Gibberagong EEC offers a range of Professional Learning opportunities for teachers on environmental, Aboriginal and sustainability education. The staff at Gibberagong EEC are available to work with your school to design a Staff Development Day or TPL Session to specifically target the needs of your school.

For more information please contact the staff at Gibberagong EEC.

Please also visit the LAC Sustainability page on the DoE website for more options.

Caring for Country

10 NESA hours accredited PL

Accreditation: Ten hours of NESA Registered PD addressing Standards 2.4.2, 3.2.2, 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

myPL Identifier: RG03587

Dates: Term 2 Friday 17th May 2019 and Term 3 Friday 2nd August 2019

Location: Muogamarra Nature Reserve

Cost: $100 per participant

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.

Download the program flyer for more information.

To secure a place in either program, please email david.smith27@det.nsw.edu.au

Click here to view participant’s work samples from 2018

Teaching Aboriginal Content in the Stage 6 Sciences

Non-registered PL

Date: Friday 1st March 2019

Location: Gibberagong EEC at Bobbin Head

Cost: $100 per participant

This training day 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.

Download the program flyer for more information.

To secure a place, please email david.smith27@det.nsw.edu.au

Aboriginal Cultural Awareness (SDD) Gibberagong EEC

3 NESA hours accredited PL

Accreditation: Three hours of NESA Registered PD addressing Standards 2.4.2, 6.3.2, 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

myPL Identifier: RG03581

Dates: These days are held on the SDD’s at the beginning of Term 2 and 3 each year

Location: Muogamarra Nature Reserve

Cost: tbc depending on attending numbers

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.

Download the program flyer for more information.

To secure a place, please email david.smith27@det.nsw.edu.au

Teaching Science and Technology K-6 With Confidence

5 NESA hours accredited PL

Accreditation: Five hours of NESA Registered PD addressing Standards 2.1.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

myPL Identifier: RG03511

Dates: Term 1 Friday 15th March 2019

Location: Gibberagong Environmental Education Centre

Cost: $65 per participant

The 5 hour NESA registered course will help to unpack the new Science and Technology K-6 syllabus and show how teachers can complement their own Science and Technology programs by engaging students with scientists and real world environmental challenges.

Download the program flyer for more information.

Outdoor Learning for Classroom Teachers

3 NESA hours accredited PL

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Accreditation: Three hours of NESA Registered PD addressing Standards 2.1.2, 4.2.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

myPL Identifier: RG03253

Dates: Schools book in two 1 hour afternoon PL meetings

Cost: $0

This 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. 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.

Download the program flyer for more information

Embedding Sustainability into Teaching and Learning

Non-registered PL

Dates: Schools can book in two 1 hour afternoon PL sessions

Cost: $0

Gibberagong EEC is able to provide two 1 hour afternoon TPL sessions for schools interested in gaining an increased understanding of the intergation of the LAC area of Sustainability into current teaching and learning programs.

For more information please contact the staff at Gibberagong EEC.

Geography Inquiry Process  

Non-registered PL

Dates: Schools can book in two 1 hour afternoon PL sessions

Cost: $0

Gibberagong EEC is able to provide two 1 hour afternoon TPL sessions for schools interested in gaining an increased understanding of the new Geography syllabus, with a particular emphasis on the geographical inquiry process, fieldwork and the use of geographical tools.

For more information please contact the staff at Gibberagong EEC.

Hornsby Environment Network for Schools (HENS)

Watch this space for more developments in 2019