SASTA

Professional Learning

See below for our current list of Professional Learning events:

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Assessment Design - SAT and Folio for SACE Chemistry

Date: Friday 2nd November 2018

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 30/10/2018

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
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 Vera Dunaiski

This workshop will provide an opportunity to develop assessment design skills for SAT and Folio tasks. A significant amount of time will be dedicated to working with colleagues to create and refine assessment tasks

Key Topics:

  • What makes a good test question?
  • Hands-on workshop in creating Stage 2 tests, using analysis grids for content, learning requirements and assessment design criteria
  • Special features of SHE and extended response questions
  • Alternative SATs
  • Elements of a good SHE task
  • Elements of the subject outline that lend themselves to a SHE task
  • Design Investigations options
  • Teaching how to deconstruct a problem
  • Using assessment design criteria and Science Inquiry Skills to scaffold tasks 
  • Modifying SACE assessment exemplars to suit student needs
Please bring along a USB and laptop, Stage 2 Chemistry subject outline plus paper and pen.
 
Intended Audience: Teachers of Stage 1 and 2 Chemistry, pre-service teachers welcome.
 


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Designing tests and assignments for SACE Psychology

Date: Monday 5th November 2018

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 31/10/2018

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
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

This workshop will provide an opportunity to gain advice / feedback on test and assignment design and share resources for Stage 1 & 2 Psychology. 

Key Topics:

  • Brief overview of SACE requirements
  • Constructing high quality test questions
  • Evaluating test/exam designs
  • Creative ideas for assignments
  • Constructing rubrics using the performance standards.
  • Evaluating assignment designs
  • Resource sharing
Please bring a USB, copies of your tests/assignments to share on USB and copies of your tests/assignments in hard copy if you would like some feedback from colleagues.
 
Intended Audience: All SACE Psychology teachers, pre-service teachers
 


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Designing SATs and Investigations Folio tasks for Stage 2 SACE Physics

Date: Friday 16th November 2018

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 12/11/2018

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$50.00

Presenter: Mr Brian Parsons

This workshop will provide an opportunity to gain advice / feedback on SAT and Investigations Folio design and share resources for Stage 2 Physics. 

Key Topics:

  • Brief overview of SACE requirements
  • Constructing high quality SAT questions
  • Developing Deconstruct, Design and SHE folio tasks
  • Evaluating SAT/exam questions and papers
  • Evaluating Investigations Folio tasks
  • Using the performance standards in task design
  • Resource sharing
Please bring along a USB, copies of your tasks to share on USB and copies of your tasks in hard copy if you would like some feedback from colleagues.
 
Intended Audience: All SACE Physics teachers, pre-service teachers welcome.
 


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SACE Stage 2 Chemistry Practical Investigations

Date: Wednesday 21st November 2018

Time: 9.30 am - 3.00 pm

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

Bookings close: 16/11/2018

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

Presenter: Glen Arthur

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

Overview

The Investigations Folio for Stage 2 Chemistry 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 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

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STEM (6-11) Conference 2018

Date: Friday 30th November 2018

Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Venue: Brighton Secondary School

Bookings close: 27/11/2018

Event Pricing:

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

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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