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

structure of today s session
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
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
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
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
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

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
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, Linking, Participating
  • 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
classroom resources themes
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
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
Classroom Resources: Starting Blocks
  • An Introduction to the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games
  • Prep to Year 12
classroom resources let the games begin
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
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
Classroom Resources: CommPASS

Games Passport Program for Years 1 to 6

  • Themes include:
    • Commonwealth of Nations
    • Healthy active lifestyles
    • Environmentally sustainable behaviours
  • 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
Global Classroom Projects
  • Get involved in a Global Classroom Project
  • 2 projects have a Commonwealth Games focus:
    • The Commonwealth at Play
    • Karak in Action
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
CG Reps and GameZINE
  • Project team of students
  • Commonwealth Games contacts in the school
  • email GameZINEs
  • Initiate activities
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Official acknowledgment
  • 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
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
Other Involvement – Queen’s Baton Relay


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


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:
  • 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

Thanks for coming….