iPhys-Ed.com in 2017: A Year in Review

As 2017 draws to a close it’s time again for a look back at all things iPhys-Ed.com in 2017. This past year has been a big one for me both professionally and personally and has involved a LOT of life changes. In the past 12 months alone I have become a father, lost a parent, moved from Singapore to Canada, started a new job and purchased 2 cars and a house. It’s fair to say it has been quite the adventure! All the while I have tried to maintain iPhys-Ed.com as a resource for those of you who are interested in developing your teaching practice and delivering physical education with purpose.

In last year’s review I mentioned that I thought with all the changes that were about to take place that it would probably be difficult to continue to share on the site, and while the volume of blog posts definitely diminished this year we were able to help a lot of you by creating and launching:

I am so happy that our iPhys-Ed.com community has continued to grow. Welcome to the 20000+ new visitors who found us in 2017 and for our long-time supporters thanks for sticking with us.

Most Popular Posts of 2017

Making Sense of Physical Literacy

The concept of Physical Literacy is at the forefront of a lot of discussions within the physical education field right now. But what is Physical Literacy? Is it the same as Physical Education? Is it different? Are they mutually exclusive? Over the past year I have been seeking to...
By Nathan Horne | April 6, 2017 | All, Physical Literacy

Game Maps in Physical Education

Within the sports industry there has been an explosion of data visualisation, advanced statistics and analytics. It doesn't matter what the sport is, I am sure you have seen some fancy visualisation of game statistics pop up on your TV screen. Collecting, analysing and interpreting data in sports is...
By Nathan Horne | March 16, 2017 | All, Assessment, Game Design

Physical Education Online Learning

Over the past few years I have been incredibly lucky to travel all over the world and present workshops to physical educators. Presenting physical education workshops in Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Canada, USA, Germany and Dubai over the past 3 years has enabled me to share my...
By Nathan Horne | February 24, 2017 | Online Courses, Technology

Swimming Assessment Toolkit

Being confident and competent in the water is one of the most essential life skills you can have. It doesn’t matter if it’s in a pool, in a river or lake or in the ocean, having the ability to swim is not only essential for safety but it can...
By Nathan Horne | April 29, 2017 | All, Assessment

What’s in Your #PhysEd Bag, Sarah Gietschier-Hartman?

Sarah Gietschier-Hartman is a physical educator at Wydown Middle School in St. Louis, Missouri. She is also a collaborator for PHYSEDagogy, a blog dedicated to discussing best practices in the modern physical education classroom. Their team organizes The #PhysEdSummit, a free, 24-hour online conference for health and physical educators....
By Nathan Horne | January 25, 2017 | All

Most Popular Premium Resources of 2017

2018 & Beyond…

As I mentioned at the start of this review, 2017 was a year of change personally and professionally. It was a year in which iPhys-Ed.com really clarified it’s purpose as an online professional learning resource designed to give physical educators all the tools they need to deliver quality physical education experiences. 5 years ago iPhys-Ed.com started it’s life as iphysed.weebly.com with a focus on Inquiry and Technology in #PhysEd. Over the past 5 years our mission and vision for what the site is and can be has undergone multiple iterations. You can see the history of our logo and branding in the image below. As we enter 2018 with a renewed sense of purpose we also unveil a new look for iPhys-Ed.com, one that is aligned with our mission to provide you with all you need to improve your practice to help your students have quality physical education experiences every day. In 2018 we invite you to take one of our online courses, join The Squad, or download some of our free and premium resources with the aim of delivering physical education with purpose.

Thanks again for your ongoing support and I can’t wait to continue on a professional learning journey with you in 2018. I am super excited for the year ahead and hope to help as many of you as I can in the next 12 months. Onwards and upwards towards quality physical education.

Nathan Horne is a physical educator currently based in British Columbia, Canada and the founder of iPhys-Ed.com Be sure to never miss out on any of iPhys-Ed.com’s future posts by connecting with us via TwitterFacebookYoutube or Instagram. Nathan can be contacted on Twitter @PENathan.

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