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Caulfield Grammar School

217 Glen Eira Road

Saint Kilda East, VIC 3183


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Focus 1

How to Invite Students to Inquire into Science

Science is organized curiosity. Curious kids ask questions. With this in mind we teachers must present students with opportunities to be curious. We must create the need to know. I share a dozen adaptable ways we can invite students to inquire into science. There will be ample opportunity to stand up and play with the provocations because we know that to present a provocation with flourish, you want to have mastered the ‘sleight of hand’ tricks.

Focus 2

How to Explicitly Teach Scientific Thinking sans Complex Content

Science organizes curiosity using scientific thinking. This thinking can be parsed into separate skills. We must explicitly teach separate scientific thinking skills.

Elementary teachers know that youngsters are wonderful theorists. An elementary curriculum that fosters scientific thinking prepares students well for middle school science and sets a foundation to develop astute problem solvers. Elementary students need these explicit thinking activities to learn a host of fundamental skills such as how to ask scientific vs unscientific questions and how to be good observer, to name just two.

Each of the skills of scientific thinking needs to be introduced formally to students and each skill must be practiced on its own. I share 40+ activities, each designed to explicitly teach one science thinking skill. These thinking skills can be honed in very young students. There will be ample opportunity to stand up and play with the activities so teachers master them and be ready to use them the next week.

Participants will:

What the audience will gain as a consequence of attending the workshop (outcomes of the workshop)

Recognize that scientific thinking is not strange and mysterious.

Recognize that its okay for the teacher not to know every science question asked.

Take away activities that spark curiosity in students of all ages.

Take away activities that develop these important critical thinking skills.


Primary/Elementary Lower science

Primary/Elementary Upper science

Middle School science

Workshop Timings:

Saturday May 05 2018

8.30 - 9.00 Introduction to the conference

9.00 - 10.30 Session One

10.30 - 11.00 Break (snacks provided)

11.00 - 1.00 Session Two

1.00 - 1.45 Lunch (lunch provided)

1.45 - 3.45 Session Three

Sunday May 06 2018

8.30 - 10.30 Session Four

10.30 - 11.00 Break (snacks provided)

11.00 - 12.30 Session Five (conclusion of workshop)


All participants will receive a certificate of participation for the workshop.

Workshop Registration Fee

Early Bird Fee: US$300.00

Registration fee after the 05 March 2018: US$330.00

Registration fee after the 05 April 2018: US$360.00

Cancellation Policy

Please note that each workshop will proceed based on participant registration. Innovative Global Education will inform you by April 05 2018 if the workshop is to be cancelled. If the workshop is cancelled your full payment will be reimbursed.

Workshop Participation

If Innovative Global Education is informed by April 05 2018, that a participant is unable to attend the workshop, a full refund will be given. If notification of not being able to participate is after April 05 2018, IGE will be unable to refund the registration fee.

If, for any reason, a school needs to either transfer a registered participant to another workshop from the workshop registered or change the name of the participant attending a workshop, Innovative Global Education can make these changes on request from the school or participant.


The hotel we have been recommended by the host school is the

Novotel, St Kilda:

The hotel is approximately a 5 minute drive from the school campus

Participants to inform on booking that you are attending IGE Conference. You will be entitled to a 10% discount on room prices at the time of booking.

Note: Novotel has set up an online booking process for participants. Please use the link below:

Transportation to and from Caulfield Grammar:

Parking at Caulfield Grammar:

For those coming by car, there is some parking on site at Gate 1 (no parking in Gate 2 or 3) but there may be Saturday sport so parking would be limited. There is parking outside around the campus.

Coming by train:

For those coming by train, the campus is about a 10min walk from Ripponlea train station.

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