Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Leading a science program

About this Illustration of Practice

A science coordinator describes how mentoring can be used to engage students in exciting scientific programs to establish a strong scientific learning approach. The clip demonstrates the numerous projects undertaken through the Science Horizons program that provide hands-on opportunities for students to engage with science. The benefits for both teachers and students from establishing links with universities, community and industry are also featured.

Standard 2
Know the content and how to teach it
Focus area 2.2
Content selection and organisation
Career stage
Lead initiatives that utilise comprehensive content knowledge to improve the selection and sequencing of content into coherently organised learning and teaching programs.
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Standard 3
Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Focus area 3.3
Use teaching strategies
Career stage
Work with colleagues to review, modify and expand their repertoire of teaching strategies to enable students to use knowledge, skills, problem solving and critical and creative thinking.
  1. In what ways might links with industry and the community enhance teaching and learning at your school?
  2. How can school leaders empower colleagues to incorporate resources and strategies in differentiated teaching programs?
Newton Moore Senior High School
Western Australia
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Newton Moore High School is located in Bunbury in Western Australia and has approximately 620 students. The school has a strong commitment to innovation through the implementation the development of future-focused learning programs and is a Pathfinder School within Microsoft's Partners in Learning program. A strong motivation behind all decisions, is the school’s unwavering commitment to its students, parents, teachers and community to prepare students for the 21st century by embracing technology. Strong links with a range of partners within the education community - parents, government and non-government agencies, industries and local schools -support these programs.

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