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Bringing it all togetherMelbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Education ProgramTeacher Professional Development Program

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Structure of today’s session

  • Welcome and introduction

  • KWL(SW) – Graphic Organiser Activity

  • Trivia Quiz

  • Bringing it all together – the Commonwealth Games Education Program Curriculum materials, programs and resources overview

  • Interactive Activity 1 – The Quest

  • Tea Break

  • 6. What is already happening in schools?

  • 7. Interactive Activity 2 – The Bus Stops Here!

  • 8. Actions – So what?!

  • 9. Summing up and evaluation

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Purpose of today’s session

  • Excite, engage and stimulate you and your school to become involved in the M2006 Commonwealth Games Education Program.

  • Provide you with an overview of the M2006 Commonwealth Games Education Program and a useful resource package to take back to school, so you can introduce it to your school and get your classes involved.

  • Outline the key elements of the M2006 Commonwealth Games Education Program so that you understand the focus of each resource.

  • Demonstrate aspectsof these classroom resources by highlighting teaching and learning activities and show you examples of units that link to the Victorian Essential Learning Standards.

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Contents of your resource kit

  • Bringing it all together handbook

  • Session outline

  • Starting Blocks CD-ROM

  • Let the Games Begin! Middle Years Resources CD-ROM

  • United through the Games-Integrated Units CD-ROM

  • Commonwealth of Nations A3 Map

  • flyers

  • KWL (SW) Activity sheet

  • The Quest Activity sheet

  • Evaluation form (+ then M2006 Commonwealth Games badge)

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Trivia Quiz

  • What date will the 2006 Commonwealth Games start?

  • How many nations will compete?

  • Which country leads the total medal tally for all Commonwealth Games?

  • What is the name of the mascot for the Games?

  • Name one country that has recently been expelled from the Commonwealth that will not be competing in the Games –

  • Name two Commonwealth countries that were not originally British colonies.

  • Who is united by the games?

  • Name two Classroom Resources developed for the Commonwealth Games Education Program.

  • How often are the Commonwealth Games held?

  • What did the Commonwealth Games used to be called?

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Trivia Quiz: Answers

  • March 15, 2006

  • 71 nations

  • Australia

  • Karak (because that’s the sound South-eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoos make!)

  • Zimbabwe

  • Mozambique and Cameroon ( )

  • We are!

  • Starting Blocks / Post-compulsory Resources / Let the Games Begin! / United through the Games / CommPASS

  • Every 4 years

  • The British Empire Games / then the British Empire and Commonwealth Games / then the British Commonwealth Games

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In the beginning… Resources and Programs

  • How can we involve schools and young people in the Games experience? What are the opportunities?

  • How can we make the Games relevant to schools and students?

  • How can schools contribute?

  • What can we achieve through involving schools?

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Schools – who are involved? Resources and Programs

  • Government, Catholic and Independent school sectors

  • All age groups

  • School principals, teachers and parents

  • Initial focus on Victoria

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Learning, Linking, Participating Resources and Programs


  • About the Commonwealth, its countries and cultures

  • About athletes

  • About Melbourne 2006


  • Friendships between schools

  • One-one connections

  • Supporting visiting team


  • In the Games experience

  • In sport and physical activity

  • As part of the community

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Classroom Resources Themes Resources and Programs

  • Commonwealth of Nations

  • Environmentally sustainable behaviours

  • Participation in activity and sport

  • Indigenous culture

  • Community links and activities

  • Melbourne as a host city

  • Ethics in sport

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Getting Schools Involved Resources and Programs

An information kit containing details about all opportunities and programsfor school involvement in the Commonwealth Games.

(February 2005)

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Classroom Resources: Resources and ProgramsStarting Blocks

  • An Introduction to the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games

  • Prep to Year 12

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Classroom Resources: Post-compulsory Resources Resources and Programs

  • for VCE/VET in Schools/VCAL

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Classroom Resources: Resources and ProgramsLet the Games Begin!

  • Middle Years Resources:

  • Hosting a major event

  • Melbourne 2006 Games

  • Ethics and sport

    Linked to the Victorian Essential Learning Standards

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Classroom Resources: Resources and ProgramsUnited through the Games

Integrated Units

  • Prep to Year 10 Resources

    • Celebration (P-2)

    • Environment (3-4)

    • Identity (5-6)

    • Change (7-8)

    • Participation (9-10)

      Linked to Victorian Essential Learning Standards

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Classroom Resources: CommPASS Resources and Programs

Games Passport Program for Years 1 to 6

  • Themes include:

    • Commonwealth of Nations

    • Healthy active lifestyles

    • Environmentally sustainable behaviours

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Classroom Resources: CommPASS Resources and Programs

Teacher’s Manual

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School2School Resources and Programs

  • Linking schools in Victoria/Australia with schools in the Commonwealth

  • Adopting a Second Team and supporting them

  • Registrations close end Term 4

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Global Classroom Projects Resources and Programs

  • Get involved in a Global Classroom Project

  • 2 projects have a Commonwealth Games focus:

    • The Commonwealth at Play

    • Karak in Action


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The AGE Sunday (poster) and Monday (supplement) Resources and Programs

World Map, Education Games,Technology in Sport,Environment, Cultural Diversity, Post-Games: the finest moments.

Education Program Posters

World Map, Water Poster, Karak Poster

Commonwealth Games Supplement and Poster Series

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CG Reps and GameZINE Resources and Programs

  • Project team of students

  • Commonwealth Games contacts in the school

  • email GameZINEs

  • Initiate activities

  • Leadership opportunities

  • Official acknowledgment

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CGTV Resources and Programs

  • Television skills and media training to up to 10 teams across Victoria

  • Film community and school involvement in lead up to Games

  • Broadcast on Schools TV in 2006

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Art4Athletes Program Resources and Programs

  • Schools prepared artwork as gift for athletes

  • All schools were invited to participate

  • A thank you post card will be sent back to students

    (registrations have closed)

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Other Involvement – Queen’s Baton Relay Resources and Programs

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Interactive Activity 1 Resources and ProgramsThe Quest

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Tea Break Resources and Programs

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[email protected] P-12 Resources and Programs

  • small rural school of 170 students

  • making a DVD for the Schools’ Television Networkduring the Commonwealth Games

  • Part of the Shire of Buloke with Kenya as their ‘sister’ nation and adopted second team.

  • Submitted works in the Art4Athletes program.

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CG Reps and S2S @ St Mary’s Primary School, Ascot Vale Resources and Programs

  • school of 350+

  • registered for School2School and with St Mary’s in Canada

  • Year 5/6 CG Reps Team

  • Art4Athletes program

  • Commonwealth Games Sports in School Athletics Carnival, writing bulletins

  • Making contact with the local council

  • Learning about the history

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GCP and Resources and ProgramsCommonwealth at [email protected] Community College

The project is suitable for students from Years 4-10:

  • Digital photography

  • Interviewing local heroes

  • Responding to sporting issues by email

  • Kahootz 3 D

  • Design, construction, exchange of batons

  • Reporting on local celebrations

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Ghana arrives at Resources and ProgramsSt Thomas Primary, Sale

  • The Year 3/4 class:

  • visited by Australian Opals Olympic Basketball team member Jessica Bibby

  • studied Ghanaians clothing

  • accessed online sites

  • research via the Internet, books, encyclopaedias

  • adopted Ghana as their second team

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Interactive Activity 2 Resources and ProgramsThe Bus Stops Here!

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Actions: So What Resources and ProgramsKWL (SW) Activity 2

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Summing it all up…. Resources and Programs

  • All the resources discussed today are available on the M2006 Commonwealth Games Education website:

  • Activity ideas covered in this PD session are available on the dk2

  • Web links to other Commonwealth Games resources are on the back page of your handbook.

  • Evaluation form

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Thanks for coming…. Resources and Programs