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SASTA Professional Learning For Middle & Secondary Years

Planning for next year? Click here to download a copy of the 2022 Professional Learning calendar.

Please note: If you require an invoice for school payment, please simply select 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. 

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.

2022 SASTA Annual Conference & Expo

Details

Date:

Time: 8.30am - 5.30pm

Venue: Westminster School

Earlybird cutoff: 03/06/2022 (no longer available)

Bookings close: 06/07/2022

Event Pricing

Type Regular price
Non-Member (1 day) $300.00
Personal Member (1 day) $180.00
Personal Member - Lab Officer (1 day) $150.00
SASTA Student Member (1 day) $70.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 day) $240.00
Corporate Member (Business or Interstate School) (1 day) $240.00
Life Member (1 day) $180.00
Retired Member (1 day) $180.00
Joint Member (1 day) $180.00
Presenter Non-Commercial (Non-Member) (1 day) $150.00
Presenter Non-Commercial (Member) (1 day) $90.00
Presenter Non-Commercial (Corporate - SA School) (1 day) $120.00
Presenter Non-Commercial (Lab Officer) (1 day) $75.00
1st Year of Teaching SASTA Member (1 day) $180.00
2nd Year of Teaching SASTA Member (1 day) $180.00
Type Regular price
Non-Member (2 days) $440.00
Personal Member (2 days) $260.00
Personal Member - Lab Officer (2 days) $220.00
SASTA Student Member (2 days) $120.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (2 days) $350.00
Corporate Member (Business or Interstate School) (2 days) $350.00
Life Member (2 days) $260.00
Retired Member (2 days) $260.00
Joint Member (2 days) $260.00
Presenter Non-Commercial (Non-Member) (2 days) $330.00
Presenter Non-Commercial (Member) (2 days) $195.00
Presenter Non-Commercial (Corporate - SA School) (2 days) $262.50
Presenter Non-Commercial (Lab Officer) (2 days) $165.00
1st Year of Teaching SASTA Member (2 days) $260.00
2nd Year of Teaching SASTA Member (2 days) $260.00
Presenter Non-Commercial (Member) (2 days) $195.00

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Wine Australia and SASTA : Genetics and Food Chemistry

*Note- this is the second workshop in our Wine Australia Series. You can still attend if you didn't attend the first workshop. It is available to both primary and secondary teachers.

This workshop is aimed at teachers who want a fresh and innovative approach to teaching Biological Sciences and Chemistry.

Using grape vine management (viticulture) as the theme, we are able to teach science content such as Grape genetics, phenotypic characteristics in relation to soil science and food chemistry. All of this with a context that applies to so many regional and rural families around South Australia within the wine industry. 

You will receive ideas for several activities, experiments and fair test investigations, learning resources to take home to help you get started in the classroom.

Both Primary and Secondary teachers are welcome as this can be considered modular, allowing flexiblity to meet your teaching needs.

Presenter: Dr Bianca Warnock of SASTA, on behalf of Wine Australia

Morning Sessions: Genotype vs Phenotype in the context of a vineyard

  • Activities 
  • Learning outcomes
  • Experiment preparation
  • Fair Test Investigation

Lunch and meet and *potential greet with researchers (yet to be confirmed)

Afternoon Session: Food Chemistry

  • Understanding sensory habits
  • Identifying the relationship between genetics, terroir and taste
  • Epigenetics
  • Writing SHE questions – how to effectively use articles + how to structure them

Please note this session is at the Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh.

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00 am - 3.00 pm

Venue: Education Department Centre

Bookings close: 05/08/2022

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

Description

*Note- this is the second workshop in our Wine Australia Series. You can still attend if you didn't attend the first workshop. It is available to both primary and secondary teachers.

This workshop is aimed at teachers who want a fresh and innovative approach to teaching Biological Sciences and Chemistry.

Using grape vine management (viticulture) as the theme, we are able to teach science content such as Grape genetics, phenotypic characteristics in relation to soil science and food chemistry. All of this with a context that applies to so many regional and rural families around South Australia within the wine industry. 

You will receive ideas for several activities, experiments and fair test investigations, learning resources to take home to help you get started in the classroom.

Both Primary and Secondary teachers are welcome as this can be considered modular, allowing flexiblity to meet your teaching needs.

Presenter: Dr Bianca Warnock of SASTA, on behalf of Wine Australia

Morning Sessions: Genotype vs Phenotype in the context of a vineyard

  • Activities 
  • Learning outcomes
  • Experiment preparation
  • Fair Test Investigation

Lunch and meet and *potential greet with researchers (yet to be confirmed)

Afternoon Session: Food Chemistry

  • Understanding sensory habits
  • Identifying the relationship between genetics, terroir and taste
  • Epigenetics
  • Writing SHE questions – how to effectively use articles + how to structure them

Please note this session is at the Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh.

 

 

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2022 Stage 2 Nutrition Marking & Moderation Workshop

An opportunity for teachers to discuss assessment and the application of the performance standards to samples of work, as well as to have invaluable professional input with their own student samples. An opportunity to readjust marking standards prior to final moderation.

Tasks that will be discussed include the design practical and science as a human endeavour investigation and marking of SATs, including the case study and in particular short answer and extended response test style questions, including SHE responses.

NOTE FOR PARTICIPANTS:  Please bring examples of your own students' work.

Presnter: Anastasia Toumpas

Intended audience: Stage 2 Nutrition teachers

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00 am - 3.00 pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 11/08/2022

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

Description

An opportunity for teachers to discuss assessment and the application of the performance standards to samples of work, as well as to have invaluable professional input with their own student samples. An opportunity to readjust marking standards prior to final moderation.

Tasks that will be discussed include the design practical and science as a human endeavour investigation and marking of SATs, including the case study and in particular short answer and extended response test style questions, including SHE responses.

NOTE FOR PARTICIPANTS:  Please bring examples of your own students' work.

Presnter: Anastasia Toumpas

Intended audience: Stage 2 Nutrition teachers

Program: 

9.00am - Registration

9.15am - Overview of the performance standards

9.30am – Design Investigation, Case Study and Science as a Human Endeavour

10.30am – sharing of successful teaching, practical, excursion ideas

10.45am - Morning Tea

11.00am - Mock moderation and benchmarking - recognising grade bands in samples

12.30pm - Lunch

1pm - Group moderating exercise (bring student Folio and SAT samples from your school to moderate and confirm your grades)

2pm – Marking and creating exam/test-style questions (bring test samples from your school)

2.30pm - Questions

3.00pm - Close

* Program may be subject to change

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2022 Stage 2 Psychology Marking & Moderation Workshop

Presenters: Carolyn Pinchbeck & Emma Beukema

This workshop will provide clarity for teachers around assessment standards and moderation advice for the new Stage 2 Psychology Curriculum introduced for the first time in 2022. There will be opportunity for teachers to discuss assessment and the application of the performance standards to Live Stage 2 work samples and participate in a mock moderation process (with student work samples provided at a range of grade bands), as well as receiving invaluable professional input about their own student samples brought along from their own classes. This will be a fabulous opportunity for teachers to confirm, clarify, and readjust their own marking standards prior to sending work samples off for final moderation. The workshop will also provide a session focusing on the new Stage 2 Psychology examination format, and provide advice on how to mark student responses and provide feedback in order to best prepare and support student success in their final exam in 2022.

NOTE FOR PARTICIPANTS: Please bring examples of your own students' work 

Intended audience: Stage 2 Psychology teachers

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 17/08/2022

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

Description

Presenters: Carolyn Pinchbeck & Emma Beukema

This workshop will provide clarity for teachers around assessment standards and moderation advice for the new Stage 2 Psychology Curriculum introduced for the first time in 2022. There will be opportunity for teachers to discuss assessment and the application of the performance standards to Live Stage 2 work samples and participate in a mock moderation process (with student work samples provided at a range of grade bands), as well as receiving invaluable professional input about their own student samples brought along from their own classes. This will be a fabulous opportunity for teachers to confirm, clarify, and readjust their own marking standards prior to sending work samples off for final moderation. The workshop will also provide a session focusing on the new Stage 2 Psychology examination format, and provide advice on how to mark student responses and provide feedback in order to best prepare and support student success in their final exam in 2022.

NOTE FOR PARTICIPANTS: Please bring examples of your own students' work 

Intended audience: Stage 2 Psychology teachers

 Program: 

9.00am - Registration

9.15am – Understanding the Marking & Moderation Process

9.30am – Design & Deconstruct (Stage 2 work samples provided but please also bring samples from your own school)

11.00am - Morning Tea

11.30am – providing advice and support to students in preparation for the upcoming exam

12noon - Lunch

12.30pm – Science as a Human Endeavour (Stage 2 work samples provided but please also bring samples from your own school)

2.00pm – SAT’s (Stage 2 work samples provided but please also bring samples from your own school)

3.00pm - Close

* Program may be subject to change

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2022 Stage 2 Physics Marking & Moderation Workshop

This workshop is an opportunity to participate in moderating 2022 student work prior to external moderation. Teachers can prepare, discuss, and comparable judgements of their students' work across a range of grade boundaries in a professional environment with colleagues from other schools.

NOTE FOR PARTICIPANTS:  Please bring complete or near complete portfolios of both Investigations and Skills and Application Tasks across a range of grade boundaries.

Presenter: Michael Smith

Intended audience: Physics teachers currently teaching Stage 2 Physics in 2022

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 24/08/2022

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

Description

This workshop is an opportunity to participate in moderating 2022 student work prior to external moderation. Teachers can prepare, discuss, and comparable judgements of their students' work across a range of grade boundaries in a professional environment with colleagues from other schools.

NOTE FOR PARTICIPANTS:  Please bring complete or near complete portfolios of both Investigations and Skills and Application Tasks across a range of grade boundaries.

Presenter: Michael Smith

Intended audience: Physics teachers currently teaching Stage 2 Physics in 2022

Program: 

9.00 am - Registration

9.15 am - Overview of the day

9.30 am – Investigations (SHE/Design and Deconstruction)

10.45 am - Morning Tea

11.00 am - Mock moderation and benchmarking - recognising and confirming grade bands in samples

12 noon - Lunch

12.30 pm - Group marking exercise (bring samples from your school)

1.30 pm - Marking exam-style questions

2.30 pm - Questions

3.00 pm - Close

* Program may be subject to change

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2022 Stage 2 Biology Marking & Moderation Workshop

Presenter: Dr Kathy Adams, Horizon Christian School

An opportunity for teachers to discuss assessment and the application of the performance standards to samples of work, as well as to have invaluable professional input with their own student samples. An opportunity to readjust marking standards prior to final moderation.

Tasks that will be discussed include the deconstruct and design task, science as a human endeavour investigation and marking of SATs, in particular short answer and extended response questions, including SHE responses.

NOTE FOR PARTICIPANTS:  Please bring examples of your own students' work.

Intended audience: Stage 2 Biology teachers

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00 am - 3.00 pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 26/08/2021

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

Description

Presenter: Dr Kathy Adams, Horizon Christian School

An opportunity for teachers to discuss assessment and the application of the performance standards to samples of work, as well as to have invaluable professional input with their own student samples. An opportunity to readjust marking standards prior to final moderation.

Tasks that will be discussed include the deconstruct and design task, science as a human endeavour investigation and marking of SATs, in particular short answer and extended response questions, including SHE responses.

NOTE FOR PARTICIPANTS:  Please bring examples of your own students' work.

Intended audience: Stage 2 Biology teachers

Program: 

9.00am - Registration

9.15am - Overview of the performance standards

9.30am - Deconstruction and Design and Science as a Human Endeavour (SHE and SAT tasks)

10.45am - Morning Tea

11.00am - Mock moderation and benchmarking - recognising grade bands in samples

12noon - Lunch

12.30pm - Group marking exercise (bring samples from your school)

1.30pm - Marking exam-style questions (bring test samples from your school)

2.30pm - Questions

3.00pm - Close

* Program may be subject to change

2022 Improving Science Literacy - Day 1 of 2

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

Intended Audience: Science teachers for years 3 - 8

This course develops participants’ capacity to explicitly teach the specific literacy of science at the same time as teaching the science content.

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 31/08/2022

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

Description

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

Intended Audience: Science teachers for years 3 - 8

This course develops participants’ capacity to explicitly teach the specific literacy of science at the same time as teaching the science content.

Explicitly teaching the literacy of science: improving literacy to improve science

There are significant differences in the ways Learning Areas use literacy: differences in the types of written texts that students read, speak and write; differences in the ways those texts are structured; and differences in the kind of language features and vocabulary that students are required to know and use.

One aim of teaching Science is that students are able to communicate scientific understanding and findings to a range of audiences. (Australian Curriculum: Science)  Through learning to read, speak and write science texts, students build and deepen their scientific understanding.

This workshop will give teachers new to teaching any SACE Science discipline an opportunity to meet and network with fellow new teachers. The workshop will provide practical information for planning for years 3 to 8 and an overview of the topics as well as examples and discussion around assessment tasks.

Program: 

In this course, participants will learn to:

  • apply and design teaching and learning strategies that scaffold students’ development and control of science literacy
  • provide explicit feedback to students on their writing in science
  • implement reading strategies: before during and/or after reading to draw attention to the language and structure of the text- how it is working to build science knowledge and understandings.

Please note: The course is structured over two days.

Presenter: 

Tony Hole began his career as a primary teacher, before specialising as an EALD teacher. He has worked with primary and secondary teachers across a range of settings to support them to identify, explicitly teach and assess the discipline-specific literacy of their subjects

Tony is passionate about building teachers’ understandings of language and literacy and their capacity to explicitly scaffold and develop students’ ability to comprehend and compose learning area texts, empowering students to successfully build and demonstrate knowledge and understandings across the curriculum.

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Follow Up Session- Leading in Science Workshop

This is a follow up session for those that attended the leading in Science Workshop in 2021.

Presenter: Jason Greenslade

 

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00 am - 3.00 pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 31/08/2022

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

Description

This is a follow up session for those that attended the leading in Science Workshop in 2021.

Presenter: Jason Greenslade

 

Topics covered will include:

  • Since our last meeting - changes from today, next week, next year - where have you got to and how?
  • How is your consistency going?
  • Roadblocks and workshopping these
  • Sharing great developments
  • Have you surveyed your kids?
  • Meeting rosters - how to organise internal priorities, good practice meeting rules, meeting times/suggestions for meeting rotors to max time for faculty (lets hear what people do so you can advocate for more time!)
  • Data analysis - SACE results discussion, 7-10 results discussion, how do we bridge gaps between school v external assessment? What about maths and literacy data? How can we use this?
  • More on staff management - how do we change headsets and lead for improvement? Collecting evidence when things don't go well
  • Goal setting + monitoring
  • PDRs and linking to targeted action plans
  • Change management + change leaders for driving ongoing development
  • Targeted action plans - Prioritising what is important + driving performance and accountability
  • Auditing - curriculum, practicals, excursions
  • + more that you bring (the focus IS YOU and YOUR FACULTY - wherever YOU are at!)

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2022 Improving Science Literacy - Day 2 of 2

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

Intended Audience: Science teachers for years 3 - 8

This course develops participants’ capacity to explicitly teach the specific literacy of science at the same time as teaching the science content.

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 19/09/2022

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

Description

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

Intended Audience: Science teachers for years 3 - 8

This course develops participants’ capacity to explicitly teach the specific literacy of science at the same time as teaching the science content.

Session 2: Explicitly teaching the literacy of science: improving literacy to improve science (cont)

There are significant differences in the ways Learning Areas use literacy: differences in the types of written texts that students read, speak and write; differences in the ways those texts are structured; and differences in the kind of language features and vocabulary that students are required to know and use.

One aim of teaching Science is that students are able to communicate scientific understanding and findings to a range of audiences. (Australian Curriculum: Science)  Through learning to read, speak and write science texts, students build and deepen their scientific understanding.

This workshop will give teachers new to teaching any SACE Science discipline an opportunity to meet and network with fellow new teachers. The workshop will provide practical information for planning for years 3 to 8 and an overview of the topics as well as examples and discussion around assessment tasks.

Program: 

In this course, participants will learn to:

  • apply and design teaching and learning strategies that scaffold students’ development and control of science literacy
  • provide explicit feedback to students on their writing in science
  • implement reading strategies: before during and/or after reading to draw attention to the language and structure of the text- how it is working to build science knowledge and understandings.

Please note : The course is structured over two days.

  Book now