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.

Cancellation policy: 

Notice of cancellation received more than 48 hours before the event will incur a standard $50 administration processing fee, any registration fees received in addition to this amount will be refunded. For cancellation notice received less than 48 hours before the event, registration fees unfortunately cannot be refunded. 

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2019 Innovating Through Science Workshop (Primary)

Date: Friday 21st June 2019

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Venue: Underdale High School, 19 Garden Terrace, Underdale

Bookings close: 20/06/2019

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$50.00

Who Should Attend: Teachers of primary years, up to year 6

Presenters: Melanie O’Leary and Kate Dilger


How can we use Science to engage students to be innovators?

Through this workshop Science will be the springboard for driving student innovation. We will explore ways of providing students with the opportunity to wonder, find and define problems, engage in authentic experiences and seek creative solutions.

The goal of the workshop is to provide teachers with an understanding of innovation education and ways to support students to turn their ideas into action with a Science focus. Teachers will unpack practices in unleashing student’s ability to be innovators and engage in hands on experiences in understanding these concepts. The opportunity to design lessons and tasks, which allow students to transfer their knowledge and develop their capability skills, will be explored.

About Melanie O’Leary

Melanie is a Leading Learning Consultant for Catholic Education South Australia with a focus on STEM, Entrepreneurial Education and Mathematics. She has a passion and interest in trans-disciplinary learning, which foster student voice and agency.

Melanie has enjoyed being a primary and middle years classroom teacher for over 15 years and working in leadership guiding whole school pedagogical change with a strong focus on numeracy and inquiry learning.   

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2019 STEM in the Hills

Date: Friday 19th July 2019

Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Venue: Oakbank Area School

Bookings close: 15/07/2019

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$125.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$125.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$165.00
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$200.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$25.00

Who should attend? R-10 teachers and leaders involved in STEM disciplines.

Teachers are invited to a professional learning workshop aimed at building a common understanding of STEM teaching and learning.

Teachers will explore tasks that illustrate a problem-based learning approach, that challenge students to seek solutions to open-ended, real-world problems and incorporate the engineering design process.

Teachers will gain experience with the engineering design process through working hands-on with 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.

Presenter: Kate Dilger, SASTA Education Officer

This training meets the National Professional Standards for Teachers:

  • Standard 2 Focus Areas 2.1 and 2.2
  • Standard 3 Focus Area 3.1, 3.3 and 3.4
  • Standard 6 Focus Area 6.2

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2019 Stage 2 Chemistry Marking & Moderation Workshop

Date: Friday 30th August 2019

Time: 9.00 am - 3.00 pm

Venue: Underdale High School

Bookings close: 26/08/2019

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$50.00

Presenter: Glen Arthur, University Senior College

An opportunity for teachers to discuss assessment and the application of the performance standards to samples of work, as well as to have invaluable professional input with their own student samples. An opportunity to readjust marking standards prior to final moderation.

Tasks that will be discussed include the deconstruct and design task, science as a human endeavour investigation and marking of SATs, in particular short answer and extended response questions, including SHE responses.

NOTE FOR PARTICIPANTS:  Please bring examples of your own students' work.

Intended audience: Stage 2 Chemistry teachers

Program: 

9.00am - Registration

9.15am - Overview of the performance standards

9.30am - Deconstruction and Design and Science as a Human Endeavour

10.45am - Morning Tea

11.00am - Mock moderation and benchmarking - recognising grade bands in samples

12noon - Lunch

12.30pm - Group marking exercise (bring samples from your school)

1.30pm - Marking exam-style questions (bring test samples from your school)

2.30pm - Questions

3.00pm - Close

* Program may be subject to change

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2019 Stage 2 Psychology Marking & Moderation Workshop

Date: Friday 6th September 2019

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 02/09/2019

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$50.00

Presenter: Kate Cutts

An opportunity for teachers to discuss assessment and the application of the performance standards to samples of work, as well as to have invaluable professional input with their own student samples. An opportunity to readjust marking standards prior to final moderation.

NOTE FOR PARTICIPANTS: Please bring examples of your own students' work 

Intended audience: Stage 2 Psychology teachers

Program: 

9.00am - Registration

9.15am - Overview of the performance standards

9.30am - Guiding research proposals and drafting of investigations

10.45am - Morning Tea

11.00am - Mock moderation and benchmarking - recognising grade bands in samples

12noon - Lunch

12.30pm - Group marking exercise (bring samples from your school)

1.30pm - Marking exam-style questions (bring test samples from your school)

2.30pm - Questions

3.00pm - Close

* Program may be subject to change

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2019 Stage 2 Biology Marking & Moderation Workshop

Date: Friday 6th September 2019

Time: 9.00 am - 3.00 pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 02/09/2019

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$50.00

Presenter: Dr Kathy Adams, Horizon Christian School

An opportunity for teachers to discuss assessment and the application of the performance standards to samples of work, as well as to have invaluable professional input with their own student samples. An opportunity to readjust marking standards prior to final moderation.

Tasks that will be discussed include the deconstruct and design task, science as a human endeavour investigation and marking of SATs, in particular short answer and extended response questions, including SHE responses.

NOTE FOR PARTICIPANTS:  Please bring examples of your own students' work - in particular Deconstruct and Design PracticalsSHE tasksSHE SAT questions and SATs.

Intended audience: Stage 2 Biology teachers

Program: 

9.00am - Registration

9.15am - Overview of the performance standards

9.30am - Deconstruction and Design and Science as a Human Endeavour (SHE and SAT tasks)

10.45am - Morning Tea

11.00am - Mock moderation and benchmarking - recognising grade bands in samples

12noon - Lunch

12.30pm - Group marking exercise (bring samples from your school)

1.30pm - Marking exam-style questions (bring test samples from your school)

2.30pm - Questions

3.00pm - Close

* Program may be subject to change

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2019 Stage 2 Physics Marking & Moderation Workshop

Date: Friday 13th September 2019

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 09/09/2019

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$50.00

Presenter: Michael Smith, Concordia College

This workshop is an opportunity to participate in moderating 2019 student work prior to external moderation. Teachers can prepare, discuss, and comparable judgements of their students' work across a range of grade boundaries in a professional environment with colleagues from other schools.

NOTE FOR PARTICIPANTS:  Please bring examples of your own students' work - in particular Deconstruct and Design PracticalsSHE tasksSHE SAT questions and SATs.

Intended audience: Stage 2 Physics Teachers

Program: 

9.00am - Registration

9.15am - Overview of the performance standards

9.30am - Deconstruction and Design and Science as a Human Endeavour

10.45am - Morning Tea

11.00am - Mock moderation and benchmarking - recognising grade bands in samples

12noon - Lunch

12.30pm - Group marking exercise (bring samples from your school)

1.30pm - Marking exam-style questions (bring test samples from your school)

2.30pm - Questions

3.00pm - Close

* Program may be subject to change

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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING A PART OF SASTA IN 2019?

We are currently looking for volunteers and presenters to add to our database for 2019. If you are interested please take some time to complete our online SASTA Volunteers & Presenters Nomination Form