Stage 6 Science Programming & Depth Studies

Jim Sturgiss
Aligning practice for better outcomes.
Science teachers! Get your head around the new Stage 6 syllabuses. What's new and different? Write killer standards-based depth studies. Design programs for inquiry-...
Target Audience
Stage 6 Science teachers
28 reviews
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This workshop is designed to provide science teachers the time and space to analyse the new syllabi and prepare for its implementation by creating an inquiry-based teaching and learning program and a standards-based depth study.

Their efforts will be shared on a moodle forum so that participants may benefit from the collective efficacy of the group.

Audience

Stage 6 Science teachers

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

The workshop will be a blended delivery that accesses online resources


This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of Face to Face in Australia (NSW) at this time.

Sessions

Inquiry-based syllabus

1 hour

Discussion of “Working Scientifically” outcomes: their significance and how they can be addressed

Depth Studies

2 hours

Presenter will provide some examples of depth studies and their standards-based marking rubrics.
Participants will engage with the rubrics to score some sample responses.
Participants will create and share their own depth study.

Programming for inquiry-based learning

2 hours

The new syllabuses embrace an inquiry-based learning model.
Presenters will provide examples of a topic program that use a 5E inquiry-based sequence.
Participants will collaboratively produce a program for one Inquiry Question from the syllabus suitable for their school. Group efforts will be shared online.

What To Bring

A wifi enabled laptop

User Rating

4.5

Latest Reviews

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Stage 6 Science Programming & Depth Studies
by Jade Wallis on 08/01/2019

Excellent sharing of resources. All online accessable for later and could refer to while going. Excellent time for programming wich teacher never have enough time for.

Stage 6 Science Programming & Depth Studies
08/01/2019

Relaxed presentation style, ample time and assistance. This course came at a great time. I will be using the resouces with my collegues

Stage 6 Science Programming & Depth Studies
by lindy virtue on 08/01/2019

AMAZING! Learnt more today than days of meetings and programming. Jim makes everything clear , both for teachers and kids. All enquiry based learning.

Stage 6 Science Programming & Depth Studies
by Talia Gusen on 08/01/2019

Wonderful ideas and great collaboration! Very helpful and gives a much better idea of how to structure Stage 6 programs.

Stage 6 Science Programming & Depth Studies
by Lauren Rawling on 08/01/2019

Jim was excellent with providing examples and outlining various pedagogical methods. I got a lot out of this course and found it interesting and very helpful!

Stage 6 Science Programming & Depth Studies
08/01/2019

Content excellent. Presentation – challenging to locate some material

Stage 6 Science Programming & Depth Studies
by Lee Liao on 10/04/2018

Clear and helpful.

Stage 6 Science Programming & Depth Studies
10/04/2018

I would have liked more resources to share. But it was very insightful.

Stage 6 Science Programming & Depth Studies
10/04/2018
Stage 6 Science Programming & Depth Studies
by Alpana Dhingra on 10/04/2018

Sample rubrics for Depth Studies along with student work samples were great.

Stage 6 Science Programming & Depth Studies
10/04/2018

The Programming was not as valuable, to me, as the Depth Study session. I would have liked more time on it.

Stage 6 Science Programming & Depth Studies
10/04/2018

Good insight into new Stage 6 syllabus (depth studies + programming in particular). Also working scientifically.

Stage 6 Science Programming & Depth Studies
10/04/2018

Too much on things already known (scientific skills) and not enough on new to course ‘depth studies’. More time on suggestions and practice.

Stage 6 Science Programming & Depth Studies
10/04/2018

Good insight into how to begin the process of depth studies.

Stage 6 Science Programming & Depth Studies
10/04/2018
Stage 6 Science Programming & Depth Studies
by Mick Brooker on 10/04/2018
Stage 6 Science Programming & Depth Studies
10/04/2018
Stage 6 Science Programming & Depth Studies
10/04/2018

Good resources!

Stage 6 Science Programming & Depth Studies
10/04/2018

I have left feeling more confident in setting up depth studies. Thank you!

Stage 6 Science Programming & Depth Studies
by Craig Wallace on 10/04/2018

Good focus on Depth Studies rubrics. Good example of applying 5e’s to programming. Will investigate further.


About the team


Jim Sturgiss

Creator

Improving outcomes through aligned teaching practice synergies.

Jim is an educational researcher and independent educational consultant. A recipient of the NSW PTC Distinguished Service Award for leadership in delivering targeted professional learning to teachers, he works with schools to align assessment, reporting and learning practice. He has been a DoE Senior Assessment Advisor where he developed many statewide assessments, (ESSA, SNAP, ELLA, BST) and as Coordinator: Analytics where he developed reports to schools for statewide assessments and NAPLAN.

Selected NSW Department of Education and Communities appointments
2015                            Analytics, Systems and Development Coordinator 
2012 – 2013                School Assessment Design and Development Acting Coordinator (ESSA)
2007 – 2010                Head Teacher Science, Newtown High School of Performing Arts
2004 – 2005                Senior Assessment Officer, Computer Skills Assessment (CSA6)
2004                            Test Development Officer, Secondary Numeracy Assessment Program (SNAP)
2000 – 2004                Head Teacher Science, Concord High School 
1998 – 2000                Senior Assessment Officer, English Language and Literacy Assessment (ELLA)

Teaching Qualifications
1993 – 1997                M.Ed. (Hons) University of New England (Thesis: Literacy & learning in Science) 
1979                            Dip. Ed. University of Wollongong
1976 – 1978                B.Sc. University of Wollongong (Majors in Chemistry and Bioenergetics)