• iceberg
  • boy with flowers
  • checking water quality
  • planet eclipse
  • solarsystem model
  • rangitoto trees
  • kids with test tubes
  • kids with earth
  • snowy mountains
  • teens in physics class
  • Rainbow Clouds

    Refraction and diffraction of light through ice crystals in the clouds

  • Philippa On The Ice

    Philippa On The Ice Philippa Werry at an Antarctic research camp 2016

New Zealand Science Teacher

Teacher Education in Science

Dependence to independence through a cultural lens

This 1-day workshop is intended for Science Middle Leaders, Teachers in charge of Science subjects (including L1 Science) and those aspiring to be. The key focus is to identify and share curriculum, learning and assessment practices that will improve students’ retention, engagement and achievement. Much, but not all, of this workshop will centre on those students at risk of not achieving NCEA level 2 in 2017.

iStock 000090661265 SmallWe know that we need to scaffold learning to build student confidence – use resources, templates, guidance that help students to think and move them progressively toward stronger understanding. However for students to be able to show what they have learnt we need to gradually remove that scaffolding until they can stand on their own two feet, as independent learners. In this workshop these ideas will be explored from a culturally responsive standpoint.

During this workshop participants will engage with these ideas in the areas of:

·         Being culturally responsive in Science

·         Writing to achieve in NCEA

·         Developing scientific literacy

These workshops are free to attend as part of the Ministry of Education’s Secondary Student Achievement contract. Provided there are sufficient registrations, workshops for the Northern region will be held in the following regions. Note that the the workshop dates and locations for southern regions will be announced soon; NZ Science Teacher will publish these when they are available.

Auckland, May 10: enrol by 3 May here 

Napier, May 12: enrol by 5 May here 

Gisborne, May 17: enrol by 10 May here 

Whangarei May 31: enrol by 12 May here 

Rotorua June 2: Enrol by 26 May here 

All workshops are  9am – 3pm. You will be notified of the venue and what to bring a week before the workshop so please make sure your email address is accurate. Any further enquiries please contact: Mikhal Stone, m.stone@auckland.ac.nz, 021 1871 664 or 09 623 8899, Extension 46314 (Tuesday – Thursday)

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