94 learners taking this course
I enjoyed exploring how to use inquiry questions to improve geography teaching – James
I’m new to geography and this course helped me understand the basics – Cameron
This course reminded me about how important sustainability is to the geography curriculum – Brooke
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Connect what is being taught in your geography classroom to the world outside, using sustainability education. In this course, you will learn:
- How sustainability fits into the Year 7 to Year 10 geography curriculum.
- A holistic definition of sustainability, which goes beyond compost bins and solar panels.
- How to use geographic inquiry to connect students to the world.
- How to access a range of resources that will give your teaching a boost.
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?
- Geography – Years 7 to 10
- 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 ACT
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 ACT and NSW
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.
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.