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Making progress in science from Levels 1 to 4 - free webinars

Due to high demand, we are offering these Science workshop PLD sessions for teachers as interactive Zoom webinars.

• What does progress in science look like from Levels 1 to 4?
• How can progress be assessed?
• What can teachers do to help their students?
• What can whānau do to help their children?

We'll address these questions using findings from the 2017 National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) in science.

Participants will be sent a copy of all four new resources.  

  1. Science guide for teachers for Levels 1 and 2, 3, 4 and 4 and above (posters). These explain what students understand about science and could be learning at each level. 
  2. What children are learning in Science: A guide for whānau provides whānau with ideas for supporting their children’s science learning in school. 
  3. Insights for Teachers provides practical insights into the items assessed in the NMSSA study, including what was being looked for and why.  
  4. Understanding Progress from Levels 2 to 4 uses information and data from the NMSSA science assessments to create indicators of progress. These indicators are displayed in a “rainbow diagram”. The report also explains the progressions using student examples. 

Science 2017 NMSSA reports are available at: https://nmssa.otago.ac.nz/reports/ 

Supported by the Ministry of Education. 

Webinars are 90 minutes and available over a range of dates and times. 

Dates, times and registration here.

4 June 2020