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Teaching Inquiry Science: Primary Connections in a STEM Context (CBA Grant)

AITSL Professional Learning Standards: 
1.2.2, 2.1.2, 2.5.2, 3.3.2, 4.2.2, 6.2.2
TQI Accredited

We are delighted to announce that PrimaryConnections has been afforded a Community Grant from Commonwealth Bank Australia. The 3-year grant is awarded in recognition of PrimaryConnections’ contribution to supporting the well-being of youth in the community through education.

PrimaryConnections is utilising this grant to offer teachers in the ACT Community** the opportunity to attend professional learning workshops at a subsidised rate.

PrimaryConnections is an innovative, inquiry-based approach for the teaching and learning of science and the literacies of science in the primary years of schooling. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education is a key focus in the ACT, and building capacity for STEM begins with primary education. The teaching of science is central to STEM education.

Informed by this, PrimaryConnections is offering this introductory workshop in which educators will unpack the teaching and learning of science as inquiry and explore how this approach strongly supports STEM instruction. Participants will explore and consolidate the investigative and inquiry approach in the context of the Chemical Sciences by drawing on examples across Foundation to Year 6.

Designed to build efficacy with teaching science inquiry with a STEM perspective, this workshop visits the key principles underpinning the PrimaryConnectionsteaching and learning approach. Participants engage in first-hand experiences that exemplify best practice in supporting students to develop science understanding and skills that build capability in STEM, and walk away with a re-imagined perspective and a toolkit of practical strategies to implement directly into classroom practice.

Who should attend? This introductory workshop is ideally suited to ACT teachers who:

  • May or may not have used some of the PrimaryConnections units, and/or
  • Wish to experience the PrimaryConnections teaching and learning approach and to develop a shared understanding of how teaching science as inquiry supports STEM learning.

Download: STEM Education workshops flyer

Professional Learning Standards

AITSL National Professional Standards for Teachers 
Standards covered: 
1.2.2, 2.1.2, 2.5.2, 3.3.2, 4.2.2, 6.2.2

Special Dietary Requirements*

We can cater for most dietary requirements with sufficient prior notice. Please advise us of your allergies or intolerances via email. It is the participants responsibility to confirm dietary requirements have been catered for prior to the event.

*Disclaimer: If you have a food allergy or medical condition that is limiting or life threatening, you need to be aware of and take responsibility for the risks. We cannot guarantee to eliminate or prevent adverse effects and we disclaim any liability for any adverse reactions that may occur.

** Schools within a 55km of Canberra centre are eligible to attend.

Key Details

Canberra, ACT
Australian Academy of Science - Shine Dome
15 Gordon Street
Acton ACT 2601
Friday 04 May 2018
8.30 am — 4.00 pm
Angela Gigliotti and Claudette Bateup