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SASTA Early Career Teachers Conference 2018

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12th Oct 2018

Name Time Duration
101 - Treading Lightly: Yr 5/6 STEM activity exploring waste management in an over-populated urban context.

9:00 AM

1 Hour

Over-population and waste management are two significant issues facing Australia in the future. This interactive workshop will allow participants to walk through, and personally experience, a STEM assignment which required Yr 5/6 students to consider how the re-purposing of shipping containers could help address the problems of over-population and waste reduction in urban Australia. The unit outline, supporting documentation and student work will be presented. Hopefully the student voice will be presented live.

Presenter: Kate Argue

Organisation: East Adelaide School

Target Audience: Primary school teachers

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102 - Taking STEM Challenges to the next level

9:00 AM

1 Hour

This workshop will be about creating an adventure style STEM challenge that caters for larger groups. I will talk through how I planned a STEM challenge that all students from 7-9 were involved in and outline the structure and support needed for a teacher to implement a challenge of their own.

Presenter: Joanne Scott

Organisation: STEM Coordinator

Target Audience: Middle school (yr. 6-9) teachers, Primary school teachers

Name Time Duration
103 - Making it relevant to your students

9:00 AM

1 Hour

Easy ways to show your students how what they are learning in class is relevant to them and the impact it might have on their lives - both day to day as well as big picture. A selection of techniques, learning tools and resources on how to deliver interesting and fun science to your students ensuring they see the why as well as the what.

Presenter: Hilary Jones

Organisation: The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Target Audience: Middle school (yr. 6-9) teachers, Primary school teachers, Senior school (yr. 10-12) teachers

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104 - UniSA Connect - how UniSA can support your STEM teaching

9:00 AM

1 Hour

UniSA Connect programs engage with secondary schools and the community to inspire further STEM study and educational attainment. This workshop will detail the programs that UniSA Connect runs and how you can use the programs to increase STEM awareness and proficiency in your students. A number of hands-on activities, with equipment used in UniSA Connect programs, will also be undertaken

Presenter: Nat Scherer

Organisation: UniSA Connect

Target Audience: Senior school (yr. 10-12) teachers

Name Time Duration
201 - Engaging students in STEM learning.

10:30 AM

1 Hour

Pete is a STEM teacher at a Western Suburbs primary school with a passion for engaging students in real-world applications of knowledge and skills. In this session, we will walk through a design process question to show how student interest can guide learning in a STEM approach. The aim of this session is to be interactive and open to questions right the way through.

Presenter: Peter Beveridge

Organisation: Pennington School R-7

Target Audience: Middle school (yr. 6-9) teachers, Primary school teachers

Name Time Duration
202 - Embedding the CSIRO's Creativity in Science and Technology Awards (CREST) into Middle School Science in an Inquiry-Based Approach

10:30 AM

1 Hour

The CSIRO's Creativity in Science and Technology (CREST) Awards are a fantastic platform for inquiry-based learning in the middle school Science classroom. Students are presented with a general problem and then have to formulate their own research question and carry out their investigation. It is a fantastic way to introduce middle school students to research methodology whilst giving them the freedom to choose their own topic. Plus, they get an award from the CSIRO at the end!

Presenter: Emma Beukema

Organisation: St Mary's College

Target Audience: Middle school (yr. 6-9) teachers

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203 - Strategies for managing the work place

10:30 AM

1 Hour

In my career I have faced a range of situations as a teacher that I was ill-equipped to deal with. A school is a unique work place and as new teachers there are many things you will face besides the students. This discussion designed to advise you of some experiences you may encounter in an educational workplace and how to deal with them and where to seek support. We will go through scenarios with the aim of unpacking successful strategies for dealing with: - Gossip - Withholding information - Abuse of authority - Suppressing creativity - Criticism and bullying - The effects of stress In addition, I will be able to provide you with information on how to access support within and external to your work place.

Presenter: Joanne Scott

Organisation: STEM Coordinator

Target Audience: Middle school (yr. 6-9) teachers, Primary school teachers, Senior school (yr. 10-12) teachers

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204 - Innovative approaches to STEM

10:30 AM

1 Hour

This workshop will explore a range of innovative approaches to teaching STEM at senior secondary. Participants will engage in a design process to outline a learning sequence focused on a entrepreneurial idea in STEM.

Presenter: Karla Pobke, Cat Stone and Feresh Agahi Pizarro

Organisation: Australian Science and Mathematics School

Target Audience: Senior school (yr. 10-12) teachers

Name Time Duration
301 - Lets really do science inquiry

11:45 AM

1 Hour

he Australian Curriculum: Science emphasises inquiry-based teaching and learning. Scientific inquiry promotes critical and creative thinking by encouraging flexibility and open-mindedness as students speculate about their observations of the world. In an inquiry classroom, students are able to challenge themselves to identify questions and draw evidence-based conclusions using scientific methods. In this workshop teachers will investigate the process and practicalities of inquiry learning in the Science classroom. They will engage in hands-on activities that will inform their understanding of the types of inquiry and how to implement them in their teaching program.

Presenter: Kate Dilger

Organisation: SASTA

Target Audience: Primary school teachers

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302 - Preparing for the future: creating a skills-based science classroom

11:45 AM

1 Hour

The fourth industrial revolution is disrupting all industries, including education. What does the future of work mean for us as teachers, preparing our students for a successful and productive life? Hear about initiatives from real teachers' classrooms in AR, VR, gamification, design thinking, experts in the classroom, skyping scientists, assessing essential skils, problem based learning, integrated units, zombie based learning and more!

Presenter: Lara Lang

Organisation: Reynella East College

Target Audience: Middle school (yr. 6-9) teachers

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303 - Cancelled - STEM for the Early Career Educators Classroom

11:45 AM

1 Hour

Hints and tricks for teaching STEM pedagogy for early career teachers. Are you nervous about incorporating STEM? Can you see a place for your ideas but not sure how to implement them? This workshop is an opportunity to gain new ideas, find mentors, ask questions, see my successes - and my failures, improve your confidence and see a few activities in action.

Presenter: Kerensa Greenfield

Organisation: Oakbank Area School

Target Audience: Middle school (yr. 6-9) teachers, Primary school teachers, Senior school (yr. 10-12) teachers

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304 - Concept mapping for rapid development of essays, PowerPoints and lesson planning

11:45 AM

1 Hour

Developing concept maps as a visual medium and powerful learning tool has long been established. This session will focus on how science concept maps can be rapidly developed using software and then deployed into well-structured essays,PowerPoint's adn teaching lesson sequencing.

Presenter: Paul Gavini

Organisation: Marden Senior College

Target Audience: Middle school (yr. 6-9) teachers, Primary school teachers, Senior school (yr. 10-12) teachers, Tertiary educators

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401 - STEM teaching and learning for students with disabilities and complex communication needs

1:30 PM

1 Hour

This professional learning will deliver a brief overview of STEM, and aim to provide information on how to effectively teach young students with disabilities and complex communication needs using STEM and the engineering design process. It will explore how STEM can be used to meet a range of different learning and sensory needs through differentiation, as well as assist in the development of language and social skills. The benefits of STEM for all involved will be discussed and the importance of access to STEM engagement for each and every student, and it's integral role in developing critical and creative thinking. Shown will be video and photo footage of STEM teaching and learning in junior primary classes from a special school setting and the modelling of alternative and augmentative language systems.

Presenter: Carly Tate

Organisation: The Grove Education Centre

Target Audience: Primary school teachers

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402 - Integrating geology and marine sciences in teaching a middle-school Earth and Space science class.

1:30 PM

1 Hour

Presentation will include teaching resources and tools developed from the IODP School of Rock 2018 professional development experience; all applicable to teaching middle-school Earth and Space sciences. This session will include hands-on experience with resources and potential novel activities to engage your class with.

Presenter: Emily Halls

Organisation: Mitcham Girls High School

Target Audience: Middle school (yr. 6-9) teachers, Senior school (yr. 10-12) teachers

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403 - Unplugged: Science through Gaming

1:30 PM

1 Hour

Board games and table top roleplaying games (ttRPGs) are increasing in popularity with new titles appearing constantly, many of which are based around critical thinking and/or science. Students often become engaged in board games and ttRPGs due to their accessible nature, ability for competition or cooperation, and a feeling of supported risk. This workshop aims to get participants working with recently developed board games and ttRPGs, considering how these games could be used in their classrooms, and working to develop/alter a game so it can be used for a subject they are teaching. This workshop is aimed at both new players and table top pros; and participants are welcome to bring along any games they enjoy.

Presenter: Lauren Brown

Organisation: Wudinna Area School

Target Audience: Middle school (yr. 6-9) teachers, Primary school teachers, Senior school (yr. 10-12) teachers

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404 - Laboratory practical essentials

1:30 PM

1 Hour

Laboratory Practical essentials. Workshop is specifically aimed for new teachers in schools with little or no laboratory support. The focus is on Risk Assessment. What is mandated and the paper trail required. Workshop will guide you to where you can find the essentials to perform your practical safely.

Presenter: Rianne Wright

Organisation: Laboratory Managers

Target Audience: Middle school (yr. 6-9) teachers, Primary school teachers, Senior school (yr. 10-12) teachers

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501 - Maker STEM: Using Art and Maker Spaces To Engage Students in STEM Education

2:45 PM

1 Hour

In this workshop, participants will gather ideas and resources on how to use art concepts and the maker movement to increase student engagement for STEM learning. The session will include tips on how to set-up a budget-friendly maker space in the classroom, as well as share project ideas.

Presenter: Shai Coggins

Organisation: Southern Vales Christian College

Target Audience: Primary school teachers

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502 - Five fun, formative frameworks

2:45 PM

1 Hour

Five ways to find out what your students know, without marking: IF-AT, Kahoot, Google Quizzes, personal whiteboards and no-hands-up.

Presenter: Scott Spargo

Organisation: Concordia College Highgate

Target Audience: Middle school (yr. 6-9) teachers

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503 - From Graduate to Proficient

2:45 PM

1 Hour

Being early Career teachers you may not as yet have changed your registration from graduate to proficient. This workshop will go through the requirements needed to change your status and provide pratcial advice on the types of evidence required.

Presenter: Adrian Dilger

Organisation: Catholic Education South Australia

Target Audience: Middle school (yr. 6-9) teachers, Primary school teachers, Senior school (yr. 10-12) teachers

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