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@Ange_Andrews
SUSTAINABILITY
ACROSS THE
CURRICULUM
WELCOME!
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or tablet, please connect
to the internet.
We will play later ….
You will receive a
copy of these slides.
VAEE EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR 2012
Sunshine Foundation
The Lord Mayors Charitable Trust
The Ian Potter Foundation
The Nature C...
LEARN
FOR LIFE
www.coolaustralia.org
✓  Mapped to
Australian Curriculum
✓  Easy to use
✓  Meaningful
✓  Adaptable
✓  Up-to-date
✓  Free-to-access
33,000 TEACHERS
“One of the most significant responsibilities that
[teaching] professionals have is to support children to
retain the sense...
IN THIS WORKSHOP…
1.  Understanding 'sustainability’
2.  Education for Sustainability (EfS)
3.  Ways to integrate sustaina...
WHAT
IS
SUSTAINABILITY?
So, what is sustainability…?
C.S.I.
A Harvard Visible Thinking Tool
Color
Symbol
Symbol
Image
‘Sustainability is a goal in which society
meets the needs of the present without
compromising the ability of future
gener...
CHILDREN’S DEFINITIONS
OF SUSTAINABILITY
Something that lasts for a long time
- maybe forever
Like a circle - it goes arou...
Thinking about what you need
rather than taking what you want
Making the world a better
place for the future
	
  
Being ni...
Environmental Social / Educational
Economic Cultural
“When one tugs at a
single thing in nature, he
finds it attached to the
rest of the world.”
John Muir
An ongoing
LEARNING-BY-DOING
process that actively involves
PEOPLE
undertaking
CHANGE
What is EfS ?
Education for Sustaina...
HEART HEAD HANDS
Tell me and I will forget.
Show me and I will remember.
Involve me and I will understand...
Step back and I will act.
Optimism and Hope
Real World Learning Problem Solving
Creating Change
“90% of the products,
services and
technologies that will
be in markets in 2050
do not yet exist”
Peter Ellyard
Australia'...
TRANSFORMING EDUCATION
TRADITIONAL
EDUCATION
TRANSFORMATIONAL
EDUCATION
Primarily for employment Personal and career pathw...
Education for
Sustainability
provides lots of
ways to support
21ST CENTURY LEARNING
BENEFITS OF EfS
FOR STUDENTS
Positive mental health outcomes:
reduced symptoms and severity of ADHD, reduced
stress levels, reduced depression, increas...
Physical health benefits:
reduced risks of obesity and myopia, and improved
recovery from medical conditions.
Enhanced intellectual development:
improved creativity and imagination, and improved
academic performance
Where is
sustainability
integrated in
the Australian
curriculum?
How does
sustainability fit
in my school and
into my lesso...
Dimensions…
Cross-curriculum priorities
• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
histories and cultures
• Asia and Australi...
AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM
Cross Curriculum Priorities
Enhance teaching and learning experiences
and achieve curriculum objectives.
1. Adjusting
learning units
without
overloadi...
1. Adjusting
learning units
without
overloading the
curriculum.
Enhance teaching and learning experiences
and achieve curr...
Enhance teaching and learning experiences
and achieve curriculum objectives.
2. Permeating whole
school curriculum…
every ...
Whole school curriculum audit
http://sustainability.ceres.org.au/program/rsav/key-documents/
Enhance teaching and learning experiences
and achieve curriculum objectives.
3. Celebrating
through events
in the
school c...
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/sustainableschools/manage/enviro-club-manual.htm
www.coolaustralia.org
TEACHING RESOURCES
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
ENVIROWEEK
TOOLBOX (Digital Library)
NO NEED TO REINVENT THE WHEEL
WRITTEN
BY
TEACHERS,
FOR
TEACHERS
WE UNDERSTAND HOW
STUDENTS LEARN.
WE UNDERSTAND THE
NEEDS OF TEACHERS.
PRIOR LEARNING
FINDING OUT
TUNING IN
INQUIRY
BASED
LEARNING
DRAWING
CONCLUSIONS
CONSIDERING
SOCIAL ACTION
ASSESSMENT
AND R...
Let’s find
some
resources
REGISTER FOR FREE	
  
Search for
year (stage)
Search for
subject
Search for
topic
http://www.coolaustralia.org/activity/waste-breakdown/
Australian Curriculum
content descriptions
Teacher worksheet and
accompanying Student worksheet
Digital sharing:
No need to download and print
Instructions provided in
TEACHER WORKSHEET
Lesson ‘recipe card’
Students type in their
name and their answers in
STUDENT WORKSHEET
TEACHING RESOURCES
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
ENVIROWEEK
TOOLBOX (Digital Library)
CHECK OUT THE TOOLBOX (Digital Library)	
  
THE AMAZING RESOURCE RACE !
ü  Find a lesson plan that you can integrate into
your existing learning program
ü  Find a v...
TEACHING RESOURCES
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
ENVIROWEEK
TOOLBOX (Digital Library)
START SOMETHING NEW
OR CHOOSE AN EXISTING PROJECT
A YEAR OF ACTION
A WEEK OF CELEBRATION
Enviroweek helps Aussie kids connect
and contribute to their world.
Everyone can take action and discover
their impact plu...
www.enviroweek.org
WASTE
WARRIOR
GREEN
THUMB
SPARKY
WILD
CHILD
CHOOSE A THEME
HOW TO GUIDES
& TEACHING RESOURCES
LEARN FROM OTHERS
IDEAS AND INSPIRATION
CASE STUDIES
CELEBRATE
•  Registration Prizes
•  Early Bird Prizes
•  Spot Prizes
•  Refer-a-Friend Prize
•  Whole School Prizes
•  Com...
GREAT PRIZES UP FOR GRABS!
Solar panels
EcoStore products
Vegetable seeds Recycling stations
TEACHING RESOURCES
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
ENVIROWEEK
TOOLBOX (Digital Library)
ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2014 STUDY OF 5,000 AUSTRALIAN TEACHERS
… sustainability is important
and should be part of the curriculum.
… don’t unders...
Support with teaching the Australian Curriculum
YOU WILL GET…
PD hours accredited with BOSTES
Learning at your own pace, i...
Cool Australia’s online courses
are mapped to AITSL’s
Professional Standards for
Teachers and are accredited with
state ed...
FIND PD IN THIS MENU	
  
www.coolaustralia.org/professional-development
SO, WHAT CAN WE DO?
•  Model care, respect and appreciation for the natural
environment
•  Provide access to a range of na...
HOT
TIPS
START
SMALL
FOCUS ON
THE STUDENT
MAKE IT
COOL
HAVE FUN
SUSTAIN
YOURSELF
BUILD
RELATIONSHIPS
SNOWBALL EFFECT
GET LEADERSHIP
ONBOARD
FIND REVERENCE
IN NATURE
HOPE
CELEBRATE
ANGELA ANDREWS
www.coolaustralia.organgela@coolaustralia.org
@coolaustralia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iIkOi3srLo
Sustainability Across the Curriculum - IEU Conference 2015
Sustainability Across the Curriculum - IEU Conference 2015
Sustainability Across the Curriculum - IEU Conference 2015
Sustainability Across the Curriculum - IEU Conference 2015
Sustainability Across the Curriculum - IEU Conference 2015
Sustainability Across the Curriculum - IEU Conference 2015
Sustainability Across the Curriculum - IEU Conference 2015
Sustainability Across the Curriculum - IEU Conference 2015
Sustainability Across the Curriculum - IEU Conference 2015
Sustainability Across the Curriculum - IEU Conference 2015
Sustainability Across the Curriculum - IEU Conference 2015
Sustainability Across the Curriculum - IEU Conference 2015
Sustainability Across the Curriculum - IEU Conference 2015
Sustainability Across the Curriculum - IEU Conference 2015
Sustainability Across the Curriculum - IEU Conference 2015
Sustainability Across the Curriculum - IEU Conference 2015
Sustainability Across the Curriculum - IEU Conference 2015
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Sustainability Across the Curriculum - IEU Conference 2015
Sustainability Across the Curriculum - IEU Conference 2015
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Sustainability Across the Curriculum - IEU Conference 2015
Sustainability Across the Curriculum - IEU Conference 2015
Sustainability Across the Curriculum - IEU Conference 2015
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  1. 1. @coolaustralia @Ange_Andrews SUSTAINABILITY ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
  2. 2. WELCOME! If you have a laptop, phone or tablet, please connect to the internet. We will play later ….
  3. 3. You will receive a copy of these slides.
  4. 4. VAEE EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR 2012 Sunshine Foundation The Lord Mayors Charitable Trust The Ian Potter Foundation The Nature Conservancy The Kimberley Family Foundation Hydro Tasmania The Bardas Foundation The Fouress Foundation The 6A Foundation The Fox Family Foundation The Humanity Trust The Calvert-Jones Foundation We are a NFP organisation and gratefully appreciate the generous support we receive from a large number of partners, trusts and charitable foundations.
  5. 5. LEARN FOR LIFE
  6. 6. www.coolaustralia.org
  7. 7. ✓  Mapped to Australian Curriculum ✓  Easy to use ✓  Meaningful ✓  Adaptable ✓  Up-to-date ✓  Free-to-access
  8. 8. 33,000 TEACHERS
  9. 9. “One of the most significant responsibilities that [teaching] professionals have is to support children to retain the sense of awe and wonder that they are born with, to add to that a desire to nurture and protect what is beautiful, and to encourage them to appreciate that there are many possibilities for honouring life and wonders that the world holds". Anne Stonehouse Consultant, writer and facilitator of professional learning
  10. 10. IN THIS WORKSHOP… 1.  Understanding 'sustainability’ 2.  Education for Sustainability (EfS) 3.  Ways to integrate sustainability into your teaching and learning programs 4.  Further support from Cool Australia
  11. 11. WHAT IS SUSTAINABILITY?
  12. 12. So, what is sustainability…? C.S.I. A Harvard Visible Thinking Tool Color Symbol Symbol Image
  13. 13. ‘Sustainability is a goal in which society meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’ Our Common Future’ Brundtland Report ‘Sustainability addresses the ongoing capacity of Earth to maintain all life.’ ACARA - Australian Curriculum ‘Sustainability is improving the quality of human life while living within the carrying capacity of supporting eco-systems.’ IUCN/UNEP/WWF (1991). ‘Caring for the Earth: A Strategy for Sustainable Living.’ Switzerland. ‘Enough for Everyone, Forever…’ Unknown ! !
  14. 14. CHILDREN’S DEFINITIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY Something that lasts for a long time - maybe forever Like a circle - it goes around and all is re-used Loving and caring for our planet and its creatures Sharing what we have with others and not taking more than our share
  15. 15. Thinking about what you need rather than taking what you want Making the world a better place for the future   Being nice to all of your neighbours including the trees   Taking care of the air, water, land and those who live there ! Sustainability is not just cleaning up your ! own room – it’s about keeping tidy an even ! bigger room that belongs to everyone!!
  16. 16. Environmental Social / Educational Economic Cultural
  17. 17. “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” John Muir
  18. 18. An ongoing LEARNING-BY-DOING process that actively involves PEOPLE undertaking CHANGE What is EfS ? Education for Sustainability
  19. 19. HEART HEAD HANDS
  20. 20. Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand... Step back and I will act.
  21. 21. Optimism and Hope Real World Learning Problem Solving Creating Change
  22. 22. “90% of the products, services and technologies that will be in markets in 2050 do not yet exist” Peter Ellyard Australia's most prominent futurist Destination 2050: Concepts Bank and Toolkit for Future-Makers (September 2011).
  23. 23. TRANSFORMING EDUCATION TRADITIONAL EDUCATION TRANSFORMATIONAL EDUCATION Primarily for employment Personal and career pathways Information transfer Information analysis Passive learners Active learners Textbook learning Real-world, hands-on learning Within the classroom In and outside the classroom
  24. 24. Education for Sustainability provides lots of ways to support 21ST CENTURY LEARNING
  25. 25. BENEFITS OF EfS FOR STUDENTS
  26. 26. Positive mental health outcomes: reduced symptoms and severity of ADHD, reduced stress levels, reduced depression, increased confidence and higher self-esteem 2.  Climbing  Trees  –  Just  what  the  doctor  ordered    
  27. 27. Physical health benefits: reduced risks of obesity and myopia, and improved recovery from medical conditions.
  28. 28. Enhanced intellectual development: improved creativity and imagination, and improved academic performance
  29. 29. Where is sustainability integrated in the Australian curriculum? How does sustainability fit in my school and into my lessons?
  30. 30. Dimensions… Cross-curriculum priorities • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures • Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia • Sustainability Learning areas • English • Mathematics • Science • Humanities and social sciences – history, geography, business and economics, civics and citizenship • Arts • Languages • Health and physical education • Technologies General capabilities •  Literacy •  Numeracy •  Information and communication technology •  Critical and creative thinking •  Personal and social competence •  Ethical behaviour •  Intercultural understanding
  31. 31. AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM Cross Curriculum Priorities
  32. 32. Enhance teaching and learning experiences and achieve curriculum objectives. 1. Adjusting learning units without overloading the curriculum. 2. Permeating whole school curriculum… every subject, every year level.   3. Celebrating through events in the school calendar.
  33. 33. 1. Adjusting learning units without overloading the curriculum. Enhance teaching and learning experiences and achieve curriculum objectives. Finding ‘the leaf’ Basing it on your knowledge/interest Excursions, day trips & camps Special projects or programs
  34. 34. Enhance teaching and learning experiences and achieve curriculum objectives. 2. Permeating whole school curriculum… every subject, every year level. Curriculum audit Interdisciplinary unit across year levels or subject areas Whole staff professional development School pedagogical or cultural shift
  35. 35. Whole school curriculum audit http://sustainability.ceres.org.au/program/rsav/key-documents/
  36. 36. Enhance teaching and learning experiences and achieve curriculum objectives. 3. Celebrating through events in the school calendar. Student leadership projects Special events eg. Earth Hour Enviroweek. A Year of Action. A Week of Celebration
  37. 37. http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/sustainableschools/manage/enviro-club-manual.htm
  38. 38. www.coolaustralia.org
  39. 39. TEACHING RESOURCES PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ENVIROWEEK TOOLBOX (Digital Library)
  40. 40. NO NEED TO REINVENT THE WHEEL
  41. 41. WRITTEN BY TEACHERS, FOR TEACHERS WE UNDERSTAND HOW STUDENTS LEARN. WE UNDERSTAND THE NEEDS OF TEACHERS.
  42. 42. PRIOR LEARNING FINDING OUT TUNING IN INQUIRY BASED LEARNING DRAWING CONCLUSIONS CONSIDERING SOCIAL ACTION ASSESSMENT AND REFLECTION
  43. 43. Let’s find some resources
  44. 44. REGISTER FOR FREE  
  45. 45. Search for year (stage)
  46. 46. Search for subject
  47. 47. Search for topic
  48. 48. http://www.coolaustralia.org/activity/waste-breakdown/
  49. 49. Australian Curriculum content descriptions
  50. 50. Teacher worksheet and accompanying Student worksheet Digital sharing: No need to download and print
  51. 51. Instructions provided in TEACHER WORKSHEET
  52. 52. Lesson ‘recipe card’
  53. 53. Students type in their name and their answers in STUDENT WORKSHEET
  54. 54. TEACHING RESOURCES PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ENVIROWEEK TOOLBOX (Digital Library)
  55. 55. CHECK OUT THE TOOLBOX (Digital Library)  
  56. 56. THE AMAZING RESOURCE RACE ! ü  Find a lesson plan that you can integrate into your existing learning program ü  Find a video clip from the Toolbox that your enviro-club can play at school assembly to highlight a topical sustainability issue. ü  Find an activity that you can leave for a casual relief teacher.
  57. 57. TEACHING RESOURCES PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ENVIROWEEK TOOLBOX (Digital Library)
  58. 58. START SOMETHING NEW OR CHOOSE AN EXISTING PROJECT A YEAR OF ACTION A WEEK OF CELEBRATION
  59. 59. Enviroweek helps Aussie kids connect and contribute to their world. Everyone can take action and discover their impact plus share in some cool prizes. It’s free, fun and easy. 2014 ENVIROWEEK STATS  
  60. 60. www.enviroweek.org
  61. 61. WASTE WARRIOR GREEN THUMB SPARKY WILD CHILD CHOOSE A THEME
  62. 62. HOW TO GUIDES & TEACHING RESOURCES
  63. 63. LEARN FROM OTHERS
  64. 64. IDEAS AND INSPIRATION
  65. 65. CASE STUDIES
  66. 66. CELEBRATE •  Registration Prizes •  Early Bird Prizes •  Spot Prizes •  Refer-a-Friend Prize •  Whole School Prizes •  Communities Prizes •  Survey Prizes •  Educators Prizes •  Young Leaders Prizes •  Teams Prizes •  People's Choice Award Prizes
  67. 67. GREAT PRIZES UP FOR GRABS! Solar panels EcoStore products Vegetable seeds Recycling stations
  68. 68. TEACHING RESOURCES PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ENVIROWEEK TOOLBOX (Digital Library)
  69. 69. ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  70. 70. 2014 STUDY OF 5,000 AUSTRALIAN TEACHERS … sustainability is important and should be part of the curriculum. … don’t understand what sustainability is or how to incorporate it in their teaching. www.educationforsustainability.com.au/efs-in-the-curriculum/aesa-final-report-now-available
  71. 71. Support with teaching the Australian Curriculum YOU WILL GET… PD hours accredited with BOSTES Learning at your own pace, in your own time Help with student engagement and learning A chance to chat with educators across Australia
  72. 72. Cool Australia’s online courses are mapped to AITSL’s Professional Standards for Teachers and are accredited with state education departments.
  73. 73. FIND PD IN THIS MENU  
  74. 74. www.coolaustralia.org/professional-development
  75. 75. SO, WHAT CAN WE DO? •  Model care, respect and appreciation for the natural environment •  Provide access to a range of natural materials •  Create opportunities for students to care for and learn from the land •  Share information about the impact of human activities on the environment •  Discuss ways the life and health of living things are interconnected •  Embed sustainability in daily routines and practices    
  76. 76. HOT TIPS
  77. 77. START SMALL
  78. 78. FOCUS ON THE STUDENT
  79. 79. MAKE IT COOL
  80. 80. HAVE FUN
  81. 81. SUSTAIN YOURSELF
  82. 82. BUILD RELATIONSHIPS
  83. 83. SNOWBALL EFFECT
  84. 84. GET LEADERSHIP ONBOARD
  85. 85. FIND REVERENCE IN NATURE
  86. 86. HOPE
  87. 87. CELEBRATE
  88. 88. ANGELA ANDREWS www.coolaustralia.organgela@coolaustralia.org @coolaustralia
  89. 89. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iIkOi3srLo

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