STANSW Primary SciTech 2019

Come along to share science learning opportunities with like-minded teachers. Lots of great workshops to provide inspiration & new ideas for teaching primary science with an inquiry approach. Also opportunities are provided to unpack the syllabus & discuss how that will impact on you & your programming.

NB registration to the primary teacher program is via the #BEEINS 2 day event page.   Select Primary, Saturday registration path and select from the (PS) Primary Stream workshops in each session block.
8:00am - Registration
8:30am - 9:30am : Open Keynote : Philippa Miller, AISNSW - Making Science and Technology Teaching Great
The new Science and Technology syllabus is an exciting opportunity to update and refresh programs of learning that will engage students in discovering the wonder of the world around them This presentation will unpack essential elements in quality Science and Technology teaching using evidence based on research completed by UTS and commissioned by AISNSW. Participants will explore what is ‘best practice’ in creating a unit of learning that not only meets syllabus requirements but helps students develop critical thinking, creativity and problem-solving skills.


9:35am - 10:35am Fun, cheap and easy electric circuits for Primary Schools - Simon Crook, CrookED Science
In light of the new Science & Technology K-6 Syllabus, this hands-on workshop will source cheap yet sophisticated electrical components for studying electrical energy, technological systems and STEM projects. We will be making basic circuits integrated into 3D spaces, as products and solutions to identified problems. Explicit links to Working Scientifically, Design & Production, Design Thinking and Systems Thinking will be highlighted.
10:40am - 11:10am : Morning Tea with Exhibitors 
11:15am - 12:15am : Seeding students’thinking: addressing science skills and knowledge outcomes in an integrated curriculum - Sally Biskupic, ACU
Our school’s decision to implement a healthy canteen menu provided a relevant, authentic context for our Stage 2 program to address science and technology skills, and the food and fibre outcome in the Living World strand of the new NSW K-6 Science and Technology Syllabus. In the face of an overcrowded curriculum (including NAPLAN preparation), opportunities to integrate outcomes from English, Mathematics, Geography, History and PDHPE were also identified. In this workshop participants will undertake a range of activities used within our Term 1 2019 integrated program and align them with syllabus outcomes from various Key Learning Areas. They will examine and evaluate student work samples to find evidence of the extent to which each activity supported the learning in multiple Key Learning Areas. We hope that this will lead to a wider discussion about the challenges and benefits of integrated approaches.
12:25pm - 1:25pm : Destination Moon: Ideas for teaching the 2019 National Science week - Ben Newsome, Fizzics Education
Discover and share ideas for teaching primary students about exploration of the moon. From past missions to current challenges, there are a variety of hands-on experiments and project-based learning lessons you can consider when addressing this year’s National Science Week topic. At the end of the workshop you will participate in a rapid ideation session to bring together ideas for preparing a unit of work that you can implement in your school.
1:30pm - 2:15pm : Lunch with Exhibitors 
2:20pm - 3:20pm : An integrated Material World activity - Helen Georgiou, UOW 
This workshop will involve working hands-on with an activity that focuses on new content in Material World. The workshop will include a discussion of designing integrated units for the new NSW Science and Technology Syllabus as we combine elements of Design and Production, Working Scientifically and content from both Material World and Physical World to build and test a new product.
Primary Teacher Member - $130.00
Primary Teacher Non-Member - $200.00

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Completing the STANSW Primary SciTech Conference will contribute up to 4 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 6.2.2, 6.4.2, 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
STANSW Inc is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher level. 

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