PROGRAMME FOR THE CHEMISTRY        SECTIONS WITHIN THE SCIENCE             2012 INSET COURSE  Session 1: Working  together...
2    Agenda    Session 1 (9th July) - small group    • Introduction    • Sharing some experiences of Chemistry      teache...
3    Agenda    Session 2 (10th July) - full group    • Collaborative Student learning in      Chemistry – Applying the Jig...
4    Agenda    Session 3 (11th July) - small group    • Gathering evidence of student learning      and achievement in stu...
5    One Basic Goal                 R. Zahra
http://chemistry.skola.edu.mt/about/6         R. Zahra
http://chemistry.skola.edu.mt/about/7    Task:    Form groups of 3.    Discuss ideas how we    can make our website     Re...
Contributions to Chemistry website8    1.Resources: Mainly animations and videos      which can be used by teachers in cla...
Contributions to Chemistry website91.Info about great chemists2.Chemistry related curiosities3.History of great discoverie...
Contributions to Chemistry website10     1. Examples of students’ work &        achievement     2. Syllabus links to be in...
Contributions to Chemistry website11     1.   Suggestions box     2.   Interviews with teachers & students     3.   Survey...
Chemistry website12     Encourage     students to visit     the website and     leave their     comments           R. Zahra
A Group Effort will make a difference13     We need your help     in embellishing and     improving the     website.     S...
1 target for next scholastic year!14     We’ll aim for     at least 1     contribution to     the website     per teacher ...
Videos of good classroom practice15      Classroom videos are the ultimate      contribution!                            V...
Sending material for the website16     Via:     •Email (small files)     •Dropbox (large files)      https://www.dropbox.c...
Chemistry mailing list17     Let’s keep our     communication     channels open     through a mailing     list.           ...
Chemistry mailing list18     When anyone wants to     pass on a message to     whole group or share     useful info can ea...
Chemistry mailing list19               e                                       Ed      M aryRos              Sha          ...
Support by email20                        If anyone needs                        support of any                        kin...
Chemistry Teachers Blog21          R. Zahra
http://maltesechemistryteachers.blogspot.com/22      Uses of the blog:      •To keep in touch with each other      •To dis...
http://maltesechemistryteachers.blogspot.com/23      •I will send you an invitation via email      to become a contributor...
Let’s create or MISSION STATEMENT24     A Mission Statement defines the group’s     purpose and primary objectives. Its pr...
MISSION STATEMENT25     "I think it is important for a faculty to have       a common set of beliefs," teacher Jean       ...
Create a MISSION STATEMENT26     1.To create your mission statement, first       identify your groups "winning idea".     ...
Create a MISSION STATEMENT27     1.Next identify the key measures of your       success. Make sure you choose the       mo...
Create a MISSION STATEMENT28     2.Refine the words until you have a       concise and precise statement of your       mis...
Characteristics of a great M. S.29     1)   Short     2)   Memorable     3)   Inspiring     4)   Student focused     5)   ...
Examples of a great M. S.30     To organize the     world’s     information and     make it     universally     accessible...
Examples of a great M. S.31     To give people     the power to     share and make     the world more     open and     con...
Examples of a great M. S.32     To provide fast     and easy video     access and the     ability to share     videos     ...
Examples of a great M. S.33     To develop in students the     skills and attitudes necessary     to reach their maximum  ...
34     Coming together is a beginning;      Keeping together is progress;      Working together is success.         R. Zahra
35     Thanks for your attention                   R. Zahra
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Chemistry session 1 - inset 2012 - Team Building

  1. 1. PROGRAMME FOR THE CHEMISTRY SECTIONS WITHIN THE SCIENCE 2012 INSET COURSE Session 1: Working together to improve our classroom practiceBy Richard Zahra Building our Chemistry Team
  2. 2. 2 Agenda Session 1 (9th July) - small group • Introduction • Sharing some experiences of Chemistry teachers • Communication and sharing - Chemistry website and teacher’s blog • Writing our group Mission Statement R. Zahra
  3. 3. 3 Agenda Session 2 (10th July) - full group • Collaborative Student learning in Chemistry – Applying the Jigsaw technique effectively in the Chemistry classroom. R. Zahra
  4. 4. 4 Agenda Session 3 (11th July) - small group • Gathering evidence of student learning and achievement in student-centred Chemistry activities. R. Zahra
  5. 5. 5 One Basic Goal R. Zahra
  6. 6. http://chemistry.skola.edu.mt/about/6 R. Zahra
  7. 7. http://chemistry.skola.edu.mt/about/7 Task: Form groups of 3. Discuss ideas how we can make our website Report back more useful to to the whole teachers and students. group R. Zahra
  8. 8. Contributions to Chemistry website8 1.Resources: Mainly animations and videos which can be used by teachers in classroom and students for revision 2.Teaching resources (eg: consent forms, handouts, activity sheets) 3.Brief Notes 4.Interesting chemistry related stories R. Zahra
  9. 9. Contributions to Chemistry website91.Info about great chemists2.Chemistry related curiosities3.History of great discoveries in Chemistry4.New discoveries5.Chemistry Pedagogy – examples of teaching techniques R. Zahra
  10. 10. Contributions to Chemistry website10 1. Examples of students’ work & achievement 2. Syllabus links to be included 3. Difficult Past Paper questions with mode answers (for use by students) 4. Interesting websites to be included 5. MatSec Examiners’ Reports R. Zahra
  11. 11. Contributions to Chemistry website11 1. Suggestions box 2. Interviews with teachers & students 3. Surveys 4. Getting successful graduates talking about their career R. Zahra
  12. 12. Chemistry website12 Encourage students to visit the website and leave their comments R. Zahra
  13. 13. A Group Effort will make a difference13 We need your help in embellishing and improving the website. Send us interesting items to place in the website. R. Zahra
  14. 14. 1 target for next scholastic year!14 We’ll aim for at least 1 contribution to the website per teacher Whether large or small, each contribution is valuable! R. Zahra
  15. 15. Videos of good classroom practice15 Classroom videos are the ultimate contribution! Videos can be of value to: •Teachers •Students •Parents R. Zahra Remember to obtain parent consent
  16. 16. Sending material for the website16 Via: •Email (small files) •Dropbox (large files) https://www.dropbox.com/ R. Zahra
  17. 17. Chemistry mailing list17 Let’s keep our communication channels open through a mailing list. R. Zahra
  18. 18. Chemistry mailing list18 When anyone wants to pass on a message to whole group or share useful info can easily send an email to me and I will distribute. R. Zahra
  19. 19. Chemistry mailing list19 e Ed M aryRos Sha ron el w ei ss Anthony Josephine An ton G race ella Richard nis Vinc Den ent MaryAnne David Lorr e aine or Ma on ure Ro Ele en na be try rt Ani Ka R. Zahra ta Anthea
  20. 20. Support by email20 If anyone needs support of any kind, please email without hesitation. R. Zahra
  21. 21. Chemistry Teachers Blog21 R. Zahra
  22. 22. http://maltesechemistryteachers.blogspot.com/22 Uses of the blog: •To keep in touch with each other •To discuss and share ideas •To raise issues and try to solve problems collectively •To reinforce our team spirit •To inspire each other R. Zahra
  23. 23. http://maltesechemistryteachers.blogspot.com/23 •I will send you an invitation via email to become a contributor in the blog – you can then send posts apart from commenting. •However, you’ll need a Gmail account to become a contributor R. Zahra
  24. 24. Let’s create or MISSION STATEMENT24 A Mission Statement defines the group’s purpose and primary objectives. Its prime function is internal – to define the key measure or measures of the groups success – and its prime audience is the leadership, team members and stakeholders. R. Zahra
  25. 25. MISSION STATEMENT25 "I think it is important for a faculty to have a common set of beliefs," teacher Jean Etheridge tells Education World. "Sometimes teachers get so wrapped up in the little stuff that we need to be reminded of where we are going." R. Zahra
  26. 26. Create a MISSION STATEMENT26 1.To create your mission statement, first identify your groups "winning idea". 2.This is the idea or approach that will make your groups stand out, and is the reason that you will be seen as a group that has something really useful to offer to those in your care. R. Zahra
  27. 27. Create a MISSION STATEMENT27 1.Next identify the key measures of your success. Make sure you choose the most important measures (and not too many of them!) 2.Combine your winning idea and success measures into a tangible and measurable goal. R. Zahra
  28. 28. Create a MISSION STATEMENT28 2.Refine the words until you have a concise and precise statement of your mission, which expresses your ideas, measures and desired result. R. Zahra
  29. 29. Characteristics of a great M. S.29 1) Short 2) Memorable 3) Inspiring 4) Student focused 5) What we want to be remembered for R. Zahra
  30. 30. Examples of a great M. S.30 To organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. R. Zahra
  31. 31. Examples of a great M. S.31 To give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. R. Zahra
  32. 32. Examples of a great M. S.32 To provide fast and easy video access and the ability to share videos frequently R. Zahra
  33. 33. Examples of a great M. S.33 To develop in students the skills and attitudes necessary to reach their maximum individual potential in vocation, family, and society through the cooperative efforts of students, teachers, parent(s)/guardian(s), and community. R. Zahra
  34. 34. 34 Coming together is a beginning; Keeping together is progress; Working together is success. R. Zahra
  35. 35. 35 Thanks for your attention R. Zahra

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