STEP-Up Biology Science Teachers Engagement Program
Completing the 2020 Science Teachers Engagement Program – Biology (STEP-up Biology) will contribute 5.5 hrs of NESA registered PD addressing 2.1.2; 3.2.2; 3.4.2; 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
About the course
The STEP-Up Biology Professional Development course gives teachers the chance to extend and deepen their knowledge of the dynamic world of Biology with a Marine Science twist.
Held in our state-of-the-art research facility, this one day hands-on workshop aligns with the National Curriculum (Science; Biology) and is ideal for teachers looking to incorporate practical learning in the classroom.
The workshop includes talks by ocean research experts, hands-on lab activities, and opportunities for teachers to interact with their colleagues as well as Southern Cross University National Marine Science Centre researchers.
|8:15 - 9:15am||Check-in and welcome|
|9:15 - 10:00am||Protostorming Activity (ASCBL001)
Expand your STEM creative skills through protostorming
|10:00 - 10:15am||Morning Tea|
Evolution of data gathering for the 21st century (ACSBL003)
Marine Debris and its impacts (ACSBL028)
Climate Change and the marine environment (ACSBL028)
|12:30 - 1:00pm||Lunch - Tour for facility opional
|1:00 - 3:00pm||Workshops
Project Brine Shrimp (ACSBL032)
Waterwise and water quality (ACSBL111)
Water quality analysis (ACSBL003)
|3:00 - 3:15pm||Afternoon Tea|
|3:15 - 4:00pm||Decompression session:
Feedback/evaluation and networking