Recently, IEUA NSW/ACT Branch hosted almost 100 teachers for an online Environment/ Sustainability TeachMeet. This session, which took place on a Wednesday evening, was a NESA registered professional development opportunity for participating teachers.
“We wanted to find a way to let some of our passionate teachers and support staff talk about the projects they have put into place,’ IEU Organiser Keith Heggart said.
“This event was the start of that – and we were thrilled that so many of our members wanted to be involved.”
The TeachMeet had four presenters speaking about environmental projects that they have started in their schools. They were:
Amber Erasmus - Green Point Christian College (grant winner).
Phillipa Maher - Valla Beach Preschool (grant winner).
Jarryd Thurling - Trinity College, Thurgoona (grant winner).
Margaret O’Donnell - Xavier College, Llandilo (Environment committee member).
Lubna Haddad, another IEU Organiser, also shared her experiences at a recent conference about the Millennium Development Goals and how they can be integrated into the Australian Curriculum.
The feedback from participants was overwhelmingly positive, with many indicating that they would be speaking to their principals or directors about how they might put some of the ideas into practice.
IEUA NSW/ACT Branch will be hosting more events like this in the future. Check the website to register.
If you would like to hear more about environmental education matters, join the IEU’s Environment Group on Facebook here.