Professional Learning

See below for our current list of Professional Learning events:

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SACE Stage 2 Biology - New Curriculum for 2018

Date: Tuesday 10th October 2017

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: G47 Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 05/10/2017

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
Corporate Member - SA School (1 Day)n/a$175.00
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$215.00

Presenter: Dr Kathy Adams

Kathy has broad knowledge and experience having taught senior Biology/Chemistry/Science for 15 years in South Australia.  Currently teaching senior Biology/Chemistry at Horizon Christian School and working part-time as one member of the team implementing the Australian Curriculum versions of Sciences for SACE.

Teaching Stage 2 Biology in 2018?

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, with useful resources, will be of particular emphasis in this workshop. Activities for teaching the new concepts will be modelled, to enable a hands-on experience for participants. 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. This workshop is intended to expand on the workshop given earlier in the year at the SASTA conference in April.

Key Topics:

Focus on new inclusions in the subject outline including but not limited to:

  • DNA Technologies
  • Homeostasis
  • Different models of evolution
  • Deconstruct and design
  • Science as a Human Endeavour

Intended Audience:

Stage 2 Biology Teachers


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SASTA Early Career Teachers Conference 2017

Date: Friday 13th October 2017

Time: 9.00am to 4.30pm

Venue: Immanuel College, Morphett Road, Novar Gardens

Bookings close: 08/10/2017

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$215.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
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
Honorary Life Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00

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.

See the full program HERE. To view the session descriptions click on 'Available Sessions'.

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!!!


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 2017

Date: Friday 1st December 2017

Venue: Australian Science and Mathematics School

Bookings close: 24/11/2017

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
(1 Day)n/a$0.00

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We are currently looking for volunteers and presenters to add to our database for 2017. If you are interested please take some time to complete our online SASTA Volunteers & Presenters Nomination Form