We are delighted to announce that PlayerLayer is supporting the APPEC 2015 conference as the sole Platinum Sponsor. As part of this arrangement, PlayerLayer will provide every APPEC participant with a set of high quality sports kit including a polo shirt, a hat, and a sports bag. Register soon to ensure we have time to get your preferred shirt size on order – strict production time limits apply so make sure you register as soon as possible. And if you are presenting at the conference then your shirt will be personalised with your initials.

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We are excited to announce that our keynote speaker line-up is now complete with Dr Shane Pill and Dr Graham Dodd from Australia both confirmed for APPEC 2015. Graham and Shane are both closely associated with ACHPER, Australia’s leading professional association for teachers and other professionals working in health and physical education.

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Senior Lecturer in Physical Education Studies, Flinders   University

Shane previously worked for 18 years as a science and physical education teacher in schools in Perth and Adelaide where he held various leadership positions including HPE Coordinator, Sport Coordinator, Year Level Coordinator, Director of School Administration and Deputy Principal.

Shane lectures at Flinder University in curriculum studies, physical education and sport studies and his research interests include curriculum design and enactment, pedagogy and instructional strategies for games and sport teaching, sport coaching and curriculum leadership. Shane is the author of four books on game sense teaching and coaching, and he is internationally recognised for his research into sport teaching and coaching. Shane was a major contributing writer to the Cricket Australia S’Cool Cricket resource, the Tennis Australia Hot Shots Tennis resource and the revised AFL Sport Education program. Shane is also a Level 2 Australian Football Accredited Coach.

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Dr. Graham Dodd

Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of South Australia
Vice President – ACHPER National

Graham originally taught at Unley High School in South Australia prior to working for the South Australian Education Department. He then became a Senior Lecturer & Program Director of Secondary PE/Human Movement at the University of South Australia.

Graham is now an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of South Australia and has longstanding research interests in the role of human motion in the healthy social, physical, emotional, cognitive, and physiological growth and development of individuals across the lifespan. Graham has written about this in his book ‘The Value of Human Motion’. His current focus is on the emerging global research evidence connecting human motion, cognitive (brain) development, enhanced learning & healthy optimal human development.

Graham was co-founder of Kindergym Australia (1980), co-creator of the Jump Rope for Heart program & schools resources (1983) & co-founder of PE Week Australia (1984). He is also a winner of the 2006 Individual Carrick Award for Australian University Teaching, and is a Fellow and Life Member of ACHPER. Graham has been a member of ACHPER for 50 years and presented the 29th Fritz Duras Lecture – ‘The Unrealised value of Human Motion – moving back to movement’ in the Council’s 60th Year Celebration in April of 2015.