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One Day Introduction to PrimaryConnections - Dubbo, New South Wales

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Taronga Western Plains Zoo

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Expression of Interest Only

You will receive an invitation email to confirm your place in this event.

Please do not book any travel without prior approval.


Strictly exclusive to in-service teachers. Please do not apply if you are a pre-service teacher.

This professional learning opportunity for teachers from regional, rural and remote primary schools is supported by the Australian Government.

Multiple teachers from each school are encouraged to apply. Register your interest as soon as possible!

Teaching Inquiry Science – Getting Started: One Day Introduction To PrimaryConnections


Professional Learning Standards

AITSL National Professional Standards for Teachers Standards covered:

1.2.2, 2.1.2, 2.5.2, 2.6.2, 3.3.2, 4.2.2, 5.1.2, 5.3.2, 6.2.2


Teacher Professional Learning Workshop in Primary Science

Are you confident to teach primary school science?

Would you like to participate in primary science and literacy professional learning in an award winning, Australian Government supported program? Opportunities are available for teachers from regional, rural and remote primary schools to attend an Australian Government funded one-day workshop!

About the ‘One day Introduction to PrimaryConnections’ Teacher Workshop

The ‘One day Introduction to PrimaryConnections’ workshop is our beginning workshop for teachers who haven’t previously participated in professional learning in PrimaryConnections. It provides the knowledge, skills and teaching strategies so you can teach inquiry science competently. It will also help you use the PrimaryConnections resources effectively. You will:

  • Learn about the major principles and pedagogy of PrimaryConnections
  • o the 5E’s teaching and learning model
  • o linking science with literacy
  • o an investigative approach to science
  • o collaborative learning
  • o embedded assessment
  • Experience and learn a range of strategies that enhance student learning
  • Explore the PrimaryConnections curriculum units and other resources

PrimaryConnections: Linking science with literacy is an innovative approach to teaching and learning which has been shown by independent research to enhance primary school teachers’ confidence and competence for teaching science linked with literacy. It also supports teachers across many curriculum areas, including mathematics. PrimaryConnections develops primary school students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in both science and literacy.

The PrimaryConnections curriculum support materials (including 31 units of work that are available free on Scootle) are fully aligned to the Australian Curriculum: Science/AusVELS. An award-winning program of the Australian Academy of Science, PrimaryConnections is supported by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training through the Mathematics and Science Participation Program.


After completing the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Effectively implement the PrimaryConnections 5E’s teaching and learning model
  • Provide students with sequenced learning experiences to develop their understanding of science concepts through inquiry skills and literacy practices
  • Feel confident and competent to teach science effectively

What will teachers receive?

  • A 50 page workshop booklet in hard copy and downloadable electronic version
  • A certificate showing the AITSL Professional Learning Standards covered (1.2.2, 2.1.2, 2.6.2, 3.3.2, 4.2.2, 5.1.2, 5.3.2, 6.2.2)

What are the conditions and who should apply?

  • You must be teaching in a regional, rural or remote area school. (Preference will be given to those from the most remote areas based on ASGC/ASGS Remoteness Area classifications)
  • Travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed as outlined in the guidelines provided to selected participants
  • Teacher release costs if applicable will be the responsibility of the school or education jurisdiction

What are your obligations

  • Commit to attending the full 6 hours/one day of the professional learning program
  • Make travel and accommodation arrangements if required and submit receipts and travel details for reimbursement by the due date
  • Complete pre- and post-event surveys for evaluation purposes§ Complete and return follow up surveys for evaluation purposes

What do you need to do now?

  • Register your expression of interest as soon as possible by completing the online registration form for the session you wish to attend.

The PrimaryConnections- linking science with literacy project is supported by the Australian Government Department of Education & Training through the Mathematics and Science Participation Program.

Who can attend?

You must be teaching in a regional, rural or remote area school. (Preference will be given to those from the most remote areas based on ASGC/ASGS Remoteness Area classifications). Multiple registrations are invited from schools, and this is encouraged for sustainability. Registrations are also encouraged from principals and school leadership teams.

What does the funding cover?

Funded one-day workshops are being offered to Government, Catholic and Independent sector teachers in regional, rural and remote schools across Australia (including those with high enrolments of Indigenous students).

The funding covers the full cost of the program (usually $396) as well as travel and accommodation for participants as required. Please refer to the Travel Policy for more details. Teacher release costs are not covered.

Special Dietary Requirements*

We can cater for most dietary requirements with sufficient prior notice. Please advise us of your allergies or intolerances via email. It is the participants responsibility to confirm dietary requirements have been catered for prior to the event.

*Disclaimer: If you have a food allergy or medical condition that is limiting or life threatening, you need to be aware of and take responsibility for the risks. We cannot guarantee to eliminate or prevent adverse effects and we disclaim any liability for any adverse reactions that may occur.

If you have trouble using the online registration process please contact PrimaryConnections
Phone: 0488 401 080
Email: PCFundedProjects@science.org.au

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