This 4 hour NESA Registered course, builds capacity for teachers to support and empower their school’s student environmental leaders to effectively develop and run school and community environmental projects. Observatory Hill EEC will run this course in conjunction with a Student Sustainability Leadership Expo.
6.2.2, 6.3.2, 7.4.2.
1. Keynote:Supporting best practice sustainability leadership in schools – Examples of strategies and resources to support student sustainability projects (30 mins)
2. The DoE Sustainability Action Process (SAP) – a pedagogy for teaching sustainability (60 mins)
Making the case for change
Defining the scope for action
Developing the proposal for action
Implementing the proposal
Evaluating and reflecting
3. Recess (25 mins)
Hands-on workshop demonstrations of school sustainability initiatives – Practical examples of ways to improve sustainably in schools (2 x 30 mins workshops on waste, water, energy, biodiversity, Kitchen Gardens etc) EEC and community sustainability providers
4. Developing student leadership skills – How to inspire, motivate and give students opportunities to build leadership skill (40 mins)
How to run student-led environment team meetings
How to fundraise and apply for grants
How to choose your projects
How to gain support from the school executive
How to promote your ideas to the school community
How to make your club engaging and fun
How to make measurable objectives and evaluate your success
5. Lunch (30 mins)
6. Forum discussions – Participant sharing session to discuss effective strategies teachers have implemented or plan to implement in their schools (30 mins)
7 Action Planning Projects – Developing school / community sustainability projects. (20 mins)
Close and evaluations
Next course details
Date - Thursday 19th September 2019
Location - Sydney Observatory, Upper Fort St Millers Point
Who is eligible to attend - Teachers accompanying their students to the Sustainability Expo rurning concurrently on the 19th Sept.
How do I apply - Enroll through the DEC MYPL portal on course code RG0388.