95 learners taking this course
I never thought about sustainability in this way and now I have lots of new teaching ideas – Anne
I really enjoyed spending an hour with this great beginners guide to sustainability – John
This course has helped me improve the way I speak and teach about sustainability. Loved it! – Ali
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Open your students’ minds to how different systems – environmental, social and economic – are connected. In this course, you will learn:
- What sustainability is and why it’s important.
- The pillars of sustainable development – Planet, People, Profit.
- How to use the Principles of Education for Sustainability.
- How sustainability fits into the primary and secondary curriculum.
HOW LONG DOES IT GO FOR?
This course will take you 1 hour to complete. Enjoy it in one session or spread it out over a few weeks. You will have access for 1 year.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
This course is on-demand and for private study. Enjoy the course with your team or enrol independently. Learn at your own pace and at times that suit you. Get a certificate when you finish.
WHAT ARE THE CURRICULUM LINKS?
- Foundation to Year 6: all subject areas
- Year 7 to Year 10: all subject areas
- General capabilities: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding
- Cross curriculum priorities: Sustainability
IS IT ACCREDITED FOR PD HOURS?
This course is mapped to the Professional Standards for Teachers. It is accredited for teacher professional development hours in the following states and territories:
Proficient Teacher – all states and territories except for ACT
2.1.2 Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.
3.4.2 Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning.
Highly Accomplished Teacher – all states and territories except for ACT and NSW
2.1.3 Support colleagues using current and comprehensive knowledge of content and teaching strategies to develop and implement engaging learning and teaching programs.
3.4.3 Assist colleagues to create, select and use a wide range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning.
In NSW, Cool Australia is endorsed to provide NESA Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher.
Cool Australia acknowledges the support of the Victorian Department of Education and Training through the Strategic Partnerships Program.
WHO IS THE COURSE TEACHER?
Kirsty Costa is an award-winning teacher and mentor who has helped thousands of teachers grow in their profession. She started her education career as a classroom teacher in Australia and Japan. She left to become an educational consultant in early learning, primary and secondary. And now Kirsty lives in her element by facilitating online courses and delivering key note addresses to teachers across the country.
As a not-for-profit organisation all revenue from our Professional Development courses is reinvested into providing teachers with the resources to become the designers of exceptional learning.