Professional learning

Upcoming events

School sustainability stories

Thursday 16 March 2023, 3.45 - 5.15pm

Join our award winning teachers in discussion about school waste, sustainability and student engagement. 

  • Rose Everingham, Regentville Public School, Return and Earn Program Leader Award Winner 2022
  • Ann-Kathrin Kiehn, Sustainable Schools Teacher of the Year 2022

Educators will share their experience, knowledge and insights in a session designed to inspire you to get your own school environment projects happening this year. 

Click here to register, Zoom details provided on registration. 

Free online professional learning provided to NSW educators with thanks to our project partners Return and Earn

2020 Sustainable Schools NSW Online Conference

Resources from the 2020 Online Conference are available here

Support for professional learning

Support for environmental and sustainability professional learning can be found via:

  • Australian Association of Environmental Education NSW Chapter offering professional development resources, courses, conferences and professional networks. 
  • Sustainability Connect is a new sustainability education business directory developed and managed by Sustainable Schools NSW and AAEE NSW. Search the directory for PD support. 
  • Environmental and Zoo Education Centres - Visit your local website for further professional learning opportunities.
  • Brewongle EEC - located in Sackville North, Brewongle EEC offer a range of professional learning courses throughout the year covering science and technology, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, geography and sustainability as a cross-curriculum priority.
  • Field of Mars EEC - located in East Ryde, Field of Mars run a range of professional learning courses year round
  • Observatory Hill Environmental Education Centre (EEC) runs the NESA accredited course ‘Integrating the Sustainability Cross Curriculum Priority’ (Course Code RG00451) for schools in its area of operations. See their website for upcoming course dates.
  • Centennial Parklands Professional Development Courses. The Parkland's Education team offer professional development and training to enable individuals and organisations to learn the skills, knowledge and attitudes to connect children in their own settings. Training themes include adventure in outdoor learning, the outdoor classroom, elemental play (fire, water, air), creativity and imagination outdoors, nature pedagogy. 
  • Cool Australia's Online Professional Development Courses - Cool Australia is an award winning, not-for-profit organisation that provides a range of accredited short online courses for early childhood, primary and secondary teachers. The online courses support the integration of sustainability and real-life learning in the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum.
  • My PL - A professional learning management system by the NSW Department of Education