Program Module

Teach Oz-e-science Year F–6

This course aligns with the Oz-e-science curriculum program. Teachers and assistant teachers should complete this course before using the Oz-e-science program in the classroom. Oz-e-science is based on explicit, teacher-led instruction and scientific inquiry. The program has a heavy focus on science content knowledge involving exposure to examples, understanding the logical rules or principles underpinning the examples and applying this understanding to novel examples. The program engages and teaches students in the practice of scientific inquiry. This involves learning about the scientific method and applying it to practical science research activities and simulations set out in the units. Oz-e-science teaches scientific inquiry according to the scientific method rather than using inquiry learning pedagogy. The learning pedagogy is explicit instruction.

Learning Intents
  • Communicate learning goals to school leaders, colleagues, and parents (3.1.01).
  • Demonstrate techniques that engage students and deliver lesson components to fidelity. Communicate rationale behind program sequencing to school leaders, colleagues and parents (3.1.02).
  • Communicate to colleagues and classroom visitors basic direct and explicit instruction techniques and uses (3.1.03).
  • Understand components of effective teaching resources (such as the Teacher Guide) that align with core programs (3.1.04).
  • Demonstrate a range of verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to support student engagement in small and large group instruction (3.1.05).
  • Plan instructional day around appropriate instructional programs. Implement effective teaching techniques to develop problem-solving skills in students (3.1.10).
  • Understand basic effective teaching techniques and practices in academics and behaviour (3.2.01).
  • Understand how to extract student mastery data from curriculum, assessment and reporting (3.2.03).
  • Implement direct and explicit instruction lessons with fidelity (3.2.08).
  • Implement all parts of direct and explicit instruction lessons. Review own delivery of direct and explicit instruction lessons, reflect on personal effectiveness and articulate and set improvement actions (3.2.09).
  • Apply classroom practices across all activities by setting clear behavioural expectations and facilitating routines, orderly transitions, and bell to bell teaching (3.4.02).
  • Understand how to use mastery test data to assess student learning (3.6.01).
  • Implement in-program and out of program assessments to evaluate student mastery levels (3.6.06).
  • Apply family engagement practices down the village with parents to build relationship between parent and school (3.8.01 ).
  • Demonstrate awareness of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and languages in lessons and discussions with community members (3.8.02).
  • Learn Effective Teaching Essentials
  • Deliver Effective Instruction.
  • 14 Lessons.
Assessment has three stages:

  • Test: Knowledge and skills taught in the lessons
  • Appraisal: Practical application in practicing knowledge and skills learned in the lessons
  • Mastery evaluation: Delivery with students of the knowledge and skills learned in the lessons.
Participants are eligible for certification based on attendance and completion of assessment requirements for each module.

  • Certificate of Attendance: Complete online training and knowledge and skills tests.
  • Certificate of Participation: Pass knowledge and skills video Appraisal.
  • Certificate of Achievement: Pass knowledge and skills video Mastery evaluation.

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