This course aims to provide a springboard for teachers to embrace the growing list of research that shows school garden programs enhance learning, improve health and can engage disengaged students. Learning is most effective when the subject matter is "demystified," and familiar to the learner, and presented in a manner that considers the varied learning styles and even abilities of the student population found in today's classrooms.
The course will take teachers on a journey through the amazing garden program at Dorchester School within Reiby Juvenile Justice Centre. They will run through a series of workshops from how to create specific gardens to how to best use the gardens as a functioning resource in the school. The teachers will hear from experts from the Royal Botanic Gardens and other organisations as well as the staff from the Centre and School involved in their own successful school garden programs.
Completing the course will contribute 5.5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.3.2, 1.6.2, 2.4.2, 3.4.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
8:30am - 3pm
$120 per person (morning tea and lunch included)
Reiby Juvenile Justice Centre - Airds
No. of participants:
Maximum of 40
What to bring:
Enthusiasm and ideas to share