'Teaching Inspiring K-6 Science' Twilight Workshops



Teaching K-6 Science and preparing students for Year 7 Science

Introducing a new event for both experienced and less-experienced primary (sci-tech) teachers alike!


 

Upcoming:  2017 Term 4 (NEW dates to be confirmed shortly)


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Previous Sessions:
Session 1 – Thurs 17 Aug
Session 2 – Thurs 31 Aug
Session 3 – Thurs 7 Sept



Time: 3:30pm meet and greet.  4pm - 6pm session accredited hours

Venue: ANSTO Lucas Heights

Cost: $70 per session or $180 for the full course (3 days).

Half price discount available to school and individual members.
Includes afternoon tea and refreshments.


Apply for 2018 membership and qualify for member discount. Enquire

 


Enrol: Download and return completed form to book your place

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Introduction:

Participants in the course will learn the knowledge and skills needed to guide their K-6 students toward being fully prepared year 7 science, using correct concepts, scientific techniques and language. They will see demonstration lessons using every day, cheap and easily obtainable resources.

This course will begin by teaching the relationship between the K-6 learning process skills of investigating and what year 7 and 8 students do in high school.

The presenter of the course will then focus on each of the content strands of the NSW K-6 Science and Technology syllabus for the Australian curriculum, using her scientific expertise and teaching experience as a high school science teacher.

Rationale for the course:

Implementation of the Science and Technology Syllabus for the Australian curriculum by primary teachers requires consideration of the knowledge, skills and understandings year 7 students should have when entering high school.

This course teaches the primary teacher how the content and language of their syllabus relates to the year 7 Science classroom and beyond, and what learning is needed by students preparing for high school science, allowing greater continuity from primary school to high school in science.

Summary of the course:

Participants will be taught by an experienced, passionate high school teacher to interpret the science outcomes in the NSW K-6 Science and Technology syllabus for the Australian curriculum. By meeting these requirements participants with be able to thoroughly prepare their students for high school. By demonstrating a range of examples of hands- on lessons for each of the six content strands as well as the important learning process and skill of investigation, the presenter will enable participants to acquire and apply scientific knowledge, understanding and skills, which will allow participants to evaluate teaching/learning activities based on science. Further teacher learning opportunities will include updating existing K-6 programs based of knowledge gained in this course.

 

Focus and content of the sessions 3 X 2hrs

Session one

• Introduction of presenter and evaluation of needs courses’ participants for the implementation of Science and Technology syllabus for the Australian curriculum.
• Explanation of term “investigation” (learning processes, skills) at it relates to students entering high school, with particular emphasis on technical specialist terms in the syllabus.
• Incorporating learning activities to teach the values and attitudes of K-6 syllabus such as perseverance, honesty, working co-operatively, and the values and attitudes towards  science and technology on the teaching of science K-6 and beyond.
• Presentation of examples of lessons which are hands-on and engaging, using easily obtained resources such as plants, insects and seeds to demonstrate the content area  Living World
• Explanation of main scientific concepts introduced in K-6 syllabus and where they connect to content Year 7 students will need to successfully start high school

Session two

• Presentation of examples of lessons which are hands-on and engaging, using easily obtained resources such as toys and paper aeroplanes to demonstrate the content area Physical World.
• Presentation of  scientific concepts year 7 students will need in this area to successfully start high school
• Presentation of examples of lessons which are engaging and hands-on using fun using easily obtained resources such as toys  to demonstrate the content area  Earth and Space.
• Presentation of broad scientific concepts year 7 students will need in this area to successfully start high school
       
Session three

• Presentation of examples of lessons which are hands-on and engaging lessons using easily obtained resources such as toys, protractors and food  to demonstrate the content areas  Built Environments,  Products and Material World

• Presentation of  scientific concepts year 7 students will need in this area to successfully start high school
• One example shows how making chocolate crackles relates to learning outcomes in all 3 stages

 

Where to from here?

An opportunity to discuss current and planned units of work, to incorporate the ideas of this course to future teaching practice.

Evaluation of course survey to be completed by participants.

Follow up workshops to be announced.



About the presenter


Marianne Lavidis is a science teacher with more than 20 years experience who has worked in schools from across Sydney, including Sydney's West. She is a knowledgable and engaging presenter, who is passionate about teaching science to all ages.   Marianne has worked extensively with primary school student in gifted and talented education and mentors local primary school in developing their primary science units.   Marianne has presented STANSW workshops in primary science, Aboriginal science and evidence-based teaching techniques and manages STEM programs at Cronulla High School, in Southern Sydney.

When she has time, she posts ideas on primary science on her blog: https://mariannescienceenvirobag.blogspot.com.au

 

 

 

 

 




This event is accredited with NESA at Profcient Teacher Level



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