Professional Learning

Key features of our Professional Learning Workshops

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  • Run by VIT-certified presenters with years of science education experience.
  • Aligned with Victorian Curriculum.
  • Demonstrates how inexpensive and easy-to-obtain materials can be used in the classroom.
  • Conducted in a typical classroom setting with access to an interactive whiteboard.
  • The guiding Power Point presentation is available to the school and each year level receives a resource booklet.

The workshop begins with an overview of science from the Australian/Victorian Curriculum showcasing the common aims for all levels. The bulk of the workshop involves teachers working cooperatively on practical activities related to specific science concepts; discussing ideas and clarifying uncertainties. During these times the presenter is available to discuss individual questions.

Workshop themes

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Your Professional Learning program can cover one of the following themes:

  1. Physical Sciences: force, movement, light, sound, heat, energy and electricity
  2. Chemical Sciences: properties of materials, states of matter, physical and chemical change.
  3. Earth and Space Sciences: Solar System, changes caused by movement of the Earth and moon, changes in the atmosphere and on the Earth’s surface.
  4. STEM: Materials, construction, and design process.20170424_094154

See our prices for program costs.

Participant’s comments:

“I like the fact that simple things can be used in Physical Sciences”

-Yr 5 teacher. Hillcrest Christian College

“The workshop provided new ideas and hands on activities to make learning fun and everyone can participate and be engaged.”

– Prep teacher. Ringwood Nth PS

“I loved it- Thank you. Your knowledge and engaging presentation style were terrific.”

– Year 5/6 teacher. Richmond PS