ST ANDREW’S LEARNING COMMUNITY Glasgow City Council.

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ST ANDREWS LEARNING COMMUNITY Glasgow City Council Slide 2 OUR LEARNING COMMUNITY Our Lady of Peace Primary School St Benedict's Primary School St Bridget's Primary School St Francis of Assisi Primary School St Joachim's Primary School St Maria Goretti Primary School St Paul's (Shettleston) Primary School St Rose of Lima Primary School St Timothy's Primary School St Andrews Learning Community Slide 3 LEARNING COMMUNITY SCIENCE MENTORS Laura DegnanOur Lady of Peace Primary School Tony ByattSt Benedict's Primary School Moira MacLeodSt Bridget's Primary School Anton GallagherSt Francis of Assisi Primary School Michelle WilsonSt Maria Goretti Primary School Fiona KeddiltySt Paul's (Shettleston) Primary School Lorraine IzzettSt Rose of Lima Primary School Katrina McDonnellSt Timothy's Primary School Slide 4 OUR OBJECTIVES To use our experiences from our attendance at the residential to help raise levels of engagement in science and technology in our school cluster through working with other mentors and teachers from our cluster. Slide 5 ACTION PLAN - PART 1 All primary teachers in the learning community asked to complete a Confidence in Teaching Science Wheel Slide 6 ACTION PLAN - PART 2 Learning community science mentors to hold a series of meetings to organise, resource and deliver a science inservice day for the learning community. Slide 7 ACTION PLAN - PART 3 Proposal drawn up and presented to learning community Head Teachers and Quality Improvement Officer for endorsement. Slide 8 ACTION PLAN - PART 4 St Andrews Learning Community Science Inservice held on Monday 21 st October 2013 at St Benedicts Primary. Our Lady of Peace Primary St Benedict's Primary St Maria Goretti Primary St Bridget's Primary St Joachim's Primary St Paul's (Shettleston) St Rose of Lima Primary St Timothy's Primary St Francis of Assisi St Andrews Secondary Slide 9 ACTION PLAN - PART 5 Support learning community staff with further twilight opportunities Organise and encourage learning community participation in SSERC Glowmeet Share resources within the learning community Slide 10 LEARNING COMMUNITY SCIENCE INSERVICE 125 teachers took part Each teacher participated in 2 workshops 5 workshops offered by LC Science Mentors and SSERC approved providers Workshops offered included Exploring the Local Environment Understanding Electricity Teaching Forces Topical Science Microscopes in the Primary Classroom Slide 11 Presented by 3 of our learning community mentors. This session offered examples of fun, practical, simple activities to explore biodiversity through outdoor learning. The session was held in the school garden. Exploring the Local Environment Slide 12 Feedback: Exploring the Local Environment How relevant were the aims and objectives to your longer term professional needs? (question 1b) Very relevant 76% (41 people) Relevant 22% (12 people) Marginally relevant 2% (1 person) Irrelevant 0% Slide 13 Teacher Quotes Feedback: Exploring the Local Environment Quotes Today has developed my confidence in delivering outdoor education. Will encourage and implement development of science. Make more use of the school garden. Slide 14 Presented by two of our learning community mentors. Drawing on experiences from the initial SSERC residential, participants were involved in a range of engaging activities, for use within the classroom Objectives of the presentation were to Improve understanding of circuits Discuss symbols and energy transfer Understanding Electricity Slide 15 Feedback: Understanding Electricity Overall effectiveness of the event? (question 9) excellent 78% (25 people) good 22% (7 people) Irrelevant 0% Slide 16 Feedback: Understanding Electricity Quotes Very practical Great to see active ways you can teach electricity. Appropriate for all levels. Teacher Quotes Slide 17 Teaching Forces This workshop was paid for from our learning community budget. We enlisted the services of Tom Clark from the SSERC approved catalogue of workshops. Included in this session was; common misconceptions teaching strategies fun activities using everyday resources CfE links Slide 18 Feedback: Teaching Forces Is it likely that you would use the activities in your classroom? Definitely - 94% (30 people) Possibly - 6% (2 people) Irrelevant 0% Slide 19 Teacher Quotes Feedback: Teaching Forces Quotes Very enjoyable and really beneficial to the classroom. Not often I say this, but it could have been longer! (2hrs) Excellent ideas. Slide 20 Topical Science This workshop was paid for from our learning community budget. We enlisted the services of Nicky Souter from the SSERC approved catalogue of workshops. Aims for this workshop included; Giving participants the opportunity to explore a variety of media whilst promoting a learners general education in the context of topical science. Slide 21 Microscopes in the Primary Classroom Three of our mentors presented to LC teachers. Sharing our LC microscopes we looked at Functionality of the microscopes Application in science outcomes Cross curricular opportunities Practical use of the equipment - observing materials and using the software. Slide 22 Feedback: Microscopes in the Primary Classroom Overall, how effective was the trainer for this event? (question 8) Excellent 95% (36 people) Good 5% (2 people) Irrelevant 0% Slide 23 Teacher Quotes Feedback: Microscopes in the Primary Classroom Quotes Enjoyed looking at different materials. The possibilities are endless in the classroom. Enjoyed having this opportunity to actually use microscopes. Slide 24 FURTHER RESOURCING & TWILIGHTS Fun with Forensics Glowmeet SSERC resource boxes shared throughout the learning community Science planners and pathways shared with all schools Learning Community Twilights on the skills of science enquiry provided by our QIO Slide 25 GLOWMEET Fun with Forensics Glowmeet held on 28 th January 2014 Met with broad enthusiasm from staff members throughout the LC Slide 26 SCIENCE IN OUR SCHOOLS St Pauls Shettleston We first had the challenge of using circuit components to light a lamp. Slide 27 SCIENCE IN OUR SCHOOLS St Pauls Shettleston We simulated the circuit by passing tokens around our circle. We learned that the moving particles in circuits are called electrons and that they all move at the same time. Slide 28 SCIENCE IN OUR SCHOOLS St Pauls Shettleston Then we acted as the electrons in the circuit, carrying energy from the battery to the lamp. This helped us to understand that the electrons keep apart and continue to move until all the energy is transferred from the battery to the lamp. Slide 29 SCIENCE IN OUR SCHOOLS St Pauls Shettleston We predicted what would happen when we used two batteries in our circuit instead of one. We carried out an investigation by simulating and then building the circuit. We found out that the lamp is brighter because it gives out more energy in a shorter time. Slide 30 SCIENCE IN OUR SCHOOLS St Pauls Shettleston To help us learn about and recognise circuit symbols we played component snap and matching games. Next we learned about conductors and insulators. Through investigation we found out that metals are good conductors. Slide 31 Pupil Quotes WHAT THE PUPILS SAY St Pauls quotes I liked identifying and classifying. It was fun and interesting I liked using the components to make the circuit. I thought it was very good and may be useful for when we are older. I enjoyed looking at circuit diagrams then actually making them. Slide 32 SCIENCE IN OUR SCHOOLS St Bridgets We explored the woods hunting for minibeasts Slide 33 SCIENCE IN OUR SCHOOLS St Bridgets P1 and P2 investigated our sense of taste Slide 34 SCIENCE IN OUR SCHOOLS St Bridgets We investigated the link between the sense of taste and the sense of smell Slide 35 SCIENCE IN OUR SCHOOLS St Bridgets P7 pupils worked with P1 pupils to help them with their investigations Slide 36 SCIENCE IN OUR SCHOOLS St Bridgets P3 investigate the human body Slide 37 SCIENCE IN OUR SCHOOLS St Bridgets Practical investigations encourages enthusiasm for science Slide 38 SCIENCE IN OUR SCHOOLS St Bridgets Exploring the woods led to classroom based investigations Slide 39 SCIENCE IN OUR SCHOOLS St Bridgets Pupils planned and carried out fair testing Slide 40 SCIENCE IN OUR SCHOOLS St Bridgets Collaborative working is encouraged Slide 41 SCIENCE IN OUR SCHOOLS St Bridgets Slide 42 Pupil Quotes St Bridgets SCIENCE IN OUR SCHOOLS Slide 43 St Francis of Assisi Increased engagement across the school Slide 44 SCIENCE IN OUR SCHOOLS St Francis of Assisi Development of after-school science club Slide 45 SCIENCE IN OUR SCHOOLS St Francis of Assisi Collaborative learning promoted throughout the school Slide 46 SCIENCE IN OUR SCHOOLS St Francis of Assisi Increased enthusiasm for science from our pupils Slide 47 Pupil Quotes WHAT THE PUPILS SAY St Francis of Assisi quotes Testing the fingerprints was the best thing we have ever done. We learned how cola can affect our teeth by looking at how it changed the eggshell. I was surprised at how the plants grew differently in different places. (dark and light)

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