ONLINE: Teaching language through climate change science

Bronwyn Parkin

4.5 Hour

Opens 17th February 2023

Online unmoderated course

This course aims to support professional learning communities in exploring the explicit teaching and learning of language within scientific units of work.

Teaching Oral and Written Language though Climate Change Science

  • Module 1 – All participants (+1hr reading)
  • Module 2 Individuals or professional learning communities - select the relevant year level (+2hr reading)
          Foundation - Year 2  
          Years 3-4 
          Years 5-6
  • Module 3–All participants (+1hr reading)

Why participate?

  • Develop an understanding of language and literacy skills required within the scientific classroom.
  • Unpack one of the many climate change topics related to the Australian Curriculum: Science.
  • Understand the language focus of each topic and access the many time-saving resources available to assist in your teaching.

Who should participate?

  • All teachers - Years F-6

What else do I need to know?  This course is designed as a companion professional development resource for the PETAA award-winning text, Teaching the language of climate change science. This text is required reading for this course.

How does it work?

  • Individuals: upon registration individuals will be sent a link to access the PL on our online learning platform.
  • Whole schools: One staff member must register on behalf of their school. They can choose to have a single link to view this together or can email us the names and email addresses of teachers they wish to enrol. 

Cost of participation




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Completing this workshop will contribute 4 hours (NSW - Elective PL) of online Professional Learning addressing 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.2.2. 3.2.2, 3.3.2, 4.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

 Core text

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16/02/2023 - 31/12/2023
Sign in or create an account to register Last day to register is 31/12/2023