140 learners taking this course
I am going to design an awesome inquiry unit based on this course! – Jack
I am now able to teach Aboriginal histories and cultures with more confidence – Penny
I learn about ‘cool burning’ and how to engage my students in this topic – Steffanie
In this course, you will hear how John Daly uses fire stick techniques to care for Country. John works with scientists and farmers to reduce the impact of bushfires and protect communities. You will learn:
- How to use John’s story to teach traditional land management in Years 3-6.
- How to teach Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures in history, geography and English.
- How to access a range of lessons that will excite your students.
- How to make learning relevant by connecting to land management in your local area.
- 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
This course is mapped to the Professional Standards for Teachers. It is accredited for teacher professional development hours in the following states and territories:
Graduate Teacher – all states and territories
2.4.1 Demonstrate broad knowledge of, understanding of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and languages.
3.3.1 Include a range of teaching strategies
3.4.1 Demonstrate knowledge of a range of resources, including ICT, that engage students in their learning.
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.
Cool Australia is endorsed to provide TQI Registered Professional Development for ACT teachers accredited at Proficient or Highly Accomplished Teacher.
In NSW, Cool Australia is endorsed to provide NESA Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher.
Chris Vella from Cool Australia is your course teacher. He has worked in the education sector for over 10 years as a classroom teacher and educational consultant. He has also worked at Western Sydney University. Chris loves getting creative with education and supporting others to do the same.
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.