Teaching Science in the primary classroom can be a challenge for non-specialist teachers. Students want to be science investigators because it’s exciting and hands-on, but for teachers the planning can be daunting and the doing unmanageable.
How to teach practical Science in your classroom will:
By the end of this short course you will have the tools and confidence to perform scientific investigations with your students in your classroom.
Workshop 1: Unlocking the key ideas: new NSW Science & Technology syllabus, theory and practice; identifying and unpacking the key concepts to be taught to K–6 students.
Workshop 2: How to run a scientific investigation: preparing for your scientific investigation
Workshop 3: How it worked: sharing and learning from your classroom scientific investigation.
Workshop 1: Monday 22 July, 2013
Workshop 2: Monday 05 August, 2013
Workshop 3: Monday 19 August, 2013
TIME: 4.15pm to 6.15pm
VENUE: Woollahra Public School, Forth Street, Woollahra NSW 2025
COST: $75 PTN member, $90 Non-member, for all three workshops. Costs inclusive of GST.
This includes: classroom resources, afternoon tea, contact with a network of local primary teachers.
PLEASE NOTE: Registration is for all three workshops as participants must attend all three workshops for the course to count towards accreditation.
The Board of Studies anticipates that NSW K–10 syllabuses in English, Mathematics, Science and History for the Australian curriculum will be ready for publication in September 2012. Support materials to accompany the syllabuses will be published from September to December 2012.
Teachers will be able to familiarise themselves with syllabuses and support materials throughout 2013.
Implementation of the new syllabuses will begin from 2014.
Education sectors have agreed on the following timeline for implementation.
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