Age-appropriate development of the gross motor skills is essential for the overall development of children and has a huge impact on their well-being.
This two-day course equips attendees with the skills to set up and run an MRT (Motor Remedial Teaching) programme. The training focuses on screening and testing students; organising small MRT groups with individual attention and programme developed for each student; evaluating the results of the training and playground activities. This workshop is limited to 20 participants to ensure that all attendees get the tools to support students with gross motor skills delays. There will be a possibility to continue with the course online. (e.g. carry out/complete the action plan)
The MRT programme was developed in the Netherlands and is unique in the world. Students gain a lot of self-confidence from the programme. This course is held in English for the first time!
Only 20 places. Be sure to sign-up early!
Early Bird Rate: €300 (register by 13 Dec 2019)
Standard Rate: €325 (register by 17 Feb 2020)
Groups (min. 3 registrations):
Group Early-bird rate: €275 (register by 13 Dec 2019)
Group Standard rate: €300 (register by 17 Feb 2020)
Who is it for?
PE teachers/educators of students age 3-13.
To empower educators to organise a Motor Remedial Teaching programme to support students with gross motor skills delays.
Following the workshop, participants will be able to:
Do motorical tests.
Develop an action plan programme for each student.
Practise in small groups with individual attention.
Use homework cards and reflect after tests.
Working in small groups with personal attention is beneficial for the development of the social-emotional skills as well. This MRT approach is holistic.
Main topics covered
Observing and registering of the 4 skills test (motorical test).
Quality and vision of the PE lesson.
Developing an individual plan for each student.
Impact of the organisation of groups.
Workshops start at 08:30. Coffee and a light breakfast will be served from 08:00. Workshops will finish by 16:00. Lunch, snacks and beverages throughout the day are provided.
The full schedule will be sent out to registered participants two weeks prior to the workshop.
Wim van Gelder
Motor Remedial Teaching
Wim van Gelder is an expert on Motor Remedial Teaching. He was a PE teacher for more than 20 years and is currently lecturer of PE at the Hogeschool Inholland. He developed and runs MRT courses in Dutch throughout the Netherlands. Wim works as an advisor for schools and school playgrounds. He runs ‘Training and Consulting Agency ‘Van Gelder on the Move and is chairman of the Motor Remedial Teaching in Movement Foundation. Wim is the author of a number of Dutch PE related books (Basislessen bewegingsonderwijs deel 1 and 2) and the MRT programme (Onderwijsgeschikte Motorische Test). His website is “Alles in Beweging”.