Would you like to be part of a network of primary teachers – teaching science?
Would you like a place to discuss best teaching practice?
Are you wanting new ideas to teach the Science & Technology K-6 Syllabus?
Join your peers in the learning process!
Come along, listen, share and connect with primary teachers across NSW.
Meetings are held once a term either in person or online. All Welcome!
Theme: Working Scientifically
Come join in the discussions and hear from our guest speakers
Helen Georgiou – UOW
Dr Helen Georgiou (UOW lecturer in Science Education, former science teacher and curriculum writer) presents the ‘Working Scientifically’ learning continuum. Although the different aspects of the Working Scientifically skills are specified in the NSW syllabus, it isn’t always clear what this looks like and how best to support students in developing these skills across the stages.
This step-by-step walkthrough of the learning continuum for Working Scientifically aims to clarify how skills are expected to build across the years, and what to be wary of.
Jenny English – DOENSW
Jennifer English is Manager of Online Student Assessment at the NSW Department of Education. Prior to moving into online assessment, Jennifer had over 20 years’ experience as a Science Teacher and Head Teacher in NSW Schools.
Jenny will look at diagnostic testing the working scientifically outcomes using the VALID Science and Technology 6 assessment for Stage 3 students.
Anjali Rao – YS Coordinator
STANSW Young Scientist Awards program – encouraging students to work scientifically