58 learners taking this course
In this course, you will experience a framework that will drive your students’ desire to participate in science lessons. You will build your confidence and skills by learning:
- How to teach the Science Inquiry Skills strand of the curriculum
- How to involve your students in interesting science investigations
- How other teachers use science inquiry in their classroom
- How to download science lesson plans and worksheets for the year level/s you teach
This course will take you 2 hours to complete. Enjoy it in one session or spread it out over a few weeks. You will have ongoing access.
This course is on-demand and for private study. Learn at your own pace and at times that suit you. Get a certificate when you finish.
WHAT ARE THE CURRICULUM LINKS?
- Science: Foundation – Year 6, Science Inquiry Skills strand
- Cross curriculum priorities: Sustainability
- General capabilities: Personal and Social Capability
IS IT ACCREDITED FOR PD HOURS?
This course is mapped to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. It is accredited for professional development hours for:
2.5.2 Apply knowledge and understanding of effective teaching strategies to support students’ literacy and numeracy achievement.
3.3.2 Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem solving and critical and creative thinking.
3.4.2 Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning.
This program has been approved for accreditation within the ACT for 2023.
Please be advised you will be accredited within 14 days of completion.
Mark Drummond from Cool Australia is your course teacher. He has worked in the education sector for over 11 years as a classroom teacher, Leader of Pedagogy within an Ed-Tech startup and as an educational consultant. Mark is an absolute science nerd and loves talking about dinosaurs as much as he loves talking about education (which is a lot)!
Belinda Moran helped to create this course and also features in its videos. Belinda has worked for 25 years in the primary education sector as a classroom teacher, principal, assistant principal and curriculum coordinator. Her passion lies in science and technology and she is currently teaching Foundation to Year 6 students as a specialist teacher. She can’t wait to share her stories and her love of science and technology with you.
As a not-for-profit organisation all revenue from our Professional Development courses is reinvested into providing teachers with the resources to become the designers of exceptional learning.