Would you like to be part of a network of primary teachers - teaching science?
Would you like a place to discuss best teaching practice?
Are you wanting new ideas to teach the Science & Technology K-6 Syllabus?
Join your peers in the learning process!
Come along, listen, share and connect with primary teachers across NSW.
Meetings are held once a term either in person or online. All Welcome!
Our previous meeting was held Wednesday 21 July, 2021
On the theme of Working Scientifically
with guest speakers
Helen Georgiou – UOW
Dr Helen Georgiou (UOW lecturer in Science Education, former science teacher and curriculum writer) presents the ‘Working Scientifically’ learning continuum. Although the different aspects of the Working Scientifically skills are specified in the NSW syllabus, it isn’t always clear what this looks like and how best to support students in developing these skills across the stages.
This step-by-step walkthrough of the learning continuum for Working Scientifically aims to clarify how skills are expected to build across the years, and what to be wary of.
Jenny English – DOENSW
Jennifer English is Manager of Online Student Assessment at the NSW Department of Education. Prior to moving into online assessment, Jennifer had over 20 years’ experience as a Science Teacher and Head Teacher in NSW Schools.
Jenny's team from VALID looked at diagnostic testing the working scientifically outcomes by using the VALID Science and Technology 6 assessment for Stage 3 students.
Anjali Rao – YS Coordinator
Anjali Rao is the Science Coordinator at Castle Cove Public School and the STANSW Young Scientist Awards Coordinator. She has extensive experience in guiding students through conducting first hand scientific investigations in a Primary school setting. She will speak about the Young Scientist Awards program and how it is ideally suited to developing the Working Scientifically skills.
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Missed the meeting? that's okay!
you can watch the recording below from our Working Scientifically Primary Network Meeting.
Next Session is Mon 25 Oct
We hope to see you there!