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Thursday, 02 February 2012
Professor Rob Newton presenting to visiting teachers
Over 350 teachers from the New North Education Initiative Collaborative (NNEI) visited ECU this week for a day of professional learning.
The event gave teachers the chance to hear from ECU academics, including sports science expert Professor Rob Newton who presented his research on ‘Exercise as Medicine’.
Staff were treated to health and wellbeing seminars, which included ‘brain boosters – food for health,’ ‘physical activity and ageing,’ and ‘how healthy are you?’
Visiting teachers were also given a chance to tour ECU’s state-of-the-art exercise and health science school, which play host to high quality teaching and research at the University.
Learning area sessions across a range of disciplines, from leadership and education support to indigenous learning and mathematics, were also conducted.
The event formed part of ECU’s Educational Partnership work, with teachers who attended looking to build on the aspirations of their students in low SES schools.
The NNEI is a collaboration of five local schools, consisting of Balga, Girrawheen, Mirrabooka, Morley and Eastern Hills Senior High Schools.