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Year 7-10 Science

Discover how to teach Biology using real-world inquiry and ethical concepts.

Program description

This professional development has been designed for Year 7-10 teachers who want to include case studies, un-Googleable questions and ethics in their Science curriculum.

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

Teacher Tribe Movie Night

Melbourne Zoo
Friday 8 April, 5.30-9.00pm
Tickets $20 each

Filmed in the magnificent Australian Alps, the documentary Where the Water Starts focuses on:

  • The animals and habitats within Kosciuszko National Park
  • Caring for Country as a shared responsibility of all Australians
  • Aboriginal connection and regenerative science can work together for a better future for people and animals

You will be inspired to teach your students about this wonderful part of Australia through the Science curriculum.

Recognition: certificate for 3.5 hours of PD
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 2.1, 3.4, 6.2, 7.4

Book tickets online or call 1300 966 784 to book your place.
Bring your own picnic. Food and non-alcoholic drinks will also be available for purchase on the night.

Animal Adaptations and Change (Year 7-10 Science)

Melbourne Zoo
Thursday 15 September, 9.30-3.00

During this one-day workshop, you will:

  • Learn how to teach animal adaptations, evolution, life cycles and habitats
  • Experience real-world Science activities through the eyes of a student
  • Explore Melbourne Zoo and meet our unique animals
  • Talk and collaborate with Zoo Teachers and other classroom teachers

Recognition: certificate for 5 hours of PD
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 2.1, 3.4, 7.4

Call 1300 966 784 to book your place and let us know your dietary requirements.
If this workshop is not able to be held face-to-face, it will be hosted online.

Mountain Pygmy-possums (Year 7-8 Science)

On-demand at a time that suits you.

During this online PD, you will:

  • Learn how to teach animal adaptation, classification, food webs and food chains
  • Discover how to use a real science innovation case study in your teaching
  • Watch behind-the-scenes zoo videos

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

Adaptations and Evolution (Year 9-10 Science)

On-demand at a time that suits you.

During this online PD, you will:

  • Learn how to teach adaptations, body systems, DNA and evolution
  • Discover how to use tools like scientific inquiry and un-Googleable questions
  • Watch behind-the-scenes zoo videos

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

Ethical Capabilities at the Zoo (Year 7-10 Science)

Melbourne Zoo
Thursday 10 November, 9.30-3.00

During this one-day workshop, you will:

  • Learn how to use ethical discussions and a Community of Inquiry in your teaching
  • Experience Biology activities that use real wildlife conservation case studies
  • Explore Melbourne Zoo and meet our unique animals
  • Talk and collaborate with Zoo Teachers, other classroom teachers and the Victorian Association of Philosophy in Schools

Recognition: certificate for 5 hours of PD
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 3.2, 3.4, 7.4

Call 1300 966 784 to book your place and let us know your dietary requirements.
If this workshop is not able to be held face-to-face, it will be hosted online.

Science and Ethics in Zoos (Year 7-8 Science)

On-demand at a time that suits you.

During this online PD, you will:

  • Learn how to teach Science while developing the Ethical Capability of your students
  • Discover real-world zoo examples that you can use in your teaching
  • Watch behind-the-scenes zoo videos

Recognition: certificate for 1 hour of PD
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 3.2, 3.3

Fighting Extinction Schools Mentoring

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