Free online SunSmart PD module for Early Education teachers
Summer is underway and it’s time to protect our tamariki from the sun.
Childhood is an important time to avoid over-exposure to the sun. Teaching children SunSmart behaviours will help them develop lifelong safe practices. Excessive ultra violet (UV) radiation causes cumulative skin damage. This in turn increases the risk of developing skin cancers including melanoma in later life.
The Cancer Society has developed a free online training module to help you learn about when and why we need to be SunSmart and to provide you with the tools to support your service to do so. If you attain 80% in the questions at the end of the module, you will receive a certificate and a reminder of your own identified call to action. These can also be used as evidence that you are meeting the Code of Professional Responsibility through:
- commitment to learners – promoting the wellbeing of learners and protecting them from harm
- commitment to families and whānau - engaging families and whānau in their children’s learning
and the Standards of Professional Learning and Professional Relationships
Feedback received from some ECE teachers who have completed the module:
Short, purposeful, timely reminder – effective format for 'time poor' teachers.
Head kaiako, Early Childhood Centre Southland
This was a really good module done in an interesting and motivating way. I had initially thought I would do it just for me and relay the information to my teaching team but having worked through it I believe I should do it with all the team as a professional development course. Thank you.
Centre manager and owner, Early Learning Centre, Christchurch.
Click the link below to get started right away!
For more information about being SunSmart, contact your local Cancer Society office.
New Zealand (nationwide)
Contact: Heather Knewstubb
(04) 494 7196