Getting Started with Sustainability across the Australian Curriculum

Getting started with Sustainability across the Australian Curriculum

19 June 2015, 8.30am-3.30pm

Sustainability is a cross-curriculum priority for the AustralianCurriculum. This interactive and BOSTES accredited workshop for 5PL hours will give secondary teachers from all subject areas an understanding of holistic sustainability and the confidence to integrate it as a theme into their teaching. National Professional Standards for Teachers covered by this workshop for teachers at proficient level are 1.2.2; 2.1.2; 2.3.2; 6.3.2; 7.2.2; 7.4.2.

Course notes,case studies, curriculum and lesson planning guidelines, project-based and field activities and templates will be provided, making it easy to implement sustainability thinking and teaching and learning activities back at school. The workshop also provides a great opportunity for networking with other teachers to find out what others are doing on their school’s sustainability journey.

This hands-on workshop will:

  • explain how easy it is to incorporate sustainability into your subject discipline
  • provide examples of case studies showing what other teachers are doing
  • provide planning templates, resource lists and comprehensive course notes
  • focus on experiential activities for students in the area of sustainability using your school grounds
  • model hands-on, field-based activities to conduct at your school or in the local community.
  • equip you with the skills and confidence to teach sustainability to comply with Australian Curriculum core theme requirements.

Course Presenter

Sandra Nichols, the professional learning facilitator for the day's program, has worked in Education for Sustainability research at the Australian Research Institute in Education for Sustainability  (ARIES) Macquarie University, was a secondary social science teacher for 20 years and now runs her own consultancy called Education for Sustainability (  Sandra also wrote the report and contributed to the research for the Education for Sustainability and the Australian Curriculum report has experience in running practical sustainability projects in schools and in the community, setting up Transition Epping in 2010. Expert educators for the Sydney Olympic Park Educaiton Centre will be leading place-based outdoor activities throughout the day.

Cost: $220 + gst (includes morning tea and lunch)
Where: Education Centre at Bicentennial Park 

For bookings and enquiries email or call 02 9714 7888.

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BOSTES LogoCompleting the ‘Getting Started with Sustainability Across the Australian Curriculum’ PD workshops will contribute to 5 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 1.2.2;2.1.2;2.3.2;6.3.2;7.2.2;7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.