Teaching and Learning

Biology Teachers – PD

Are you teaching Units 3/4 VCE Biology in 2024?

You may be an established biology teacher wishing to refresh your approach, or teaching the current study design for the first time in 2024. Or as a graduate teacher undertaking 3/4 Biology in your first year of teaching, it may seem a daunting task. This comprehensive teacher PD workshop, delivered by highly experienced and recognised biology educators who are well versed in VCAA procedures, offers proven practical advice that aims to build teacher confidence by providing a structural framework for classroom delivery and by sharing practical advice.

Details are as follows:

Date: Monday 22nd January 2024

Location: VSSEC @ Strathmore Secondary College

Cost: $140 (plus GST) per participant,  20% discount for 1st year teachers

Enrol by: Friday 15th December 2023

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10:30 a.m. – Mapping the Dot Points in 3/4 Biology (with Brian Stevenson)

The dot points define what you need to teach. In the current study design some dot points are problematic. In this program each dot point is examined in terms of its breadth and depth of biological knowledge that you need to teach and what your students need to know for the examination.

12:30 p.m. – Lunch break (a light lunch is provided)

1:00 p.m. – Science Skills and Assessment Tasks (with Annette Williams)

School based assessment tasks and teaching students the essential science skills.

2:00 p.m. – Postscript (with Brian Stevenson)

The role of the examination as a teaching resource.



Your questions are answered. You receive a hard copy of all the material presented, a delivery schedule, a USB stick containing selected slides for classroom use and a VIT certificate