"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 035722 9498 or email:
On-line Waste Education - (Cool Australia)
Waste is a hot topic right now with the recycling crisis, the war on waste and the Chinese national sword policy.
Cool Australia can help you reach your waste goals as a council through supporting and upskilling teachers via online professional development (PD) to drive programs that lead to improved waste and resource recovery outcomes.
Why teachers, online PD and scholarships work:
Cool Australia can help support your strategic waste education goals, including the Victorian Waste Education Strategy by providing online professional development to teachers to enable change to grow in schools and in the home.
By providing scholarships to Cool Australia's accredited online PD courses, you will support council and educational priorities through educator training.
What courses does Cool Australia offer?
Courses such as Use Primary Maths to Measure Waste where teacher utilise waste audits in the classroom to teach key mathematics concepts.
Analyse the Impact of Everyday Objects tells the story of stuff to year 7-10 students using a life cycle assessment tool.
For teachers who want to Create Change that Lasts, this course will show them how to increase schools participation in change.
Browse more courses here.
How it works?
- You select the number of courses to give out.
- You are invoiced for the total.
- We provide instructions to hand out to teachers on how to access the course.
- We will send reminders to educators about completing their course/s and a certificate for PD hours on completion.
Course costs are $29.95 for a one-hour course and $39.95 for a two-hour course.
Loddon Mallee ResourceSmart Schools Coordinator Ellen White and Facilitator Michelle Barton say providing Cool Australia scholarships is an excellent way to upskill teachers on sustainability issues
“When working with the teachers we have limited hours,” Michelle says. “Teachers need ongoing resources to keep coming back to. Cool Australia ticks quite a few boxes including community waste education. All the resources are in one place – teachers can just grab and go.”
Read the full case study here.
Let's start winning the war on waste – if you would like more information please don't hesitate to get in contact via firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and we can arrange a time to chat.
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.