Join Greta Dromgool and participants of the Royal Society Science Teaching Leadership Programme as we explore the science capabilities in action.
In this session we will join teachers from a range of schools as they share their experiences, successes and challenges designing and implementing their innovative science programmes.
This webinar will deepen your understanding of why and how teachers are making changes to their programmes in order to develop students’ scientific capabilities and support scientific literacy.
You will also gain insight into the impact of these approaches and how to access support for incorporating these ideas into your own programme.
This webinar will be valuable for teachers of all levels.
Joining the webinar
Follow these simple steps to join our webinar:
- Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android by clicking on the link https://waikato.zoom.us/j/359736528 and following the instructions. You can also access Zoom on your phone, just follow the prompts.
- Find the chat box located in the toolbar at the bottom of your screen. You may need to access this by clicking on ‘More’.
- Using the chat box, introduce yourself, where you teach and, if you are in a group, how many people are there.
- Set up your screen for optimal viewing. If you’re using a mobile device, you may wish to view in landscape. We recommend selecting a thumbnail view of the presenters – this way you can easily see what is being shared on the screen.
Then you can:
- watch, listen and respond via chat to the presentation and discussion
- ask questions using the chat box at any time
- continue your learning on Slack – our online discussion forum.
The Science Learning Hub team will be there to support you and answer questions.
We currently offer recognition of teachers’ involvement in our online PLD.
To qualify for a professional learning and development certificate, teachers must:
- register for and watch the live webinar or let us know they have viewed the recorded version once it is published on the website
- register in Slack and participate in our discussions about citizen science or in the Slack learning reflections channel.
In this recorded webinar, resources from the Science Learning Hub are highlighted to demonstrate how they might help develop students’ science capabilities as part of a wider science inquiry. In particular, the session offers questions that teachers might ask students to get them thinking and responding along the lines of the following capabilities: gather and interpret data, use evidence, critique evidence, interpret representations and engage with science.
Read more about the science capabilities on the TKI website or in the report Capabilities for living and lifelong learning: What's science got to do with it?.