Daniel’s Biography

Daniel’s Biography2019-11-04T20:19:07+10:00


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Daniel Jackson. Founder of pdhpe.net TeachersPD, Consultant, Experienced PDHPE Teacher,  Presenter (PDHPETA, ACHPER & The EdTechTeam). B App Sc (Ex & Sp Sc), Dip Ed

pdhpe.net is created and owned by me, Daniel Jackson. I have always loved sports and physical activity. When I finished school I completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sports Science), where I fell in love with exercise physiology and training. I worked for a while in rehabilitation before going back to uni to complete a Graduate Diploma in Education.

I landed my first teaching job before I had even started my dip ed and studied part-time while completing my studies. I began teaching in 2006 and love watching students succeed, both in my subject and in life. My current role is at a senior school where my main focus is HSC PDHPE.

My professional achievements include:

  • Founder of TeachersPD
  • Host of the Effective Teaching podcast
  • Certified Google Trainer and Innovator
  • Creating a PDHPE Flipped Learning community (join here)
  • Previous ACHPER Board Member
  • Previous Regional Representative for PDHPE Teachers Association
  • Presenting at HSC Enrichment Days & Stage 6 Conference (ACHPER)
  • Running Profession Development for ACHPER (Literacy & Google Apps)
  • Presenting at the ACHPER 2017 & 2019 International Conference (Flipped Learning & Google Apps)
  • Presenting for the EdTechTeam Summits
  • Presenting at PDHPE Teachers Association Conferences
  • Presenting at the ConnectedPE International Online Converence

Having trained as an exercise sports scientist, stage 6 PDHPE is my bread and butter. I love teaching Health Priorities in Australia, Factors Affecting Performance, Sports Medicine and Improving Performance. I am passionate about sports medicine and ensuring athletes are both safe and performing well.

I am also very into health. This began with a keen passion for the gym and has grown into a well-rounded appreciation for multiple types of exercise and healthy eating.

I love to spend my spare time with my awesome family. My wife and 4-year-old son (who is absolutely adorable) are always full of fun and energy.

pdhpe.net came out of my frustrations with 5-year-old textbooks with out-of-date information and often poorly communicated physiology. I wanted to create something that was up-to-date, useful and comprehensive. My site is designed for students, aiming to give them all the information they need in HSC PDHPE, providing examples and study tips along the way.