How To Teach Sustainability With Hope

How To Teach Sustainability With Hope

  • Cool+
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Foundation
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Health and Physical Education
  • The Arts
  • Technology
  • Languages
  • Work Studies
  • Environmental
  • Climate Change
  • Sustainability
  • Social
  • Economic
  • ...

Course summary

This course is for both primary and secondary teachers of all subjects, but especially for English, Science, Humanities and Geography teachers who are covering climate change and the cross-curriculum priority of sustainability.

You will learn:

In this course, you will find out how to bring hope to challenging, upsetting or worrying topics around sustainability. You’ll learn:

  • What sustainability is.
  • What hope is and what hope theory is.
  • How hope can benefit your students.
  • How hope can be used to frame challenges relating to sustainability.
  • Tips and tricks for fostering a hopeful environment in the classroom.

Course time:

This course will take you 2 hours to complete. Enjoy it in one session or spread it out over a few weeks. You will have ongoing access via your personal dashboard.

Accreditation:

This course is mapped to the Professional Standards for Teachers. It is accredited for teacher professional development hours in the following states and territories:

Proficient Teacher – all states and territories except ACT and NSW:

  • 3.3 Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving and critical and creative thinking.
  • 4.1 Establish and implement inclusive and positive interactions to engage and support all students in classroom activities.

This course is not currently accredited in the ACT (TQI) or NSW (NESA). However, it can be counted towards teacher identified learning hours (ACT) or NESA PD elective hours (NSW).

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Course Content

Getting Started

Getting Started

01.
Introduction
02.
Course Handout
03.
Set some learning goals
What is Sustainability? What is Hope?

What is Sustainability? What is Hope?

04.
Sustainability and hope
05.
What is sustainability?
06.
Bringing sustainability into the classroom
07.
The big challenges to a sustainable future
08.
What is hope?
09.
What is hope theory and how does it apply to your students?
Teaching Sustainability with Hope

Teaching Sustainability with Hope

10.
Hope in the classroom
11.
Introduce the topic and let them talk
12.
Introduce hope to your students
13.
Highlight multiple outcomes or choices
14.
Show them how far we've already come
15.
Frame the issue in positive terms
16.
Encourage students to take action
17.
Take time to reflect
18.
Teaching tips
Your Teaching

Your Teaching

19.
Cool lesson plans
Reflection

Reflection

20.
Reflection
21.
Taxonomy of learning
22.
Suggestions for collaboration
23.
Congratulations

Course instructors

Krista Nisi is the Head Writer at Cool Australia and brings over 15 years of experience working in education, tertiary and local government. She holds a Masters in Environment (Environmental Education) from the University of Melbourne. Krista looks for innovative ways to involve young people in early learning and school education by helping them explore, think about and engage with the world around them.

Jarryd Bendall from Cool Australia is your course teacher. He comes from a long line of teachers, which is why he initially avoided this calling. After a myriad of roles in law, medicine, used car sales, and as the mascot for the Western Bulldogs AFL team, Jarryd eventually taught primary school for a number of years, before combining his love for writing and education at an Education Specialist role with Cool. This role sees him as a bridge between knowledgeable industry experts and classroom teachers, bringing excellence into the classroom and challenging the average curriculum with innovative and effective ideas.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will this take to complete?

This course will take you 2 hours to complete. Enjoy it in one session or spread it out over a few weeks. You will have ongoing access via your personal dashboard.

Will I get proof of completion?

You will get a Cool.org certificate when you finish, which you can access any time via your personal dashboard, it will also be sent to you by email.

Is this course accredited?

This course is mapped to the Professional Standards for Teachers. It is accredited for teacher professional development hours in the following states and territories:

Proficient Teacher – all states and territories except ACT & NSW:

  • 3.3 Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving and critical and creative thinking.
  • 4.1 Establish and implement inclusive and positive interactions to engage and support all students in classroom activities.

This course is not currently accredited in the ACT (TQI) or NSW (NESA). However, it can be counted towards teacher identified learning hours (ACT) or NESA PD elective hours (NSW).

What are the curriculum links?

  • Cross-curriculum priorities: Sustainability
  • General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability
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