Download the agenda.
What do we mean by academic literacy in science?
- PowerPoint Project introduction/academic literacy
What do we mean by giftedness in Science?
- What does expertise/subject thinking look like in science?
- What is distinctive about teaching and learning which develops learners’ scientific thinking?
- What does a good lesson look like for this?
- PowerPoint - Giftedness in science
- Criteria for identification of gifted and talented learners in science. An exercise which uses Renzulli's Three Rings approach to highlight the importance of creativity
Using Key Visuals
- Explanatory. How do we convert a series of ideas or a process into a visual narrative?
- Evaluative. How can we use visuals to identify how much the learner understands?
- Generative. How does visuals enable the learner to expand their language capability?
- Key Visuals PowerPoint
- CD of key visuals guidance and blanks, produced by Hounslow Language Service (one copy per school)
Colleagues wishing to look at other ideas might also wish to download another REAL tool, 10 ways to support and challenge advanced learners, which provides a view of the wider scope of classroom strategies.
Practical ideas for thinking
Pat O'Brien introduced three different thinking tools:
- what am I?
- tell the story of the graph
- six degrees of separation
- PowerPoint Practical ideas for thinking
Ideas from the Bright Ideas Time
- PMI (Positive, Minus and Interesting)
- Odd One Out.
- PowerPoint – The Bright Ideas time
- Examples of PMI
- Examples of Odd One Out
- Odd one out exercises for Key Stage 3 Chemistry (produced by the RSC):
As a follow up activity colleagues were asked to:
- complete a pen portrait for a student who represents the issue most closely from the school's perspective
- identfy a target group of learners from Year 5 or Year 8
An exemplar of a completed pen portrait can be downloaded here.