Scienza Viva Professional Development in Science and Technology for Primary Teachers

Scienza Viva has offered Professional Development for primary school teachers since 2009.

Primary Science K-6: Hands on Reuse, Recycle, Upcycle - NESA Accredited

In this NESA-accredited course for K-6 teachers, the presenter will facilitate teachers to develop and use a variety of appropriate resources and activities in their classrooms. Specifically, we use materials that would otherwise be discarded to create working models or other items that illustrate scientific principles. This course runs for 2.5 hours. For more details, contact Effie or click here.

Hands On Reuse, Recycle, Upcycle is accredited by NESA under the following terms:

Completing Primary Science K-6: Hands on Reuse, Recycle, Upcycle will contribute 2 hours and 30 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/EYLF addressing Standard Descriptor(s) 2.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Primary Science K-6: Forensic Science Activity

We use one of Scienza Viva's classroom activities, the Forensic Flying Squad, as a starting point and break it up, showing how it can be used to support outcomes in the Science and Technology syllabus. This course runs for three hours. For more details, contact Effie.

Hands On Scientific Experimental Design for Primary K-6

Teachers will develop student centred investigations. Teachers will be asked to devise their own investigation, using a provided selection of engaging hands on resources. All resources are simple, accessible and inexpensive. Acting as students, teachers (in small groups) will devise their own research question/aim, write a method, and then proceed with their investigation. Using the collected data, they write a discussion and conclusion. Finally teachers will present their findings to the group and elicit discussions to encourage further experimentation.
This course is suitable for Elective PD under NESA criteria.
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These courses may assist both newly qualified teachers and Proficient Teachers.

For more information, or to book, email Effie or call her on 0408 460 948.