SASTA

Professional Learning

See below for our current list of Professional Learning events:

Please note: If you require an invoice for school payment please simply select Cheque/Bank Transfer at the payment option during your booking. This will email you an invoice.

 

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: 26/03/2017

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 IS NOW FULL. Due to the popularity of this workshop, we are running a second session to accommodate those who wished to attend this date but were unable to get in. Simply scroll down to the bottom of this page and you'll see the new event date. Be quick! Places are limited and bookings are now open!!

 

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

SASTA Annual Conference & Expo 2017

Date: Thursday 27th to Friday 28th April 2017

Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Venue: Brighton Secondary School

Earlybird cutoff: 19/03/2017 (no longer available)

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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Teachers New to SACE Stage 1 & 2 Nutrition 2017

Date: Tuesday 9th May 2017

Time: 9.00am to 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 03/05/2017

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: Lisa Cibich & Anastasia Toumpas

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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STEM in the Middle Years - practical investigations that develop STEM skills and disposition (repeat of 3/4/17 workshop)

Date: Wednesday 24th May 2017

Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 19/05/2017

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

*** NB: this is a repeat of the workshop held on 3rd April 2017 ***

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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Investigations in Primary Science - STEM Focus (repeat of workshop held on 3/3/17)

Date: Friday 2nd June 2017

Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 30/05/2017

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

*** NB: this is a repeat of the workshop held on 3rd March 2017 ***

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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Designing STEM Tasks - Middle Years

Date: Friday 16th June 2017

Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 13/06/2017

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 help teachers acquire the skills and confidence to design, develop and implement their own STEM-based teaching resources.

Building on a common understanding of STEM teaching, teachers will explore methods of transforming inquiry based science investigations into tasks that reflect real world challenges and incorporate the technological/engineering design process.

Using provided exemplars and strategies, teachers will collaborate to develop STEM focussed tasks to use in their own classrooms.

Who should attend: Secondary/Middle school teachers

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Designing STEM Tasks - Primary Years

Date: Friday 23rd June 2017

Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 20/06/2017

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 help teachers acquire the skills and confidence to design, develop and implement their own STEM-based teaching resources.

Building on a common understanding of STEM teaching, teachers will explore methods of transforming inquiry based science investigations into tasks that reflect real world challenges and incorporate the technological/engineering design process.

Using provided exemplars and strategies, teachers will collaborate to develop STEM focussed tasks to use in their own classrooms.

Who should attend: Primary school teachers

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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