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Teachers' Professional Development (TEN)

Free professional learning events each term for school and ELC educators, support staff and parents  to network, share resources and connect to the local environment. A wide range of topics are covered with a focus on embedding sustainability and environment education in classroom teaching.

Emphasis is on STEAM/STEM and inquiry-based learning with a variety of topics covered such as climate change and ecosystems, habitat improvements for local species and plastics in our oceans and on land.  Our workshops are open to all teachers who are motivated to bring the issue of sustainability to the fore in their schools. Schools who are enrolled in Resource Smart will find these workshops helpful in providing inspiration and direction.  

Our first TEN workshop in 2021 will be held on Thursday March 4th, from 4-5.30pm and the topic for this workshop is  "You Can Do More with Less! This  is a unique workshop which includes a visit to a "Tiny House" in the heart of St Kilda to meet Elle who has proven to herself and others, she can do more with less!! Educators will have a chance to tour the tiny house and learn about it's design including the renewable energy and other "off grid" features, as well as an introduction to a community garden project. Elle's story gives focus to the importance of values based life choices. It also informs values education for environmental stewardship and leadership for sustainability in schools. The EcoCentre education focus will also be on activities educators can take back into their schools, which include Food Garden ideas and STEM and STEAM opportunities. Please Register here. Location: St Kilda, with further information to be advised.

Please save these TEN workshop dates in your 2021 calendar!

Wednesday May 19th 4-5.30pm Topic TBA
Tuesday August 17th 4-5.30pm  Topic TBA
Thursday October 28th 4-5.30pm Topic TBA


Register here!

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For more information please contact our Education Team on 9525 3102 or email ten@ecocentre.com

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Boon Wurrung Foundation Logo The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located. We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Elder members of our multicultural community.