Water science and sustainability
This free online TPD showcases current research in water science and sustainability and supports teachers to create a lesson for their own class.
Teachers will hear from experts and scientists about aspects of water science covered in the secondary science Australian Curriculum. Discussion points may include:
- Monitoring water resources so that they can be managed for sustainable use
- Effects of a changing climate on rainfall and water availability
- Social, economic, political and cultural factors that can affect decisions about water management
Participants will also participate in a Q & A session and learn about a new data set teaching resource about groundwater monitoring, suitable for Years 7-10, with extension activities for Earth and Environmental Science students.
Open to all Australian secondary science teachers, this course aims to create an online learning community where educators can share their lessons and provide feedback and support to other participants. This course is fully accessible online.
Completing this course before 31 July 2021 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 7 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors 2.1.2, 2.3.2, 3.3.2 and 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining proficient teacher accreditation in NSW.
This course is also registered PD with the ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI).
Teachers from other states and territories will receive a certificate of completion for their own PD portfolios.
Planning for and reflecting on ANSTO Meet an Expert online classes
Practice integrating live online sessions into your teaching program.
Teachers plan a two-lesson plus homework program for their students, during which they gather, process and present information about a practising Australian scientist. Teachers reflect on and evaluate their students' engagement and understanding. More information and teacher resources here.
Completing this course before 31 July 2021 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute to 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 2.6.2, 3.2.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.