• Literacy

Primary Connections, Linking Literacy with Science

PL # 13129.
Starting on 16 Aug 2021
Cancellation permitted until 12/08/2021

Event registrations closed on 13/08/2021


Primary Connections, the primary science program developed by our Australian Academy of Science has Scientific Literacy as its key goal for Australian students. This means equipping our young people with the knowledge and skills to question and evaluate social issues. Today this as important as ever as we all grapple with Covid-19 and the many opinions and theories out in the community. 

The workshop will take participants into some of the Primary Connections resources and explore the teaching and learning principles that underpin Primary Connections. This includes the 5Es which are the key sections or chapters of the Primary Connections books, in addition to the themes of Science and Literacy, Classroom Investigations, Cooperative Learning and Formative Assessment. 

Participants will come away from the day with a clear understanding of how to make best use of the Primary Connections booklets and feel confident in how to teach Science using these resources.

Please note: schools are encouraged and invited to contact AISWA to have this workshop take place in their school.


Christopher Witt (AISWA Staff)

Literacy Consultant

Christopher Witt joined AISWA in 2009. Prior to that he was a Consultant at STEPS Professional Development.  At STEPS, Chris developed a literacy resource for secondary teachers: Tactical Teaching Reading. It included materials and professional learning courses and had great success nationally and internationally, helping many secondary teachers to successfully support literacy across their curriculum area.

After teaching for 25 years, Chris worked in various advisory and consultancy roles in curriculum improvement. He has been at AISWA for 12 years as a Literacy Consultant providing support for teachers and schools in professional learning and literacy improvement initiatives. This includes Sharp Reading, First Steps and Primary Connections. Key PL programs developed by Chris at AISWA include Scaffolding Adolescent Literacy and Programming and Assessment in English (P-10). 


Event Segment

Date / Time

Starts: 09:00
Finishes: 15:00


AISWA Seminar Room Suite 2
Suite 2, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017


Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

Learning Area

  • Literacy

School Area

  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)
  • Middle Primary (3-6)

Event Contact

AITSL Standards