MASTER CLASS - BODY OF EVIDENCE

MAIN STAGE KEYNOTES

PARALLEL STREAM - A LIVING LIBRARY OF POSITIVE EDUCATION IN ACTION

PARALLEL STREAM - STRONGER, SAFER; BRIGHTER, BOLDER

PARALLEL STREAM - SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNINGCHOOLS

PARALLEL STREAM -WHOLE SCHOOL WELLBEING

PARALLEL STREAM - BUILDING HEALTHY SCHOOLSION

This interactive presentation will explore the links between sedentary behaviours, well-being, movement and learning in a practical and fun way.

Rick will share recent findings by leading neuroscientists including John Ratey (Harvard Medical School) and John Medina (A Developmental Molecular
Biologist) who have established that movement, exercise and physical activity have a positive impact on learning and the well-being of children, adolescents and adults. Further recent research suggests that a 20 minute walk before a test shows improved scores on standardized tests for children and adolescents.

Experience activities that you can use with students in your class so you can use physical activity to improve learning in your classroom and understand why and how this works.

About Rick

Rick Baldock is the current Australian Council for Health Physical Education and Recreation (SA) (ACHPER) Branch Professional Learning Coordinator and works at the University of SA with thematic approaches to research. He is also a Director on the Board of Tennis SA and Chair of the Tennis SA  Ken McGregor Foundation, Rick is also President of the Council of Educational Associations South Australia (CEASA).

After a distinguished career as a primary PE and class teacher and then Department of Education Health & Physical Education (HPE) Curriculum and Policy Officer, Policy and Program Officer, Physical Activity in the South Australian Department for Education and Child Development Rick recently managed primary school healthy weight project from 2009-2013. Rick has also led a small team in the development of a Physical Education curriculum in the Arabian Gulf State of Qatar in 2008.

Rick has co-authored and authored a number of publications including the Sport It fundamental sport skill resource, the ACHPER PEP Fitness resource and the Tennis Australia Hot Shots in Schools program. He is a regular presenter both inter-nationally and nationally on various aspects of HPE and sport.
Rick is also the current editor of the Active and Healthy Magazine and a Life Member of ACHPER.

A BREAK FOR OUR BRAINS

Brain Breaks are designed to re-energise learners and keep them alert by breaking sedentary behaviours. In addition to his presentation, Rick will provide examples of brain energisers during the Master Class day. These are non-threatening breaks for people of all abilities that you’ll be able to use in your classroom when you return to school.


 

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