2010 is the Year of Learning for Sustainability.
The focus of the rap is to share and learn from others
about ways of living more sustainably.
Even if you are not participating in this rap you can follow its progress throughout the rest of the term. Rapping is a great way to incorporate ICT and Web 2.0 into CPPT, T&L, S&T and HSIE ( Ian Mc Lean)
The "Learning for Sustainability" Rap is hosted by the NSW DET's School Libraries and Information Literacy Unit. The rap is aimed at Stage 3 and Stage 4 students. and the first rap introductions can be found by clicking on "Task 1"
Teaching resources are available for downloading.
The blog also presents a great list of online resources to support sustainability. There is an important section included at the blog on Tips for Students-Cybersafety
For fantastic Sustainability literature visit Reading Enriches Learning (REL) The array of books featured in Reading Enriches Learning has been carefully selected and written by well-known Australian authors.
Extensive resources have been created for each book, comprising:
•Author and illustrator profiles
•Focus questions prior to reading, during reading and after reading
•Interactive proformas and worksheets
•Ongoing assessment ideas (for learning, as learning, and of learning).
Developed by leading educators including Barbara Braxton, Joy Lawn and Jennie Bales, the resources can be freely downloaded and put into classroom practice.
Games for Sustainability from Sites2See.
Planning for sustainability and education across a school community is a contiunal process. Use this checklist from NSW Sustainable Schools to track the school's progress. Use the toolbox to monitor usage.