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1 Leading Australian Curriculum: Science Day 3

2 Australian Curriculum PURPOSE Curriculum leaders develop capacity to lead change and support schools and network of schools with the implementation of Australian Curriculum: Science Teachers improve their confidence with teaching science content of the Australian Curriculum: Science

3 Australian Curriculum SHARING LESSON SEQUENCES Tuning in Triads It provides a way of talking to others about your work and the work of your students, helping to fine tune your ideas. It allows the giving and receiving of feedback in a supportive environment

4 Australian Curriculum TUNING IN TRIADS In groups of 3, share your lesson sequences Presentation – 5 minutes Clarifying questions – 2 minutes Pause to write feedback – 2 minutes Warm feedback – 2 minutes Cool feedback – 2 minutes Response and open conversation – 2 minutes

5 Australian Curriculum SCIENCE RESOURCES Overview of different search methods Australian Curriculum resources Featured or recommended resources Digital resources Student portal Scootle

6 Australian Curriculum PRIMARY CONNECTIONS As of May 2013 all but 3 of the Primary Connections units are aligned to the Australian Curriculum (Yr 3 Night & Day; Yr 3 Heating Up; Year 4 Plants in Action/Friends and Foes) See Handout for a list of all Primary Connections Units – which ones do your school need to purchase? What are the key features of PC books?

7 Australian Curriculum What is your understanding of the 5Es model? In small groups, share your experiences teaching Primary Connections using the 5Es model PRIMARY CONNECTIONS PEDAGOGY

8 Australian Curriculum MULTI AGE CLASSROOMS Key considerations: Differentiate the curriculum Conceptual threads Overarching ideas Minute Paper: How do you plan for multi-age classes in your school?

9 Australian Curriculum MORNING TEA

10 Australian Curriculum KEY MESSAGES FOR BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE InterdependenceStructure and Function Evolution ???

11 Australian Curriculum RESEARCHABLE QUESTIONS Looking at how structural adaptations and behaviours of animals aid in their survival. How the characteristics are inherited from one generation to the next. Explore different ways of using researchable questions.

12 Australian Curriculum ASSESSMENT PT3 (Paper, Passing, Purpose Tool) Individually write a definition of assessment. Pass your statement anticlockwise. Each participant reads the statement and underlines key words and phrases. This is done silently. A recorder writes underlined words on large post-it, prioritising words/phrases Group creates a statement that all participants agree on.

13 Australian Curriculum PURPOSEFUL ASSESSMENT SEE HOW TEACHERS IDEAS FROM PT3 WERE COVERED HERE Assessment is the purposeful process of gathering appropriate and sufficient evidence of competence, and the interpretation of that evidence to enable a judgement. Included in this model is the recording of the evidence, as well as the communication of the outcomes to key stakeholders (Griffin & Nix 1991) What is the purpose of your task? – teaching & learning – monitoring achievement – accountability to stakeholders What sort of evidence do you collect? How do you interpret these observations?

14 Australian Curriculum ASSESSMENT – KEY MESSAGES assessing understanding and skills assessing for, as and of learning developing tasks with multiple entry points providing students with opportunities to self assess and improve prior to performance

15 Australian Curriculum TASK DESIGN: Collecting evidence & extending tasks Blooms COGNITIVE TAXONOMY KnowUnderstandApplyAnalyseEvaluateCreate Do Say Make Write Student can make a CONSEQUENCE WHEEL that analyses the possible consequences that arise from the destruction of the rainforest. Students verbally discuss what they understood about the rainforest environment, from the video. Students can apply their class knowledge to interacting in a human energy chain in which class members create physical links to those other members of the class that they interact with. (eg – child playing the tree connects with the child playing the sun) Student can create a new management strategy for protecting the rainforest and verbally present this to the class. Student can link their method to previous learning and are aware of the positives and negatives of their strategy. Student can write a FISHBONE DIAGRAM that evaluates the cause and effect of a rainforest management approach Students gather basic information on rainforest ecosystems through watching a video.

16 Australian Curriculum DEBRIEF SESSION 1 AND 2 In your journals reflect on: What concerns do you have about: -Content -Strategies used? Share with partner Share with whole group

17 Australian Curriculum LUNCH

18 Australian Curriculum ACHIEVEMENT STANDARDS Across Foundation to Year 10, achievement standards indicate the quality of learning that students should typically demonstrate by a particular point in their schooling. Achievement standards comprise a written description and student work samples. An achievement standard describes the quality of learning (the extent of knowledge, the depth of understanding and the sophistication of skills) that would indicate the student is well placed to commence the learning required at the next level of achievement.

19 Australian Curriculum PLANNING ASSESSMENT TASK Examples of Assessment tasks -Feather, Fur and Leaves? -Exploring Electrical Energy through Lighthouses Backward mapping In small groups, critique and use the backward mapping template to design an assessment task

20 Australian Curriculum PLANNING ASSESSMENT TASK Design an assessment task related to your sequences of learning Identify desired results - What should students know, understand and be able to do? Determine acceptable evidence - How will I know if students have achieved the desired results? Plan learning experiences - What learning experiences will enable students to achieve the desired results?

21 Australian Curriculum REPORTING – KEY MESSAGES In 2013, there are changes to assessment and reporting requirements. Teachers may be required to use the Australian Curriculum achievement standards to assign A to E grades for reporting student achievement in 2013. This decision is made at a school level. During the implementation period, teachers may teach the Australian Curriculum content and report against the outcomes in the Curriculum Framework.

22 Australian Curriculum Planning for Day 4 Presentations Focus areas for presentations: Key messages and support to schools Science Understanding – (Biological Science, Physical Science, Earth and Space Science, Chemical Science) Science Investigation Skills Science as Human Endeavour Overview/Organisation of Science and resources

23 Australian Curriculum PRESENTATION PLANNING 30 minutes to prep for Day 4

24 Australian Curriculum REFLECTION In your journal write: What strategies will you use to share what you have learnt so far with your school and your network?

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