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 - Beginning with the Science (Secondary)

Date: Friday 24th August 2018

Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 21/08/2018

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal (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

STEM teaching and learning involves the successful integration of science, mathematics and technology. Planning and implementing effective lessons that have STEM focus depends largely on teachers’ understanding and knowledge of the subject matter.

These workshops aims to deepen teacher’s science content knowledge and expertise in teaching that content to all kinds of learners.

The workshops 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 programs with a STEM focus.

The workshops will actively engage teachers in science investigations, using an inquiry approach to build conceptual understanding. Teachers will also be challenged to explore the opportunities to integrate technology and mathematics to support the learning.

This workshop will focus on the Chemical Sciences.

A STEM - Beginning with the Science (Primary) workshop is scheduled for 10/8/18.

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Physics Marking / Moderation Workshop

Date: Tuesday 11th September 2018

Time: 9.00am to 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 07/09/2018

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
Corporate Member - Interstate school (1 Day)n/a$185.00
Honorary Life Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
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 student’s work- in particular Deconstruct and Design Practicals, SHE tasks, SHE SAT questions and SATs.

Presenters: Paula Groncki and Michael Smith

 

Overview

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

12.00pm - Lunch

12.45pm - Group marking exercise (bring samples from your school)

2.00pm - Afternoon Tea

2.15pm - Skills and application tasks, Constructing good test questions and assignments, marking exam-style questions

3.15pm - Questions

3.30pm - Close

 

* Please note this program is subject to change at any time.

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FULL - SACE Biology Marking Workshop 2018

Date: Friday 14th September 2018

Time: 9.00am to 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 11/09/2018

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
Corporate Member - Interstate school (1 Day)n/a$185.00
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 Practicals, SHE tasks, SHE SAT questions and SATs.

 

Presenter: Dr Kathy Adams

 

Overview *

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

12.45pm - Group marking exercise (bring samples from your school)

2.00pm - Afternoon Tea

2.15pm - Skills and application tasks, Constructing good test questions and assignments, marking exam-style questions

3.15pm - Questions

3.30pm - Close

 

* Please note this program is subject to change at any time.

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SACE Chemistry Marking Workshop 2018

Date: Monday 17th September 2018

Time: 9.00am to 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 12/09/2018

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
Corporate Member - Interstate school (1 Day)n/a$185.00
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 student’s work- in particular Deconstruct and Design Practicals, SHE tasks, SHE SAT questions and SATs.

Presenters: Lara Lang and Catherine O'Halloran

 

Overview

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

12.00pm - Lunch

12.45pm - Group marking exercise (bring samples from your school)

2.00pm - Afternoon Tea

2.15pm - Skills and application tasks, Constructing good test questions and assignments, marking exam-style questions

3.15pm - Questions

3.30pm - Close

 

* Please note this program is subject to change at any time.

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SASTA Early Career Teachers Conference 2018

Date: Friday 12th October 2018

Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm

Venue: Immanuel College, Morphett Road, Novar Gardens

Bookings close: 08/10/2018

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$50.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$185.00
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$225.00
Student Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$90.00

Knowing, understanding and doing science

Knowledge on its own isn’t enough; it’s the understanding of the science content that brings it to life.

This conference is aimed at teachers in the first five years of teaching science/STEM or those new to a specialist science or STEM role.

This conference is an opportunity for early career and pre-service teachers to be involved in interactive learning activities that deepen your understanding of the science content and gives you the skills and resources to engage your students in learning.

The Program includes specialised workshops for both Primary and Secondary Teachers.

This hands-on interactive professional learning day will cater specifically for each level of schooling.

Morning Tea and lunch will be provided and there will also be a chance to network with other teachers and the presenters at the HAPPY HOUR!!! 

National Professional Standards for Teachers:

Teachers will receive a certificate of attendance that details the hours of professional learning and Standard 2 Focus Areas 2.1 and 2.2, Standard 3 Focus Area 3.2, Standard 6 Focus Area 6.2 and Standard 7 Focus Area 7.4

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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING A PART OF SASTA IN 2018?

We are currently looking for volunteers and presenters to add to our database for 2018. If you are interested please take some time to complete our online SASTA Volunteers & Presenters Nomination Form