Overview of Unit 1 Biology


Presents an

Overview of Unit 1 Biology

A full day Professional Learning program designed to assist teachers with delivery of the Unit 1 VCAA Biology curriculum

Date: Saturday 11th February, 2017

Time: 9.30 am – 4.00 pm

Location: GTAC, 77 Story Street, Parkville

Registration opens at 9.00 am

Program includes

Morning component of the program from 9.30 am – 12.45 pm (with a 15 min break at 11.30 pm)

Navigating Unit 1 AOS1 and preparing students for AOS3

Buffet Lunch provided

Afternoon component of the program from 1.15 pm –4.00 pm (with a 15 min break at 2.30 pm)

Navigating Unit 1 AOS2 and preparing students for AOS3

Presented by GTAC Staff

This program will unpack Unit 1 of the VCAA Biology Study Design. We will provide a suggested timeline for covering the key knowledge and skills for Area of Study 1, 2 and 3. Rich narratives, learning activities and practical tasks designed to engage students in the subject matter and to equip them with the key skills required to complete AOS 3, a practical investigation, will be provided. Study aids that help students explicitly apply skills relevant to AOS3, as they progress through AOS 1 & 2, will be suggested. Possible assessment tasks will be explored and teaching resources to support the introduction of these tasks in your classroom will be provided along with details for the purchase of consumables.

This program is coordinated by Ms Jacinta Duncan (GTAC Director), Dr Tony Chiovitti (GTAC Deputy Director) and Mr Chris Szwed (GTAC Education Officer and Website Coordinator). Jacinta has been teaching VCE Biology for 19 years and spent two years as a Lecturer in Science Education for the Masters of Teaching course at The University of Melbourne. Tony transitioned to teaching after 13 years of research in the field of molecular biology. He has 10 years of experience teaching VCE Biology programs at GTAC. Chris transitioned into teaching after studying biomedical science and forensic science. He has 5 years of experience teaching VCE Biology programs at GTAC specialising in blended learning. Tony and Jacinta are co-authors of the current Nelson Biology Unit 3 & 4 text for the Australian Curriculum, VCE Unit 1 & 2 Biology and VCE Unit 3 & 4 Biology texts.

For enquiries please contact gtac@gtac.edu.au