SASTA

Professional Learning

See below for our current list of Professional Learning events:

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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: 30/08/2016

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

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 course is now booked out.


To express your interest in attending a second session of this workshop, please put your name on the waiting list (using the "Book Now" button). If and when a new date has been selected, the people on the waiting list will be the first to be informed.



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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Willie Wonders Why: Teaching the Science of Light in the Primary School Classroom

Date: Monday 26th September 2016

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Venue: The Braggs, University of Adelaide, North Terrace

Bookings close: 19/09/2016

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$100.00
Personal member (1 Day)n/a$75.00

SASTA in collaboration with the University of Adelaide is offering an exciting STEM professional development event for primary school teachers.

CLICK HERE FOR VENUE MAP

In 1915 two scientists with Adelaide connections, Sir William Bragg and his son Sir Lawrence Bragg were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for their ground breaking research into the use of X-rays to study the chemical structure and function of molecules. Come and discover the personal history and the science behind the tale of two shy men who joined the ranks of the most important scientists of the twentieth century.

Engage in hands-on science investigations into the properties of light. These activities have been designed specifically for a Primary School classroom and linked to the Australian Curriculum: Science.

Visit the researchers applying this science to solve real world problems.

Gather resources. All participants will receive a colourful Big Book about the Braggs to use with their students, as well as a USB filled with other great resources.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

DSD GOSA Logo (small)      UoA Logo (small)

The workshop reflects the Australian Professional Teaching Standards. Teachers will receive a certificate of attendance that details the Standards covered.

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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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STEM (6-11) Conference 2016

Date: Friday 25th November 2016

Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Venue: Playford International College, Phillip Highway, Elizabeth

Bookings close: 18/11/2016

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$125.00
Corporate Member - SA School (1 Day)n/a$125.00
Corporate Member - Business or Interstate School (1 Day)n/a$125.00
Student Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$50.00
Student Member (1 Day)n/a$50.00
Presenter Non-Commercial (1 Day)n/a$50.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$125.00
MASA, DATTA, EdTechSA Members (1 Day)n/a$125.00
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$180.00

The one day STEM Conference (6-11) on 25 November 2016 will provide high-quality professional learning opportunities for middle school teachers and educators, in the fields of mathematics, science, ICT and design & technology.

Click here to register as an Exhibitor or to become a sponsor of this event.

8:30 am

Registration – Tea & Coffee

8:45 am – 9:00am

Welcome & Housekeeping

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Keynote

10:10 am – 10:40 am

Morning Tea & Trade displays

10:40 am – 11:40 am

Workshop Session 1

11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Workshop Session 2

12:45 pm – 1.30 pm

Lunch & Trade displays

1:35 pm – 2:35 pm

Workshop Session 3

2:40 pm – 3:40 pm

Workshop Session 4

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Happy Hour

With program inputs from four teacher professional associations, SASTA, MASA, EdTechSA and DATTA -SA, the event is designed to bring together teachers, educators and exhibitors who are interested in sharing and exploring tools, resources and related activities that will ensure successful implementation of STEM education into our schools and communities.

The Conference will also provide an excellent opportunity for educators and teachers to exchange ideas about STEM teaching and learning and to maintain and develop valuable networks.

Some workshops will address the critical importance of connecting different areas of STEM by considering ways of interrelating science and/or mathematics topics using the tools of technology with engineering emerging through hands-on and real-life applications. Other workshops will address activities to support teaching and learning in more specific topics in the disciplines of mathematics, science, design & technology and IT.

Download the full conference program here.

 

 

Many thanks to our generous sponsors for this event:

 

 Credit Union SA (medium)   TI logo (medium)

 

Designability Group P/L (large)      SPE International (small)

ANSTO Logo (large)  Temple Bruer logo (medium)

 

Available sessions   Book now

 

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