The Environmental Education Conference K-12 — Empowering Students to Create a Better Future is a major conference for teachers and educational leaders and focuses on environmental education and authentic learning experiences across all subjects.
Academics, teachers and educational leaders in schools will share research and practical ways to implement the cross-curriculum priority of sustainability in the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Participants will also explore the latest research findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Climate Reality Project, and study examples of quality teaching programs from rural and metropolitan schools.
The conference will be opened by Andy Best, former public school principal, who will speak on the moral imperative of climate change and present the “big picture” and global perspective.
Associate Professor Jason Evans from the University of NSW will present the latest research on climate change with particular reference to urban and regional NSW. Dr Angela Maharaj, also from the University of NSW, will explore the practicalities of linking students with universities and will highlight the importance of STEM subjects. Aldavilla Public School principal David Munday and Andy Best will reflect on practical ideas to support the creation of sustainable schools.
Brian Trench, Darren Martin, Dr Kenneth Silburn and Tristen Vella will present workshops to explore practical examples of implementing Environmental Education in schools. The Eco Schools program for K-12, which links 11 million students in 45,000 schools in more than 60 countries, will be introduced and examined. Workshops will also support participants to embed Environmental Education in the secondary and primary settings.
Target participants: Teachers and educational leaders K-12 and teachers from Environmental Education Centres.
Completing the Environmental Education Conference K-12 — Empowering Students to Create a Better Future will contribute five hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 2.3.2, 6.2.2, 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Registration and cost: Registrations are being accepted now for this conference and all financial members of the NSW Teachers Federation are eligible to apply to attend CPL courses and conferences. Please visit our website to register at Environmental Education Conference. The fee for the conference is $150. Relief costs need to be met by your school.
Venue and times: The conference will be held in the auditorium of the NSW Teachers Federation, 37 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills. Registration is from 8am. The conference starts promptly at 8.50am and concludes at 3pm.
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