'Learning Through Gardening - A Growing Educational Resource' - NESA professional development course is heading to Dubbo
This highly successful 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.
Teachers 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 Wambangalang as well as other organisations, who will show how effective the garden program is as a learning resource and to engage students.
Date: 21st November 2019
Time: 8:30 - 3:00pm
No. of participants: Maximum 40
What to bring: Enthusiasm and ideas to share
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.
Wambangalang Environmental Education Centre 273R Obley Road, Dubbo, NSW, 2830
21st November 2019 | 8:30am - 3:00pm
$120 per person (morning tea and lunch included)