Professional Learning & Events
The Art of Nature and Wellbeing 21 March 2018
This course allows teachers to attend a stimulating visual arts workshop of hands on learning and networking opportunities. The professional learning day includes working with a variety of visual art forms using different mediums. During the day teachers will investigate the links between nature, art and student wellbeing practices which can include strengthening their cognitive, physical, social, emotional and spiritual development as per the NSW Department of Education and Communities The Wellbeing Framework for Schools 2015.
An introduction to a variety of visual art forms, media and techniques as well as
practical sharing sessions including discussion of effective practice and networking opportunities will enable teachers to take back to school hands on examples that work in the classroom.
The Art of Nature_wellbeing (pdf 723 KB)
Contact Botany Bay EEC for more details
Geography Outside: Fieldwork for Geographical Inquiry 27 March 2018
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. It will examine how fieldwork is a core component of the acquiring step in the geographical inquiry process.
Successful completion of the course requires participation in the workshop and follow up activities.
Geography Outside (pdf 962 KB)
Book in now on My PL. Course code: RG01920
Outdoor Education and School Gardens: 16 May 2018
Are you looking for new ideas and inspiration when teaching outdoors and working with students in school gardens? Come along to the workshop and you will discover many practical ideas with solid links to curriculum. The next workshop will be held at Botany Bay EEC, Kurnell on 12/9/17.
Book in now on My PL Outdoor Education
Outdoor Education and School Gardens RG00410
Practical activities ready for you to incorporate into the classroom
* Sustainable gardening * Insect Hotels
* Organic recycling * Bush Tucker
* Native gardens * Nature Art
* No dig gardening * Vertical gardens
* Geography skills in the schoolyard
Outdoor Learning (pdf 781 KB)
One-day NESA registered professional learning program that will provide teachers with the knowledge and practical skills to create, maintain and use school gardens in a curriculum relevant way.
My PL Video Conferences
MyPL Bridgit and Video Conferencing training and refresher. . Non registered 2 hour course.
This course will support teachers prior to engaging in a video conference. Suitable for first time users or those who have not used the Connected Classroom facilities for some time. Teachers will learn how to log in, connect to the Virtual Meeting Room (VMR), use the cameras and disconnect at the end of the conference.
St George Environmental Education Network
An opportunity for primary and secondary teachers to network, share and encourage each other in environmental initiatives and sustainability education in their schools.
Meetings are held every term on Wednesday in Week 6 from 4-5.30 pm. Afternoon tea is available before the meeting. Contact the centre for more details 9668 2070