The online Teacher Workshop entitled “Fun Fitness” was successfully held on 22 February 2021 with over 130 PE teachers attended. This workshop aimed to share evidence-based teaching strategies with teachers to increase students’ moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) during fitness activities in physical education lessons. Using the fitness dices the Project designed, Prof. Ha presented teachers with the SAAFE (Supportive, Active, Autonomous, Fair and Enjoyable) teaching principles for enhancing student activity levels and motivation, as well as restating the importance and benefits of promoting fitness as a fun and innovative activity during school PE. The project team also gave a live online demonstration to familiarize teachers with the use of fitness dices for students in both junior and upper grades. Teachers were then assigned into small groups to facilitate discussions about the feasibility and acceptability of the recommended teaching practices and the barriers they might have faced in PE classrooms. Approaching the end of the workshop, the new initiative “10-Mission Card” to boost student engagement in project activities was highlighted. Overall The workshop were well received by participants, who gave positive feedback in the post-event survey.
|Date:||22 February, 2021|
The Fun to Move@JC Interschool Family Fun Day was successfully held on 30 Jan 2021 (Sat). Parents and children from 380 families participated in the event. The event was held online for the first time, aiming to encourage families to stay active despite challenges posed by the pandemic. Our professional coaches led fun exercises and interactive games that can be done at home to improve their health and fitness. A lucky draw was held towards the end of the event. Winners of the lucky draw received easy sport equipment designed by Fun to Move@JC. Participants enjoyed an active morning filled with joy and laughter!
|Date:||30 January, 2021|
The Fun to Move@JC Interschool 10 Million Steps Challenge, an online interschool event, will be held on 20 November 2020 (Friday). Students from 35 participating schools are invited to accomplish 10 million step goals collectively by taking part in a virtual walking tour around Hong Kong from 8am to 8:30am.
The virtual journey, which will be approximately 15 minutes long, will bring students to different destinations while physically staying within school premises. They will wear the Fun to Move@JC Sport Band and follow video instructions to perform a series of fun and simple exercises during the tour. All teachers and school staff are also welcomed to join.
The event not only aims to generate step counts totalling up to 10 million, but also enable people exercise together with the use of technology. We hope everyone would stay physically active and wear the Sport Band every day!
|Date:||20 November 2020 (Friday)|
|Time:||8:00am - 8:30am|
|Points to note:||Participants should wear the Sport Band and put on comfortable sportswear|
*School officials should refer to the "Guidelines on Conducting Physical Activities for the Prevention of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)" issued by the Education Bureau before joining the event
|Date:||20 November, 2020|
Teacher Workshop – Utilizing Information Technology in PE Teaching and Assessment (Teleconferencing)
This online workshop aimed to encourage and increase teachers’ use of information technology in PE teaching and assessment. To encourage and support teachers’ usage of the Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) Rater developed by the project, we showed teachers results of the assessment of selected motor skills. These preliminary findings are useful to guide teacher feedback and instruction to improve student FMS learning. PE teachers from two project schools were also invited to showcase their good practices of online and hybrid/blended PE lessons in the “new normal period”. They shared how different teaching formats and strategies are at work to cater for students' learning diversity. Approaching the end of the workshop, over 130 PE teachers gathered for a 20-minute online taster session led by the project coach. The design of an interactive virtual learning environment to increase student engagement was demonstrated. In the post-event survey, teachers reported that they enjoyed the knowledge sharing and fruitful activities, and the workshop did meet their expectations at all.
|Date:||29 September, 2020|
The project team maintained close liaison with the Project schools upon the commencement of the new school year. To make school engagement a priority and their co-operation and support in adopting project initiatives, we organized an event titled “2020-2021 School Meeting cum Activity Session” with all 35 project school principals and teaching staff on 25 August 2020 via teleconferencing. As many as 500 participants gathered for an interactive, real-time discussion and information-sharing hosted by Prof. Ha, followed by a 45-min group exercise session great for general fitness and improving balance, co-ordination and circulation. Over 400 attendees including principals, PE teachers and non-PE teaching staff were encouraged to stretch and do a boxing-based dance routine together. Positive post-event responses were received from participants. They are looking forward to be provided with more physical activity opportunities for improving both physical and mental health.
|Date:||25 August, 2020|