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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 Teachers New to SACE Stage 2 Biology

Date: Friday 14th February 2020

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 07/02/2020

Event Pricing:

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

Presenters: Brian LeCornu and Tony Diercks

Intended Audience

For teachers new to Stage 2 Biology and current teachers seeking guidance for the new course.

Key Topics: 

Introduction

  • Australian Curriculum 2018 (Topics and Assessment, SU, SIS, SHE)
  • What’s new?
  • SACE Board documents                                                                                                      
  • Designing a Teaching Program                                                                                            
  • Alternative Programs                                                                                                           

Theory Lessons

  • Teaching biology (including discussion of new content for 2018)                                         
    • Analysing worksheets, class assignments, homework assignments using new assessment design criteria and performance standards
  • AV and multimedia materials in Senior Biology

Practical Lessons

  • Types of Practical                                                                                                                
  • Assessing practical work                                                                                                      
  • Test questions relating to practicals                                                                                     

Assessment Plans

  • Including changes for 2018 – e.g. ‘weightings’, examination format                                     

Moderation

Preparing tests, SHE questions, and SHE investigations

  • Analysing test questions                                                                                                      
  • Preparing answers                                                                                                               
  • ‘Deconstructing’ a problem                                                                                                   

 Marking

  • Marking tests, SHE questions, and SHE investigations                                                        
  • Marking extended response questions                                                                                

Q & A Session

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2020 Teachers New to SACE Stage 2 Physics

Date: Friday 14th February 2020

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 07/02/2020

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

Presenters: Michael Smith (Concordia College)

An overview of the course will be provided, and guidance offered for planning, assessment and task design. Participants will be given the opportunity to share and discuss ideas, tasks and other resources for teaching the new course.

Intended Audience

For teachers new to Stage 2 Physics and current teachers seeking guidance for the new course.

Key Topics: 

  1. Overview of the course
  • Using the subject outline in teaching
  1. Planning and assessment
  • Assessment types
  • Developing a LAP
  • Good investigations
  • Developing SATs
  • Formative / Demonstration activities
  • Other resources
  • Planning the year 
  1. Sample tasks and discussion
  • Have some prepared to discuss
  • Assessing and using the performance standards
  • Science Inquiry Skills / SHE assessments
  • Examination preparation
  1. Moderation
  • What is required
  • Planning and organisation

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2020 Teachers New to SACE Stage 2 Chemistry

Date: Friday 21st February 2020

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 14/02/2020

Event Pricing:

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

Presenters: Glen Arthur (University Senior College)

Teachers new to SACE Stage 2 Chemistry provides an overview, and guidance offered for planning, assessment and task design. Participants will be given the opportunity to share and discuss ideas, tasks and other resources.

Intended Audience: For teachers new to Stage 2 Chemistry

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2020 Teachers New to SACE Stage 1 & 2 Nutrition

Date: Friday 21st February 2020

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 14/02/2020

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

Presenters: Lisa Cibich & Angela Leopold

This session will provide an introduction and revision of Stage 1 and Stage 2 Nutrition covering content, resources, assessment and SACE requirements. 

Intended Audience: Teachers new to SACE Nutrition and those wanting a refresher and a chance to network with fellow Nutrition teachers.

Key topics: 

  • Stage 1 & 2 Subject Outline
  • Topics and resources
  • Assessments
  • Exam and Moderation

Please bring along resources used, task design and student work to share in moderation. 

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2020 Designing Lab Lessons with a STEM Focus

Date: Friday 28th February 2020

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: Underdale High School - Biology Lab

Bookings close: 25/02/2020

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$50.00
Non Member (1 Day)n/a$225.00

Presenter: Kate Dilger

This workshop examines how we can make the laboratory experience more meaningful for students and reflect the emerging emphasis on STEM. Through hands-on engagement, teachers will be guided through how to design practical investigations that ask students to apply their content knowledge and skills to create solutions to a real world application of science.

Copies of the practical activities explored will be supplied to all participants.

The workshop is aimed at resourcing teachers of Years 7–10 science.

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2020 Teachers New to SACE Stage 1 & 2 Psychology

Date: Monday 2nd March 2020

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 24/02/2020

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

Presenters: Irena Atherton and Carolyn Pinchbeck

See further down this page to find out about a FREE Networking Event - Psychology Teachers Meet-up

Intended Audience: 

For teachers new to Stage 1 & 2 Psychology

Program:

9.15am - Overview

9.30am - Levels of Explanation

10.30am - Morning Tea

11.00am - Assessment Type 1: Investigations Folio

  • How to conduct a research program
  • Guiding students in writing research proposals, drafts and final reports
  • Strategies to help students understand the skills needed for the research programs

12.30pm - Lunch

1.30pm - Assessment Type 2: Skills and Application Tasks

2.30pm - Grading of:

  1. Assessment Type 2: Skills and Application Tasks (Stage 1 focus)
  2. Assessment Type 2: Skills and Application Tasks (Stage 2 focus)

3.30pm - Close

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2020 Teachers New to SACE Stage 2 Scientific Studies

Date: Monday 2nd March 2020

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 24/02/2020

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Corporate Membership - 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: Lois Ey (Senior SACE Officer, Curriculum and Assessment)

Teachers new to SACE Stage 2 Scientific Studies provides an overview, and guidance offered for planning, assessment and task design. Participants will be given the opportunity to share and discuss ideas, tasks and other resources.

Agenda

Getting started – What do I need to know?

Looking more closely at:

  • deconstruction
  • SHE
  • proposals
  • journals
  • pitches

Assessment

  • school assessment and moderation
  • external assessment

Please bring your own device (laptop, tablet etc.)

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2020 Psychology Teachers Meet-up - FREE Networking Event

Date: Monday 2nd March 2020

Time: 3.00 pm - 6.00 pm

Venue: The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, Saloon Bar – 59 Port Road Hindmarsh.

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
(1 Day)n/a$0.00

SASTA invites all Psychology teachers to a free networking event.  All teachers are welcome, particularly those who are in the early stages of teaching the subject.  We hope to be able to exchange information and resources in a relaxed environment.  This would be a great way to finish your day if you are attending the Teachers New to SACE Stage 1 & 2 Psychology workshop.  We also hope to give feedback to SASTA on your future professional learning needs.

This is a FREE Event, there is no need to book, just come along!

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2020 Lets Really Do Science Inquiry (Primary) - please note change of date

Date: Friday 6th March 2020

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 02/03/2020

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$50.00
Non Member (1 Day)n/a$225.00

Presenter: Kate Dilger

The Australian Curriculum: Science emphasises inquiry-based teaching and learning. Scientific inquiry promotes critical and creative thinking by encouraging flexibility and open-mindedness as students speculate about their observations of the world. In an inquiry classroom, students are able to challenge themselves to identify questions and draw evidence-based conclusions using scientific methods.

In this workshop teachers will investigate the process and practicalities of inquiry learning in the Science classroom. They will engage in hands-on activities that will inform their understanding of the types of inquiry and how to implement them in their teaching program.

The workshop is aimed at resourcing teachers of Years R–6 science.

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2020 SASTA Annual Conference & Expo

Date: Thursday 23rd to Friday 24th April 2020

Time: 8.30am - 5.30pm

Venue: Pulteney Grammar School

Earlybird cutoff: 20/03/2020

Bookings close: 10/04/2020

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Non-Member (1 Day)$260.00$300.00
Non-Member (2 Days)$400.00$440.00
Personal Member (1 Day)$140.00$180.00
Personal Member (2 Days)$220.00$260.00
Personal Member - Lab Officer (1 Day)$110.00$150.00
Personal Member - Lab Officer (2 Days)$180.00$220.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)$35.00$70.00
SASTA Student Member (2 Days)$60.00$120.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)$200.00$240.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (2 Days)$310.00$350.00
Corporate Member (Business or Interstate School) (1 Day)$200.00$240.00
Corporate Member (Business or Interstate School) (2 Days)$310.00$350.00
Life Member (1 Day)$140.00$180.00
Life Member (2 Days)$220.00$260.00
Retired Member (1 Day)$140.00$180.00
Retired Member (2 Days)$220.00$260.00
Joint Member (1 Day)$140.00$180.00
Joint Member (2 Days)$260.00$260.00
Presenter Non-Commercial (Non-Member) (1 Day)$130.00$150.00
Presenter Non-Commercial (Non-Member) (2 Days)$300.00$330.00
Presenter Non-Commercial (Member) (1 Day)$70.00$90.00
Presenter Non-Commercial (Member) (2 Days)$165.00$195.00
Presenter Non-Commercial (Corporate - SA School) (1 Day)$100.00$120.00
Presenter Non-Commercial (Corporate - SA School) (2 Days)$232.50$262.50
Presenter Non-Commercial (Lab Officer) (1 Day)$55.00$75.00
Presenter Non-Commercial (Lab Officer) (2 Days)$135.00$165.00

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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.