Predator Prey: Adaptations, Systems and Evolution (Year 5 – 10)


Friday 20 March


9.30am - 3pm


FREE for Zoos Victoria members ($72 to join as a teacher member) and CECV teachers


Notebook. Be prepared for all weather elements and wear sensible shoes

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Teacher professional development

Gain the skills you need to develop a student-led, inquiry-based method to teach and assess animal adaptations, systems and evolution. Hear from animal experts, explore the latest research and borrow strategies from leading educators to stimulate student critical and creative thinking and heighten engagement. Create a learning experience your students will remember for years to come!

You will:

  • Meet other teachers and share teaching and learning ideas
  • Hear presentations and ask animal experts your question about adaptations, organ systems, DNA, and evolution
  • Consider how student-led questions can lead to rich inquiry and deep, assessable learning
  • Experience and reflect on teaching approaches and resources
  • Plan resources to support your teaching of adaptations, body systems and evolution
  • Have a great day out at the zoo!

This professional development links to Victorian Curriculum Levels 5-10: Science, Biological Science, Critical and Creative Thinking.

This conference is mapped to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. It is accredited for teacher professional development hours in the following:

  • Standard 2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
    You will hear from experts in animal adaptations, body systems and evolution, and experience ways to stimulate student-led questions and inquiry, and critical and creative thinking strategies
  • Standard 3.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
    You will be immersed in and develop powerful evidence-based teaching and learning resources that utilise challenging learning goals, success criteria, and a range of teaching strategies
  • Standard 6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
    You will explore and share impactful teaching and learning approaches and gain resources that enhance professional practice knowledge and support students to attain learning outcomes
  • Standard 7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities
    You will discuss with a professional teaching community including science experts, school colleagues, external teachers and Zoo educators, to share ideas, approaches and resources that enhance teaching practice and student learning

You will receive a certificate for professional development hours.

Morning tea and vegetarian lunch will be provided on the day.