New South Wales

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TESEP partners with the Metropolitan South-West Science Teachers’ Association (LAZSTA) to provide accreditation in NSW. Completing each hour of webinar PD will contribute 1 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing Standards 2.1.2, 4.1.2 and 6.2.2. from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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Quick PD: The rock cycle T3-2022

September 06, 2022 @ 4:30 PM

THE ROCK CYCLE

Tuesday 6 September @ 4.30pm AEDT. Register here. it's FREE.

What is the rock cycle? GM muscovite

Is it really a cycle like the water cycle and nutrient cycles?

This PD will take no more than 30-45 minutes of your time. Extra time for Q&A can follow as required.

Quick PD: Natural Hazards T3 - 2022

September 08, 2022 @ 4:00 PM

Natural Hazards

Thursday September 8 @ 4.00pm AEDT. Register here, it's FREE.

Active plate tectonic processes bring with it a number of natural hazards. In the final presentation in this series, we explore the tectonic causes of these hazards, including earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, landslides, and more. By building up our understanding of how plate tectonics cause these hazards we are able to mitigate many of the risks posed by living in tectonically active areas. 

This PD will take no more than 30-45 minutes of your time. Extra time for Q&A can follow as required.

RocksExpo 2-PD Introducing Our Dynamic Planet @ Lithgow

November 02, 2022 @ 3:45 PM

This PD is two for one!

  • Critical Minerals- Renewable Energy plus
  • Rocks (and how to use the TESEP rock kit)

Held on site in Lab I 13 (meet at front office), Lithgow High School, 1A Pau St, Lithgow

Wed 2 Nov 2022, 3:45pm - 5:30pm Critical Minerals & Renewable Energy
5:45-6:30pm Rock Stories (& How to Use the TESEP Rock Kit 3D renders, virtual thin sections, Rock Stories, virtual fieldtrip exposures) after supper.

Download the flyer and registration form here (PDF).

Download the flyer and registration form here (WORD).

RocksExpo 2-PD Introducing Our Dynamic Planet @ Lithgow

November 03, 2022 @ 3:45 PM

Rocks (Rock Kit Teaching Pack), Natural Hazards & Volcanoes PDs
School: Cooerwull Public School, 319 Main St, Lithgow Meeting Room: Infant Library
Date: Thu 3 Nov 2022, 3:30pm-6:00pm, PD for Primary School teachers (Lithgow)
Fri 4 Nov 7:45am-9:30am, Sat 5 Nov 9am-11am – Fieldtrip (2 sessions) – rock stories of town outcrops with an experienced geologist, (with worksheets with Q&A for later use with students)

Download the flyer and registration form here (PDF).

Download the flyer and registration form here (WORD).

RocksExpo PD Introducing Our Dynamic Planet & Field Trip @ Portland

November 04, 2022 @ 7:30 AM

Wet Rocks PD and Field Trip
School: Portland Central School, Wolgan St, Portland NSW
Meeting Room: Staff common room (visiting teachers please check in at front office for directions)
Date: Fri 4 Nov 2022, 7:30am-9:00am, PD Wet Rocks (Primary & Secondary School teachers)
School Facilitator: Leigh McLean
Fieldtrip, Rock Stories, Lithgow, session 2: Sat 5 Nov 9am-11am (stories of the rocks with worksheets with Q&A)

Download the flyer and registration form here (PDF).

Download the flyer and registration form here (WORD).

RocksExpo 2-PD Introducing Our Dynamic Planet @ Cobar

December 06, 2022 @ 3:30 PM

This PD is two for one!

  • Rocks (and how to use the TESEP rock kit)
  • Plate Tectonics

Held on site. Please meet at front office, Cobar High School, Wetherell Cres, Cobar

Tue 6 Dec 2022, 3:30pm - 4:15pm Rocks, supper, 4:30-6:00pm Plate Tectonics

Download the flyer and registration form here (PDF).

Download the flyer and registration form here (WORD).

RocksExpo 2-PD Introducing Our Dynamic Planet @ Nyngan

December 08, 2022 @ 3:30 PM

2-PD Rocks (Rock Kit Teaching Pack) & Plate Tectonics
Thu 8 Dec 3:30pm-6:30pm
School: Nyngan High School, 19 Cobar St, Nyngan Meeting Room: sign in at front office
Date: Thu 8 Dec 2022, 3:30pm – 6:30pm Rocks & Rock Stories (& How to Use the TESEP Rock Kit 3D renders, virtual thin sections, Rock Stories, virtual fieldtrip exposures) & Plate Tectonics
Event Facilitator: Emma Wilson

Download the flyer and registration form here (PDF).

Download the flyer and registration form here (WORD).

RocksExpo 2-PD Introducing Our Dynamic Planet @ Nyngan/Hermidale

December 09, 2022 @ 3:30 PM

This PD is two for one!

  • Rocks (and how to use the TESEP rock kit)
  • Natural Hazards and Volcanoes

Held on site. Infant Library, Hermidale Public School, Mouramba St, Hermidale

Fri 9 Dec 2022, 3:30pm-6:00pm, PD for Primary School teachers (Nyngan region)
Fri 9 Dec 7:45am-9:30am or Sat 10 Dec 9am-11am – Fieldtrip (2 sessions) – rock stories of town outcrops with an experienced geologist &/or mine site visit

Download the flyer and registration form here (PDF).

Download the flyer and registration form here (WORD).

RocksExpo 2-PD Introducing Our Dynamic Planet @ Nyngan/Hermidale

December 10, 2022 @ 3:30 PM

Fieldtrip, Rock Stories, Hermidale/Aeris mine tour

School: Hermidale PS facilitator Rebekah HarrisDate: Sat 10 Dec 8:45am–10:30am

3-PD Critical Minerals - Renewable Energy (magnets for wind turbines, solar panels, electric cars), Our Place in Space & Rocks (Rock Kit Teaching Pack)

Date: Sat 10 Dec 11:15am-5:15pm
School: Nyngan High School, 19 Cobar St, Nyngan Meeting Room: sign in at front office
Sessions: Sat 10 Dec 2022, 11:15am – 1:15pm Critical Minerals & Renewable Energy (electric cars/wind turbine magnets/touch screens, solar panels) ---lunch break ---, 1:45-3:30pm Our Place in Space 4:00-5:15pm Rocks & Rock Stories (& How to Use the TESEP Rock Kit 3D renders, virtual thin sections, Rock Stories, virtual fieldtrip exposures) Event Facilitator: Emma Wilson

Download the flyer and registration form here (PDF).

Download the flyer and registration form here (WORD).