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SASTA Professional Learning For Middle & Secondary Years

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2021 Teachers New to SACE Stage 2 Biology

Date: Friday 12 February 2021

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 10/02/2021

Event Pricing:

Type Regular price
Personal Member (1 day) $145.00
Joint Member (1 day) $145.00
Corporate Membership - SA School (1 day) $185.00
Non-Member (1 day) $225.00
SASTA Student Member (1 day) $50.00
1st Year of Teaching (1 day) $145.00
2nd Year of Teaching (1 day) $145.00

Presenters: Kathy Adams

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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2021 Teachers New to SACE Stage 2 Physics

Date: Friday 12 February 2021

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 10/02/2021

Event Pricing:

Type Regular price
Personal Member (1 day) $145.00
Joint Member (1 day) $145.00
Corporate Member - SA School (1 day) $185.00
Non-Member (1 day) $225.00
SASTA Student Member (1 day) $50.00
1st Year of Teaching (1 day) $145.00
2nd Year of Teaching (1 day) $145.00

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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2021 Teachers New to Stage 1 and Stage 2 Nutrition Workshop

Date: Friday 19 February 2021

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Room G11A

Bookings close: 12/02/2021

Event Pricing:

Type Regular price
Personal Member (1 day) $145.00
Joint Member (1 day) $145.00
1st Year of Teaching (1 day) $145.00
2nd Year of Teaching (1 day) $145.00
Corporate Member - SA School (1 day) $185.00
Non-Member (1 day) $225.00
SASTA Student Member (1 day) $50.00

Presenters: Elizabeth Arthur, Nazareth College and Lisa Cibich, Gleeson College

Intended Audience: Stage 1 and 2 teachers new to Nutrition

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

Program: 

SUBJECT OUTLINES

Stage 1 Subject Outline

  • Topics

(left hand column vs right hand column)

  • How do these topics link to Stage 2
  • Ideas for teaching

Stage 2 Subject Outline

  • Topics

ASSESSMENT

Assessment requirements Stage 1 vs Stage 2

  • Folio: prac and SHE
  • SATs: task or case study

Performance Standards

Assessment tasks Stage 1 vs Stage 2

Science Inquiry Skills

+ Practical ideas

+ errors discussion

+ moderation

SHE

+ exemplar

+ writing a SHE test question

Case Study

+ exemplar

+ what it might look like in the exam

Test

+ writing good test questions

Examination – what to expect

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2021 Teachers New to SACE Stage 2 Chemistry

Date: Friday 19 February 2021

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 17/02/2021

Event Pricing:

Type Regular price
Personal Member (1 day) $145.00
Joint Member (1 day) $145.00
Corporate Membership - SA School (1 day) $185.00
Non-Member (1 day) $225.00
SASTA Student Member (1 day) $50.00
1st Year of Teaching (1 day) $145.00
2nd Year of Teaching (1 day) $145.00

Presenters: Glen Arthur (Education Innovation Project Officer, SACE)

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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2021 Teachers New to SACE Stage 1 & 2 Psychology

Date: Monday 1 March 2021

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 24/02/2021

Event Pricing:

Type Regular price
Personal Member (1 day) $145.00
Joint Member (1 day) $145.00
Corporate Member - SA School (1 day) $185.00
Non-Member (1 day) $225.00
SASTA Student Member (1 day) $50.00
1st Year of Teaching (1 day) $145.00
2nd Year of Teaching (1 day) $145.00

Presenter: Carolyn Pinchbeck

Intended Audience: 

For teachers new to Stage 1 & 2 Psychology

Program:

9.00am - 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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2021 Teachers New to SACE Stage 2 Scientific Studies

Date: Monday 1 March 2021

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 24/02/2021

Event Pricing:

Type Regular price
Personal Member (1 day) $145.00
Joint Member (1 day) $145.00
Corporate Membership - SA School (1 day) $185.00
Non-Member (1 day) $225.00
SASTA Student Member (1 day) $50.00
1st Year of Teaching (1 day) $145.00
2nd Year of Teaching (1 day) $145.00

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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