Implementing the New Stage 6 Science Syllabuses

There are spaces available in the 20 October 2017 in Surry Hills course.

Overview

This course is designed to provide Science teachers the time and space to analyse the new syllabuses and prepare for their implementation by creating a program, guided by experts, of study and an assessment.

Their efforts will be shared on a Moodle forum so that participants may benefit from the collective efficacy of the group.

Part 1 Participant analysis of syllabus documentation

Discuss differences from current syllabuses:

  • Rationale
  • Assessment
  • Pedagogy
  • Concepts

Part 2 Programming 

The new syllabuses embrace an inquiry based learning model.
Presenters will provide an example of a topic program that embraces an inquiry-based pedagogy.  Participants will collaboratively produce a program for one topic from one syllabus suitable for their school. Group efforts will be shared on a Moodle forum.

Part 3 Assessment

Presenters will provide an example of an assessment and a standards-based rubric to support student depth studies. Participants will collaboratively produce an assessment and standards-based rubric suitable for their school. Group efforts will be shared on a Moodle forum.

Jim Sturgiss is a CPL presenter. He has been a Head Teacher Science, taught Physics and Chemistry for 30 years. He has been a test designer for the Essential Secondary Assessment (ESSA) and VALID 6 Science Assessment. He has also been a HSC Chemistry Senior Marker and Judge.  Jim Sturgiss has the breadth of experience  and working knowledge of  teaching the Stage 6 science courses attempted by the vast majority of students.

Tim Sloane is Head Teacher, Science Concord High. He is an experienced HSC Biology marker. He has presented for STANSW ‘Meet the Marker’ and ‘HSC Study Days’.Tim Sloane has the breadth of experience  and working knowledge of  teaching the Stage 6 science courses attempted by the vast majority of students.

Accreditation

Completing a Implementing the New Stage 6 Science Syllabuses course will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing: 1.1.2, 2.2.2, 3.2.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

 

Target Participants

Stage 6 Science Teachers (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Earth and Environmental Science)

Delivery

This course has a blended delivery (Moodle) where participants engage with each other and present in person, but research and share tasks online.

Participants will need a wifi enabled laptop.

Part 1 Participants analysis of syllabus documentation

Participants (in groups of three) will analyse a syllabus and present findings on a survey and as a plenary to the group.

Part 2 Programming

Presenters will provide an example of programming. Participants will work collaboratively and share a program on the Moodle forum. A plenary will view a few examples

Part 3 Assessment

Participants will work collaboratively and share assessment tasks on the Moodle forum. The plenary will incorporate the viewing of a few examples.