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SASTA Professional Learning For Middle & Secondary Years

Planning for next year? Click here to download a copy of the 2023 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.

2023 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.

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

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre (EDC), Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 08/02/2023

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.

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

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.

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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2023 Teachers New to SACE Stage 2 Biology Workshop

Presenter: Andrew Sayers (Henley High School)

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

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre (EDC), Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 08/02/2023

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: Andrew Sayers (Henley High School)

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

Please see detailled program HERE.

 

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2023 Teachers New to Stage 1 and Stage 2 Nutrition Workshop

Presenter: Elizabeth Arthur (Nazareth 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. 

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre (EDC), Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 13/02/2023

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

Presenter: Elizabeth Arthur (Nazareth 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. 

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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2023 Teachers New to SACE Stage 2 Chemistry

 

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

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre (EDC), Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 13/02/2023

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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2023 Teachers New to SACE Stage 1 & 2 Psychology

Presenter: 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

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre (EDC), Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 20/02/2023

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 (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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2023 Teachers New to SACE Stage 2 Scientific Studies

Presenter: Helen Godfrey (Open Access College)

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.

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre (EDC), Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 20/02/2023

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: Helen Godfrey (Open Access College)

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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2023 Early Career Teacher Professional Learning Day

Details

Date:

Time: 8.30am - 3.15pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 07/03/2023

Event Pricing

Type Regular price
Personal Member (1 day) $0.00
1st Year of Teaching (1 day) $0.00
2nd Year of Teaching (1 day) $0.00
SASTA Student Member (1 day) $0.00
Corporate Member - SA School (1 day) $0.00
Personal Non-Member (1 day) $145.00
1st Year of Teaching Non-Member (1 day) $50.00
2nd Year of Teaching Non-Member (1 day) $80.00
Student Non-Member (1 day) $30.00

Description

This Professional Learning Day has been specifically designed for teachers in their early years as a science teacher. The workshops cover a range of interactive and engaging presentations from experienced practitioners to provide the tools and skills needed to survive and thrive in the early years of being a science educator.

This day is suitable for Primary and Secondary Early Career Teachers, as well as Proficient Teachers who are new to teaching science.

Focusing on the development of sustainable, professional practice in early career science teachers, the topics covered include high impact teaching strategies, key concepts and key ideas, task design and teacher wellbeing.

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2023 The SHE Task

This workshop is aimed at people who want to further their skills in setting, assessment and providing feedback on the SHE task. It also will cover the writing and marking of SHE questions for tests and examinations. There will be time to examine your own student work and participate in some cross-moderation and marking of work/drafts.

Presenter: Jason Greenslade, Curriculum Leader Science, Westminster School

Morning Sessions: The SHE Task

  • Performance Standards
  • Introducing + structuring the task
  • Providing guidance to students (drafting)
  • Marking and moderation

Afternoon Session: SHE Questions in SATs/Exams

  • Types of questions
  • Guiding students to answer these questions
  • Writing SHE questions – how to effectively use articles + how to structure them

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00 am - 3.00 pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 15/03/2023

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 aimed at people who want to further their skills in setting, assessment and providing feedback on the SHE task. It also will cover the writing and marking of SHE questions for tests and examinations. There will be time to examine your own student work and participate in some cross-moderation and marking of work/drafts.

Presenter: Jason Greenslade, Curriculum Leader Science, Westminster School

Morning Sessions: The SHE Task

  • Performance Standards
  • Introducing + structuring the task
  • Providing guidance to students (drafting)
  • Marking and moderation

Afternoon Session: SHE Questions in SATs/Exams

  • Types of questions
  • Guiding students to answer these questions
  • Writing SHE questions – how to effectively use articles + how to structure them

 

 

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2023 Design and Deconstruct Workshop

This workshop is aimed at people who want to further their skills in setting, assessment and providing feedback on the D&D + practical report task. It also will cover the writing and marking of practical questions for tests and exams as well. There will be time to examine your own student work and participate in some cross-moderation and marking of work/drafts.

Presenter: Jason Greenslade, Curriculum Leader Science, Westminster School

Details

Date:

Time: 9.00 am - 3.00 pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 30/03/2023

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 aimed at people who want to further their skills in setting, assessment and providing feedback on the D&D + practical report task. It also will cover the writing and marking of practical questions for tests and exams as well. There will be time to examine your own student work and participate in some cross-moderation and marking of work/drafts.

Presenter: Jason Greenslade, Curriculum Leader Science, Westminster School

Program: 

Morning Sessions: The D&D Reporting Task

  • Performance Standards
  • Introducing + structuring the task (inc. ideas for D&Ds + tasks sheets + resources to help)
  • Providing guidance to students (drafting)
  • Marking and moderation

Afternoon Session: The task continued + experimental questions in tests/exams

  • Marking and moderation (cont.)
  • Types of experimental questions
  • Guiding students to answer these questions
  • Writing experimental questions –how to structure them

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