Teacher Professional Learning Courses

Our colleagues at Field of Mars EEC are running two fantastic looking courses for teachers. Please see the details below for more information and book in to these popular courses. See here for more details.

Geography Outside: Fieldwork for Geographical Inquiry

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.

Through participation in fieldwork activities, the course will demonstrate how fieldwork is a core component of the acquiring step of the geographical inquiry process in collecting data for representing, analysing and interpreting data back in the classroom.

The course will also demonstrate a series of scaffolded fieldwork data processing activities that encourage students to think deeply, critically and creatively in formulating evidence-based conclusions and sustainable actions.

Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on the geographical concepts and steps of the geographical inquiry process will be explicitly modelled.

Successful completion of this course requires participation in the workshop and follow up activities.

This course will contribute 10 hours towards NESA registered professional development addressing the following Professional Teaching Standards 1.2.2, 2.2.2, 3.2.2, 3.4.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. These hours contribute towards maintaining proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Please note: We can create additional days to cater for whole school Professional Learning events.

DEC Cost: $195 inc GST
Whole School SDD Day cost: Please Call
Non DEC: $295 inc GST
Includes morning tea, lunch

Term 3

Date: Week 8 Friday 8th Sept
Time: 8.30am to 3.30pm
Location: Field of Mars Reserve
Register @ MyPL

https://myplsso.education.nsw.gov.au/q/RG01920


Course Code: RG01920

Term 4

Date: Week 3 Tuesday 24th Oct
Time: 8.30am to 3.30pm
Location: Field of Mars Reserve
Register @ MyPL
Course Code: RG01920

https://myplsso.education.nsw.gov.au/q/RG01920

Plugging into Nature:  Learning Outside the Classroom with iPads

By blending natural experiences with the authentic use of technology it’s possible to create learning experiences that are highly engaging, support cross curriculum priorities and contribute to quality learning outcomes within the new NESA Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum.

Plugging into Nature will provide participants with practical ideas and pedagogical approaches for using iPads inside and outside the classroom to support teaching and learning.

We will investigate ways of supporting the sustainability cross curriculum priority through the integration of technology and outdoor learning into NESA Syllabus for Australian Curriculum.

Participants will be introduced to the SAMR model of technology integration, relevant cross curriculum priorities, the natural environment strand from the NESA Science syllabus and authentic learning methodologies.

After completion of the one day workshop teachers will develop or modify a series of lessons or a short unit of work to utilise iPads and natural environments as the context for learning.

Teachers will develop a multimodal text that provides an overview of their lesson sequence.

This course will contribute 20 hours towards NESA registered professional development. It addresses the following Professional Teaching Standards 1.2.2, 2.1.2, 2.6.2, 3.2.2, 6.3.2, 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. These hours contribute towards maintaining proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Please note: We can create additional days to cater for whole school Professional Learning events.
DEC Cost: $195 inc GST
Whole School SDD Day cost: Please Call
Non DEC: $295 inc GST
Includes morning tea, lunch
Term 4

Date: Week 6 Wed 15th Nov
Time: 8.30am to 3.30pm
Location: Field of Mars Reserve
Register @ MyPL

Course Code: RG00127