New professional development resource for teachers

AIDR has collaborated with the Minderoo Foundation and Cool Australia to develop a course for teachers on teaching fire and flood resilience.

The new course 'How to teach a unit on fire and flood resilience' provides a roadmap for how teachers can approach teaching a resilience unit in their own classroom. While primarily focused on fire and flood resilience, it also acknowledges the importance of an all-hazards approach to disaster resilience education. 

In this course, teachers will learn:

  • background knowledge on fires and floods 
  • principles of disaster resilience education
  • how to build disaster resilience in the community 
  • how to design and implement this unit in the classroom 
  • tips and tricks, including any pitfalls to try and avoid. 

The free course is available on-demand and free for teachers on the Cool Australia website here.