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Science Full Day Accelerator - Preschool

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Preschool Science TPL Rapid Upskill!

We often hear from preschool teachers of their need for more support to create consistently effective science learning. This workshop trains and equips early learning educators to design and deliver awesome science lessons that directly address the new curriculum with easily accessible and cost-effective materials.

  • Suitable for all Preschool Teachers and available Australia-wide.
  • Designed to build science capacity in your Early Learning Center
  • Highly interactive & hands-on... creativity is celebrated here!
  • Embedded curriculum planning
  • Built on materials you can source from the local shops
  • Includes kit to take back to school for instant implementation
  • NSW teachers - ask us about NESA endorsement
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What do participants do?


In this hands-on workshop participants move through a variety of proven experiments that teach students how to engage with the scientific method effectively. Educators learn how to identify and test variables, as well as the ways for early learners to construct fair tests that are meaningful and fun! Following this, educators learn how to build their preschools capacity in science teaching by creating a series of preschool science kits from household materials as well as tools to engage parents and the community in this learning, all whilst embedding this in the curriculum in a teaching & learning sequence.
 
This full-day rapid upskill TPL session is fun, engaging and packed with real science embedded in the curriculum that will inspire kids & accelerate learning!
 
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Feedback


"Lots of practical information & hands-on experiments we can use straight away. Explanations were easy to understand & transferable to children"
- Children First

"Lots of practical hands-on experiences. Very informative and well designed for 2 -
6 year olds."
- WSI Kids Blacktown


"Thank you so much. Hands-on, practical and great explanations! Highly informative and great value for money"
- Ave Maria Kinder

"Thank you for a fun, professional & informative day"
- Alpha Street Preschool

" Interactive, informative & Fun. Great ideas & easy to follow!"
- Mt Druitt Church of Christ Childcare

Format


The day is broken up into 3 distinct sections;
 
Before Morning Tea Introduction & Principles of Science Literacy
After Morning Tea
  • Deep dive into the scientific method
  • Formative assessment
After Lunch Making it happen through STEM Ideation!
Rapid development of the curriculum to suit the needs of learners. It's all about implementing the ideas raised throughout the day.

Teachers are paired up as part of a Professional Learning Network so that following the TPL day;
 
  1. Teachers can work with each other to support the implementation of their goals for their school.
     
  2. The following school term all teachers are invited to share what they have achieved and find ways to collaborate and extend student learning opportunities.
 
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Tailored Modules

It's all about choice!
The middle session of the day will be focussed on an area you want to give you outcome you need.
During the afternoon session we work together on how this can be implemented.

Choose one of the following below...

Scientific Literacy for Early Learners

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Listing off facts & figures doesn’t mean that a child actually ‘gets science’. This module is specifically designed to help you teach learners from a young age how to work scientifically by investigating the scientific method in detail. On completing this science workshop you will be well-equipped to teach early learners to undertake their own first-hand investigations of the world around them!

 

STEM Ideation

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We’ve all heard the acronym STEM… so what does it really mean to put this into classroom practice? In this module we look closely at what ideas have been used by other schools and then together we rapidly develop ideas for STEM in your center. This is module is about co-creation of STEM lesson activities that kids love and planning for how to realistically implement a lesson sequence that fits in a preschool setting.

Formative Assessment

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Do your kids genuinely understand the scientific principles that you’re teaching? How deep is their understanding exactly? Can you measure this on the fly? How can you be sure that your assessment is targeting the skills necessary for future schooling? This module is all about getting into the heart of formative assessment in early years science teaching, all whilst keeping the learner’s needs in mind.

 

Science & Digital Tech

Apps for the classroom

We all love a gadget and we most definitely use apps everyday! This module helps take advantage of our digital native’s curiosity as we explore the variety of helpful resources that can really make a difference when teaching early learners. We’ll look at how you can enhance learning with your resources already at hand, plus look at more cost-effective ways of bringing tech into little hands!

Requirements

 
  • Appropriate for up to 30 preschool teachers - invite local centers to attend!
  • Table and chairs for each teacher.
  • We provide all necessary materials
  • Access to running water.
  • Access to a whiteboard and electrical power.
  • Set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes.

Duration

 
  • Full day workshop
  • Ideally this is run between 8:30am and 4:30pm

Cost

 
  • $220 per teacher with a minimum of 20 teachers (discounts available for large numbers).
  • Optional catering available
  • Find out about our 1 hour short courses here

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