New Keynote Announcements

We are delighted to announce that we have been able to secure two new keynote speakers to replace Ted and Carolyn Temertzoglou who sadly had to withdraw from APPEC 2015 following Ted’s unfortunate accident on the weekend.

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Ted & Carolyn Temertzoglou – Important Information

We were very sorry to hear that Ted has suffered a serious accident while playing touch football. Carolyn says he is in a stable condition and has been discharged from hospital  but needs to be closely monitored over the days ahead and will not be able to  fly for 4-6 weeks.

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Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Inc (ACHPER)

At APPEC we are working hard to build bridges to like minded organizations around the world. We are delighted to announce that our first partnership is with the ACHPER.

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Association for Physical Education

At APPEC we are working hard to build bridges to like minded organizations around the world. Our latest partner is the Association for Physical Education (afPE), the only physical education subject association in the UK.

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New Canadian Partner: PHE Canada

At APPEC we are working hard to build bridges to like minded organizations around the world. Our latest partner is PHE Canada the peak non profit association for Physical Education and Health teachers in Canada.

Physical and Health Education Canada

Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada) is the national voice for physical and health educators. PHE Canada advocates for the healthy development of children and youth through the development and delivery of quality physical and health education programming and the establishment of healthy school communities.

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Get Kitted Out with Shirt, Bag and Cap from PlayerLayer

We are delighted to announce that PlayerLayer is supporting the APPEC 2015 conference as the sole Platinum Sponsor. As part of this arrangement, PlayerLayer will provide every APPEC participant with a set of high quality sports kit including a polo shirt, a hat, and a sports bag. Register soon to ensure we have time to get your preferred shirt size on order – strict production time limits apply so make sure you register as soon as possible. And if you are presenting at the conference then your shirt will be personalised with your initials.

If you have already registered for the conference we will be contacting you shortly to get your sizing information.

Two New Keynotes from ACHPER

We are excited to announce that our keynote speaker line-up is now complete with Dr Shane Pill and Dr Graham Dodd from Australia both confirmed for APPEC 2015. Graham and Shane are both closely associated with ACHPER, Australia’s leading professional association for teachers and other professionals working in health and physical education.

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Senior Lecturer in Physical Education Studies, Flinders   University

Shane previously worked for 18 years as a science and physical education teacher in schools in Perth and Adelaide where he held various leadership positions including HPE Coordinator, Sport Coordinator, Year Level Coordinator, Director of School Administration and Deputy Principal.

Shane lectures at Flinder University in curriculum studies, physical education and sport studies and his research interests include curriculum design and enactment, pedagogy and instructional strategies for games and sport teaching, sport coaching and curriculum leadership. Shane is the author of four books on game sense teaching and coaching, and he is internationally recognised for his research into sport teaching and coaching. Shane was a major contributing writer to the Cricket Australia S’Cool Cricket resource, the Tennis Australia Hot Shots Tennis resource and the revised AFL Sport Education program. Shane is also a Level 2 Australian Football Accredited Coach.

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Dr. Graham Dodd

Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of South Australia
Vice President – ACHPER National

Graham originally taught at Unley High School in South Australia prior to working for the South Australian Education Department. He then became a Senior Lecturer & Program Director of Secondary PE/Human Movement at the University of South Australia.

Graham is now an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of South Australia and has longstanding research interests in the role of human motion in the healthy social, physical, emotional, cognitive, and physiological growth and development of individuals across the lifespan. Graham has written about this in his book ‘The Value of Human Motion’. His current focus is on the emerging global research evidence connecting human motion, cognitive (brain) development, enhanced learning & healthy optimal human development.

Graham was co-founder of Kindergym Australia (1980), co-creator of the Jump Rope for Heart program & schools resources (1983) & co-founder of PE Week Australia (1984). He is also a winner of the 2006 Individual Carrick Award for Australian University Teaching, and is a Fellow and Life Member of ACHPER. Graham has been a member of ACHPER for 50 years and presented the 29th Fritz Duras Lecture – ‘The Unrealised value of Human Motion – moving back to movement’ in the Council’s 60th Year Celebration in April of 2015.