Y11 Earth & Environmental Science Programming and Resources

Register and attend this 1-day course to best prepare for the New Year 11 Earth and Environmental Science Syllabus through this hands-on STANSW NESA Registered PD workshop. Please choose from the following options:

This course enables Stage 6 EES teachers better understand the Year 11 syllabus and select relevant teaching resources. EES is under-served by textbook publishers and the subject lends itself to a local focus which is difficult to provide in a state wide text.

In the introductory session, participants describe their teaching context, experience and opportunities for field work in the local area. Next, participants work in pairs to examine inquiry questions in the Year 11 syllabus, identifying familiar and new content, as well as the areas that build upon knowledge from Stage 4 and 5. The group will summarise and discuss, identifying areas of greatest need for resources. A list of helpful resources and activities for each Inquiry question will provide a starting point for selecting materials appropriate to the individual context of participants.

During the remainder of the course, participants will work collaboratively to develop a unit of work addressing one inquiry question, a depth study or a practical assessment task. Teachers will develop a range of strategies to cater for students of different abilities and to effectively use resources at school and in their local area. At the end of the course, participants should have a range of fully resourced programs and assessments to support their teaching.

The course will help teachers develop a professional network and gain constructive feedback from colleagues to improve their EES knowledge and practice.

Australian Professional Teaching Standards

This course addresses the following National Professional Standards for Teachers:

  • 1.5.2 Develop teaching activities that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities.
  • 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.
  • 5.1.2 Develop, select and use informal and formal, diagnostic, formative and summative assessment strategies to assess student learning.
  • 6.3.2 Contribute to collegial discussions and apply constructive feedback from colleagues to improve professional knowledge and practice.

Registered Hours

Completing Year 11 Earth & Environmental Science Programming & Resources 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

 

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