

View the course flyer (DOCX 83KB) for more information and to register.

This course provides an opportunity for teachers who have completed the full day face to face workshop – School Athletics Officiating to remain qualified and current with rule changes. This course is offered once at the start of the new rule period as a VC, as well as then being available for participants to watch the recording of the VC (via Microsoft Teams), where rules and procedures of the current Competition and Technical Rule Book were addressed. This course is updated every two years as per World Athletics rule updates.

 

 

 


Cross Country Officials Accreditation Online Workshop (Course Code NR09399)

View the course flyer (DOCX 83KB) for more information and to register.

This course is directed at the general classroom teacher who would like support in organising and conducting a school cross country carnival. The course covers cross country rules and how to be a competent cross-country official at both school, zone, regional and state cross country carnivals.

This course is offered once at the start of the new rule period as a VC, as well as then being available for participants to watch the recording of the VC (via Microsoft Teams), where rules and procedures of the current Competition and Technical Rule Book were addressed. This course is updated every two years as per World Athletics rule updates.

 

 

 

 


The following courses provide a process of teacher-led improvement practices in implementing quality sport and physical activity policies, programs and practices within the school.

 

Building skills as a sport organiser is a series of courses offered as self-paced online professional learning for teachers who are currently in the role of school sport organiser or who are aspiring to be a sport organiser. 

  • The series aims to build teacher knowledge and skills to deliver quality and safe school sport programs.
  • It includes 5 QTC registered courses offering up to 22 hours of elective professional learning at the Proficient career stage.
  • Courses in the series are separate courses and can be completed in any order.
  • Each course in now free of charge.
  • Course information will be available to participants once enrolment is completed.
  • These 5 courses are available only to teachers in NSW Department of Education schools.

Participants in each course require a suitable mentor to support and verify their professional learning. A mentor should have experience in the sport organiser role, have an understanding of the representative school sport pathway and be prepared to provide advice, feedback and direction to professional learning.

A mentor can be:

  • the principal
  • a member of the school executive with a good understanding of sport
  • a teacher with a minimum of 8 years recent experience in the role of sport organiser.

If the school cannot identify a suitable mentor please contact Chris Kelleway from the TPL Team.

Chris Kelleway - chris.kelleway@det.nsw.edu.au or tplschoolsport@det.nsw.edu.au

 

Summary of course content, standards and hours

(Transcript for the Building skills as a sport organiser edumercial (DOCX 27KB)

Download the Building skills as a sports organiser flyer (PDF 83KB)

To enrol in a particular course click on the course names (MyPL course codes) below.

Building skills as a sport organiser - Understanding the role of a school sport organiser (NRG02049)  ENROL NOW
Content Standards Career stage Hours
  • Understanding the role of a school sport organiser
  • Identifying sport as part of the whole school plan
  • Evaluating organisational models for the conduct of sport

6.3.2
7.2.2

Proficient

3 hours

 

Building skills as a sport organiser - Conducting school sport and physical activity safely  (NRG19010) ENROL NOW
Content Standards Career stage Hours
  • Using the School sport website to inform the safe conduct of sport
  • Applying relevant department policies and guidelines to the conduct of sport
  • Assessing and maintaining the physical environment for sport
  • Promoting ethical decision making amongst teachers of sport

4.4.2
7.1.2
7.2.2

Proficient

6 hours

 

Building skills as a sport organiser - Delivering sport as a whole school activity (NRG19020) ENROL NOW
Content Standards Career stage Hours
  • Organising weekly sport, carnivals and gala days
  • Understanding the Department of Education school finance systems
  • Acknowledging and managing the needs and interests of staff and students

4.4.2
6.2.2
7.2.2
7.4.2

Proficient

5 hours

 

Building skills as a sport organiser - Identifying support and resources for the conduct of school sport ENROL NOW 
Content Standards Career stage Hours
  • Accessing the student representative sport pathway
  • Representing the school in sport networks
  • Connecting with the School Sport Unit and other Department of Education officers
  • Promoting and providing teacher professional learning opportunities
  • Evaluating private providers

6.1.2
6.2.2
7.2.2
7.4.2


Proficient

5 hours

 

Building skills as a sport organiser - Promoting sport and recognising student achievement ENROL NOW
Content Standards Career stage Hours
  • Accessing and using professional reading learning to support quality sports programs
  • Delivering a sport policy reflecting the school ethos and community interests
  • Implementing strategies at sport to promote student engagement
  • Providing awards and recognition for all levels of achievement

6.2.2
6.3.2
7.2.2
7.3.2

Proficient

3 hours

 

 

iPLAY is an evidence-based professional learning program aimed at improving the quality of school sport and physical education. Teachers learn skills and strategies to conduct sport and physical education lessons that engage and motivate students and improve behaviour and learning. iPLAY has been shown to improve teacher confidence, and increase student physical activity and fitness levels

iPLAY is a collaboration of the Australian Catholic University, University of Newcastle, and the Department of Education School Sport Unit. You can find more information about iPLAY in this short video.

Teachers learn skills and strategies to conduct sport and physical education lessons that engage and motivate students and improve behaviour and learning. iPLAY has been shown to improve teacher confidence, and increase student physical activity and fitness levels.

Benefits to your school:

  • no cost to your school
  • 14 hours of Elective PD at ‘Proficient’ level for all teachers who complete the training
  • extra 13 hours offered at ‘Highly Accomplished’ level for up to 3 iPLAY leaders in each school
  • a physical activity tracking kit for your school
  • access to iPLAY website, resources, and mobile app
  • individualised feedback and mentoring by an experienced iPLAY Mentor for all teachers
  • improves teacher confidence and skills in teaching sport and physical education in your school
  • hundreds of online lesson resources for teachers.

 

iPLAY can be delivered at any K-6 public school in NSW. To learn more about the program visit our website iPLAY.org.au. To participate, register your interest on the iPlay website.

If you would like more information, please contact admin@iplay.org.au or psc@det.nsw.edu.au

 

Registration is now open.