Discover how to teach Science using Australian animals, conservation stories and ethics.

Program description

This professional development has been designed for Year 3-6 teachers who want to include real-world content in their Science lessons.

Join us for individual workshops or complete the whole series.

You will grow your knowledge, teaching skills and confidence:

  • Gain ideas for sparking student interest and curiosity
  • Learn up-to-date information and real-world examples
  • Discover real ways to consolidate student learning
  • Access lesson plans and resources that you can use right away

Cost

This series is free for Zoos Victoria members (except for the Teacher Member Movie Night). Not a member? Join here

Australian Animals (Year 3-6 Science)

Healesville Sanctuary
Wednesday 25 May, 9.30-3.00

During this one-day workshop, you will:

  • Learn how to teach Australian animal features, adaptations, habitats and life cycles
  • Experience activities that integrate Aboriginal cultures into Science
  • Explore Healesville Sanctuary and practice your Science skills
  • Talk with Sanctuary Teachers and other classroom teachers

Recognition: certificate for 5 hours of PD
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 3.2, 2.4, 6.2

Call 1300 966 784 to book your place and let us know your dietary requirements.

Plains-wanderer (Year 3-4 Science)

On-demand at a time that suits you

During this online PD, you will:

  • Learn how to integrate your Science and English teaching
  • Discover a real-life story of a unique and endangered bird
  • Watch behind-the-scenes zoo videos

Recognition: certificate for 1.5 hours of PD
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 2.1, 3.4

Orange-bellied Parrot (Year 5-6 Science)

On-demand at a time that suits you.

During this online PD, you will:

  • Learn how to integrate your Science and English teaching
  • Discover a real-life story of a unique and endangered parrot
  • Watch behind-the-scenes zoo videos

Recognition: certificate for 1.5 hours of PD
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 2.1, 3.4

Ethical Concepts (Year 3-4 Science)

On-demand at a time that suits you.

During this online PD, you will:

  • Learn how to teach Ethical Capability as part of Science
  • Discover real case studies that explore fairness as a contested concept
  • Watch behind-the-scenes zoo videos

Recognition: certificate for 1 hour of PD
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 3.2, 3.4, 6.2

Year 3-6 STEM

Integrate Science with other learning areas.

Access a range of Zoos Victoria professional development that will build your confidence and ability to combine Science with other subjects like Mathematics, and Design and Technologies.

Fighting Extinction Schools Mentoring

Design or enhance educational programs for your class with the support of a highly skilled Zoo Teacher.