Professional Learning​

Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools to empower future generations

Events and Support

Greening your school canteen 
Wednesday 14 June 2023, 4.30 – 5.45 pm

Join us for an engaging discussion about strategies to reduce waste and single use plastic use in your school canteen.

  • Sherene LaGasse, Foodnasties & Plasticnasties
  • Gaye Dufty, Aldavilla Primary School

Speakers will share their practical experiences and actionable ideas, exploring reusable and sustainable options to replace single use plastic and reduce waste in your school canteen.

The webinar is open to teachers, school administration staff, school canteen managers, P&C members and volunteers – any member of the school community that makes your school canteen happen.

Register now for this free program. Zoom details provided on registration.

This program is provided free to educators and school communities with thanks to our project partners Midwaste.

AAEE Biennial Conference 2023, Listen Learn Transform
25-27 September, Wollongong

Join educators from across Australia at the 22nd Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) Biennial Conference and 5th Research Symposium, being hosted at University of Wollongong.

This conference will bring celebration, revitalisation, hope and empowerment to our environmental education sector. It will tackle questions on how we can be stronger together, look after each other and continue to accelerate environmental and cultural regeneration.

Click here to register, AAEE NSW members can access special member rates.

2020 Sustainable Schools NSW Online Conference

Resources from the 2020 Online Conference are available here.

Support for environmental and sustainability professional learning can be found via:

  • Australian Association of Environmental Education NSW Chapter offers professional development resources, courses, conferences and professional networks. 
  • Sustainability Connect is a new sustainability education directory sharing information about education providers that can support your PD needs – search the directory for professional development
  • Environmental and Zoo Education Centres – NSW Department of Education EZECs offer a fabulous array of professional development courses for teachers, to help you incorporate sustainability education into your curriculum, campus and culture
  • Centennial Parklands Professional Development Courses. The Parkland’s Education team offer professional development and training to enable individuals and organisations to learn the skills, knowledge and attitudes to connect children in their own settings. Training themes include adventure in outdoor learning, the outdoor classroom, elemental play (fire, water, air), creativity and imagination outdoors, nature pedagogy. 
  • Cool Australia’s Online Professional Development Courses – Cool Australia is an award winning, not-for-profit organisation that provides a range of accredited short online courses for early childhood, primary and secondary teachers. The online courses support the integration of sustainability and real-life learning in the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum.
  • Dart Learning – This online database connects educators to content providers, their virtual excursions and professional learning opportunities, supported by the NSW DoE Distance and Rural Technologies Team 
  • My PL – A professional learning management system by the NSW Department of Education