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SASTA Early Career Teachers Conference 2017

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13th Oct 2017

Name Time Duration
S101 - This is how paper making becomes child’s play!

9:00 AM

1 Hour

The fascination in papermaking is that you: 1) don't know how the fibre in the paper is going to turn out until nature dries it and pulls it together - banana leaves 2) don't know how the surface texture will look until the lace print imparted on the paper is peeled from the felt 3) don't know how the petals in your vat will randomly form on your sheet or how finely pressed flowers will look embedded in your paper until it dries 4) don't know how the secret invisible message will read until the paper is held up to the light 5) don't know if the paints will sink or flow on the surface tension of the marbling medium where patterns are transformed onto paper The experimental mad science of it all makes it become one continuing obsession!

Presenter: Tracy King

Organisation: The Travelling Papermaker

Target Audience: Primary school teachers

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S102 - Sharing successful strategies for providing student feedback and collecting evidence through assessment for reporting.

9:00 AM

1 Hour

The timely collection of meaningful information on student achievement is used for feedback, assessment and reporting. This workshop will share some strategies that have been built into both annual and short term planning to assist these processes. Assessment for planning learning experiences will be a secondary focus. The opportunity for all participants to share successful strategies will be built into this workshop.

Presenter: Bronwyn Mart

Organisation: Retired

Target Audience: Primary school teachers

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S103 - Keep calm and throw out your textbooks

9:00 AM

1 Hour

If you get stuck without a textbook, don't fear! There are many benefits to teaching students without textbooks including increased creativity, flexibility, tailoring to student cohorts and contexts and increasing differentiation. Be shown many free, online resources that we have reviewed for you, and experience what learning without a textbook is like.

Presenter: Lara Lang and Dr Catherine OHalloran

Organisation: Cabra Dominican College

Target Audience: Middle school (yr. 6-9) teachers, Senior school (yr. 10-12) teachers

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S104 - Flipping senior science - a journey

9:00 AM

1 Hour

Do you want to spend more time with your students in class on the important aspects of learning? Do you want more time to get to know your students? Do you want more time to do experiments in class? If so then Flipped Learning may be the model for you. Flipped learning transforms classroom teaching by getting the students to learn important theory in their own time, and use class time to reinforce the theory. Flipped learning has been successfully implemented at Brighton Secondary School over the last 3 years. In this session, I will share my experiences of flipping, show some examples of different types of flipping, provide evidence of its efficacy, and give participants some simple techniques for flipping their classes.

Presenter: Toby Ward

Organisation: Brighton Secondary School

Target Audience: Senior school (yr. 10-12) teachers

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S201 - Diving into STEM: 3 teachers and a pool of ideas

10:30 AM

2 Hours

This workshop will cover coding and robotics, and STEM in the classroom. Fantastic for those new to these learning areas. We will be sharing practical ideas for you to try in your own classrooms, as well as providing "digital sandpit" time. Bring along your problem-solving skills, and be prepared to finish off with a bang!

Presenter: Mike Hawkey, Dina Phan and Jenny Woodcock

Organisation: Two Wells Primary School, Swallowcliffe School P-7, Hewett Primary School

Target Audience: Primary school teachers

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S203 - Life Hacks: Fact or Fiction? Myth-busting internet advice though Science.

10:30 AM

1 Hour

‘Life Hacks’ are just one form of advice commonly given on the internet. They may be a tip for removing a stain from clothing, how to prevent a dropped coke can from fizzing over, or how to tell if batteries are charged without a tester. This exercise tasks students with choosing one of these tips, designing and carrying out an experiment to test it, and scientifically recording and analysing the data collected to ultimately determine if the advice is valid or not

Presenter: Shane Meegan

Organisation: Christian Brothers College

Target Audience: Middle school (yr. 6-9) teachers, Senior school (yr. 10-12) teachers

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S204 - Sliding SHE into your lessons

10:30 AM

1 Hour

Science as a Human Endeavour can be a tricky strand to deliver in your Science teaching - we show you how to slot it in, no matter what Science Understanding topic you are covering, and relate it to the Science Inquiry Skills strand to boot. Without needing to replan your entire terms lessons, you can add small bites of content to introduce concepts to students and get them thinking about how Science fits into the bigger picture and is relevant to their lives. Compliments traditional or flipped learning styles of teaching.

Presenter: Hilary Jones

Organisation: Australia's Science Channel

Target Audience: Middle school (yr. 6-9) teachers, Senior school (yr. 10-12) teachers

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S303 - Using stop motion animation to demonstrate science understanding.

11:45 AM

1 Hour

Explore the processes used in planning units of work that use stop motion animation to engage and inspire learning. Teachers will be given software and hardware suggestions and have the opportunity to look at student work as well as start on an animation of their own. I have used this approach from Year 4-10 in various subjects, application to lower primary with support. All teaching and learning programs have links to Australian Curriculum and TfEL

Presenter: Malcolm Rogers

Organisation: Cowell Area School

Target Audience: Middle school (yr. 6-9) teachers, Primary school teachers

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S304 - Thinking about Thinking

11:45 AM

1 Hour

An introduction to effective classroom strategies for improved student learning. This workshop will investigate metacognition and draw a greater awareness of the learning process. We will explore the use of classroom activities and examine how as teachers, we can encourage higher order thinking skills. We will explore activating prior knowledge and questioning plus match strategies to cognitive outcomes. Attendees will leave with a greater understanding of near transfer as well as a resource containing simple ways to incorporate strategies into lesson planning. Please bring along a current task that you would like to adjust to promote higher order thinking.

Presenter: Renee Rees and Michelle Burt

Organisation: Cardijn College

Target Audience: Middle school (yr. 6-9) teachers, Senior school (yr. 10-12) teachers

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S401 - Using STEM to teach the digital technologies curriculum

1:30 PM

1 Hour

This session will demonstrate the use of peripheral devices, specifically the LogIT Explorer data logger, to solve authentic real-life problems. The introduction of the TASC (Thinking Actively within a Social Context, Belle Wallace) wheel will provide a problem-solving framework for participants to integrate the use of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths to find possible solutions to the scenario set. Part of the digital technologies curriculum for Year 3 and 4 states, students explore digital systems in terms of their components, and peripheral devices. I will demonstrate how to use the LogIT Explorer data logger which is a simple peripheral device that records temperate, sound and light levels in its basic mode. Participants will be required to use the data logger to collect, manipulate and interpret data, developing an understanding of the characteristics of data and their representation.

Presenter: Abby MacPherson

Organisation: Burnside Primary school

Target Audience: Primary school teachers

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S402 - Creating engaging spaces using animals (dead or alive!)

1:30 PM

1 Hour

Animals in the classroom are an amazing way of engaging students in science. Sometimes the DECD requirements to do this can seem daunting. Let me share with you my experiences in setting up a classroom with a variety of animals as well a a touch table with lots of dead things. There will be things with lots of legs and things without legs at this workshop.

Presenter: Mike Hawkey

Organisation: Two Wells Primary School

Target Audience: Primary school teachers

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S403 - Naked and Hungry-How science teachers will save the world!

1:30 PM

1 Hour

Would you like to meet your teaching requirements, access free quality assured science resources and help save the planet? Then read on! A 2012 PIEFA study revealed; 76% of students believed cotton socks were animal products and 25% thought yoghurt was a plant product. Even worse 45% of students and teachers did not link science to food production and 55% did not link innovation an it to primary production. SO WHAT? Ben will explain the importance of increased community awareness of modern food and fibre production in relation to feeding a growing world population in a climate of increasing shortages and the vital role science teachers will play in helping this happen. (Oh-and did we mention free resources?)

Presenter: Ben Stockwin

Organisation: Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA)

Target Audience: Middle school (yr. 6-9) teachers, Senior school (yr. 10-12) teachers

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S404 - Flipping the class room

1:30 PM

1 Hour

Flipped learning is now considered an assumed digital skill that modern teachers have. During this session, I will presenting various ways to quickly produce media for flipped learning, software, hardware and deployment options to support you and your students.

Presenter: Paul Gavini

Organisation: Marryatville High School

Target Audience: Middle school (yr. 6-9) teachers, Senior school (yr. 10-12) teachers

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S501 - Naked and Hungry-How science teachers will save the world!

2:45 PM

1 Hour

Would you like to meet your teaching requirements, access free quality assured science resources and help save the planet? Then read on! A 2012 PIEFA study revealed; 76% of students believed cotton socks were animal products and 25% thought yoghurt was a plant product. Even worse 45% of students and teachers did not link science to food production and 55% did not link innovation an it to primary production. SO WHAT? Ben will explain the importance of increased community awareness of modern food and fibre production in relation to feeding a growing world population in a climate of increasing shortages and the vital role science teachers will play in helping this happen. (Oh-and did we mention free resources?)

Presenter: Ben Stockwin

Organisation: Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA)

Target Audience: Primary school teachers

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S502 - Planning science learning for composite classes

2:45 PM

1 Hour

How do we effectively plan for science teaching with composite and multi age classes? How do we ensure that all students are taught the science concepts for their year level? In this session we will explore the science curriculum and identify opportunities and strategies for planning for composite and multi age classes.

Presenter: Sonia Cooke

Organisation: DECD

Target Audience: Primary school teachers

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S503 - Collecting evidence to help you move from Graduate to Proficient.

2:45 PM

1 Hour

What evidence would I need to collect and annotate to inform my teaching and prepare to transfer from a graduate to proficient teacher? During this session, we will look at the requirements for transferring from graduate to proficient and how you would prepare your folio to support your application.

Presenter: Adrian Dilger

Organisation: Catholic Education SA

Target Audience: Middle school (yr. 6-9) teachers, Primary school teachers, Senior school (yr. 10-12) teachers

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S504 - Teaching Stage 2 Biology in 2018?

2:45 PM

1 Hour

Biology in 2018 will be using the new SACE accredited subject outline. With some significant changes in both content and assessment requirements, this workshop will bring into focus some of these changes and provide some indication on the depth of understanding that will be needed by students. Suggestions for how to approach the new course will be of particular emphasis in this workshop. The new topics of DNA and Proteins, Cells as the Basis of Life, Homeostasis and Evolution, include concepts that cover some of the latest technologies being used in Biology, which may be unfamiliar to some teachers and so these will be also be addressed.

Presenter: Dr Kathy Adams

Organisation: SACE Board SA

Target Audience: Senior school (yr. 10-12) teachers

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