The Eastern Alliance for Sustainable Learning provides professional development, learning and networking opportunities for early years, primary and secondary schools in the following local government areas:
- City of Whittlesea
- Maroondah City Council
- Manningham City Council
- Knox City Council
- Yarra Ranges Council
Teacher Environment Network Meetings
When: Wednesday, 7 March 2018
Time: 4:15 – 6:00pm
Where: Knox Park Primary School (Corner Watersedge Close and Kathryn Road, Knoxfield)
Details: Planting a Native Garden – Join us for a PD session exploring how to best plan and manage a native garden within an educational setting. There will be information on local nurseries that educators can access and specific council resources that can be useful when developing a native garden. Experiences and ideas will be shared on how to include students in this process and improve the overall success of the garden. This Professional Development session will open with afternoon tea and a short networking activity, giving educators the opportunity to meet like-minded people from the EASL region. Afternoon tea is provided at this event.
Register: Click here to register for the PD.
Workshops & Events
Learning for a Sustainable Future – Student Leadership Program
When: Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Details: In 2018, EASL is piloting a student focused program which will strengthen students’ leadership and project management skills, providing them with the skills and knowledge to apply sustainability in their own lives and broader communities.
The program involves a one day conference style event and online workshop sessions held before and after the conference. The conference day will have students complete workshop sessions which will help to further develop their project management skills and increase their knowledge of sustainability issues within their region.
After participating it is anticipated that students will feel empowered and will be able to clearly communicate the changes they want to see in the world and throughout their community.
The pilot program will be limited to three schools per EASL council, with a maximum of five students attending the conference day from each school. The program is targeting students in grade 5 to year 9.
More info: Click here for more information and to register for the event
Check out more on the EASL website