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.

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. 

Teachers New to SACE Stage 1 & 2 Psychology 2019

Date: Friday 22nd February 2019

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 19/02/2019

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

Presenters: Irena Atherton and Carolyn Pinchbeck

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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Putting the "E" in STEM (Primary)

Date: Monday 25th February 2019

Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 20/02/2019

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

Who should attend? Teachers of primary years, up to year 6.

(Years 7 to 10 will be covered in a similar event on 19th March)

Why is the E so important?

Engineering offers a tangible link between the STM components and their applications. Implementing engineering practices as part of a teaching and learning program offers teachers the opportunity to explore new exciting and engaging activities and students a new way to solve problems.

This workshop will focus on what this might look like in a classroom. Teachers will explore the engineering design process through prepared exemplar challenges. The tasks and resources aim to give teachers the experience and support they need to plan and deliver STEM focussed lessons that highlight the design thinking required in engineering.

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Introducing Stage 2 Chemistry 2019

Date: Friday 1st March 2019

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 26/02/2019

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

Presenters: Glen Arthur (University Senior College)

Introducing 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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FREE Maritime Museum Excursion (Morning Session)

Date: Saturday 2nd March 2019

Time: 10am - 12pm

Venue: Maritime Museum, 126 Lipson St, Port Adelaide

Bookings close: 27/02/2019

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$0.00
Corporate Member - SA School (1 Day)n/a$0.00
Student Member (1 Day)n/a$0.00

The Maritime Museum in collaboration with SASTA is proud to offer a guided teacher excursion to our site. Teachers that book into this event through SASTA will have free admission on the day and a guided 2-hour museum experience.The aim is to introduce the Maritime Museum to you and showcase the Museum as an excursion venue for your students.  

Please note: this excursion is ONLY available to current SASTA members

The tour will start with a half hour boat ride on the Port River and then we will move into the museum where you will have time to explore the exhibitions independently and with a guide.  The tour will finish with a visit to the Port Adelaide Light House.   

The South Australian Maritime Museum is an ideal learning environment for students to explore South Australia’s unique history, our relationship with maritime culture and the marine environment.  Programs cover a wide range of curriculum areas and year levels and provide hands-on and discovery-based learning experiences.  

You will be given a teacher pack with all the information you need to book your excursion with us. This information includes the facilities available, curriculum links, available exhibits and interactive hands-on sessions.

We encourage you to make a day of it! The Port Adelaide area has so much to offer from dolphins, tours, wool sheds, the river, stockade park, lighthouse tours, ships, eateries and more.  

Teachers are to make their own way to the Maritime Museum.  

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FREE Maritime Museum Excursion (Afternoon Session)

Date: Saturday 2nd March 2019

Time: 12pm - 2pm

Venue: Maritime Museum, 126 Lipson St, Port Adelaide

Bookings close: 27/02/2019

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$0.00
Corporate Member - SA School (1 Day)n/a$0.00
Student Member (1 Day)n/a$0.00

The Maritime Museum in collaboration with SASTA is proud to offer a guided teacher excursion to our site. Teachers that book into this event through SASTA will have free admission on the day and a guided 2-hour museum experience.The aim is to introduce the Maritime Museum to you and showcase the Museum as an excursion venue for your students.  

Please note: this excursion is ONLY available to current SASTA members

The tour will start with a half hour boat ride on the Port River and then we will move into the museum where you will have time to explore the exhibitions independently and with a guide.  The tour will finish with a visit to the Port Adelaide Light House.   

The South Australian Maritime Museum is an ideal learning environment for students to explore South Australia’s unique history, our relationship with maritime culture and the marine environment.  Programs cover a wide range of curriculum areas and year levels and provide hands-on and discovery-based learning experiences.  

You will be given a teacher pack with all the information you need to book your excursion with us. This information includes the facilities available, curriculum links, available exhibits and interactive hands-on sessions.

We encourage you to make a day of it! The Port Adelaide area has so much to offer from dolphins, tours, wool sheds, the river, stockade park, lighthouse tours, ships, eateries and more.  

Teachers are to make their own way to the Maritime Museum.  

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Introducing Stage 1 & 2 Nutrition 2019

Date: Monday 4th March 2019

Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 27/02/2019

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

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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Putting the "E" in STEM (Secondary)

Date: Friday 15th March 2019

Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 12/03/2019

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

Who should attend? Teachers of Years 7-10 science.

(Primary years (to Year 6) will be covered in a similar event on 25 February)

Why is the E so important?

Engineering offers a tangible link between the STM components and their applications. Implementing engineering practices as part of a teaching and learning program offers teachers the opportunity to explore new exciting and engaging activities and students a new way to solve problems.

This workshop will focus on what this might look like in a classroom. Teachers will explore the engineering design process through prepared exemplar challenges. The tasks and resources aim to give teachers the experience and support they need to plan and deliver STEM focussed lessons that highlight the design thinking required in engineering.

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STEM in the Early Years (Engineering Focus)

Date: Friday 10th May 2019

Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 07/05/2019

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

Who should attend? Teachers of early years (R-2)

The workshop will focus on building capacity around planning and delivering STEM focussed learning experiences for Early Years (R-2) classrooms.  Science will be the context of the learning and the Engineering Design Process will be the mechanism.  Educators will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of science concepts through hands-on exploration.  They will also employ elements of the engineering design process to apply this learning to a real-world context.

Goals of the workshop:

  • To develop a common understanding of STEM education.
  • To develop conceptual understanding in science through a hands-on inquiry based approach to learning.
  • To understand the elements of, and use, the Engineering Design Process.
  • To build confidence and capacity in planning and delivering a program that uses a STEM approach to learning.

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Designing and Implementing STEM Challenges (Primary)

Date: Monday 3rd June 2019

Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 29/05/2019

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

Who should attend? Teachers of primary years, up to year 6.

(Years 7 to 10 will be covered in a similar event on 14 June)

What does STEM look like in the classroom?

The goal of the workshop is to provide teachers with a simple, practical process for designing and implementing meaningful STEM challenges in the classroom. Teachers will be guided through exemplar lessons that incorporate engineering practices and design processes. They will gain an understanding of how to design lessons and tasks that allow students to apply or demonstrate their knowledge in some meaningful and relevant fashion.

This structured approach will provide teachers with a clear process and a wealth of resources for designing an effective STEM teaching and learning program.

(Although this is a stand-alone presentation, this workshop would provide an excellent follow-up for those that attended the ‘Putting the E in STEM’ workshops in Term 1.)

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Designing and Implementing STEM Challenges (Secondary)

Date: Friday 14th June 2019

Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 11/06/2019

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

Who should attend? Teachers of Years 7-10 science.

(Primary years (to Year 6) will be covered in a similar event on 3 June)

What does STEM look like in the classroom?

The goal of the workshop is to provide teachers with a simple, practical process for designing and implementing meaningful STEM challenges in the classroom. Teachers will be guided through exemplar lessons that incorporate engineering practices and design processes. They will gain an understanding of how to design lessons and tasks that allow students to apply or demonstrate their knowledge in some meaningful and relevant fashion.

This structured approach will provide teachers with a clear process and a wealth of resources for designing an effective STEM teaching and learning program.

(Although this is a stand-alone presentation, this workshop would provide an excellent follow-up for those that attended the ‘Putting the E in STEM’ workshops in Term 1.)

  Book now

 

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