Health and Physical Education lessons have been transformed at Brisbane State High School (BSHS) where students are using iTunesU and interactive software and are submitting assessments via an app.
BSHS teacher Kimberly Rase is using technology to ensure students are on the cutting-edge of learning. She has also been instrumental in making substantial changes to HPE unit design and introducing students to external testing.
Her innovative teaching and her reflective and researched practice have underpinned an improvement in student outcomes.
HPE students have experienced a 16 per cent decrease in D and E results and a 15 per cent increase in A results across one Semester.
Kimberly’s involvement in collaborating with an experienced senior teacher has also led to exceptional results in a HPE trial external examination.
The HPE teacher is also being praised for her leadership of two large scale sports programs – Netball and Touch Football – across the school of more than 3000 students.
Students have been set annual learning goals in their teams and teachers say the students’ organisational, accountability and teamwork skills are also being transferred to the classroom.
Kimberly (Kim) supports the development of coaches by organising and implementing coaching and development sessions. Her commitment to staff development has seen an increase in staff participation in coaching and managerial roles.
Her exceptional communication extends to parents, whom she includes in the planning, selecting and coaching of teams.
BSHS Dean of Teaching and Learning Emily Simons says the sports programs Kim leads are complex and challenging and have flourished under the HPE teacher.
“Kim has demonstrated a commitment to the profession and a genuine desire to seek feedback and improve,” Emily says.
She says Kimberly also engages in professional associations and professional learning to bolster her practice, which is based on current research.
Congratulations Kimberly on your QCT Excellence in Beginning to Teach Award nomination.