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Online PD for Science in the Classroom

Online PD for Science in the Classroom

Online PD for Science in the Classroom

Using web conferencing technology, discover how to run simple science experiments in the primary classroom using easy to get materials. This is not a PowerPoint presentation or a series of videos; your staff will actively participate in hands-on experiments in real-time with us.

Looking for face to face instead?

Find out more about the short course NESA program ‘Simple Science in the Classroom’ here.


What do participants do?

During this session, your teachers will learn about how to turn materials available in the local supermarket into engaging and worthwhile classroom experiments. These experiments have been classroom-tested and have shown to be highly effective in increasing student understanding. All materials presented have direct syllabus links to both the ACARA and NSW K to 10 Science Syllabus.

ACARA links

Science Inquiry Skills is concerned with the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, including questioning, planning and conducting experiments and investigations, collecting and analysing data, drawing critical, evidence-based conclusions, and evaluating and communicating results.

The Science Inquiry Skills strand comprises of the five sub-strands. This TPL day will focus on three of the five sub-strands, these are:

  • Questioning and predicting – key abilities include identifying and constructing questions that can be investigated scientifically, proposing hypotheses and suggesting possible outcomes.
  • Planning and conducting –key abilities include making decisions about how to investigate or solve a problem and carrying out an investigation, including the collection of data.

NSW Teachers

NESA will no longer endorse providers or register professional development in the way it has done in the past.

On 21 July 2020, the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning requested that the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) undertake an immediate review of its process for endorsing professional development (PD) providers and courses. The internal review has been completed and the Minister has announced that the Accreditation of Professional Development Courses Policy (the Policy) will immediately replace the existing Endorsement of Professional Development Providers and Courses Policy (February 2019).

The judgement about the quality of non-accredited PD will be made by teachers. The priority areas, draft principles, criteria and application requirements for NESA Accredited PD
will be published on the NESA website and communicated by the end of 2020. NESA will also publish principles for effective professional learning and criteria to guide providers
in evaluating current and future courses to ensure they meet the quality standards expected by NESA.

multiple teachers surrounding a table laughing whilst doing an experiment involing a balloon and a bottle

Requirements

  • For up to 30 teachers per workshop
  • A video conference system or a computer setup for web conferencing (camera, speakers & microphone). A test of your conferencing system will be arranged if necessary.
  • You will  be provided with a small list of materials to purchase from the local shops
  • Access to running water

Duration

  • Duration 90 minutes, depending on your time frame.
  • Set up time 30 minutes and pack up time 30 minutes.

Cost

  • Cost $150 inc. GST per site involved (to keep your costs low this session may have another school involved). If you want this as an exclusive session with just your teachers and us the cost will be $300 inc. GST.
  • Optional; To support your school each attending teacher can receive a copy of the new primary STEM teaching book ‘Be Amazing‘ at a discounted cost of $25 per copy plus postage.

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