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"Just a quick note to say thanks so much for your presentation last Thursday. It was absolutely spot on and of real relevance. The SEED website is such a wonderful resource, and I am so pleased we had the opportunity to highlight this to teachers in our region." (Belinda Pearce - Baranduda Landcare Co-ordinator)

A reminder to schools, that with Sustainability being one of the three cross-curricula priorities in the Australian Curriculum, the SEED website is a great local resource for North East Schools as it  offers so much to assist in integrating this area of the curriculum.

 If your school or a group of schools in your area would like some professional development around how SEED can help you integrate environmental sustainability into your curriculum, please give the Project Officer a call on 0357229232 or email: 

seed@newrrg.vic.gov.au

STEAM & SUSTAINABILITY

Environment Education Victoria and Design and Technology Teachers Association in partnership with the National Gallery of  Victoria (NGV) and Trash Puppets are running a professional learning program on Friday 24th February, 2017 to provide upskilling and networking for teachers who care about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) and Sustainability.  This day is open to all teachers whether they are sustainability coordinators, art teachers or general classroom teachers. 

  • Learn how to address sustainability successfully across the curriculum
  • Explore Design & Technology as a great vehicle for teaching STEAM & Sustainability
  • Get an overview of the new F-10 Curriculum, and practical ideas for implementation
  • Discover sustainable design in the NGV's collections
  • Take part in a Trash Puppets workshop and take away a wealth of ideas for fun, hands-on classroom projects focussing on STEAM & Sustainability

For details go to: 

http://www.datta.vic.edu.au/content/steam-sustainability-pl17007 

 

 

Resource- 'Consuming Planet Earth' (Consumer Affairs Victoria)

This resource looks at climate change and sustainabiltiy and is supports VELS, VCAL and VCE and can be downloaded through the consumer affairs website.

E-Learning Series

6 E-Learning Professional Develoment Sessions have been recorded on the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) Elluminate program, providing access to professional development through your computer at the time you need it and without having to travel.

To view and listen to a session please click on the topic you are interested. Each session goes for 1 hour.

SEED would like to thank the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) for their support and excitement for this Environment E-Learning Series - the first of its kind in Victoria.

The following list are organisations that SEED is aware of that provide professional development for teachers. Depending on funding the SEED project will be developing a coordinated North East professional development program for teachers relating to the topics of Biodiversity, climate change, waste and water. If you would like to be kept up to date of the SEED professional development program please email (insert email address).

Biodiversity

Organisation LandLearn (Department of Primary Industries)
Description Experience LandLearns simple and interactive VELS-linked activities which support the incorporation of studies about sustainable agriculture and natural resource management into schools' curricula. These workshops can be developed to cover a range of themes across VELS domains including teaching and learning activities about farming enterprises (cropping, livestock and horticulture), trees, plants and plant growth, pests in agriculture, worms, water, food and food production and soils.
Person(s) Landlearn Education Officer
Phone Number (03) 5482 0453
Email landlearn.program@dpi.vic.gov.au
Website http://www.landlearn.net.au/

Organisation Royal Botanic Gardens
Description The Royal Botanic Gardens Education Service provides teachers with a variety of professional development opportunities that will assist them in developing inquiry-based, integrated programs for use in the classroom. All programs are incorporate VELS and innovative pedagogies. Utilisation of the Gardens as a teaching resource is highlighted in each program. Sessions can also explore with you ways to use your school gardens to integrate science with the rest of your curriculum and make learning more practical, meaningful and fun.
Person(s) Royal Botanic Gardens Education Officer
Phone Number (03) 9252 2358
Email edserv@rbg.vic.gov.au
Website www.rbg.vic.gov.au/education

 
Organisation CSIRO
Description CSIRO Education can travel to your school with stimulating, curriculum-relevant professional development sessions for both primary and secondary teachers. These cover a wide range of topics mainly science based and can be tailored to suit the needs of your school.
Person(s)
Phone Number (03) 9252 6387
Email education.vic@csiro.au
Website http://www.csiro.au/services/ps1m0.html

Climate Change

Organisation EPA (airwatch)
Description Offers free teacher professional development sessions to schools. Sessions can be scheduled during or after school at staff, faculty or year level meetings, on planning days, at cluster meetings and on special event days.
Person(s) Community Support Education Team
Phone Number (03) 8710 5566
Email education.csu@epa.vic.gov.au
Website http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/students/resources/resources.asp#teacher

Sustainability (General)

Organisation CSIRO
Description CSIRO Education can travel to your school with stimulating, curriculum-relevant professional development sessions for both primary and secondary teachers. These cover a wide range of topics mainly science based and can be tailored to suit the needs of your school.
Person(s)
Phone Number (03) 9252 6387
Email education.vic@csiro.au
Website http://www.csiro.au/services/ps1m0.html

Organisation EarthWatch Institute
Description Teach Live is an experiential teaching and learning model designed to provide professional development opportunities to teachers whilst engaging students in real science. Teachers participate on an Earthwatch supported scientific research project and communicate their experiences to both their own students and those of other teacher team members using information communication technologies.
Person(s)
Phone Number (03) 9682 6828
Email earth@earthwatch.org.au.au
Website http://www.teachlive.org.au/

Organisation Gould League
Description School grounds for learning is a two day course plus online learning helps you to plan and manage the transformation of your school yard into a rich and stimulating play environment.
Person(s)
Phone Number (03) 9532 0909
Email info@gould.org.au
Website http://www.gould.edu.au/html/professional_development.asp

Organisation LandLearn (Department of Primary Industries)
Description Experience LandLearns simple and interactive VELS-linked activities which support the incorporation of studies about sustainable agriculture and natural resource management into schools' curricula. These workshops can be developed to cover a range of themes across VELS domains including teaching and learning activities about farming enterprises (cropping, livestock and horticulture), tree's, plants and plant growth, pests in agriculture, worms, water, food and food production and soils.
Person(s) Landlearn Education Officer
Phone Number (03) 5482 0453
Email landlearn.program@dpi.vic.gov.au
Website http://www.landlearn.net.au/

Organisation Victorian Association for Environmental Education (VAEE)
Description VAEE run professional development for teachers on a wide range of topics and other training opportunities.
Phone Number (03) 9349 1806
Email vaee@vaee.vic.edu.au
Website http://www.vaee.vic.edu.au/events/

 Waste

Organisation North East Waste and Resource Recovery Group
Description Support for schools in North East Victoria can be sought to help your staff plan for waste reduction in your school and the integration of waste into the curriculum
Person(s) Schools Project Manager
Phone Number (03)5722 9232
Email seed@newrrg.vic.gov.au
Website www.newrrg.vic.gov.au

Water

Organisation North East Water
Description North East Water can provide free professional development to help your schools plan to be Water Wise and help to integrate water education into the curriculum.
Person(s) Education Officer
Phone Number (02) 6022 0580
Email education@nerwa.vic.gov.au
Website http://www.newater.com.au

Organisation Waterwatch
Description Waterwatch provides free professional development opportunities for teachers in North East Victoria to learn about Waterwatch, appropriate resources, and how this can be integrated into the school program.
Person(s) Waterwatch Coordinator
Phone Number (02) 6043 7600
Email carolyn.humby@necma.vic.gov.au 
Website http://www.necma.vic.gov.au/