This course is most appropriate for a region, cluster or community of schools. Please contact us and fill out the expression of interest form if your organisation is interested in arranging or hosting.
Building on our in situ work with primary schools, we have developed the professional development course Capacity Building in Primary Science and Technology. This course is aimed at helping primary teachers build their confidence, self-efficacy and ultimately their capacity with teaching Science & Technology in primary school. Graded to the level of the teacher, and personalised to their needs as identified by the teacher, this course will involve three one-on-one one hour sessions with each teacher over the year. Within that time, the teachers will be co-programming with myself, teaching lessons whilst being observed, discussing feedback and acting on it.
This course is most appropriate for individual schools looking to help build the capacity of some or all of their teachers. Rather than withdrawal for a day, teachers can engage in this course at the school’s convenience throughout the year.
Australian Professional Teaching Standards
This course addresses the following National Professional Standards for Teachers:
2.1.2 Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.
3.2.2 Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning.
CrookED Science, under the umbrella endorsement* of the accredited provider, Science Teachers’ Association of NSW (STANSW) and through The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered professional development, provides high-quality PD for the maintenance of accreditation at Proficient Teacher level.
Scope of Endorsement*
All Standards of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the level of Proficient Teacher
Completing CrookED Science events will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD per day, addressing 4 standards per day from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Professional development hours are accredited by Science Teachers’ Association of NSW Inc www.stansw.asn.au