Extension Science

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For  many years we have all had those students who are exceptional at scientific thinking and designing scientific investigations. Those students who live and breath science. Now Science teachers are at an exciting time to start teaching the long awaited Science Extension course to meet the needs of those students.

STANSW is holding a new series of twilight workshops to support members who will be taking on this course for the first time. We will be working with teachers in their planning for the course as well as a range of tasks that teachers will need to take into account in their mentoring of students through this exciting course.

Workshops: 4.30 - 6.30PM
Venue : STANSW Office, St Hilliers Rd Auburn

Session 1 - 18th September : Online - 
Planning, portfolio and Literature review
Session 1 - 19th September : Face to face 
Planning, portfolio and Literature review

Session 2 - 19th November : Online -  Literature review, questioning and proposal
Session 2 - 21st November :  Face to face 
 Literature review, questioning and proposal

Session 3 - 3rd December : Online - Data analysis
Session 3 - 4th December : Face to face - Data analysis



Session 1 - Planning, portfolio and literature review 
Session 2 - Teaching module 1 and 2 . A series of activities teachers can do with students - 5 x 20 min activities 
  • Developing an inquiry question 
  • Literature review - referencing 
  • Proposal  
  • Scientific thinking 
  • Gathering information 
Session 3 – Data Analysis 

Bonus workshop (TBA) - Assessment, programming and planning HSC exams


*STANSW regional members will be given priority bookings to the online webinar sessions. 

As a result of participating in this secondary science professional learning activity, teachers will be able to:

  • gain a deeper understanding of the NESA requirements for teaching the Science Extension course
  • develop a plan for implementing the course
  • participate in professional networking opportunities
  • develop a common understanding of the module content required for the course





Completing each of the Science Extension sessions will contribute up to 3 x 2 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing  7.4.2 and 6.2.2  from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

7.4.2 participate in professional and community networks and forums to broaden knowledge and improve practice. 6.2.2. Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities

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