Bringing it all togetherMelbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Education ProgramTeacher Professional Development Program
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
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.
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)
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?
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 (http://www.thecommonwealth.org/Templates/system/YearbookHomePage.asp?NodeID=39544 ) • 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
The Commonwealth Games Education Program, Classroom Resources and Programs
In the beginning… • 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?
Schools – who are involved? • Government, Catholic and Independent school sectors • All age groups • School principals, teachers and parents • Initial focus on Victoria
Learning, Linking, Participating • LEARNING • About the Commonwealth, its countries and cultures • About athletes • About Melbourne 2006 • LINKING • Friendships between schools • One-one connections • Supporting visiting team • PARTICIPATING • In the Games experience • In sport and physical activity • As part of the community
Classroom Resources Themes • 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
Getting Schools Involved An information kit containing details about all opportunities and programsfor school involvement in the Commonwealth Games. (February 2005)
Classroom Resources: Starting Blocks • An Introduction to the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games • Prep to Year 12
Classroom Resources: Post-compulsory Resources • for VCE/VET in Schools/VCAL
Classroom Resources: Let the Games Begin! • Middle Years Resources: • Hosting a major event • Melbourne 2006 Games • Ethics and sport Linked to the Victorian Essential Learning Standards
Classroom Resources: United 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
Classroom Resources: CommPASS Games Passport Program for Years 1 to 6 • Themes include: • Commonwealth of Nations • Healthy active lifestyles • Environmentally sustainable behaviours
Classroom Resources: CommPASS Teacher’s Manual
School2School • Linking schools in Victoria/Australia with schools in the Commonwealth • Adopting a Second Team and supporting them • Registrations close end Term 4
Global Classroom Projects • Get involved in a Global Classroom Project • 2 projects have a Commonwealth Games focus: • The Commonwealth at Play • Karak in Action • www.sofweb.vic.edu.au/gc
The AGE Sunday (poster) and Monday (supplement) 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
CG Reps and GameZINE • Project team of students • Commonwealth Games contacts in the school • email GameZINEs • Initiate activities • Leadership opportunities • Official acknowledgment
CGTV • 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
Art4Athletes Program • 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)
Other Involvement – Queen’s Baton Relay www.melbourne2006.com.au/?s=qbr
CGTV@Wycheproof P-12 • 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.
CG Reps and S2S @ St Mary’s Primary School, Ascot Vale • 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
GCP and Commonwealth at Play@Ararat 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 www.araratcc.vic.edu.au/users/web/commonwealth/index.htm
Ghana arrives at St 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
Summing it all up…. • All the resources discussed today are available on the M2006 Commonwealth Games Education website: www.melbourne2006.com.au/education • Activity ideas covered in this PD session are available on the dk2 website:www.dk2.com.au/commgames.htm • Web links to other Commonwealth Games resources are on the back page of your handbook. • Evaluation form
Thanks for coming…. www.melbourne2006.com.au/education