Due to constant requests, we have created a course, Program Writing for K-6 Science & Technology, aimed at helping primary teachers write programs for Science and Technology in an engaging and compliant fashion to address the NSW Science and Technology K–6 Syllabus. Please choose from the following locations:
- Inner West (Programming) – 28 September (Week 10, Term 3)
- Hills District (Programming) – 26 October (Week 2, Term 4)
- TBC for 2019: South West Sydney, North Shore, Shire (others by EOI)
Delegates will be looking at their school’s scope and sequence for K-6 Science and Technology; ensuring that every outcome is addressed including all of the Science and Technology knowledge and understanding outcomes and the Working Scientifically and Working Technologically skill outcomes; creating pacing guides; examining the place of Program Builder; collaboratively programming in an online environment; and where and how to choose engaging hands-on experiments and activities from the plethora of resource repositories out there. Collaboration and sharing will be actively encouraged between participants.
Australian Professional Teaching Standards
Addresses the following National Professional Standards for Teachers:
1.2.2 Structure teaching programs using research and collegial advice about how students learn.
2.2.2 Organise content into coherent, well-sequenced learning and teaching programs.
3.4.2 Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning.
3.6.2 Evaluate personal teaching and learning programs using evidence, including feedback from students and student assessment data, to inform planning.
CrookED Science, under the umbrella endorsement* of the accredited provider, Science Teachers’ Association of NSW (STANSW) and through The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) of Institute 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 QTC 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