Irish Primary PE Association Conference October 2022

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Irish Primary PE Association Conference October 2022

Practical and Playful Voice in PE

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Marino Institute of Education Griffith Avenue D09 R232 Dublin Ireland

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

About this event

Online ticket sales end 21st October 2022.  Tickets will be available at the door on the morning. Early Bird Discount of €10 available until 30th September.

The theme for this year’s conference is Practical and Playful Voice in PE.

Conference Schedule:

9.00 – 9.30: Registration, Tea/Coffee 

09.30 - 09.45. Welcome from IPPEA Chairperson and Keynote

Participants choose one workshop (subject to availability) from each time slot.

Session 1: 09:55 – 11.00

  • Move Well, Move Often – an inclusive approach to Physical Literacy
  • VOICE-PE: Listening and Responding to Children’s Voices
  • European School Sports Day – Minimal Equipment and Maximum Fun
  • Practical and playful ideas for The Daily Mile
  • My Bag of Tricks for Making Dances

Session 2: 11.05 – 12.10

  • Move Well, Move Often – an inclusive approach to Physical Literacy
  • VOICE-PE: Listening and Responding to Children’s Voices
  • European School Sports Day – Minimal Equipment and Maximum Fun
  • Practical and playful ideas for The Daily Mile
  • My Bag of Tricks for Making Dances

12.10 – 12.40 Lunch    

Session 3: 12.45– 1.50

  • Oodles of Noodles For Everyone
  • Student Voice and Meaningful PE
  • Frisbee Fun and Frolics
  • Órdóga suas nó síos-Assessment for learning and FMS
  • Tug of War, Old Tradition - New Life

Session 4: 1.55 – 3.00

  • Oodles of Noodles For Everyone
  • Student Voice and Meaningful PE
  • Frisbee Fun and Frolics
  • Órdóga suas nó síos-Assessment for learning and FMS
  • Tug of War, Old Tradition - New Life

Workshop Descriptions

Title of workshop: Frisbee Fun and Frolics

Presenter(s): Lauren O' Murray

School/Organisation: Cellbridge Community School

Workshop blurb:

This workshop will focus on activities suitable within the Games Strand of the Primary PE Curriculum. Frisbee examples will be demonstrated, however, many of these activities will be transferable to other invasion games. As well as decision making and teamwork, this strand allows for development of Fundamental Movement Skills such as running,catching and dodging.

Title of workshop: Órdóga suas nó síos-Assessment for learning and FMS

Presenter(s): Feargal Ó Laighin

School/Organisation: Marino Institute of Education

Workshop blurb:

This bilingual session will explore children’s fundamental movement skills (FMS) and the importance of developing these skills at a young age. Assessment for learning (AfL), as a teaching and learning approach in developing children’s FMS, will be investigated with particular emphasis on féinmheasúnú agus piarmheasúnú. Bígí linn!

Title of workshop: Practical and playful ideas for The Daily Mile

Presenter(s): Jack Scannell

School/Organisation: Ard Rí Community National School

Workshop blurb:

This workshop will focus on providing teachers with practical and playful ideas for The Daily Mile to promote enjoyable and engaging experiences for all children when running the initiative with their class. Central to the workshop is the incorporation of the child’s voice into The Daily Mile.

Title of workshop: Oodles Of Noodles For Everyone

Presenter’s name: Claire Heffernan

School / Organisation: St. Michael’s School, Holy Angels, Glenmaroon, Chapelizod, Dublin 20, St. Vincent’s Special School, Navan Road, Dublin 7

Workshop blurb:

Our Oodles of Noodles For Everyone is a practical workshop with lots of different PE and Physical Activities and games that can be done using pool noodles across all of the PE curriculum strands. Pool noodles can also provide a huge range of creative and unique activities that can used to develop FMS and can also be easily adapted to allow for differentiation for all students. Pool noodles are a practical, playful and fun way to add a different dimension to your PE lessons and physical activities.

Title of workshop: Move Well, Move Often – an inclusive approach to Physical Literacy

Presenter(s): Catherine Knight and Ciara Delaney

School/Organisation: PDST

Workshop blurb:

This resource has been developed to support schools in adopting an inclusive approach to Physical Education and the development of Fundamental Movement Skills. This workshop will explore strategies and modifications that can be adopted to ensure activities are meaningfully inclusive of children of all abilities.

Title of workshop: My Bag of Tricks for Making Dances

Presenter: Ciarán Gray

Workshop blurb: The workshop will attempt to give participants a hands (and feet) on experience of some of the simple activities I use again and again to help children create dances. We will use as many as possible in the hour and try to combine them into one dance piece, with hopefully a laugh or two along the way.

Title of workshop: European School Sports Day – Minimal Equipment and Maximum Fun

Presenter(s): Jason Byrne and Peter Lavin

School/Organisation: Irish Primary PE Association

Workshop blurb:

This workshop will promote numerous fun activities for any sports day, concentrating on how to use minimal equipment to get the maximum fun on a Sports Day. It will also give strategies on how to ensure there is fair play and sportsmanship when having a Sports Day.

Title of workshop: Student Voice and Meaningful PE

Presenter’s name: Grace Cardiff

School / Organisation: Kilmore National School, Wexford, & Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

Workshop blurb:

Within this practical workshop, participants will partake in a range of activities using strategies to make PE more democratic (voice and choice) and to personalise PE (goal setting and reflection). The strategies shared are ones which Grace has used successfully with her own class and will be useful for all age groups.

Title of workshop: "Tug of War, Old Tradition - New Life"

Presenter(s): Con and Niamh Hayes

School/Organisation: IPPEA

Workshop blurb:

Breathing New Life into the Oldest Most Traditional Team Challenge. Our Tug of War workshop demonstrates the many advantages that our sport has to offer with special focus on it being an all-inclusive sport for all abilities. We demonstrate the sport in a novel, fun way that engages children and people of all ages

Title of workshop: VOICE-PE: Listening and Responding to Children’s Voices

Presenter(s): VOICE PE team (Ciara Jennings, Missy Parker, Déirdre Ní Chróinín)

School/Organisation: IPPEA

Workshop blurb:

Listening and responding to children’s voices in physical education empowers children to make decisions that influence what and how they learn. Participants will engage in teacher-tested practical activities illustrating how to promote a) voice, b) choice, c) self-direction, and 4) co-construction of activities. VOICE-PE is an Irish Research Council funded collaboration with IPPEA.