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Biography - Kevin Redmond

Kevin Redmond has taught k – 12 physical education in the public school system for 30 years, with the last 25 years being at the high school level. While teaching at Gonzaga High School, Kevin was heavily involved in high school curriculum development and support.


Professional Work: Newfoundland & Labrador Department of Education:

  • 2003/04 - 2100/2101 Curriculum Development Working Group
    Writing four column spreads for curriculum guides, writing outcomes, suggested activities to meet these outcomes and the creation of matching assessment strategies
  • 2004/05 - 2100/2101 Pilot School
    Testing what was written, curriculum guide and resources, evaluating same and making changes to reflect desired outcomes
  • 2005 - Working group for assessment and selection of teacher resources for PE 2100/01
    Reviewing a wide sampling of potential teacher resources, evaluating strengths, weakness and potential value to teachers of each resource before collaboratively identifying a merit based priorized listing of resources
  • 2005/06 - 3100/3101 Curriculum Development Working Group
    Writing four column spreads for curriculum guides, writing outcomes, suggested activities to meet these outcomes and the creation of matching assessment strategies
  • 2006/07 - PE 3100/3101 Pilot School Testing what was written, curriculum guide and resources, evaluating same and making changes to reflect desired outcomes
  • 2006/07 - PE 3100/3101 Pilot school Testing what was written, curriculum guide and resources, evaluating same and making changes to reflect desired outcomes
  • 2006 - Working group for assessment and selection of teacher resources for PE 3100/01
    Reviewing a wide sampling of potential teacher resources, evaluating strengths, weakness and potential value to teachers of each resource before collaboratively identifying a merit based priorized listing of resources
  • 2006/07 - PE Equipment advisory group
    With the infusion of $1.5M to high school physical education, reviewing potential needs, reviewing potential equipment purchases and recommending list of equipment to reflect needs and ability to fulfill high school PE course outcomes
  • 2006 - Original concept design and proposal writer/collaborator for NL Department of Education PE 3100/01 Teacher Resource
    Offering original concept of lesson plans for activities that may be "outside the box" for some teachers as a means to support and encourage teachers to diversify their PE programs especially in the mandatory outdoor component of the new PE 3100/01 curriculum. With the physical education program specialist write the proposal for the PE 3100/01Teacher Resource
  • 2006/07 - NL Department of Education project leader and core writer for Outdoor Activity Teacher Resource (600+ pgs)
    With the physical education program specialist identify final table of contents and select contributors. Design templates, supervise and support contributors including timelines, expectations, and quality of work
  • 2006/07 - Steering Committee for development of Safety Guidelines for outdoor Activities in Physical Education
    Providing direction to Mr. Gary Corbett, Sangar South Consulting Inc. in the writing of and preliminary feedback/approval of direction for safety guidelines for outdoor activities in physical education
  • 2006/07 - Development team for Senior High Physical Education Student Resource (Text)
    Reviewing Ontario's/Thompson Education Publishing Healthy Active Living Text, identifying what was applicable to support NL PE program, recommending inclusions, deletions, material requiring manipulation and following this process through to completion of the final current of Active for Life
  • 2006/07 - Contributor to Senior High Physical Education Student Resource (Text)
    Contributor of a number of images from personal stock image bank as well as some text and text manipulation including profiles and outdoor activities theme portion of text
  • 2007 - primary resource person to Sangar South Consulting ... writer of Safety Guidelines
    Further to being a part of the steering committee, provided ongoing support to Mr. Gary Corbett in his queries for information and clarification throughout the writing of the safety guidelines
  • 2007 - Pilot Draft of high school text Active for Life Draft
    Implement draft and provide feedback for final editing stage before printing
  • 2007/08 - PE 3100/3101 provincial in-service implementation team for all high school PE teachers in the province
    Core member of implementation team for PE 3100/01 provincial in-service including in-service design format, location, monitoring, managing, implementing and evaluating in-service
  • 2007/08 - Development team for Senior High Physical Education Student Portfolio
    Workbook to supplement Active for Life text: Reviewing Ontario's/Thompson Education Publishing Healthy Active Living equivalent Student Portfolio Workbook Text, identifying what was applicable to support NL PE program, recommending inclusions, deletions, material requiring creation and manipulation and following this process through to completion of the current draft of Active for Life student portfolio
  • 2008 - Pilot High School Physical Education Active for Life text Student Portfolio
    Workbook to supplement Active for Life text
    Implement student portfolio workbook with students with the hope that on approval of portfolio workbook revisions based on "real time use by students and teacher" to current draft may be included before any final document is complete

Sample past professional work includes:

  • 1988 – 2011 Past member of Avalon East/Eastern School District's Senior High Physical Education Advisory Committee includes planning and delivery of district professional development
  • Member, Past Executive member of Provincial Physical Education Special Interest Council PESIC
  • Regular presenter at local and provincial PESIC professional development
  • Past national chair of Paddle Canada's (CRCA) technical and program development committees
  • Presenter at national conference for Adventure Tourism

Sample of recent paddling instruction:

  • 2012 lead instructor/mentor in certification of advanced solo and tandem canoeing instructor trainer for Newfoundland and Labrador
  • 2011 Atlantic Paddling Symposium; Guest Coach/Instructor (Terra Nova National Park)
  • 2010 Lead Instructor Trainer for Advanced Canoe Tripping Instructor course (Corner Brook and Humber River)
  • Instructor for Introduction to Moving Water Canoeing (Humber River)
  • Lead Instructor for Introduction to Tandem Flatwater canoeing (Portugal Cove)
  • 2009 Lead Instructor Trainer Advanced Tandem Lakewater Canoeing Instructor (Antigonish Nova Scotia)
  • Lead Instructor Trainer Advanced Solo Lakewater Canoeing Instructor (Antigonish Nova Scotia)
  • Lead Instructor/Mentor in certification of Advanced Solo and Tandem Canoeing Instructor Trainer for Nova Scotia (Antigonish Nova Scotia)

BOOK PUBLICATIONS:

  • CANYONS COVES AND COASTAL WATERS: Choice Canoe and Kayak Routes of Newfoundland and Labrador: By: Jim Price, Dan Murphy & Kevin Redmond; Published by Breakwater Publishers, 1996
  • National Canoeing Instructor Guide and Reference Manual: Lead writer and editor of the first two drafts. Published 1999 by Canadian Recreational Canoeing Association/Paddle Canada
  • A Guide to Sea Kayaking in Newfoundland and Labrador: By: Kevin Redmond & Dan Murphy; Published by Nimbus Publishing, 2003
  • Landscapes and Legacies: Parks, Natural Areas and Historic Sites of Newfoundland and Labrador; By: Kevin Redmond; Published by Creative Books, 2004
  • PE 3100/01 Teacher Resource Project Lead and core writer, NL Department of Education 2007
  • Iceberg Alley; By: Kevin Redmond & Stephen Bruneau, Flanker Press, 2010
  • Quality Lesson Plans for Outdoor Education: By: Kevin Redmond, Andrew Foran & Sean Dwyer, Human Kinetics, 2010 (published by academic division of Human Kinetics)

Sample Book Contributions:

  • Fundamental Movement Skills Resource – FMS: Beyond the Fundamentals – Alternative Activities and Pursuits; published by: Physical & Health Education Canada, 2011
  • Active For Life published by: Thompson Educational Publishing, 2008
  • Canada's Best Canoe Routes published by Boston Mills Press, 2003

Kevin Redmond as an educator has maintained a long time interest in outdoor activities and photography. As a freelance writer and award winning photographer, he is widely published primarily throughout North America in tourism promotion, adventure gear manufacturer's product promotion and outdoor oriented media such as magazines, calendars and books.

Books to his credit include: Canyons Coves and Coastal Waters: Choice Canoe and Kayak Routes of Newfoundland and Labrador (Breakwater Books 1996); A Guide to Sea Kayaking Newfoundland and Labrador (Nimbus 2003); Landscapes and Legacies: Parks, Natural Areas and Historic Sites of Newfoundland and Labrador (Creative 2004); Quality Lesson Plans for Outdoor Education (Human Kinetics 2010), Iceberg Alley; a journal of nature's most awesome migration (Flanker Press 2010).

He has published over 1,000 images, 75 book/magazine covers and approximately 100 articles. His work has appeared in and on the covers of such magazines/calendars as: Sea Kayaker, Canoe & Kayak, Wyman Publishing, KANAWA, Saltscapes, Downhomer, Newfoundland Sportsman, Outdoor Sportsman and Wavelength magazine. Clients have included: Parks Canada, Coast Guard, NL Tourism, Paddle Canada, Seaward Kayaks, Nova Craft Canoes, Mustang, Seair Sports and Smithsonian Institute to name a few. In his spare time his interests include salmon fishing, skiing (downhill and cross country), paddling (canoe and kayak), hiking, golf and adventure travel. Kevin can be contacted at kredmond@mun.ca or kevinredmond8@gmail.com

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