Creating independent and empowered learners

Below you will find links to PowerPoints presentations I have used in the past. I have found that they really add immense value to the classroom since my students can choose what they need to work on and go at their own pace. It really is student-centered, allows for student choice and leaves me to focus on those that really need personalized attention. 

These are best viewed when downloaded and opened on Microsoft PowerPoint, rather than clicking the link and using Google Slides.


I have most recently used this for Grade 3 to help students create their 10 movement gymnastics sequence. Grade 4 last year added in their own movements as well. 

This was used with my grade 4s as part of my Master's action research project. I wanted to investigate whether technology can allow for independent and empowered learning. With this PowerPoint, it really did!

As a way to promote physical literacy to my Grade 5 students, I created the Race of Warriors. It is a team race with different challenges targeting different physical literacy skills. Teams got together and used this PowerPoint to help prepare for the race.

Previously for this unit, I had used an iBooks document. However, it was limited without any videos and much too wordy. Now, this PowerPoint includes gifs, shorter descriptions, and specific training plans. 

This helped my students inquire into wellness and how being truly well is not only about being physically fit but actually involves all dimensions of wellness. Throughout the unit, we did these activities and then the students created their own activities in order to run their own Wellness Workshops.


This PowerPoint helped me present at the February 2020 ConnectedPE Online Conference. It describes two units of which I used the Project-Based Learning approach to help develop 21st-century skills and allowed student agency to thrive. 

Chock full of exercises, gifs, fitness assessments and standards that helped my students inquire into becoming personal trainers. They took action by training the school community in order to make us fitter but they also raised money for the Australian Bushfires.

A project-based learning approach to an Adventure Challenge unit. This PowerPoint is designed to introduce the Grade 5s to physical literacy and allow them to inquire deeper into what it means to be physically literate. That question will drive our inquiry and allow students to create a variety of solutions for this very authentic problem.

This Body Systems unit was an integrated unit with the homeroom and it used a Project-Based Learning approach where the students' products were made public on a website. This PowerPoint focuses on 5 wellness areas and has activities for each area. This allowed students to inquire into each and decide which areas they wanted to focus on for their product. 

This Invasion Games PowerPoint contains basic static drills and advanced dynamic drills for both handball and basketball. Animations and simple written instructions allow students to understand the drills with minimal teacher intervention. This promoted student-centered learning, therefore empowering the students whilst they learn these two exciting sports.

This Net Games PowerPoint focuses on the dig, set, spike, and serve for volleyball. Each skill is broken down into levels to allow for accessibility for your students. Airdrop to your students, break them into teams, give them a volleyball and let them work cooperatively while giving you time to focus on students requiring additional assistance.

This was the PowerPoint I used when presenting at the 2021 ConnectedPE Conference. It goes into more depth on how I applied the elements of PBL into a Grade 5 Adventure Challenge unit. It also argues for why we should attempt a PBL unit giving the state of the PE profession at this current point of time. 

Grade 5 students used this PowerPoint to help create their performances for the opening of their exhibition. Included in this PowerPoint are elements of hip-hop, modern dance, and gymnastics. Although, students had opportunities to go beyond these art forms.

Grade 3 students had access to a variety of drills of varying complexity to prepare for their handball tournament. Students created team plans based upon the drills in this PowerPoint. They had a choice of what they needed to do to best prepare for their matches.