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Speaking & Workshops

Carl has spoken at a number of conferences both within New Zealand and overseas. His speaking engagements have included keynote deliveries as well as hands on workshops. Please get in touch if you would like to consider having Carl speak at your next conference or workshop. See below for a range of presentations he has delivered.

November 2016, #WellyHPE Workshop: Gamification and Sport in Education

At this workshop I contributed in two of the sessions. The first was a repeat of the “Gamification to increase student movtivation and participation” presentation that was well received at the National Conference in July. The second was providing an overview of how my experience as a school facilitator for the Sport in Education project shaped the learning of our students this year.

July 2016, Physical Education New Zealand Conference: Gamification to increase student motivation and participation

Gamification is not a branch of gaming. It is not a type of video game, nor is it the use of video games in the classroom. Gamification is the concept of applying game mechanics and game design techniques in non-game contexts; to motivate participation, engagement and loyalty. No longer can education be viewed as a mundane process for providing information while assessing for retention and understanding. The future focused educator has the challenge of engaging students, stimulating their interests, retaining their attention, and developing actively involved, lifelong learners. As teachers, gamification allows us to maximise student enjoyment and engagement in the classroom by capturing the interest of learners and inspiring them to continue learning.

Throughout this session I will describe successful real world examples of gamification, explore educational applications of gamification, and discuss some of the challenges and successes I have had in my classes using gamification. The session will conclude with a mini workshop where we look at a range of game mechanics and attempt to implement them in different topics or units of work from the Health and Physical Education learning area.

June 2016, The Connected PE Online Physical Education Conference: Flipped Physical Education – What, why and how?

The practical nature of the physical education learning area makes it extremely well suited to a flipped classroom approach. The flipped classroom model involves a reversal of traditional teaching, where students are exposed to new learning material outside of timetabled classes. This can be done in a number of ways, but the use of video in the flipped classroom is becoming more popular.
During this presentation I will be discussing exactly what flipped learning in physical education is, why you should flip, and ways you can go about flipping your own classes.

September 2015, Keynote speaker ACHPER Tasmania State Conference: Flipped Physical Education – What, why and how?

The practical nature of the physical education learning area makes it extremely well suited to a flipped classroom approach. The flipped classroom model involves a reversal of traditional teaching, where students are exposed to new learning material outside of timetabled classes. This can be done in a number of ways, but the use of video in the flipped classroom is becoming more popular.
During this presentation I will be discussing exactly what flipped learning in physical education is, why you should flip, and ways you can go about flipping your own classes.

September 2015, ACHPER Tasmania State Conference: You First Flipped Video – a practical workshop

One of the key components of a successful flipped classroom is how you go about your content creation. While you don’t necessarily have to make your own videos, this approach allows much greater control of what you put in front of your students. This workshop is designed to get you creating your first flipped video using some basic software.

July 2014, Future Learning Environments Conference: DisruptED: Learning Flipped and Reimagined

What if students were given a greater voice in determining what, when, where and how they learn? This session will focus on what is possible when we disrupt the conventional notion of learning and flip it on its head.

  • Why flip and what does flipped learning actually looks like across the week?
  • Assessing the flipped classroom’s impact on learning
  • The conditions under which flipped classrooms lead to better student outcomes
  • Challenges of the flipped classroom