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.
- 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.
- What children are learning in Science: A guide for whānau provides whānau with ideas for supporting their children’s science learning in school.
- Insights for Teachers provides practical insights into the items assessed in the NMSSA study, including what was being looked for and why.
- 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.