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The Teacher Earth Science Education Programme (TESEP)

The Teacher Earth Science Education Programme (TESEP) is pleased to announce the "Minerals & Rocks" suite of PD designed especially for Primary and Junior Secondary teachers.


We understand PD can be time consuming so we have broken down our PD into bite-sized pieces to be delivered each Thursday afternoon from 4.00pm: Only 30 minutes of content followed by Q&A that you don't have to stay for, starting August 20.

Each session will run even if we only have 1 registration—and registration is completely FREE.

Just follow the link/s for the sessions you want to attend, click the register here on the webpage link and complete the very easy registration form.

A return email will come to you with the webinar link needed to attend the session.

Quick PD: Minerals for the classroom August 20
Quick PD: Rocks for the classroom August 27
Quick PD: Igneous rock basics September 3
Quick PD: Sedimentary rock basics September 10
Quick PD: Metamorphic rock basics September 17
Quick PD: The rock cycle September 24

Please circulate this invitation to your local teacher networks. We know these dates won't suit everybody. Contact us by email and propose an alternative if you want to attend but can't, we can be flexible and add extra dates or times on demand!

NOTE for NSW teachers: 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 hour 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.

LAZSTA enquiries can be directed to ken.silburn@gmail.com

Attending a Quick PD session and staying online for the Q&A constitutes 1 hour of PD for accreditation purposes.



The Teacher Earth Science Education Programme (TESEP) is a professional development series of eight workshops for science teachers of years 7-10.

TESEP is supported by a range of national and local businesses and industries and the program is endorsed by the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA).

Topics include Round and Round with Rocks, Riding the Climate Rollercoaster, Greening Coal, Our Place in Space, and Fossil Sunlight.

For more information visit the TESEP website at www.tesep.org.au  For more information regarding future workshops contact Greg McNamara at eo@tesep.org.au or the Australian Science Teachers Association at asta@asta.edu.au