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Welcome to the
Teacher Earth Science
Education Programme
The Teacher Earth Science Education Programme (TESEP) is designed to help middle school [upper Primary and lower Secondary] teachers make better use of their time teaching Earth Science in their classrooms through the provision of

pointer  Professional Development workshops
pointer  Updates to existing resources
pointer  New resources
pointer  Ideas for field trips
pointer  Access to teachers experienced in this field

While aimed at middle school teachers, teachers from all school levels will benefit from attending the programmes on offer.

TESEP operates under the auspices of the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) and is funded through donations from a wide variety of partners. TESEP activities are managed through the ASTA head office with oversight by the TESEP Chairperson, Jill Stevens, the TESEP Executive Officer, Greg McNamara, and an advisory board comprising personnel from ASTA and key industry, government and professional societies. TESEP is managed at a state level by experienced teacher coordinators.

TESEP's first series of professional development workshops, entitled The Challenging Earth, is now highly acclaimed and well established. The topics for the workshops were selected from those nominated in an Australia wide survey of teachers. They reflect topical issues and teacher needs and are designed to mesh with existing curriculum requirements in all states. The nine topics are

pointer  PD1: Round and Round with Rocks
     (The rock cycle, ore bodies and crustal geology)
pointer  PD2: Riding the Climate Roller Coaster
pointer  PD3: Greening coal (carbon sequestration)
pointer  PD4: Fossil sunlight (the hydrocarbon story)
pointer  PD5: Wet rocks (ground water)
pointer  PD6: Hot rocks (geothermal energy)
pointer  PD7: Our Place in Space
pointer  PD8: Powerful stuff (the energy debate)
pointer  PD9: Plate Tectonics (the reason for the Challenging Earth)

TESEP is constantly developing new material and the next round includes

pointer  A Plate Tectonics PD (PD9) and wall poster
pointer  On-line interactive webinar delivery of PDs
pointer  Ongoing delivery of PDs in new locations
      across regional Australia
pointer  Development of national case studies to supplement
      existing textbooks: Click here to find out more.
pointer  Development of field guides - simply-worded stop-by-stop
      descriptive guides for teachers and worksheet questions for
      various year levels
pointer  Purchase and distribution of quality teaching resources to
      participating teachers

Documents for download

pointer  Partnership brochure

pointer  Partnership guide

Semester 1 2014
Events Calendar


WEBINARS:
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FACE TO FACE PD:
ACT and NSW
TESEP @ BEESST
March 21 - UNSW, Sydney
PD1: March 24 - Canberra
PD9: March 25 - Canberra
Northern Territory
TBA
Queensland
PD9: March 18 - Townsville
PD9: March 19 - Gladstone
PD9: March 21 - Brisbane
South Australia
PD2: April 15 - Adelaide
Hallett Cove fieldtrip: April 16
TESEP @ CONASTA
6-9 July, Adelaide
Tasmania
TESEP @ CONSTAT
March 28-29, Cradle Coast Campus, UTAS
Victoria
TBA

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TESEP is supported by ASTA

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TESEP supports and encourages the use of the
Geoscience Pathways
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Download our PD1 presentation and resources from
Geoscience Pathways
for FREE!



For further Earth Science educational resources visit ESWA

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