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 in 2018 to start teaching the long awaited Science Extension course to meet the needs of those students.

STANSW is holding a series of twilight workshops to support teachers 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 - 19th September : Planning, portfolio and Literature review
Session 2 - 18th October : Teaching Module 1 and 2
Session 3 - 27th November :  Assessment. Programming and planning HSC exam
Session 4 - 4th December : Teaching  Module 3 & 4


*there will also be a limited number of streaming links made available to regional teachers.  Please select within the booking form and contact our office to confirm your request for the streaming option.

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 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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