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Teacher Professional Development Days

Hear from prominent Australian scientists, learn about Australia's capabilities in nuclear science, participate in workshops and receive new educational resources.

NSW (July)  NSW (Dec)

Teacher development hours: 6.5 hours (4.5 hours for attendance on the day, plus 2 hours for pre-reading and preparation).

Standards addressed: 2.1, 2.2, 2.6, 3.3, 3.4

How does this program address the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers?


Planning for and reflecting on ANSTO e-learning videoconferences

Learn how to use videoconferencing technology and get tips for how to best integrate these sessions into your teaching program.

Planning for and reflecting on ANSTO e-learning Nuclear Science Inquiry Skills sessions

Teachers plan a two-lesson plus homework program, in which their students plan, conduct and write a report about a first-hand investigation of ionising radiation. More information and teacher resources here.

Teacher development hours: 3 hours

Standards addressed: 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

How does this program address the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers?

Online application form

Planning for and reflecting on ANSTO e-learning Meet an Expert sessions

Teachers plan a two-lesson plus homework program for their students, during which they gather, process and present information about a practising Australian scientist. Teachers reflect on and evaluate their students' engagement and understanding. More information and teacher resources here.

Teacher development hours: 2 hours

Standards addressed: 2.1, 2.2, 2.6, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

How does this program address the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers?

Online application form


Planning for and reflecting on ANSTO school excursions

Link textbook nuclear science with its real-world applications and contextualise your ANSTO excursion for your students back in the classroom.

Teachers plan a two-lesson plus excursion program to integrate class-based content with a visit to ANSTO. Teachers organise an excursion, plan pre- and post-excursion activities, and reflect on and evaluate their students' engagement and understanding.

Teacher development hours: 3 hours

Standards addressed: 2.1, 2.2, 2.6, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

How does this program address the Australian Professional Standards for teachers?

Online application form


 

Primary Teacher Professional Development

Shorebirds: A Lesson in Science and Sustainability

This free TPD provides an understanding of threats to migratory and resident shorebirds and their coastal and wetland habitats for teachers of Years 3 - 6.

The Australian curriculum relevant content can be readily adapted for use in the classroom, either face-to-face or online and serves as the perfect complement to the popular Shorebirds Competition for primary schools. Teachers will hear from a panel of experts from the Australasian Waders Studies Group, BirdLife Australia, ANSTO Environmental Research and citizens who are protecting shorebirds in their local area.

They will also participate in a Q & A session and discuss how the content could be incorporated in lessons with other teachers and the Education Team from ANSTO. The course is fully accessible online.

Teacher development hours: 5 NESA accredited hours (1.5 hours for attendance via Zoom video-conference on the day, plus 3.5 hours for pre-reading and lesson preparation).

Standards addressed: 2.1, 2.2, 3.2, 3.3

How does this program address the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers?

Online Application Form

More Information:

Shorebirds Competition 2020


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