SCIENCE, LANGUAGE AND LITERACY: REPEAT CONFERENCE
Following its popularity in 2009, Rosemary Feasey and blen will be repeating their intensive one day training on the literacy implications of APP for science(specifically KS1 & 2).
Friday 30th April 2010 Main conference 10.30 - 16.00
Canterbury Hall, 18 Cartwright Gardens, London, WC1H 9EE
The literacy implications of APP for science.
Assessing pupil performance (APP) is being introduced in science. There is a lot that is familiar in terms of the new focus strands but there are areas of learning that are different and it will require considering new approaches to assessing pupils in science. This conference will consider what does this mean for Key Stages 1 and 2 in terms of the teaching and learning experience in science and what are the implications for literacy in learning, teaching and assessment.
The conference will focus on:
· Developing teachers understanding of the new attainment focus strands (AF1 – 5)
· Understanding the requirements of the new focus strands, particularly new areas such as AF 2
· Considering the literacy implications of the new strands, particularly collaboration and communication (AF3)
· Making the most of literacy links to support assessment in science.
The sessions will be practical and offer a range of strategies for Key Stages 1 and 2.
MAIN CONTRIBUTOR / TUTOR
Leading expert in Primary Science, and Primary Science development and training; Primary Professional Development Leader at Science Learning Centre, North East; Former Chair of the Primary Committee at the Association for Science Education (ASE); Co-author of Star Science, the UK’s best selling primary science scheme and author of a range of publications on a variety of topics.
· Update (policy/initiatives)
· Report back from previous conference on listening–summary of strategies
· Exhibition of materials and resources.
WHAT TEACHERS SAY ABOUT OUR CONFERENCES‘
“…good variety of speakers/input and good hand-outs…’’
‘’…good mixture of theory and practice…’’
‘’…gave me many ideas and food for thought…’’