Literacy in Science workshops

What’s in a word? Improving the science vocabulary of Year 9 and 10 scientists.

An exciting workshop that can provide easy to implement but proven literacy strategies for Year 9 and 10 students in science.

This workshop can offer teachers of Year 9 and 10 science an opportunity to engage in subject specific literacy strategies. This will enable our ākonga to improve their learning in junior science as they gain confidence in using both academic and science specific vocabulary and engaging with scientific text. There will be a variety of strategies shared and incorporated into the workshop for use in all junior science contexts (biology, chemistry and physics).

Literacy in Science is important to students as they then have the means to participate and communicate as responsible and informed members of society, particularly around science. It can also set them up with having the literacy skills to move into the senior sciences (biology, chemistry and physics).

Learning outcomes

To develop and use key literacy strategies with teachers that help our junior scientists engage with scientific texts and use scientific vocabulary confidently in the classroom.

What to expect

Practical suggestions, strategies, and materials for supporting students in Year 9 & 10 to engage with scientific vocabulary and develop competence in reading and communicating in junior science.

Support from a facilitator in implementing new strategies and provision of ideas for measuring the success of these strategies in the classroom.

Opportunity to connect with other educators to discuss the opportunities and challenges faced in the classroom when developing literacy skills in junior science.

Who this course is for

Teachers of science in Years 9 and 10.

Your investment: cost and time

This course costs $440 per person + GST.

This course spreads over two terms with approximately five weeks between sessions to provide opportunities for teachers to trial approaches and strategies, whilst also maintaining momentum. The course consists of:

  • one half day face-to-face
  • one ninety-minute online professional learning group (PLG)
  • one half day face-to-face PLG




11 August

9:30 – 12:30

Christchurch Golf Club – Christchurch

9 September



21 October

9:30 – 12:30

Christchurch Golf Club – Christchurch

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Literacy in Science - Christchurch | 11 Aug | 9 Sep | 21 Oct

Wednesday 11 August - Thursday 21 October,
Christchurch Golf Club

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