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Professional Learning

See below for our current list of Professional Learning events:

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Laboratory Induction Workshop 2017

Date: Monday 13th February 2017

Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Venue: Cabra Dominican College

Bookings close: 08/02/2017

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$175.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$215.00

This workshop is designed to address the needs of teachers who are new to teaching in a science laboratory.  Instruction will include; safety guidelines, including how to complete risk assessment, equipment use and behaviour management. Teachers will be guided through typical laboratory lesson scenarios and have the opportunity to plan and complete a practical investigation.

The workshop will be held in a school laboratory setting and led by both an expert teacher and lab technician.

Who should attend: Secondary/Middle school teachers.

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Teachers New to SACE Stage 2 Biology 2017

Date: Monday 20th February 2017

Time: 9.00am to 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 15/02/2017

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$215.00
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Retired Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Life Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$175.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00

Presenters: Tony Diercks and Brian Le Cornu

Teachers New to SACE Stage 2 Biology - Monday 20 February 2017

PROGRAM

9:00 am         Registration

9:15 am          Introduction

  • The current SACE course                                                                        
  • SACE Board documents                                                                           
  • Designing a Teaching Program                                                               
  • Alternative Programs                                                                               
  • Australian Curriculum 2018 (Topics and Assessment, SU, SIS, SHE) 

 

10:30 am       Morning Tea

10:50 am       Theory Lessons

  • Teaching biology                                                                                      
  • Analysing worksheets, class assignments, homework assignments using assessment design criteria and performance standards
  • AV and multimedia materials in Senior Biology                                    

 

                        Practical Lessons

  • Types of Practical                                                                                     
  • Assessing practical work                                                                          
  • Test questions relating to practicals                                                      

 

12:15 pm       Assessment Plans

  • Designing an assessment plan                                                                
  • Sample assessment plans                                                                        

 

12:30 pm       Lunch                                    

1:00 pm         Moderation

  • SACE moderation                                                                                     

                 

1:15 pm         Preparing tests and issues investigations

  • Analysing test questions                                                                          
  • Preparing answers                                                                                   

 

2:00 pm         Afternoon Tea

 

2:15 pm         Marking

  • Marking tests and issues investigations                                                
  • Marking extended response questions                                                 
  • Verification                                                                                                

 

3:15 pm         Conclusion                          

  • Where do you get help?
  • SACE Board and SASTA – how can they help science teachers?

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Teachers New to SACE Stage 2 Chemistry 2017

Date: Monday 20th February 2017

Time: 9.00am to 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 15/02/2017

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$215.00
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Retired Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Life Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$175.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00

Presenters: Kate Dilger & Kate Morgante

Teachers New to SACE Stage 2 Chemistry

9:00 am Registration
9:15 am

General Introduction

Subject Outline Walk Through

  • Investigation Skills
  • Content
  • Assessment
  • Performance Standards
9:30 am

Assessment Operations

  • Quality assurance cycle
  • Key dates
  • Assessment Groups
9:45 am

Assessment and SACE Board Policies

  • Moderation and external assessment
  • Supervision and verification of students' work
  • Assessment deadlines and submission dates
  • Special provisions
10:45 am Morning Tea
11:00 am

Learning and Assessment Program (LAP)

  • Structural elements
  • Exemplars
  • Addendum
  • Variations
11:30 am

Teaching Programs

  • Organisation
  • Connections
12:15 pm Lunch
12:45 pm

Group Work

  • Practical program Formative/Summative
  • Example of Skills & Application Task (i.e.Test)
  • Example of an Investigation (i.e. Summative Prac.)
2:00 pm Afternoon Tea
2:15 pm The Moderation Process
3:00 pm

Resources available to support you (i.e. Texts, Study Guide)

  • Further Questions and Discussion
3:30 pm Close

 

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Teachers New to SACE Stage 2 Physics 2017

Date: Friday 24th February 2017

Time: 9.00am to 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 20/02/2017

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$215.00
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Retired Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Life Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$175.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
  • Presenter(s): Paula Mills & Michael Smith

Teachers New to SACE Stage 2 Physics

9:00 am Registration and Welcome
9:15 am

General Introduction to SACE Physics requirements

Subject Outline walk through

  • Investigation Skills
  • Content
  • Assessment
  • Performannce Standards

Assessment Operations

  • Quality assurance cycle
  • Key dates
  • Assessment Groups

Assessment and SACE Board Policies

  • Supervision and verification of students' work
  • Assessment deadlines and submission dates
  • Special Provisions

Getting help

10:45 am

Morning Tea
11:00 am

Programming

  • What to include
  • When to do it
    • How much time at the end for revision?
    • How much formative work before students do summarive tasks?
    • What are the peak times of the year for assessment tasks?
    • How much time do you have to prepare/mark/provide feedback?
    • Table discussion (10 minutes)

Resources

  • Textbooks
  • Notes
  • SASTA Study Guide
  • Simulations (eg PHET, Scootle)
  • Websites
  • Time to explore resources at lunch

Challenging concepts

  • What misconceptions do students bring from earlier years?
    • How can these be identified and addressed?
  • What concepts do students find most challenging in the course?
    • What is the evidence of this?
    • How can these concepts be taught?
  • Table discussion
  • Suggest concepts to go through in the Questions section at the end of the day

 

12:15 pm  Lunch
 1:00 pm

 SATs

  • Test/exam process skills (eg describe, explain, derive, calculate)
    • What is required for each of these types of questions?
    • What do students find the most challenging?
  • Extended responses
    • Planning
    • Writing
  • Appropriate & inappropriate tasks
  • Marking tests/exams
  • Performance standards; how to use difference between the grade bands
 1:45 pm

 Folio

  • Practical Investigations
    • Appropriate tasks
    • Inappropriate tasks
  • Practical/Experimental skills
    • Design
    • Manipulation
    • Recording/displaying data
    • Analysis
    • Evaluation
  • Marking Practical Investigations
  • Issues Investigation
    • Appropriate & Inappropriate tasks
    • What is an issue?
    • Word count and how to adhere to it
    • Presentation formats
    • Performance standards; how to use differences between the grade bands
 2:45 pm

 Moderation

  • What happens there
  • How to best prepare for moderation
 3:00 pm

 Questions

(Participants are requested to bring a copy of the 2016 SACE Board of SA SACE Stage 2 Physics Exam and a Learning and assessment plan (LAP)

 3:30 pm  Close

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Teachers New to SACE Stage 1 & 2 Psychology 2017

Date: Friday 24th February 2017

Time: 9.00am to 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 20/02/2017

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$215.00
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Retired Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Life Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$175.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00

Presenter(s): Carolyn Pinchbeck & Irena Atherton

Teachers New to SACE Stage 1 & 2 Psychology

9:00 am Registration
9:15 am Overview
9:30 am Levels of Explanation
10:30 am Morning Tea
11:00 am

Assessment Type 2: Skills and Application Tasks

Task design, examples and performance standards

12:30 pm Lunch
1:00 pm

Stage 2 SACE Board Exam

  • how the exam is constructed
  • marks scheme for the exam
2:00 pm Afternoon Tea
2:15 pm

Assessment Type 1: Investigations Folio

  • how to conduct a research program
  • guiding students in writing research proposals, drafts and final reports
  • Stage 1 Issues Investigation
3:15 pm Question time
3:30 pm Close

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Teachers New to SACE Stage 1 & 2 Nutrition 2017

Date: Friday 3rd March 2017

Time: 9.00am to 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 27/02/2017

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$215.00
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Retired Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Life Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$175.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00

Presenter(s): Lisa Cibich

Teachers New to SACE Stage 1 & 2 Nutrition

9:00 am Registration and Welcome
9:15 am

General Introduction to SACE Nutrition Requirements

Subject outline walk through

  • Investigation skills
  • Content
  • Assessment
  • Performance Standards

Assessment Operations

  • Quality assurance cycle
  • Key dates
  • Assessment Groups

Assessment and SACE Board Policies

  • Supervision and verification of students' work
  • Assessment deadlines and submission dates
  • Special Provisions
Getting help
10:45 am Morning Tea
11:00 am

Central Moderation of School - based assessment at Stage 2, which includes

  • Assessment Type 1: Investigation Folio (30%)
  • Assessment Type 2: Skills & Applications Tasks (40%)

Assessment Type 3: Stage 2 SACE Board Exam

  • How the exam is contructed
  • 2015 Exam feedback: Chief Assessor's report

Assessment Panels

  • Applying for marking and moderation panels
12:00 noon Lunch
12:45 pm

Approaches to Learning & Assessment Task Design

  • Teaching nutrition: It doesn't have to be just classroom based!
  • Designing an Assessment Plan, and filling in Addendums
  • Designing a Practical program: Types of practicals & Assessing practical work
2:00 pm Administration at the school level - grading, reporting, watching for plagiarism
2:15 pm Afternoon Tea
2:30 pm Here's How I Do It: Attendees - come prepared with at least ONE good idea to share and discuss, and any Q & A. A Feedback Sheet to finish the day off.
3:30 pm Close

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Investigations in Primary Science - STEM focus

Date: Friday 3rd March 2017

Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Venue: Thebarton Community Centre, Cnr South Road & Ashwin Parade, Torrensville

Bookings close: 28/02/2017

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$175.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$215.00

Children need opportunities to develop practical and inquiry skills in order to engage with the world in a scientiļ¬c way and to make sense of what they are learning.

This workshop will look at science investigations in action with a focus on integrating STEM skills and dispositions. Teachers will be led through the elements of a scientific investigation, develop an understanding of how to use an investigation planner and have access to a range of ready to use resources.

The workshop will provide teachers with explicit curriculum materials, investigations and contemporary pedagogical strategies to enable them to successfully incorporate the Science Inquiry Skills into their lessons.

Who should attend: Primary Years teachers

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Science in the Early Years

Date: Thursday 16th March 2017

Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 13/03/2017

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$175.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$215.00

Science is a broad and exciting subject especially for young children, who are naturally curious and have questioning minds. In this workshop teachers will explore the importance of preparing the classroom environment for science exploration, focusing children’s observations, and providing time to talk about what was done and seen.

Teachers will be involved in simple investigations that will allow children to question, explore, investigate, make meaning, and construct explanations and organize knowledge by manipulating materials.

Who should attend: Primary Years teachers

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STEM in the Middle Years - practical investigations that develop STEM skills and dispositions

Date: Monday 3rd April 2017

Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 29/03/2017

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Retired Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$175.00
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$215.00

This workshop explores curriculum resources that integrate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and are designed to support teachers in implementing learning experiences that are linked to the Australian Curriculum – Science.

Participants will engage in hands-on inquiry based activities that will inform their understanding of investigation types and how to employ them in their teaching program.  

The workshop will provide teachers with links to explicit curriculum materials, investigations and contemporary pedagogical strategies that will enable them to successfully plan and deliver integrated science investigations with a STEM focus.

Who should attend: Secondary/Middle school teachers

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SASTA Annual Conference & Expo 2017

Date: Thursday 27th to Friday 28th April 2017

Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Venue: Brighton Secondary School

Bookings close: 13/04/2017

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$300.00
Non-Member (2 Days)n/a$440.00
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$180.00
Personal Member (2 Days)n/a$260.00
Personal Member - Lab Officer (1 Day)n/a$150.00
Personal Member - Lab Officer (2 Days)n/a$220.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$70.00
SASTA Student Member (2 Days)n/a$120.00
Life Member (1 Day)n/a$180.00
Life Member (2 Days)n/a$260.00
Retired Member (1 Day)n/a$180.00
Retired Member (2 Days)n/a$260.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$240.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (2 Days)n/a$350.00
Corporate Member (Business or Interstate School) (1 Day)n/a$240.00
Corporate Member (Business or Interstate School) (2 Days)n/a$350.00

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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING A PART OF SASTA IN 2016?

We are currently looking for volunteers and presenters to add to our database for 2016. If you are interested please take some time to complete our online SASTA Volunteers & Presenters Nomination Form