"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:
Steps to Sustainability Conference
Join over 170 teachers, parents, local government officers and educators to explore and showcase how schools are implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals at their school.
The North East Catchment Management Authority (CMA) welcomes you to the River Detectives education program for 2018. This program is focused on providing primary and secondary students a hands-on education in waterway and catchment health. There are environmental-themed activities, including habitat, water bug and water quality surveys.
Go to: Resources / School Programs to find out more about River Detectives
Professional learning workshops
There will be a full day workshop which will cover: an Introduction to River Detectives; finding out more from an expert or another group in the field; how to carry out water science testing (and collection of your kit); how to do macroinvertebrate testing; habitat monitoring; and your login and help on how to enter data in the portal. We have been lucky enough to secure John Gooderham a freshwater ecologist to attend the session.
The date and location for your professional learning workshop is:
27th February 2018
North East Catchment Management Authority Depot at 25 Ward Lane EVERTON (with a trip to the local Ovens River)
9 am to 4 pm (morning tea and lunch)
Should you not be able to make this time or have any questions please contact us at
Catriona.firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 0260437600
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:
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.
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.