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SASTA Professional Learning For Middle & Secondary Years

Planning for next year? Click here to download a copy of the 2021 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.

2021 Stage 2 Chemistry Marking & Moderation Workshop

Presenter: Glen Arthur, SACE Board, Education Innovation Project Officer. 

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 Chemistry teachers

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00 am - 3.00 pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 18/08/2021

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: Glen Arthur, SACE Board, Education Innovation Project Officer. 

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 Chemistry teachers

Program: 

9.00am - Registration

9.15am - Overview of the performance standards

9.30am - Deconstruction and Design and Science as a Human Endeavour

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

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Focus on Aboriginal Science Elaborations

Presenters: Katrina Elliott and Caroline Dean

South Australian teachers are being supported to help bring the national curriculum to the classroom with the launch of new complete units of work for Science R-10.

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.

This workshop has a particular focus on how the Science units embed Aboriginal knowledge and ways of knowing connected to scientific concepts in the Australian Curriculum: Science.   

Teachers will also be introduced to the many resources and culturally responsive practical ideas available to support understanding and implementation of First Nations cross curriculum priorities science elaborations with a focus on South Australian Aboriginal knowledges.

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 18/08/2021

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

Description

Presenters: Katrina Elliott and Caroline Dean

South Australian teachers are being supported to help bring the national curriculum to the classroom with the launch of new complete units of work for Science R-10.

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.

This workshop has a particular focus on how the Science units embed Aboriginal knowledge and ways of knowing connected to scientific concepts in the Australian Curriculum: Science.   

Teachers will also be introduced to the many resources and culturally responsive practical ideas available to support understanding and implementation of First Nations cross curriculum priorities science elaborations with a focus on South Australian Aboriginal knowledges.

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2021 Stage 2 Psychology Marking & Moderation Workshop

Presenter: Carolyn Pinchbeck

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.

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: 19/08/2021

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: Carolyn Pinchbeck

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.

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

Intended audience: Stage 2 Psychology teachers

Program: 

9.00am - Registration

9.15am - Overview of the performance standards

9.30am - Guiding research proposals and drafting of investigations

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

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2021 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

  Book now

2021 Stage 2 Physics Marking & Moderation Workshop

This workshop is an opportunity to participate in moderating 2020 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 examples of your own students' work - in particular Deconstruct and Design PracticalsSHE tasksSHE SAT questions and SATs.

Intended audience: Physics teachers teaching Stage 2 Physics in 2021

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

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

This workshop is an opportunity to participate in moderating 2020 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 examples of your own students' work - in particular Deconstruct and Design PracticalsSHE tasksSHE SAT questions and SATs.

Intended audience: Physics teachers teaching Stage 2 Physics in 2021

Program: 

9.00am - Registration

9.15am - Overview of the performance standards

9.30am - Deconstruction and Design and Science as a Human Endeavour

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

2.30pm - Questions

3.00pm - Close

* Program may be subject to change

  Book now

2021 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 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 Nutrition teachers

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00 am - 3.00 pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 01/09/2021

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

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 Nutrition teachers

Program: 

9.00am - Registration

9.15am - Overview of the performance standards

9.30am – Case Study and Science as a Human Endeavour

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

  Book now

Planning for Stage 2 Psychology 2022

Intended Audience: Stage 1 and 2 Psychology teachers

This session will provide an introduction to the new subject outline for Stage 2 Psychology covering content, resources, assessment and SACE requirements.

Keynote Speaker:

Dr Neil Kirby, Organisational Psychology

Dr Neil Kirby is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide. His research interests in organisational psychology include: organisational culture, the historical development of organisational theories, the role of the organisational psychologist, and person/organisation fit. Dr Kirby is also Director of the Wellbeing Research Unit (WRU) in the School of Psychology

Presenters: Kirsty Gebert and Deb Green 

    • Overview of content – SU, SIS, SHE
    • Planning for learning and assessment
    • Task designs for D&D and SHE
    • Rethinking the Stage 2 exam – what might this look like?
    • Conversation groups – brainstorming ideas for learning activities
    • Networking to the finish day

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00 am - 3.00 pm

Venue: TBA

Bookings close: 26/10/2021

Event Pricing

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

Description

Intended Audience: Stage 1 and 2 Psychology teachers

This session will provide an introduction to the new subject outline for Stage 2 Psychology covering content, resources, assessment and SACE requirements.

Keynote Speaker:

Dr Neil Kirby, Organisational Psychology

Dr Neil Kirby is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide. His research interests in organisational psychology include: organisational culture, the historical development of organisational theories, the role of the organisational psychologist, and person/organisation fit. Dr Kirby is also Director of the Wellbeing Research Unit (WRU) in the School of Psychology

Presenters: Kirsty Gebert and Deb Green 

    • Overview of content – SU, SIS, SHE
    • Planning for learning and assessment
    • Task designs for D&D and SHE
    • Rethinking the Stage 2 exam – what might this look like?
    • Conversation groups – brainstorming ideas for learning activities
    • Networking to the finish day

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

  Book now

Online Workshop Session - Planning for Stage 2 Psychology 2022

This workshop will be delivered online.

You will be sent a link to log into the live workshop as well as electronic copies of all the workshop resources.

Intended Audience: Stage 1 and 2 Psychology teachers

This session will provide an introduction to the new subject outline for Stage 2 Psychology covering content, resources, assessment and SACE requirements.

Keynote Speaker:

Dr Neil Kirby, Organisational Psychology

Dr Neil Kirby is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide. His research interests in organisational psychology include: organisational culture, the historical development of organisational theories, the role of the organisational psychologist, and person/organisation fit. Dr Kirby is also Director of the Wellbeing Research Unit (WRU) in the School of Psychology

Presenters: Kirsty Gebert and Deb Green 

    • Overview of content – SU, SIS, SHE
    • Planning for learning and assessment
    • Task designs for D&D and SHE
    • Rethinking the Stage 2 exam – what might this look like?
    • Conversation groups – brainstorming ideas for learning activities
    • Networking to the finish day

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: Live from Adelaide Botanic High School

Bookings close: 26/10/2021

Event Pricing

Type Regular price
Personal Member (1 day) $100.00
Joint Member (1 day) $100.00
Corporate Member - SA School (1 day) $140.00
Non-Member (1 day) $180.00
SASTA Student Member (1 day) $25.00
1st Year of Teaching (1 day) $100.00
2nd Year of Teaching (1 day) $100.00

Description

This workshop will be delivered online.

You will be sent a link to log into the live workshop as well as electronic copies of all the workshop resources.

Intended Audience: Stage 1 and 2 Psychology teachers

This session will provide an introduction to the new subject outline for Stage 2 Psychology covering content, resources, assessment and SACE requirements.

Keynote Speaker:

Dr Neil Kirby, Organisational Psychology

Dr Neil Kirby is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide. His research interests in organisational psychology include: organisational culture, the historical development of organisational theories, the role of the organisational psychologist, and person/organisation fit. Dr Kirby is also Director of the Wellbeing Research Unit (WRU) in the School of Psychology

Presenters: Kirsty Gebert and Deb Green 

    • Overview of content – SU, SIS, SHE
    • Planning for learning and assessment
    • Task designs for D&D and SHE
    • Rethinking the Stage 2 exam – what might this look like?
    • Conversation groups – brainstorming ideas for learning activities
    • Networking to the finish day

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

  Book now

Finding STEM in the Science Curriculum - morning session

STEM Day Out Nov

This is a FREE Teacher Professional Learning Workshop for teachers attending the STEM Day Out at Science Alive.

The goal of the workshop is to provide teachers with a simple, practical process for implementing meaningful STEM challenges in the Science classroom. Teachers will explore exemplar tasks that incorporate engineering practices and design processes. The tasks and resources aim to give teachers the experience and support they need to plan and deliver STEM focussed lessons that highlight the design thinking required in engineering.

This structured approach will provide teachers with a clear process and a wealth of resources for implementing an effective STEM teaching and learning program.

 

Details

Date:

Time: 10.00am - 11.00am

Venue: Science Alive - Adelaide Showground

Bookings close: 14/11/2021

Event Pricing

Type Regular price
Personal Member (1 day) $0.00
Corporate Member - SA School (1 day) $0.00
Student Member (1 day) $0.00
1st Year Teaching (1 day) $0.00
2nd Year Teaching (1 day) $0.00
Non-Member (1 day) $0.00

Description

STEM Day Out Nov

This is a FREE Teacher Professional Learning Workshop for teachers attending the STEM Day Out at Science Alive.

The goal of the workshop is to provide teachers with a simple, practical process for implementing meaningful STEM challenges in the Science classroom. Teachers will explore exemplar tasks that incorporate engineering practices and design processes. The tasks and resources aim to give teachers the experience and support they need to plan and deliver STEM focussed lessons that highlight the design thinking required in engineering.

This structured approach will provide teachers with a clear process and a wealth of resources for implementing an effective STEM teaching and learning program.

 

  Book now

Finding STEM in the Science Curriculum - afternoon session

STEM Day Out Nov

This is a FREE Teacher Professional Learning Workshop for teachers attending the STEM Day Out at Science Alive.

The goal of the workshop is to provide teachers with a simple, practical process for implementing meaningful STEM challenges in the Science classroom. Teachers will explore exemplar tasks that incorporate engineering practices and design processes. The tasks and resources aim to give teachers the experience and support they need to plan and deliver STEM focussed lessons that highlight the design thinking required in engineering.

This structured approach will provide teachers with a clear process and a wealth of resources for implementing an effective STEM teaching and learning program.

 

Details

Date:

Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Venue: Science Alive - Adelaide Showground

Bookings close: 14/11/2021

Event Pricing

Type Regular price
Personal Member (1 day) $0.00
Corporate Member - SA School (1 day) $0.00
Student Member (1 day) $0.00
1st Year Teaching (1 day) $0.00
2nd Year Teaching (1 day) $0.00
Non-Member (1 day) $0.00

Description

STEM Day Out Nov

This is a FREE Teacher Professional Learning Workshop for teachers attending the STEM Day Out at Science Alive.

The goal of the workshop is to provide teachers with a simple, practical process for implementing meaningful STEM challenges in the Science classroom. Teachers will explore exemplar tasks that incorporate engineering practices and design processes. The tasks and resources aim to give teachers the experience and support they need to plan and deliver STEM focussed lessons that highlight the design thinking required in engineering.

This structured approach will provide teachers with a clear process and a wealth of resources for implementing an effective STEM teaching and learning program.

 

  Book now