Physical Fitness and the Pandemic: what the data can tell your learners took place on 14th December 2020 and explores what data tells us about the importance of physical activity for learners during the pandemic.
What we know and what we don’t know about physical activity and health – and why this matters to teachers – Dr Paul Kelly
There are many things we know about physical activity for health. But there are also many key things we do not know, and this may contribute to declining physical activity levels in youth, and associated ill health. This talk will outline some key issues that remain unresolved, and ask why this matters to teachers, and what we may try and do to address them.
The DataFit Project – Dr Stephanie Adams
The DataFit mission is to simultaneously increase data & physical activity literacy. It is about helping learners improve their understanding and confidence in both areas. In this talk Dr Stephanie Adams will introduce you to a set of free interactive classroom resources designed for S1-S2 learners, in collaboration with Newbattle High School, a Digital Centre of Excellence. DataFit may also be a great tool for those teaching BGE PE, Health & Wellbeing through PSE, Nat5/Higher.
Dr Paul Kelly is a Reader in Physical Activity for Health at the University of Edinburgh and works in the Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC). His primary research focus is the measurement of physical activity and the evaluation of walking and cycling interventions. He is a member of the Communication and Surveillance Expert Group for the 2019-20 Chief Medical Officer Physical Activity Guidelines update.
Dr Stephanie Adams is a Research Fellow in the Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC). Her expertise focuses on developing, delivering and evaluating health messaging/educational programming for a range of stakeholder groups, primarily on the topics of concussion and physical activity for health.