Supporting students’ literacy development in science: webinar 3
Supporting students’ literacy development in science
Online professional development in teaching secondary science to EAL/D students
Webinar 3 – Rich tasks: assessing student learning
|Science teachers||EAL/D teachers||Literacy educators|
|Are your students having difficulty in transferring their knowledge to exams and written work?||Do you want to support your EAL/D students in secondary science?||Do you want to support student literacy and language in secondary science?|
|Do they have problems with the Student Research Project?||Do you want great language and literacy strategies for teaching through science?||Do you want to learn more about 7–10 science and talk like a science teacher?|
|Do you want them to be more engaged and take more responsibility in their science learning?||Do you want team-teaching skills and ideas in working collaboratively with science teachers?||Do you want literacy teaching ideas that work in secondary science?|
Sydney Institute of Community Languages Education (SICLE) and Sydney School of Education and Social Work have joined forces to create a unique online learning opportunity for teachers to participate in NESA accredited professional development.
Completing any of the six 90-minute workshops in the Supporting Student’s Literacy Development in Science online program will contribute 90 minutes of NESA-registered PD, addressing the descriptors listed below from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW:
Webinar 3 – Rich tasks: assessing student learning – September 16 – 5.1.2
Webinar 4 – Using science language in working scientifically – September 23 – 1.5.2
Webinar 5 – Developing data representation in tables and graphs – October 14 – 2.5.2
Webinar 6 – Integrating science, language and literacy – October 21 – 6.3.2
Presenters will be practising teachers, as well as researchers and teacher educators from Sydney University, who were involved in a Department of Education-funded projects in 2019 that partnered with eight secondary-school teams of science, EAL/D and literacy teachers working with Year 8 classes to develop student engagement and improved outcomes in secondary science.