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Implementing the Australian Curriculum Science (9.0) in South Australia: Challenges and opportunities

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Join expert teacher Helen Silvester, as she outlines the key features of the new Australian Curriculum: Science 9.0 Years 7–10 and shares a range of practical strategies and resources designed to help set your students up for success in secondary science! 

This session will include: 

  • a concise overview of the key changes to the structure and content of the Australian Curriculum: Science 9.0 across Years 7–10 
  • practical tips and advice for planning and implementing the new curriculum 
  • a range of strategies for closing knowledge and skills gaps and personalising learning for students in mixed-ability classrooms 
  • respectfully integrating First Nations histories and cultures in the science classroom 
  • a demonstration of the features and digital resources offered in Oxford’s fully revised and updated edition of Oxford Science 7–10 Australian Curriculum (including a range of integrated STEAM projects at each year level that enable consistent, hassle-free, cross-curricular learning across maths, science and HASS). 

All workshop attendees will receive ONE complimentary print Student Book (with digital access) of their choice from Oxford’s brand-new series – Oxford Science 7–10 Australian Curriculum (available from July 2023) – as well as a selection of editable teacher planning and assessment support resources.  *Terms and conditions apply.

Dates and timing

7th June - Henley Beach
Registrations & afternoon tea | 3:45pm
Workshop | 4:15pm - 5:15pm

8th June - Highgate
Registrations & afternoon tea | 4:00pm
Workshop | 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Meet the author and presenter


Helen Silvester
Director, Casey Tech School 

Helen Silvester has been an educator for over 20 years and has held Head of Science positions in a variety of state and independent schools. In 2014 and 2017, she was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Secondary Science Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools. 

Helen has a wealth of experience writing and reviewing and has been an active participant in the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA), Australian School Science Information Support for Teachers and Technicians (ASSIST) and Science Teachers Association Victoria (STAV).  

Currently Helen is Director at Casey Tech School, a shared learning facility that delivers high-tech, leading-edge courses and innovative, real-world education programs to students in partnership with local industries and community groups. Programs emphasise the vital Enterprise and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) skills needed for the 21st century. 

* Complimentary resources will be provided upon publication. Only available to practising secondary school teachers. One complimentary title per attendee, to be distributed at the discretion of OUP Educational Consultants. 

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