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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.

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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.

2022 Psychology Summer Conference

SASTA Psychology Summer Conference 2022

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

Full conference program available soon!

Convenors: Carolyn Pinchbeck & Nicole Marinos

Keynote Speaker: Dr Jacqueline Condon, Forensic Psychiatrist & Mental Health Emergency Specialist

Presentation: Forensic Psychology: from the real world into the classroom

More details to come!

PSYCH22 Keynote Speaker

Click on 'description' below for the Conference outline or 'available sessions' for a list of the concurrent workshop sessions. 

Details

Date:

Time: 8:45am - 4:00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 11/01/2022

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

SASTA Psychology Summer Conference 2022

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

Full conference program available soon!

Convenors: Carolyn Pinchbeck & Nicole Marinos

Keynote Speaker: Dr Jacqueline Condon, Forensic Psychiatrist & Mental Health Emergency Specialist

Presentation: Forensic Psychology: from the real world into the classroom

More details to come!

PSYCH22 Keynote Speaker

Click on 'description' below for the Conference outline or 'available sessions' for a list of the concurrent workshop sessions. 

Conference outline:

  • Welcome
  • Keynote Address
  • Morning tea
  • SACE Examination and Moderation Review
  • Stage 2 Essentials Education Psychology Workbook overview - NEW
  • Concurrent Workshop session 1
  • Lunch
  • Concurrent Workshop session 2
  • Concurrent Workshop session 3
  • Conference Plenary

 

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2022 Teachers New to SACE Stage 2 Biology Workshop

Presenter: Kathy Adams (Horizon Christian School)

Dr Kathy Adams is a teacher of Senior Biology and other sciences for many years at the secondary level. Experienced practitioner with an interest in curriculum development and assessment. Has been involved in many aspects of Stage 2 Biology at the SACE Board and regularly presents professional development for SASTA and other organisations. 

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 08/02/2022

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
Corporate Member - Business or Interstate school (1 day) $185.00

Description

Presenter: Kathy Adams (Horizon Christian School)

Dr Kathy Adams is a teacher of Senior Biology and other sciences for many years at the secondary level. Experienced practitioner with an interest in curriculum development and assessment. Has been involved in many aspects of Stage 2 Biology at the SACE Board and regularly presents professional development for SASTA and other organisations. 

Intended Audience

For teachers new to Stage 2 Biology and current teachers seeking guidance for the new course.

Key Topics: 

Introduction- welcome and get to know you!

SACE Board documents/Subject Outline
Designing a Teaching Program
Alternative Programs
Theory Lessons

Teaching biology
Analysing worksheets, class assignments, homework assignments using 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

Moderation

Preparing tests, SHE questions, and SHE investigations

Analysing test questions
Preparing answers
‘Deconstructing’ a problem
Marking

Marking tests, SHE questions, and SHE investigations

Q & A Session

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2022 Teachers New to SACE Stage 2 Physics Workshop

Presenter: Michael Smith (Concordia College)

Dr Michael Smith has taught Physics for over fifteen years; has delivered professional development since 2014; and authored and edited Physics textbooks.

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 08/02/2022

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

Presenter: Michael Smith (Concordia College)

Dr Michael Smith has taught Physics for over fifteen years; has delivered professional development since 2014; and authored and edited Physics textbooks.

Program Outline

This professional development session will cover:

  • Course requirements and planning
  • SACE submission requirements
  • Using the performance standards appropriately
  • Advice and practice on writing quality assessments

In addition, participants are invited to collaborate, share resources, and develop networks that will assist in early-career teaching.

Intended Audience

For teachers new to Stage 2 Physics and current teachers seeking guidance that have not taught the Physics course recently.

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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2022 Teachers New to Stage 1 and Stage 2 Nutrition Workshop

 

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. 

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 15/02/2022

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

 

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. 

This workshop will give teachers new to teaching SACE Nutrition an opportunity to meet and network with fellow new teachers. The workshop will provide practical information for planning in Stage 1 and Stage 2 and an overview of the topics as well as examples and discussion around assessment tasks.

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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2022 Teachers New to SACE Stage 2 Chemistry

Presenters: Glen Arthur 

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 15/02/2022

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

Description

Presenters: Glen Arthur 

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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2022 Navigating the Oliphant Science Awards in your School Webinar

Looking for more information about getting your school involved in The Oliphant Science Awards?

SASTA will be holding a FREE Webinar for teachers and school representatives interested in becoming School Coordinators for the 2022 Oliphant Science Awards.

This session will give you a chance to hear from the competition organisers, head judges and a panel of experienced school coordinators about areas such as;

  • NEW Key Dates for 2022
  • Changes to the 2022 competition
  • Competition basics
  • What you need to do to register student projects
  • Tips on what criteria the projects need to meet
  • Ideas to implement competition from different school coordinators
  • Where to find resources
  • Becoming a judge

Details

Date:

Time: 4.30pm

Venue: Online

Bookings close: 20/02/2022

Event Pricing

Type Regular price
Personal Member (0 days) $0.00
Corporate Member (0 days) $0.00
1st Year of Teaching (0 days) $0.00
2nd Year of Teaching (0 days) $0.00
Non-Member (0 days) $0.00

Description

Looking for more information about getting your school involved in The Oliphant Science Awards?

SASTA will be holding a FREE Webinar for teachers and school representatives interested in becoming School Coordinators for the 2022 Oliphant Science Awards.

This session will give you a chance to hear from the competition organisers, head judges and a panel of experienced school coordinators about areas such as;

  • NEW Key Dates for 2022
  • Changes to the 2022 competition
  • Competition basics
  • What you need to do to register student projects
  • Tips on what criteria the projects need to meet
  • Ideas to implement competition from different school coordinators
  • Where to find resources
  • Becoming a judge

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2022 Teachers New to SACE Stage 1 & 2 Psychology

Presenters: Carolyn Pinchbeck (Xavier College) 

Carolyn has over 15 years of experience teaching SACE Stage 1&2 Psychology and has supervised both marking and moderation for a number of years and has also been involved in examination setting and curriculum writing for the SACE Board. She has supported many students in her classes to achieve A+ and Merit scores for Psychology over the years. Carolyn has convened the SASTA New Teachers conference and Psychology Summer Conference for many years and has a keen passion for promoting student and teacher excellence in the discipline of Psychology.

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 22/02/2022

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 (Xavier College) 

Carolyn has over 15 years of experience teaching SACE Stage 1&2 Psychology and has supervised both marking and moderation for a number of years and has also been involved in examination setting and curriculum writing for the SACE Board. She has supported many students in her classes to achieve A+ and Merit scores for Psychology over the years. Carolyn has convened the SASTA New Teachers conference and Psychology Summer Conference for many years and has a keen passion for promoting student and teacher excellence in the discipline of Psychology.

Intended Audience: 

For teachers new to Stage 1 & 2 Psychology

Program:

9:00 - Welcome and networking

9:30- The bio/psycho/social model

10:30 - Morning tea

11:00- Stage 1

Assessment Type 1: Investigations Folio

  • Science as a Hunan Endeavour (planning, task sheets, rubrics, exemplars, marking & mock moderation)
  • Design & Deconstruct  (planning, task sheets, rubrics, exemplars, marking & mock moderation)

12:45- Lunch

1:30 - Stage 2: Research Programs & Investigation Reports

2:30- Stage 1 & 2

Assessment Type 2: Skills and Application Tasks

  • Tests
  • Assignments
  • Formative classroom activities

3:30 - Close

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2022 Teachers New to SACE Stage 2 Scientific Studies

Presenter:

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 22/02/2022

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

Description

Presenter:

Intended audience: Teachers new to Scientific Studies

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.

Program:

  • Overview and structure of the subject
  • Design Proposals
  • Deconstruct and designing investigations
  • Science as a Human Endeavour
  • Collaborative Inquiry
  • External Assessment

Please bring your own WIFI enabled device (laptop, tablet etc.)

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