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SASTA Professional Development Sessions For Middle & Secondary Years

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FULL: SACE Stage 2 Chemistry 2018 Practical Investigations

Date: Thursday 23rd November 2017

Time: 9.30 am - 3.00 pm

Venue: Nazareth College, 1 Hartley Rd, Flinders Park SA 5025

Bookings close: 26/10/2017

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

THIS EVENT IS NOW BOOKED OUT. Apologies to anyone who may have missed out.


Presenter: Glen Arthur

This workshop will explore the new requirements of the practical investigations component of the SACE Stage 2 Chemistry curriculum for 2018. 

Overview

Assessment requirements for SACE Stage 2 Chemistry change in 2018 with the implementation of the new curriculum.  The Investigations Folio must include practicals where students design and safely carry out investigations, and develop and extend their science inquiry skills by deconstructing the parts of a problem to determine the most appropriate method for investigation.

This workshop will explore the requirements of this new content of the practical investigations component of the course.  In the afternoon teachers will complete an exemplar practical in the laboratory. At each stage of the day, teachers will be given guidance and resources to help them implement and asses this aspect of the Investigations Folio task.

Intended Audience: Stage 2 Chemistry teachers

STEM (6-11) Conference 2017

Date: Friday 1st December 2017

Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Venue: Australian Science and Mathematics School

Bookings close: 24/11/2017

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$130.00
Corporate Member - SA School (1 Day)n/a$130.00
Corporate Member - Business or Interstate School (1 Day)n/a$130.00
Student Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$65.00
Student Member (1 Day)n/a$65.00
Presenter Non-Commercial (1 Day)n/a$65.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$130.00
MASA, DATTA, EdTechSA Members (1 Day)n/a$130.00
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$190.00
Presenter Non-Commercial (1 Day)n/a$65.00
Presenter Non-Commercial (1 Day)n/a$65.00

Where to find the venue - Click here.

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FULL: SACE Stage 2 Biology - New Curriculum for 2018 (REPEAT)

Date: Monday 11th December 2017

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: G.11B Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 06/11/2017

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
Retired Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00

This workshop is now booked out.

This is a REPEAT of the workshop held on Tuesday 10 October 2017.

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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2018 Psychology Summer Conference

Date: Friday 19th January 2018

Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 16/01/2018

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
SASTA Student 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 Psychology Summer Conference 2018 - What can Psychology and Psychologists offer Society?

The 1 day intensive conference allows science teachers to develop teaching methods and resources within the Psychology stream.

This training meets the National Professional Standards for Teachers.

 

CLICK TO VIEW THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Keynote speaker: Neil Kirby

Title: What can Psychology and Psychologists offer society?

Psychology as a scientific discipline can help to provide an understanding of human behaviour and the thoughts and feelings that contribute to behaviour at the level of individuals, groups, organisations and society.

At each of these different levels, it takes an evidence based approach – quantitative and qualitative, experimental and observational – defining concepts and developing theories that can be tested and used as a basis for interventions to achieve competence and quality-of-life outcomes. A scientific psychology also evaluates the relative extent to which different interventions achieve or fail to achieve these outcomes.

There are two basic ways in which a scientific psychology can contribute to society. The first and more traditional contribution involves training professional psychologists to have expertise in dealing with specific aspects of behaviour, such as clinical psychologists, health psychologists, organisational psychologists, sport psychologists and educational psychologists. The second contribution involves providing students in tertiary education and, more recently in secondary education, with psychological knowledge and skills that they can use in different kinds of jobs and in their personal lives.

For more than 100 years scientific psychology has evolved its evidence based interventions and associated professional training to, not only deal with problems in society, but also to facilitate changes in society designed to improve competence and quality of life outcomes.  To maximise its capacity to deal with societal problems and achieve these outcomes, scientific psychology needs to not only continue to improve its evidence based interventions, but it also needs to continue to improve its associated professional and educational training

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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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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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