Professional Learning

See below for our current list of Professional Learning events:

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The New Stage 1 Biology Course: Opportunities for Teaching and Learning

Date: Thursday 11th August 2016

Time: 4.30pm to 7.30pm

Venue: SACE Board of SA, 60 Greenhill Road, Wayville

Bookings close: 08/08/2016

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$99.00
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$66.00
Student Member (1 Day)n/a$66.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$88.00
Life Member (1 Day)n/a$66.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$66.00

This workshop is currently booked out. A second workshop, covering the same materials as this workshop will be held on Wednesday 7th September 2016. Please scroll further down the page to book into the second workshop.

 


Presenter:

Dr Kathy Adams

The introduction of the senior Australian Curriculum into the SACE Science subjects has enabled exciting new directions and topics to be incorporated into the Stage 1 Biology course, to be introduced in 2017. The new content will be considered, flexibilities with planning will be highlighted and contexts for teaching the four biology topics in an integrated approach will be demonstrated.

Intended audience: Stage 1 Biology teachers

Key Topics:

  • New content
  • Flexibility for planning
  • Programming for different cohorts
  • Contexts for teaching
  • Integration of topics and subjects

Professional Standards Referenced:

  • Standard 1: Focus Area 1.3
  • Standard 2: Focus Areas 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3
  • Standard 3: Focus Areas 3.2 and 3.3
  • Standard 6: Focus Area 6.2

 

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Introduction to the New SACE Stage 1 Chemistry Curriculum

Date: Tuesday 16th August 2016

Time: 4.30pm to 7.30pm

Venue: SACE Board of SA, 60 Greenhill Road, Wayville

Bookings close: 12/08/2016

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$99.00
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$66.00
Student Member (1 Day)n/a$66.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$88.00
Life members (1 Day)n/a$66.00
Joint members (1 Day)n/a$66.00

This workshop is currently booked out. A second workshop, covering the same materials as this workshop will be held on Thursday 1st September 2016. Please scroll further down the page to book into the second workshop.

 

Presenter:

Glen Arthur

The new Stage 1 Chemistry curriculum will be discussed for implementation in 2017.

The presenter will review the key content changes as well as offering advice on structuring a program for the course and assessment design. Teachers will be actively involved in discussing exemplars of assessments and programs and have the opportunity to design for their own context.  The exemplar resources will be provided to all participants.

Participants will also be shown how to effectively incorporate Science as a Human Endeavour into both the program content and assessment.

Intended Audience: New and experienced Chemistry teachers

Key Topics:

  • Program Design
  • Assessment
  • New Content for Stage 1

Professional Standards Referenced:

  • Standard 2: Focus Areas 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3
  • Standard 3: Focus Areas 3.1 and 3.2

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Introduction to New SACE Stage 1 Physics

Date: Thursday 18th August 2016

Time: 4.30pm to 7.30pm

Venue: SACE Board of SA, 60 Greenhill Road, Wayville

Bookings close: 15/08/2016

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$99.00
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$66.00
Student Member (1 Day)n/a$66.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$88.00
Joint member (1 Day)n/a$66.00
Life members (1 Day)n/a$66.00

Presenters:

Dr Paula Mills and Michael Smith

The new Stage 1 Physics course will be discussed for implementation in 2017. The presenters will offer advice on structuring a program for the course and assessment design. Exemplars of assessments and programs will be provided for discussion.

The evening will also have a focus on Nuclear Models and Radioactivity as a new Stage 1 topic and the Science as a Human Endeavour assessment.

Intended audience: new and experienced Physics teachers

Key Topics:

  • Program Design
  • Assessments
  • New Content for Stage 1

Professional Standards Referenced:

  • Standard 2: Focus Areas 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3
  • Standard 3: Focus Areas 3.1 and 3.2

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Year 7 Science Series: Physical Sciences

Date: Friday 19th August 2016

Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 17/08/2016

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$190.00
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$130.00
Student Member (1 Day)n/a$130.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$165.00
Life members (1 Day)n/a$130.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$130.00

This workshop will support teachers to further develop their current understanding of the Science Understanding Strand: Physical Sciences.

The workshop aims to build teacher knowledge and conceptual understandings while participants are actively engaged in science investigations using the Science Inquiry Skills. The workshop will use an inquiry approach to the learning of science, providing teachers with the confidence and resources to implement the requirements of the Australian Curriculum in their classrooms.

Structure of Workshops

Big Science Ideas – mapping of the concepts explored in the sub strand, what is your part in the story?

Building Understanding – hands- on investigations that allow participants to explore the concepts and build understanding using explicit and modelled pedagogy.

Resource Development – opportunity to explore a range of quality resources.

 

Who should attend: Year 6/7 teachers or specialist science teachers

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Introduction to the New SACE Stage 1 Chemistry Curriculum (second workshop)

Date: Thursday 1st September 2016

Time: 1.00pm to 4.00pm

Venue: SACE Board of SA, 60 Greenhill Road, Wayville

Bookings close: 29/08/2016

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$99.00
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$66.00
Student Member (1 Day)n/a$66.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$88.00
Life Member (1 Day)n/a$66.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$66.00

This is a second session for this workshop. The same presenter will cover the exact same material as the first workshop that is booked out.

Presenter:

Glen Arthur

The new Stage 1 Chemistry curriculum will be discussed for implementation in 2017.

The presenter will review the key content changes as well as offering advice on structuring a program for the course and assessment design. Teachers will be actively involved in discussing exemplars of assessments and programs and have the opportunity to design for their own context.  The exemplar resources will be provided to all participants.

Participants will also be shown how to effectively incorporate Science as a Human Endeavour into both the program content and assessment.

Intended Audience: New and experienced Chemistry teachers

Key Topics:

  • Program Design
  • Assessment
  • New Content for Stage 1

Professional Standards Referenced:

  • Standard 2: Focus Areas 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3
  • Standard 3: Focus Areas 3.1 and 3.2

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The New Stage 1 Biology Course: Opportunities for Teaching and Learning (second workshop)

Date: Wednesday 7th September 2016

Time: 4.30pm to 7.30pm

Venue: SACE Board of SA, 60 Greenhill Road, Wayville

Bookings close: 04/09/2016

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$99.00
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$66.00
Honorary Life Members (1 Day)n/a$66.00
Student Member (1 Day)n/a$66.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$66.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$88.00

This is a second session for this workshop. A different presenter, Dr Jane Wright, will cover the exact same material as the first workshop that is booked out.

Presenter:

Dr Jane Wright

The introduction of the senior Australian Curriculum into the SACE Science subjects has enabled exciting new directions and topics to be incorporated into the Stage 1 Biology course, to be introduced in 2017. The new content will be considered, flexibilities with planning will be highlighted and contexts for teaching the four biology topics in an integrated approach will be demonstrated.

Intended audience: Stage 1 Biology teachers

Key Topics:

  • New content
  • Flexibility for planning
  • Programming for different cohorts
  • Contexts for teaching
  • Integration of topics and subjects

Professional Standards Referenced:

  • Standard 1: Focus Area 1.3
  • Standard 2: Focus Areas 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3
  • Standard 3: Focus Areas 3.2 and 3.3
  • Standard 6: Focus Area 6.2

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Investigating Earth and Space Sciences: Years 8 to 10

Date: Friday 9th September 2016

Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 07/09/2016

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$190.00
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$130.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$165.00
Life Member (1 Day)n/a$130.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$130.00
Student Member (1 Day)n/a$130.00

How do I teach Earth and Space Science? What activities can I do? Where can I find relevant and engaging activities and resources? This program will allow you to answer these questions and more.

This is the third in a series of workshops for secondary science teachers that aims to give teachers the opportunity to expand their subject knowledge and gather new ideas about how to teach some of the more difficult concepts in this Sub Strand of the Australian Curriculum: Science.

The workshop aims to give teachers the opportunity to:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the Earth and Space Sciences sub strand
  • Learn instructional tips and techniques
  • Perform some investigations and classroom activities
  • Build resources
  • Share best practice with colleagues

 

Who should attend: Secondary/Middle school teachers

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SASTA Early Careers Teachers Conference 2016

Date: Friday 14th October 2016

Time: 9.00am to 4.30pm

Venue: Immanuel College

Bookings close: 07/10/2016

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$190.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$130.00
Honorary Life Members (1 Day)n/a$130.00
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$130.00
Personal Member - Lab Officer (1 Day)n/a$130.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$165.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$130.00

Are you new to teaching Science or in the first 5 years of your career?

This conference is an opportunity for early career and pre-service teachers to be involved in interactive learning activities as well as gather resources that will enrich and inform their science teaching.

The Program includes specialized workshops for both Primary and Secondary Teachers.

This hands-on interactive professional learning day will cater specifically for each level of schooling.

Morning Tea and lunch will be provided and there will also be a chance to network with other teachers and the presenters at the HAPPY HOUR!!!

See full program here


National Professional Standards for Teachers:

Teachers will receive a certificate of attendance that details the hours of professional learning and Standard 2 Focus Areas 2.1 and 2.2, Standard 3 Focus Area 3.2, Standard 6 Focus Area 6.2 and Standard 7 Focus Area 7.4

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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