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SASTA Professional Learning For Middle & Secondary Years

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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. 

Should SASTA need to cancel or reschedule a professional learning event, then all registered delegates can opt either to receive a full refund or have their registration transferred to the rescheduled event.

2021 Thinking Science (Secondary)

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 25/05/2021

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
SASTA Student Member (1 day) $50.00
Corporate Member - SA School (1 day) $185.00
Non Member (1 day) $225.00

Description

Aim

To provide teachers with the WHY, and the HOW of capability-based science learning.

Summary

Big Thinking Science will provide teaching strategies, processes, structures and tools for science teaching and learning that is inclusive, curious, inquiry-based, engaging, active, interdisciplinary, audacious and authentic.

Presenter: Lara Lang (Reynella East College) 

Content

The Why

  • Why do we teach science? - purpose of science teaching activity
  • Why do we need to teach science by inquiry? - Fourth Industrial Revolution and future skills activity

The How

  1. Tools for planning a unit that is interdisciplinary, co-designed, aligned to Australian Curriculum, inquiry based
  2. Tools for in lessons
  • Inquiry tools for Science (card sort, games, analogies, models, data collection, explore>explain, POE, TPS etc)
  • Developing capabilities in Science (split-intentions, the 80-20 rule, active teaching)
  • Specific literacy-development tools and strategies

Progressive Assessment 

  • Design and deconstruct in the middle years
  • E-portfolios and show me statements
  • Authentic communication and big audacious projects

What attendees get out of it

By the end of the day, attendees will have

  • A collaboratively designed inquiry unit
  • A collection of teaching strategies and resources aligned to 7-10 science curriculum
  • Templates for tasks that encourage big thinking in science

 

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2021 Purposeful Science (Secondary) Term 2 Workshop

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 03/06/2021

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
SASTA Student Member (1 day) $50.00
Corporate Member - SA School (1 day) $185.00
Non Member (1 day) $225.00

Description

This is the second in a series of workshops unpacking these units of work. Look out for further workshops in Term 3.

Purposeful Science - Take a dive into the Department for Education’s Science Curriculum resources

Presenters: Katrina Elliott and Caroline Dean (Department for Education)

Background information

South Australian teachers are being supported to help bring the national curriculum to the classroom like never before, with one of the biggest curriculum development initiatives ever seen in South Australia being launched.

The new resources include detailed scope and sequence documents for the science learning area in the Australian curriculum, as well as flexible and practical units of work that teach directly to the curriculum and are designed specifically for South Australian students.

Why you should attend this workshop!

This workshop will unpack the Why? How? & What? of the units of work.

Content descriptions don’t always give teachers enough information about what they need to teach and how deep to go. These units unpack the concepts that need to be taught, the pedagogy that will promote understanding and engagement, and clearly highlight success criteria.

Each unit shows teachers how to address:

  • Literacy and Numeracy when teaching science.
  • Explicitly teaches a General Capability.
  • Embeds Aboriginal science practices information into the unit as well as providing resources ready to teach in your classroom. 

The aim is for teachers to be able to implement the units in their classrooms as they are released. This workshop will use an example unit from Year 9.

Teachers will be engaged in purposeful activities that build pedagogical tools as well as an understanding of how to connect classroom learning to the Australian Curriculum.

Who should attend this workshop?

Secondary classroom teachers 7-10 and science specialist teachers

This is the second in a series of workshops unpacking these units of work. Look out for the others to be advertised soon!

Term 3
Focus on Aboriginal science elaborations as outlined in the units.

Term 3
Focus on assessment as outlined in the units.

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