Gibberagong EEC offers a range of registered and non-registered Professional Learning opportunities for teachers to support a range of key learning areas and the learning across the curriculum areas of Aboriginal and sustainability education.  The staff at Gibberagong EEC are also available to work with your school to design a Staff Development Day or TPL session to specifically target the needs of your school.

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Network for Environmental and Sustainability Teachers 

Join like-minded primary and secondary teachers  from local schools to explore the areas of environmental education, sustainability, Aboriginal education, kitchen gardens, school environment groups and teaching outside.

Meetings are held once a term.

For more information please contact Brad Crossman – Teacher Gibberagong EEC bradley.crossman@det.nsw.edu.au.

The Term 4 2019 meeting details are:

Date: Thursday 5th December 2019 (Week 8)
Time: Meet 3.45pm for a 4pm start. Concludes 5pm
Where: Muogamarra Nature Reserve
Theme: An easy sunset walk to the Western Lookout

Cost: Free – you must book (no walk-ins)

RSVP: Brad Crossman – Teacher Gibberagong Environmental Education Centre e. bradley.crossman@det.nsw.edu.au w. 9457 8245 m. 0414613135

The Aboriginal Studies Association (ASA) also provides a range Professional Learning Workshops, Conferences and Master Classes. Click here for their 2020 program.

Caring for Country

10 NESA hours accredited PL

Starting in the magnificent Muogamarra Nature Reserve, Caring for Country is a NESA registered professional learning program that provides an opportunity for teachers to learn about and experience the traditional practices of the local Aboriginal people and how this information can be incorporated into Geography and History inquiry-based frameworks.

Date: Friday 31st July 2020

MyPL link: https://myplsso.education.nsw.gov.au/q/RG03587

Download the program flyer for more information or email david.smith27@det.nsw.edu.au

Click here to view participant’s work samples from 2018

Exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledge in Stage 6 Science

7 NESA hours accredited PL

This course will introduce some of the amazing scientific innovations and world firsts created by Aboriginal cultures over the last 68 000 years and demonstrate how that knowledge represents an approach to science that is very different to our own.

Date: Friday 15th May 2020

MyPL link: https://myplsso.education.nsw.gov.au/q/RG06324

Download the program flyer for more information or email david.smith27@det.nsw.edu.au

Aboriginal Cultural Awareness (SDD) Gibberagong EEC

3 NESA hours accredited PL

The Aboriginal Cultural Awareness (SDD) is a whole of school course that enables teachers and other members of the school staff to enhance their knowledge of local Aboriginal land practices and culture with regards to the Aboriginal Education Policy and to integrate this into their school culture and teaching and learning programs.

Date: These days are held on the SDD’s at the beginning of Term 2 and 3 each year. Other days can be negotiated with the Centre.

Download the program flyer for more information or email david.smith27@det.nsw.edu.au

Teaching Science and Technology K-6 With Confidence

5 NESA hours accredited PL

This registered course will help to unpack the new Science and Technology K-6 syllabus and demonstrate how teachers can complement their own Science and Technology programs by engaging students with scientists and real world environmental challenges.

Dates: 2020 date to be confirmed

MyPL link: https://myplsso.education.nsw.gov.au/q/RG03511

Download the program flyer for more information or email david.smith27@det.nsw.edu.au

Curriculum Based Outdoor Learning

10 NESA hours accredited PL

Outdoor Learning (OL) is a pedagogy that involves utilising the natural resources within the environment, both within and outside the school grounds, to deliver curriculum content. The purpose of the Curriculum Based Outdoor Learning program is to enable teachers to enhance their skills and confidence to take the curriculum outside and embed outdoor learning across all KLAs.

MyPL link: https://myplsso.education.nsw.gov.au/q/RG04884

Date: 2020 date to be confirmed

Download the program flyer for more information

An Introduction to Outdoor Learning for Classroom Teachers

3 NESA hours accredited PL

This free course provides teachers with an overview of current research into the benefits for students of outdoor learning and practical techniques of how to implement outdoor lessons linked to the curriculum. Perfect for afternoon TPL sessions, teachers will develop their own outdoor learning session to deliver and reflect upon. Each stage will consider how they can implement curriculum based outdoor learning as an ongoing feature in their teaching programs.

Dates: Schools book in two 1 hour afternoon PL meetings

MyPL Identifier: RG03253

Download the program flyer for more information or email david.smith27@det.nsw.edu.au

Embedding Sustainability into Teaching and Learning

Non-registered PL

Gibberagong EEC is able to provide TPL sessions for schools interested in gaining an increased understanding of the integration of the LAC area of Sustainability into current teaching and learning programs.

Dates: Schools can book in either two 1 hour afternoon PL sessions or a half day SDD.

Cost: $0

For more information please contact Gibberagong EEC.

Geography K-6 Syllabus 

Non-registered PL

Gibberagong EEC is able to provide TPL sessions for schools interested in gaining an increased understanding of the Geography syllabus, with a particular emphasis on the geographical inquiry process, fieldwork and the use of geographical tools.

Dates: Schools can book in either two 1 hour afternoon PL sessions or a half day SDD.

Cost: $0

For more information please contact Gibberagong EEC.