Teach Caring for Country Using Fire

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WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In this course you will discover how John, an Aboriginal land manager, uses fire techniques to Care for Country. John works with scientists and farmers to reduce the impact of bushfires and protect communities. You will participate in a range of activities and find out how to use this engaging content in your Year 3-6 curriculum.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

  • How to include traditional land management in Year 3-6 history, geography and English.
  • How to teach Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures across the curriculum.
  • How to use different activities to engage your students.
  • How to make learning relevant by connecting to your local area.

HOW LONG DOES IT GO FOR?

This course will take you 2 hours 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.
Enrol in a free Bonus Resources course if you want to learn more.

WHAT ARE THE CURRICULUM LINKS?

  • Year 3: History
  • Year 4: History, Geography
  • Year 5: Geography
  • General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding
  • Cross curriculum priorities: Sustainability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

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
2.4.2 Provide opportunities for students to develop understanding of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and languages
3.3.2 Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning
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 NSW
2.4.3 Support colleagues with providing opportunities for students to develop understanding of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and languages.
3.3.3 Support colleagues to select and apply effective teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem solving and Critical and Creative Thinking.
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.

 

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Cool Australia is endorsed to provide TQI Registered Professional Development for ACT teachers accredited at Proficient or Highly Accomplished Teacher.

 

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WHO IS THE COURSE TEACHER?

Kirsty Costa has helped thousands teachers grow in their profession. She started her career as a primary classroom teacher and has gone on to become an award-winning trainer and educational consultant. Kirsty’s courses will inspire you, build your confidence and provide you with resources that you can use straight away.

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