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See below for the current list of professional learning events.

With the unfortunate cancellation of a number of events in Term 2 we are planning to be back up and running* with new and rescheduled workshops for Term 3 along with the Early Career Teachers Conference in October and STEM Conference in November. 

Check out the Professional Learning calendar below for an overview for the rest of the year and keep an eye on this page for event registrations when available.

*subject to government advice regarding COVID-19

In the meantime, we've compiled a list of online resources to support learning at home - find out more here.

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Cancellation policy

Should SASTA need to cancel or reschedule a professional learning event, then all registered delegates can opt either to receive a full refund or have their registration transferred to the rescheduled event.

If you wish to cancel a booking, you must do so in writing (email office@sasta.asn.au). Cancellations with more than 48 hours notice will incur a $50 administration processing fee and the rest of the registration fee will be refunded. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received within 48 hours of an event.

2020 Stage 2 Chemistry Marking & Moderation Workshop

Date: Friday 21 August 2020

Time: 9.00 am - 3.00 pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 18/08/2020

Event Pricing:

Type Regular price
Personal Member (1 day) $145.00
Joint Member (1 day) $145.00
Corporate Member - SA School (1 day) $185.00
Non-Member (1 day) $225.00
SASTA Student Member (1 day) $50.00
1st Year of Teaching (1 day) $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 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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2020 Stage 2 Psychology Marking & Moderation Workshop

Date: Monday 24 August 2020

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 19/08/2020

Event Pricing:

Type Regular price
Personal Member (1 day) $145.00
Joint Member (1 day) $145.00
Corporate Member - SA School (1 day) $185.00
Non-Member (1 day) $225.00
SASTA Student Member (1 day) $50.00
1st Year of Teaching (1 day) $145.00

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

  Book now

2020 Stage 2 Biology Marking & Moderation Workshop

Date: Friday 4 September 2020

Time: 9.00 am - 3.00 pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 01/09/2020

Event Pricing:

Type Regular price
Personal Member (1 day) $145.00
Joint Member (1 day) $145.00
Corporate Member - SA School (1 day) $185.00
Non-Member (1 day) $225.00
SASTA Student Member (1 day) $50.00
1st Year of Teaching (1 day) $145.00

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.

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

  Book now

2020 Stage 2 Physics Marking & Moderation Workshop

Date: Friday 11 September 2020

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 08/09/2020

Event Pricing:

Type Regular price
Personal Member (1 day) $145.00
Joint Member (1 day) $145.00
Corporate Member - SA School (1 day) $185.00
Non-Member (1 day) $225.00
SASTA Student Member (1 day) $50.00
1st Year of Teaching (1 day) $145.00

This workshop is an opportunity to participate in moderating 2020 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: Physics teachers teaching Stage 2 Physics in 2020

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

2.30pm - Questions

3.00pm - Close

* Program may be subject to change

  Book now

Planning for Stage 1 Psychology 2021

Date: Monday 26 October 2020

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 19/10/2020

Event Pricing:

Type Regular price
Personal Member (1 day) $145.00
Joint Member (1 day) $145.00
Corporate Member - SA School (1 day) $185.00
Non-Member (1 day) $225.00
SASTA Student Member (1 day) $50.00
1st Year of Teaching (1 day) $145.00
2nd Year of Teaching (1 day) $145.00

Presenters: Kate Cutts and Kirsty Gebert

    • Overview of content – SU, SIS, SHE
    • Planning for learning and assessment
    • Task designs for D&D and SHE
    • Conversation groups – brainstorming ideas for learning activities
    • Networking to the finish day
  • Presenters to produce ‘Starter pack’. 
    • Free to conference attendees, for sale afterwards. 
    • Including helpful hints, semester planner, test, D&D and SHE exemplars etc.

Intended audience: Stage 1 & 2 Psychology Teachers

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Are you interested in being a part of SASTA in 2020? 

The SASTA office is always looking for volunteers and presenters. If interested, please complete the SASTA Volunteers and Presenters Nomination Form.