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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. 

2019 Psychology Summer Conference

Date: Friday 18th January 2019

Time: 8.45am to 4.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 15/01/2019

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

SASTA Psychology Summer Conference 2019 - Adolescent Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Digital Age

The 1 day intensive conference allows science teachers to develop teaching methods and resources within the Psychology stream.

This training meets the National Professional Standards for Teachers.

Click here to view a copy of the program.

Keynote speaker: Kirrilie Smout

Title: Adolescent Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Digital Age

This presentation will focus on helping professionals to understand current issues related to adolescent mental health, and to be aware of practical strategies to use to support young people dealing with anxiety, trauma, and difficult life events.

Kirrilie Smout is a clinical Psychologist who has worked as a child and adolescent specialist for the last 23 years in private, government and community settings. She has provided therapy to approximately 5000 children, teens and families, supervised over 50 child and adolescent psychologists, and presented seminars to more than 50,000 students, parents and teachers in schools around Australia. She is the director of Developing Minds, a specialist child and adolescent psychology clinic in Adelaide which provides therapy to more than 250 families each week. Kirrilie has won national awards for her speaking work and research, authored three books about young people and provides consultation about youth mental health issues to national media, education and health organisations.

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Teachers New to SACE Stage 2 Biology 2019

Date: Friday 15th February 2019

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 12/02/2019

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: 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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Introductory Stage 2 Physics 2019

Date: Friday 15th February 2019

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 12/02/2019

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: 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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Laboratory Induction Workshop 2019

Date: Monday 18th February 2019

Time: 9.30am to 3.00pm

Venue: Cabra Dominican College

Bookings close: 13/02/2019

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: Dr Catherine O'Halloran and Kate Dilger.

This workshop is designed to address the needs of teachers who are new to teaching in a science laboratory.  Instruction will include; safety guidelines, including how to complete risk assessment, equipment use and behaviour management. Teachers will be guided through typical laboratory lesson scenarios and have the opportunity to plan and complete a practical investigation.

The workshop will be held in a school laboratory setting.

Who should attend: Secondary/Middle school teachers.

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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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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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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