Science syllabus implementation

Introductory webinar events and recordings (staff only)

These live webinars and recordings are available for NSW Department of Education staff only to support new syllabus implementation.

The new Science and Technology K-6 syllabus was released by NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) in 2017.

Each of the recordings supports teachers' knowledge and understanding of the Science and Technology K-6 syllabus, including new content for digital technologies and thinking skills (computational, design and systems).

Viewing the recordings contributes to teacher identified professional learning (non-registered).

Webinars

Unpacking the new Science and Technology K-6 syllabus (staff only) (NR21149)
(prerequisite for face-to-face workshops)

Recorded 9 May 2018

38 minutes

Computational Thinking (staff only) (NR21150)

Recorded 16 May 2018

28 minutes

Design Thinking (staff only) (NR21151)

Recorded 23 May 2018

30 minutes

Systems Thinking (staff only) (NR21685)

Recorded 30 May 2018

25 minutes

Digital Technologies (Part One - plugged) (staff only) (NR21687)

Recorded 6 June 2018

27 minutes

Digital Technologies (Part Two - unplugged) (staff only) (NR21688)

Recorded 13 June 2018

30 minutes

Face-to-face workshops (staff only)

A range of professional learning opportunities are available to support science syllabus implementation. Use the calendar for full details and registration.

Current workshops

  • K-6 – Planning and programming with the new Science and Technology K-6 syllabus (for curriculum leadership teams)
  • K-6 – Teaching Science and Technology K-6 with confidence (held in Environmental Education Centres)
  • S6 – Science Extension Syllabus implementation workshops
  • S6 - Investigating Science teacher network meetings

Resources

A range of learning and teaching materials, advice and other resources to support syllabus implementation are available.

Syllabus content mapping documents

This suite of documents contains a mapping of outcomes between the existing and new syllabuses.

Existing syllabus

Science and Technology K-6 syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2012.

New syllabus

Science and Technology K-6 syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2017.

Schools may wish to use the syllabus content mapping documents to unpack what is similar and different in the skills, knowledge and understanding strands of the existing and new syllabuses.

Resources under construction

  • Digital technologies continuum
  • Sample units of learning
  • Sample scope and sequence documents
  • Sample assessment tasks
  • Guide to using texts with the Science and Technology K-6 syllabus
  • Videos of practice

S6 Investigating Science

Professional learning networks

Teacher networks have been established for Investigating Science to enable teachers to collaborate and share best practice.

S6 Science Extension

Module 1

  • Resources on examples of evidence used to support scientific hypotheses
  • Units of learning
  • Assessment tasks
  • Scope and sequences

Module 2

  • Datasets for analysis
  • Tools for developing literature reviews
  • Reference manager tools
  • Units of learning
  • Assessment tasks
  • Scope and sequences

Module 3

  • Tools for statistical analyses
  • Analysing large datasets (LHC, Kepler, HGP)
  • Units of learning
  • Assessment tasks
  • Scope and sequences

Module 4

  • Rubrics for portfolio and report assessments
  • Tools for compiling reports
  • Units of learning
  • Assessment tasks
  • Scope and sequences

Contact us

Easter Carmeli
Science and Technology Advisor K–6
02 9266 8054
easter.carmeli@det.nsw.edu.au

Sham Nair
Science Advisor 7–12
02 9244 5432
sham.nair@det.nsw.edu.au

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