Royal National Park Environmental Education Centre

Enabling environmental citizens

Telephone02 9542 1951

Emailroyalnatpk-e.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Professional learning

Sustainability network

The Southern Sydney Environmental Education Network (SSEEN) meets once a term, from 4pm - 5pm. Each meeting is hosted by a different school or organisation. Where possible all or part of the meetings can be joined via Video Conference. Teachers register via MyPL (1 hour non-registered course) NR09055:

Term 2: Week 6 Wednesday 6 June Engadine Public School 2 Waratah Rd, Engadine

Term 3: Week 6 Wednesday 29 August Lucas Heights Community School 132 Old Illawarra Rd, Barden Ridge

Term 4: Week 4 Wednesday 7 November venue to be confirmed.

Minutes from previous meetings

Term 1 2018 SSEEN meeting minutes (PDF 906KB).

Teaching science and technology K-6 with confidence 

MyPL RG03511

Thursday 15 November, 9 am to 3 pm

A professional learning workshop to help K-6 teachers understand the new Science and Technology K-6 syllabus for implementation in 2019

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

Course participants will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the new syllabus
  • Develop skills and confidence to teach science and technology through practical investigations that are creative, engaging and use an inquiry-based model
  • Share their experiences and knowledge with other teachers
  • Develop a relationship with Environmental and Zoo Education Centre (EZEC) staff and other K-6 teachers to provide ongoing support and resource sharing, with a focus on Working Scientifically, Living World and Digital Technology content

The course is run by specialist DoE Science consultants and the Principal and teachers from the Royal National Park Environmental Education.

Cost

Course $50 (GST Free)

Location

Royal National Park Environmental Education Centre

How to enrol

Enrol through MyPL on Course Code RG03511 and choose the session at Royal National Park Environmental Education Centre

Prior learning

Participants watch the syllabusPLUS adobe connect session – unpacking the syllabus NR21149. The Adobe Connect session unpacks and broadens participants' knowledge and understanding of the new Science and Technology K-6 syllabus.

Session details

  • Tour of the Royal National Park Environmental Education Centre and how teachers can use EZECs as a resource for teaching K-6 Science and Technology.
  • Inquiry based learning - planning and programming for the new Science and Technology K-6 syllabus.
  • Practical investigations that meet the Living World and Working Scientifically strands of the syllabus.
  • Activities that focus on the Digital Technologies strand of the syllabus.