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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 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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2019 SASTA Early Career Teachers Conference

Date: Friday 11th October 2019

Time: 8.30am - 4.30pm

Venue: Immanuel College, Morphett Road, Novar Gardens

Bookings close: 07/10/2019

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

Conference theme: Teaching science inquiry with a STEM perspective

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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2019 STEM Conference (Years 6–11)

Date: Friday 29th November 2019

Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Venue: Adelaide Botanic High School

Bookings close: 26/11/2019

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
MASA, DATTA, EdTechSA Members (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Corporate Member - SA School (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Corporate Member - Business or Interstate School (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$225.00
Student Member (1 Day)n/a$50.00
Student Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$90.00
Presenter Non-Commercial (1 Day)n/a$70.00
Presenter Non-Commercial (1 Day)n/a$70.00
Presenter Non-Commercial (1 Day)n/a$70.00

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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