This #TeachMeetNZ science session was broadcast live on 10 November 2015. There was a fantastic line-up of New Zealand educators sharing their science teaching experiences as well as the first ever university lecturer Dr David Warren, outreach coordinator, University of Otago Chemistry department. David’s presentation was also the 100th TeachMeetNZ presentation. This TeachMeetNZ session was celebrating the UNESCO Year of Light and International Science Day.
The session was hosted by Andrea Soanes from the Science Learning Hub and Sonya Van Shaijik, who set up the TeachMeet project in New Zealand. There were eight mini presentations (all around 3 minutes each).
Watch the individual presentations listed below.
- Andrea Soanes Seeing the light with the Science Learning Hub @soanes_andrea and @NZScienceLearn
- Emma McFayden A lightbulb moment: changing perceptions @MissEmNZ
- Paula Hay The duality of science teaching and assessment @heymrshay
- Rachel Chisnall Fireworks: a spark for all sorts of learning @ibpossum
- Tony Cairns Teaching science with light, fun, work and play – the science way @tonycairns
- Matt Nicoll Relighting the fire of student interest and learning in science @mattynicoll
- Dr Michael Harvey Light and time: an illuminating relationship @Doctor_Harves
- Dr Dave Warren How school engagements enhance affective attributes in science courses @DaveDwarren
This was my 1st #TeachMeetNZ. Thanks guys, I really enjoyed it.
Feeling connected/inspired from the comfort of my own home :)
About the TeachMeetNZ project
TeachMeetNZ is about New Zealand teachers connecting online. The project reflects the research and work of New Zealand educators in action. These live events are convened across all education sectors to address the emerging technologies, trends and challenges poised to significantly impact teaching and learning. TeachMeetNZ has been live streaming since May 2013.
Nature of science
Communicating the variety of ways we support curiosity while exploring science with our students, collaborating to share thoughts around science education and learning is vital to growing curious minds and science education.
For more information, visit the TeachMeetNZ website.
Reflective blog post after the #TeachMeetNZ – International Year of Light session from New Zealand teacher Rachel Chisnall.
View the Storify on this session to follow the discussion that occurred on Twitter during the live session
Read the interview with Sonya Van Shaijik conducted by NZ Science Teacher.