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Measuring Progress in Science. Levels 1-5 Napier, with Mike Stone

Professional development (PD) Hawke's Bay

Posted: 06 October 2017
Notice reference #: 1H9fLa

Measuring progress in Science. Levels 1-5 Napier, with Mike Stone and Faye Booker

Registrations close on 17th November.

To measure student progress in science across a school and especially across a Community of Learning is challenging. The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) assigns different science concepts to each curriculum level so science content alone is not a useful tool for assessment.

A more effective approach is  to measure progress in science understanding, using the Nature of Science (NoS) “ the overarching, unifying strand” (p.28 NZC) . Nature of Science is required learning for all students up to year 10, with other strands providing context. As NoS is the primary goal of this curriculum it is an appropriate tool to measure progress in science.

This course will enable participants to understand   how teachers can use NoS to monitor student progress in science. A progression for teaching NoS concepts as well as some potential assessment rubrics will be explored to support differentiated instruction, allocation of resources and determine placement in courses. Assessment information in a teaching as  inquiry process to evaluate program effectiveness and improve teacher practice will also be discussed.

Events summary

Hawke's Bay

24 November 2017 – 24 November 2017