This term NZPETeacher is heading to Japan!
Starting last year, The Asia New Zealand Foundation has been sending cohorts of teachers to Japan to deepen students connections with Asia, and increase student knowledge and awareness of Asia so they can be confident engaging with people from the region, both in NZ and in Asia.
I have been fortunate enough to be awarded this trip along with another 9 Physical Education teachers from around New Zealand. We depart on the 17th of May and will be spending 8 days exploring a range of facilities, schools and events.
There are three strategic goals for the trip: deepening connections, Increasing knowledge and awareness and gaining confidence. Part of the outcomes surrounding the trip are for teachers to come back and Impart knowledge to students, colleagues, and their professional community.
Outcomes for the trip
In conjunction with My Study Series, I will be using this trip to build out a free resource available to anyone who signs up. The details of this resource are yet to be confirmed, but it will likely be a resource supporting PE Achievement Standard 91331: Examine the significance for self, others and society of a sporting event, a physical activity, or a festival. Part of our trip will involve learning about progress towards the 2020 Olympic Games including information and discussions around sport marketing, sponsorship and communications.
In the mean time, make sure you follow on social media so you can keep follow some of the Japan experience.