Using The Cool.org Hope Framework To Explore Challenging Topics - Primary

Using The Cool.org Hope Framework To Explore Challenging Topics - Primary

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Lesson Summary

Cool.org recognises that students can sometimes be exposed to upsetting issues when exploring real-world topics in the classroom. Using a hopeful mindset in these moments can provide a psychological safety net for you and your students. 

The Cool.org Hope Framework includes strategies and tactics for adopting a hopeful mindset. This course will explain the benefits of hope to your students and provide practical examples of how to use our Framework in your classroom.

Video transcript

“Hi, I’m Hamish from Cool.org.”

“We know that sometimes the real-world issues that you and your students explore in the classroom can cause you and your students to feel upset. Which is not surprising - the world can feel like a pretty unhappy and unkind place at times."

"Here at Cool, we think it's important for students to explore these issues, but we’d like them to do it in a way that supports their psychological safety."

"This is why we've created Cool’s Hope Framework. This Framework provides tactics and strategies you can use as a guide when you explore upsetting topics."

“In this course, you will explore these tactics and be provided with practical examples to help you foster a more hopeful classroom. If you have any questions or comments, your course teacher will be available to assist you.”

You will learn:

  • The value of creating a hopeful mindset
  • The key features of The Cool.org Hope Framework
  • How to use our Framework in the classroom.

Course time:

About 30 to 45 minutes - perfect for after work or during a spare period. You will have ongoing access via your user 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 NSW and ACT)

  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 3.5.2 Use effective classroom communication
  • 4.1.1 Support student participation

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

Using The Cool.org Hope Framework To Explore Challenging Topics - Primary

Using The Cool.org Hope Framework To Explore Challenging Topics - Primary

01.
Introduction
02.
What is Hope?
03.
The Cool.org Hope Framework
04.
Rethink - Identify the Tone
05.
Rethink - Use Humour
06.
Rethink - Encourage a Growth Mindset
07.
Redefine - Look for the Helpers
08.
Redefine - Select the Solutions
09.
Redefine - Avoid Catastrophizing
10.
Reframe - Using Positive Reframing
11.
Reframe - Shift Awareness
12.
Reflection
13.
Congratulations

Course Writer

Krista Nisi brings over 17 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. She is also hopeful about the future.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I log this PD with my states teaching authority?

Yes! Our courses are mapped to the Australian Professional Teacher Standards (AITSL), and your completion can be logged as elective PD hours with your state's teaching regulatory authority. To do this, grab your certificate of completion from your personal dashboard once the course is complete.

  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 3.5.2 Use effective classroom communication
  • 4.1.1 Support student participation

How long will this take to complete?

About 30 to 45 minutes - perfect for after work or during a spare period. You will have ongoing access via your user dashboard.

How does it work?

This course is on-demand and for private study. Learn at your own pace and at times that suit you. Get a certificate when you finish. You will have ongoing access.

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 NSW and ACT)

  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 3.5.2 Use effective classroom communication
  • 4.1.1 Support student participation

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).

Who are the instructors?

This course is designed in consultation with teachers, principals, psychologists, counsellors, scientists, and all manner of experts in the education field.

Cool.org's curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum and best educational practice, so you can be sure your learning is at the cutting edge of education theory.

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