Professional Learning

The NSW Environmental Education Centre’s offer a range of professional learning opportunities for teachers, government and non government personnel and community members. The majority of these workshops are accredited with NESA and focus on developing sustainability focused teaching and learning programs.

 

Geography Action 

Stage 4/5 Teachers

Geography Action will help participants develop an understanding of the geography inquiry process and how it applies to the development of sustainability focused and technology rich teaching and learning sequences that can result in positive action for the planet. Participants will examine and unpack Mobile Connections, a Stage 4 teaching and learning program developed to support the Interconnections strand in the Geography 7-10 Syllabus.

This course will provide attendees with an understanding of the 5 step sustainability action process that was used to embed the sustainability cross curriculum priority into Mobile Connections.

Participants will be introduced to the SAMR model of technology integration, and how this can be used to guide the meaningful use of technology in Geography. Participants will explore the use of apps and mobile devices to support the communication phase of the geography inquiry process.

This course will contribute 2 hours towards NESA registered professional development addressing the following Professional Teaching Standards 2.6.2 & 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. These hours contribute towards maintaining proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

Non DOE teachers must register with MyPL first.

DOE & Non DOE Cost: Free (Subsidised)

Includes afternoon tea (site dependant)

Time: 2 hours.

Please note: We can create additional sessions to cater for Staff Development Days and after school professional learning events.

 

2019 Dates

Additional dates and venues coming soon.

Term 3

Date: Week 2 – Monday 29th July

Time: 3.45pm – 5.45pm

Location: Rumbalara EEC – Central Coast

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Course Code: RG03212

 

Date: Week 2 – Thursday 1st August

Time: 4pm – 6pm

Location: Lucas Heights Community School – Barden Ridge

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Course Code: RG03212

 

Date: Week 3 – Monday 5th August

Time: 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Location: Longneck Lagoon EEC – Maraylya

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Course Code: RG03212

 

Date: Week 4 – Wednesday 14th August

Time: 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Location: Observatory Hill EEC – The Rocks Sydney

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Course Code: RG03212

 

Date: Week 5 – Tuesday 20th August

Time: 4pm – 6pm

Location: Wetlands EEC – Newcastle

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Course Code: RG03212

 

Date: Week 5 – Thursday 22nd August

Time: 4pm – 6pm

Location: Cumberland HS

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Course Code: RG03212

 

Date: Week 6 – Tuesday 27th August

Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm

Location: Field of Mars EEC – East Ryde

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Course Code: RG03212

 

Date: Week 10 – Monday 23rd September

Time: 3.45pm – 5.45pm

Location: Dubbo College Delroy Campus

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Course Code: RG03212

 

Date: Week 10 – Wednesday 25th September

Time: 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Location: Camden Park EEC – Menangle

Register @ MyPL

Course Code: RG03212

 

Term 4

Date: Week 1 – Wednesday 16th October

Time: 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Location: Georges River EEC – Chipping Norton

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Course Code: RG03212

Apps for Action: Learning Beyond the Classroom 

ES1/Stage 1/2/3/4/5/6 Teachers

Apps for Action: Learning Beyond the Classroom will provide practical and hands-on experience to participants in using a variety of iPad apps to create informative, innovative and engaging communication products.

The development and creation of successful communication products are a requirement of a variety of key learning areas including English, Science and Geography. 

Participants will learn how to effectively integrate the use of mobile technology into teaching and learning programs both inside and outside the classroom.

This course will contribute 2 hours towards NESA registered professional development addressing the following Professional Teaching Standards 2.6.2 & 3.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. These hours contribute towards maintaining proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

Non DOE teachers must register with MyPL first.

DOE Cost: $40 inc GST

Non DOE: $50 inc GST

Includes afternoon tea (site dependant)

Course code: RG03553

Time: 2 hours

 

2019 Dates

Contact the centre to organise an after school or Staff Development Day session for your school. 

 

Animation Outside: Learning Beyond the Classroom 

ES1/Stage 1/2/3/4/5/6 Teachers

Animation Outside: Learning Beyond the Classroom will help participants to learn about creative and engaging stop motion animation techniques, methods and tools.

Participants will learn how to organise digital learning activities into a set of immersive experiences that embed skills and knowledge content from a variety of key learning areas.

This course will contribute 2 hours towards NESA registered professional development addressing the following Professional Teaching Standards 2.1.2 & 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. These hours contribute towards maintaining proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

Non DOE teachers must register with MyPL first.

DOE Cost: $40 inc GST

Non DOE: $50 inc GST

Includes afternoon tea (site dependant)

Course Code: RG02613

Time: 2 hours

 

 

2019 Dates

Contact the centre to organise an after school or Staff Development Day session for your school. 

Filmmaking: Learning Beyond the Classroom 

ES1/Stage 1/2/3/4/5/6 Teachers

Filmmaking: Learning Beyond the Classroom will help participants learn about creative and engaging filmmaking techniques, methods and tools.

Participants will learn how to effectively integrate iPads and mobile technology into teaching and learning both inside and outside the classroom.

Filmmaking empowers students to recognise that their own voice has the ability to inform, to educate and to change opinions.

Completing this course will contribute 2 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 2.6.2 & 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

Non DOE teachers must register with MyPL first.

DOE Cost: $40 inc GST

Non DOE: $50 inc GST

Includes afternoon tea (site dependant)

Course Code: RG03494

Time: 2 hours

 

2019 Dates

Contact the centre to organise an after school or Staff Development Day session for your school. 

Digital Books: Learning Beyond the Classroom 

ES1/Stage 1/2/3/4/5/6 Teachers

Digital Books: Learning Beyond the Classroom is an introductory course that aims to provide participants with the skills to create engaging interactive texts for iPads using iBooks Author on a Mac.

Participants will learn about good design principles and techniques to create visually engaging multimodal texts which foster curiosity and inspire learning.

They will learn how to create highly engaging digital content for their students with Multi-Touch books that are user friendly and easily accessible.

This course will contribute 2 hours towards NESA registered professional development addressing the following Professional Teaching Standards 3.4.2 & 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. These hours contribute towards maintaining proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

Non DOE teachers must register with MyPL first.

DOE Cost: $80 inc GST

Non DOE: $100 inc GST

Includes afternoon tea (site dependant)

Course Code: RG02630

Time: 2 hours.

 

2019 Dates

Contact the centre to organise an after school or Staff Development Day session for your school. 

Geography Fieldwork K-6: Learning Beyond the Classroom 

ES1/Stage 1/2/3 Teachers

Geography Fieldwork K-6: Learning Beyond the Classroom will help participants to learn about creative and engaging geography fieldwork techniques, methods and tools.

They will learn how to organise fieldwork learning activities into a well-sequenced set of immersive experiences that embed geography process skills and knowledge content.

This course can be delivered in one two hour session or two one hour sessions.

This course will contribute 2 hours towards NESA registered professional development addressing the following Professional Teaching Standards 1.2.2, 2.1.2, 3.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. These hours contribute towards maintaining proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

Non DOE teachers must register with MyPL first.

DOE Cost: $40 inc GST

Non DOE: $50 inc GST

Includes afternoon tea (site dependant)

Course Code: RG02153

Time: 2 hours

 

 

2019 Dates

Contact the centre to organise an after school or Staff Development Day session for your school. 

 

Geography Outside: Fieldwork for Geographical Inquiry 

ES1/Stage 1/2/3 Teachers

Geography Outside will provide K-6 classroom teachers with a range of practical ideas, tools and methods for undertaking geography fieldwork in the school grounds, the local area and places further afield.

The course will build teachers’ confidence in embedding outdoor fieldwork experiences into geography teaching.

Through participation in fieldwork activities, the course will demonstrate how fieldwork is a core component of the acquiring step of the geographical inquiry process in collecting data for representing, analysing and interpreting data back in the classroom.

The course will also demonstrate a series of scaffolded fieldwork data processing activities that encourage students to think deeply, critically and creatively in formulating evidence-based conclusions and sustainable actions.

Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on the geographical concepts and steps of the geographical inquiry process will be explicitly modelled.

Successful completion of this course requires participation in the workshop and follow up activities.

This course will contribute 10 hours towards NESA registered professional development addressing the following Professional Teaching Standards 1.2.2, 2.2.2, 3.2.2, 3.4.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. These hours contribute towards maintaining proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

Non DOE teachers must register with MyPL first.

DOE Cost: $195 inc GST

Non DOE: $295 inc GST

Course Code: RG01920

Includes morning tea, lunch

Time: 8.30am to 3.30pm

Please note: We can create additional days to cater for whole school Professional Learning events.

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2019 Dates

Please call to organise SDD date.

 

Teaching Science and Technology K-6 with Confidence – New

ES1/1/2/3 Teachers

This professional learning workshop will further develop K-6 teachers understanding of the new 2017 Science and Technology.

Participants will:
– gain a deeper understanding of the new Science and Technology syllabus.
– develop skills and confidence to teach the Science and Technology syllabus in hands-on, creative and engaging ways through an inquiry-based model.
– share their experiences of teaching Science and Technology with other teachers.
– develop a relationship with EZEC staff and other K-6 teachers to provide ongoing assistance and sharing of Science and Technology resources, with a focus on Working Scientifically, Living World and Digital Technology content strands.

Completing this course will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2, 3.2.2, 3.4.2 & 2.1.2  from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Pre Requisite 

Participants watch the syllabusPLUS adobe connect session – unpacking the syllabus NR21149. The Adobe Connect session unpacks and broadens participants’ knowledge and understanding of the new Science and Technology K-6 syllabus.

 

Non DOE teachers must register with MyPL first.

DOE Cost: $95

Non DOE: $195

Includes morning tea and lunch.

Time: 5 hours.

Course Code: RG03511

Please note: We can create additional sessions to cater for Staff Development Days and after school professional learning events.

 

2019 Dates

Please call to organise SDD date.

 

This course is operating at various EECs throughout NSW.  Please check MyPL for additional venues and dates.