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Professional Learning

See below for our current list of Professional Learning events:

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Introductory Relativity for Stage 2 Physics 2018

Date: Monday 12th February 2018

Time: 4.30pm - 7.00pm

Venue: Concordia College

Bookings close: 07/02/2018

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$77.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$77.00
Corporate Member - SA School (1 Day)n/a$99.00
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$120.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$77.00

Presenters: Paula Groncki (Seymour College) and Michael Smith (Concordia College)

An overview of the relativity sections of the new course will be provided, and guidance offered for planning, assessment and task design. Participants will be given the opportunity to share and discuss ideas, tasks and other resources for teaching the new course.

Intended Audience

For teachers new to Stage 2 Physics and current teachers seeking guidance for the new course.

Key Topics: 

  • New course content
  • Sharing and discussion of resources
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Assessment ideas

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Teachers New to SACE Stage 2 Biology 2018

Date: Monday 19th February 2018

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 14/02/2018

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Corporate Member - SA School (1 Day)n/a$185.00
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$225.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00

Presenters: Brian LeCornu and Tony Diercks

Intended Audience

For teachers new to Stage 2 Biology and current teachers seeking guidance for the new course.

Key Topics: 

Introduction

  • Australian Curriculum 2018 (Topics and Assessment, SU, SIS, SHE)
  • What’s new?
  • SACE Board documents                                                                                                      
  • Designing a Teaching Program                                                                                            
  • Alternative Programs                                                                                                           

Theory Lessons

  • Teaching biology (including discussion of new content for 2018)                                         
    • Analysing worksheets, class assignments, homework assignments using new 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                                                                                     

Assessment Plans

  • Including changes for 2018 – e.g. ‘weightings’, examination format                                     

Moderation

Preparing tests, SHE questions, and SHE investigations

  • Analysing test questions                                                                                                      
  • Preparing answers                                                                                                               
  • ‘Deconstructing’ a problem                                                                                                   

 Marking

  • Marking tests, SHE questions, and SHE investigations                                                        
  • Marking extended response questions                                                                                

Q & A Session



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Laboratory Induction Workshop 2018

Date: Friday 23rd February 2018

Time: 9.30am to 3.00pm

Venue: Cabra Dominican College

Bookings close: 20/02/2018

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$185.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$225.00

Presenters: Dr Catherine O'Halloran and Kate Dilger.

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.

Who should attend: Secondary/Middle school teachers.

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Introductory Stage 2 Physics 2018

Date: Monday 26th February 2018

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 21/02/2018

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Corporate Member - SA School (1 Day)n/a$185.00
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$225.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00

Presenters: Paula Groncki (Seymour College) and Michael Smith (Concordia College)

Introductory Stage 2 Physics provides an overview of the new course for 2018.

An overview of the course will be provided, and guidance offered for planning, assessment and task design. Participants will be given the opportunity to share and discuss ideas, tasks and other resources for teaching the new course.

Intended Audience

For teachers new to Stage 2 Physics and current teachers seeking guidance for the new course.

Key Topics: 

  1. Overview of the course
  • Using the subject outline in teaching
  1. Planning and assessment
  • Assessment types
  • Developing a LAP
  • Good investigations
  • Developing SATs
  • Formative / Demonstration activities
  • Other resources
  • Planning the year 
  1. Sample tasks and discussion
  • Have some prepared to discuss
  • Assessing and using the performance standards
  • Science Inquiry Skills / SHE assessments
  • Examination preparation
  1. Moderation
  • What is required
  • Planning and organisation

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Introducing Stage 2 Chemistry 2018

Date: Friday 2nd March 2018

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 23/02/2018

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Corporate Member - SA School (1 Day)n/a$185.00
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$225.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00

Presenters: Sandra Eustace (St Aloysius College) and Emily Gough (St Peter’s Girls’ School)

Introducing Stage 2 Chemistry provides an overview of the course for 2018, which is the first year of teaching the new Subject Outline.

An overview will be presented, and guidance offered for planning, assessment and task design. Participants will be given the opportunity to share and discuss ideas, tasks and other resources for teaching the new course.

Intended Audience: 

For teachers new to Stage 2 Chemistry

Key Topics:

  1. Subject outline and its use with students
  2. Planning and assessment
  • Assessment types
  • A look at investigations
  • Developing SATs – not all tests
  • Formative / Demonstration activities
  • Other resources
  • Planning the year 
  1. Sample tasks and discussion
  • Have some prepared to discuss
  • Assessing and using the performance standards
  • Science Inquiry Skills / SHE requirements
  • Examination preparation
  1. Moderation
  • What is required
  • Planning and organisation

Please note: this program outline is subject to change.

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Putting the "E" in STEM (primary years)

Date: Friday 9th March 2018

Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 06/03/2018

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$185.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$225.00

Who should attend? Teachers of primary years, up to year 6.

(Years 7 to 10 will be covered in a similar event on 19th March)

Why is the E so important?

Engineering offers a tangible link between the STM components and their applications. Implementing engineering practices as part of a teaching and learning program offers teachers the opportunity to explore new exciting and engaging activities and students a new way to solve problems.

This workshop will focus on what this might look like in a classroom.  Teachers will explore the engineering design process through prepared exemplar challenges.  The tasks and resources aim to give teachers the experience and support they need to plan and deliver STEM focussed lessons that highlight the design thinking required in engineering.

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Putting the "E" in STEM (Years 7-10)

Date: Monday 19th March 2018

Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 16/03/2018

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$185.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$225.00

Who should attend? Teachers of Years 7-10 science.

(Primary years (to Year 6) will be covered in a similar event on 9th March)

Why is the E so important?

Engineering offers a tangible link between the STM components and their applications. Implementing engineering practices as part of a teaching and learning program offers teachers the opportunity to explore new exciting and engaging activities and students a new way to solve problems.

This workshop will focus on what this might look like in a classroom.  Teachers will explore the engineering design process through prepared exemplar challenges.  The tasks and resources aim to give teachers the experience and support they need to plan and deliver STEM focussed lessons that highlight the design thinking required in engineering.

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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING A PART OF SASTA IN 2017?

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