High Schools Approach PD - 17 June 2013
Flyer (283KB PDF)
Amy Blaylock - NRM Education(22 mins audio)
Welcome; what is Education for Sustainability?; summary of results from 2012 end of year survey and 2013 high schools survey; changes to NRM Education engagement with high school staff.
Powerpoint (200KB PDF)
NRM Education 2012 end of year survey results (high schools staff only) (25KB xls)
NRM Education 2013 high schools survey results (345KB PDF)
Further Reading - How to succeed with Education for Sustainability by Josephine Lang, Curriculum Corporation 2007.
Kate de Ruyter - Thebarton Senior College (15 mins audio)
Introduction to Thebarton Senior College; student profile; history of staff environment group from 2007; sustainability as a school value; release time for sustainability focus; Sustainable Directions consultants; NRM Education support; challenges with staff & students; student leadership; whole school focus for World Environment Day; Rotaract; College sustainability tour; NAP Science/Maths food miles and food waste; glasses muster.
Powerpoint (1.7MB PDF)
Thebarton Senior College School Environment Management Plan (2.6MB PDF)
Faculty Leader Survey (643KB PDF)
Joshua Earl - Thebarton Senior College (11 mins audio)
VET IT Certificate; sustainability requirements; engagement challenges; legislative context to personal agency; taking realistic and authentic personal actions that contribute to sustainability; time challenges; influence outside the classroom; audience questions.
Warren Eaton - Brighton Secondary School (15 mins audio)
SRC as drivers; Brighton Up Committee; unsustainable structure; NRM Education support; Wipe Out Waste; PD re-structure – Professional Learning Communities with teacher leaders around each cross curriculum priority and general capability; waste audit promotion and process; Yr 12 Op Shop causal day as charity fundraiser; Mobile Phone Muster; vision for a Stage 1 Integrated Studies subject with an environmental or sustainability theme, including a budget for students to implement sustainable practices at the school; audience questions.
Belinda Hawker - Hamilton Secondary College (10 mins audio)
Starting to look at sustainability; staff & student surveys; VET Sustainability Champions; engaging videos; youth voice.
Group Discussion (8 mins audio)
Geography curriculum changes; sustainability in the curriculum; education for sustainability; internalising of values; authentic tasks; Sustainability Champions VET.
Feedback and future directions (54KB PDF)
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