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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. 

Click here to download a copy of the 2019 Professional Learning calendar

Click here to download a copy of the 2020 Professional Learning Calendar

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
MASA 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

The 2019 STEM conference will bring together classroom teachers, leaders in education and businesses who are interested in sharing and exploring teaching methods, tools, resources, and related activities for implementing STEM education into our schools and communities.

This will be a high-quality professional learning opportunity for educators of Years 6–11 in

  • mathematics
  • science
  • ICT
  • design & technology.

The conference is an excellent opportunity for educators to network and exchange ideas about STEM teaching and learning.

Some workshops will address the critical importance of connecting different areas of STEM by considering ways of interrelating science and/or mathematics, while others will address activities to support teaching and learning of specific topics.

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2020 Psychology Summer Conference

Date: Friday 17th January 2020

Time: 8:45am - 4:00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 12/01/2020

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

SASTA Psychology Summer Conference 2020

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.

Full Program to be released shortly - please check back shortly!


Keynote Speaker: Dr Lydia Woodyatt

Title: The Psychology of Surviving and Thriving

Dr Lydia Woodyatt researches at the intersection of social, clinical, and organisational psychology. She uses psychological science to increase engagement and motivation, positive relationships, and also to help people work through difficult emotions following failure and transgressions. Lydia is an award winning lecturer at Flinders University, and speaks regularly to students, leaders, schools, business and the media on the psychology of motivation, emotions, and justice. She is co-creator of the highly successful online course The Psychology of Surviving and Thriving which develops wellbeing and self-management. She is a published researcher and senior editor of the The Handbook of the Psychology of Self-forgiveness (Springer, 2017).

Qualifications: B. Min., Grad. Dip Psych., B.A (Hons), PhD

Honours, awards and grants

Australian Research Council Discovery Project (2019-2021). Dynamics of forgiveness and self-forgiveness. Wenzel, Okimoto, Woodyatt & Worthington. $240,000.

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work Award for Teaching Innovation and Excellence (2018).

Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence (2014).

Social and Behavioural Science Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence (2013).

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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 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

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

Presenters TBA

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.

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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 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