Professional learning

Upcoming events

Sustainable Schools NSW is running two free online professional learning sessions for NSW teachers interested in developing their skills and knowledge to teach sustainability and to take action to make their school more sustainable. 

Monday 31 October 2022, 4:00 - 5.00pm
Session 1: Regenerating Australia teacher screening and discussion
Click here to register for Session 1

Thursday 3 November 2022, 3.45 - 5.15pm 
Session 2: School sustainability stories: Tackling waste together and Return and Earn in your school.
Click here to register for Session 2

Session 1: Regenerating Australia teacher screening and discussion

Are you ready to regenerate?

Join us to watch the award-winning short film Regenerating Australia and for a discussion about how the film can support student learning and inspire students to explore ideas, solutions and stories to regenerate Australia. 

Regenerating Australia is a 17-minute film depicting an aspirational and compelling pathway forward for Australia, featuring climate saving innovations that are available and being used now. Based on a four-month interview process with a diverse group of Australians who shared their hopes and dreams for the country's future, it is a story of empowerment, solutions and regeneration.

The film is best suited for use with upper primary and secondary students, has supporting curriculum materials, a schools action tool kit and opportunities for educational viewing. 

Please note that due to licensing, the film is available for viewing at this specified time and the session will not be recorded.

Click here to register for Session 1

Session 2: School sustainability stories: Tackling waste together and Return and Earn in your school.

Are you looking for practical tips for dealing with some common waste challenges in schools? 

Join our free online profession learning session, with teachers sharing tips and tricks for taking action to reduce waste in their school.

Through two school case studies, we will explore ideas for reducing waste, working with student teams and resources to support your school Return and Earn program. 

This professional learning session is delivered with support from Return and Earn NSW.

Click here to register for Session 2

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 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, the majority of which are accredited with NESA.
  • 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