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No, instead of increasing the time dedicated to PE, iPLAY has been designed to build teachers’ competencies and confidence in teaching PE. Our PE recommendations are aligned with the Australian guidelines, so no extra time is needed for physical activity classes.
No, your iPLAY mentor will work with you on how to best utilise your existing sports equipment.
Teachers will learn how to improve the quality of PE and school sport during the iPLAY program. This is done via online modules, a two-hour workshop, and mentoring sessions. Topics include physically active homework, classroom energizers, and increasing student enjoyment and engagement.
Leaders are teachers that complete extra training to improve the physical activity culture within the school. This includes improving playgrounds to help children be more active, engaging parents in PE at home, and linking the school to local, community sport.
Principals and teachers at your schools will complete a quick, 10-minute online survey. These will be completed before the iPLAY training commences, 12 months later and 24 months later. Stage 2 teachers are also asked to administer a similar online survey to their students at the same time intervals. Parents can opt out if they don’t want their children to complete the survey, but you won’t need to chase parents up for permission slips or consent forms.
Each school will be provided with an iPLAY mentor. These are current or recently retired PDHPE specialist teachers. Teachers will have a 30-minute PE lesson observed by their iPLAY mentor. The mentor will then provide personal feedback on how to best improve their lessons.
Mentors are selected based on their prior experience teaching PDHPE. All mentors complete additional, specific training before working with iPLAY schools.
iPLAY has been developed with all children in mind. We hope it helps make physical activity more inclusive for everyone. It has been delivered in mainstream schools, schools with support units, and Schools for Special Purposes. It has optional content specifically for teachers of children with disabilities.
If you would like to ask a question about the program you can either contact the iPLAY team via email on firstname.lastname@example.org, via phone on 02 9701 4577
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