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For Middle & Secondary Years

 

SASTA Professional Development Sessions For Middle & Secondary Years

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Once you have completed the payment process, you will receive a tax invoice by email within 5 minutes of having completed the booking process. If you don't receive an invoice via email, please contact SASTA via email to office@sasta.asn.au.

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Standard Model Workshop

Date: Thursday 21st June 2018

Time: 4.30pm - 6.00pm

Venue: Concordia College

Bookings close: 18/06/2018

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$44.00
Corporate Member - SA School (1 Day)n/a$55.00
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$66.00

Presenters: Paula Groncki, Michael Smith

Paula has been a Stage 2 Physics teacher since emigrating to Adelaide in 2007. She has led a number of SASTA workshops and been an active member of the SACE reference group.

Michael has taught Physics in South Australia and Victoria since 2005. He has been involved in professional development and assessments for SASTA since 2014.

This workshop will review the content and depth of topic 3.4 The Standard Model. It will focus on:

  • Conceptualising the Standard Model
  • Use of conservation laws
  • Particle composition
  • Mass – energy relationship

Resources will be provided and participants will be involved in teaching and learning strategies for this topic.

Intended Audience: Teachers currently / intending to teach Stage 2 Physics

Participants will be working through problems within this topic and should bring pens/paper/calculator/notes. 

Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons (7-9)

Date: Wednesday 4th July 2018

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 02/07/2018

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Corporate Member - SA School (1 Day)n/a$185.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$225.00

What does STEM look like in the classroom?

In this workshop we will approach STEM instruction from a science educator’s point of view, arguing that the integration of engineering practices is a way to enhance science instruction and to integrate the components of STEM. 

The goal of the workshops is to provide teachers with a simple, practical process for implementing meaningful STEM activities in the classroom. Teachers will be guided through exemplar lessons that incorporate engineering practices and design processes. They will gain an understanding of how to design lessons and tasks that allow students to apply or demonstrate their knowledge in some meaningful and relevant fashion.

This structured approach will provide teachers with a clear process and a wealth of resources for designing effective, meaningful STEM lessons. 

(Although this is a stand-alone presentation, this workshop would provide an excellent follow-up for those that attended the ‘Putting the E in STEM’ workshops in Term 1.)

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STEM - Beginning with the Science (Secondary)

Date: Friday 24th August 2018

Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 21/08/2018

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$185.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$225.00

STEM teaching and learning involves the successful integration of science, mathematics and technology. Planning and implementing effective lessons that have STEM focus depends largely on teachers’ understanding and knowledge of the subject matter.

These workshops aims to deepen teacher’s science content knowledge and expertise in teaching that content to all kinds of learners.

The workshops will provide teachers with links to explicit curriculum materials, investigations and contemporary pedagogical strategies that will enable them to successfully plan and deliver integrated science programs with a STEM focus.

The workshops will actively engage teachers in science investigations, using an inquiry approach to build conceptual understanding. Teachers will also be challenged to explore the opportunities to integrate technology and mathematics to support the learning.

This workshop will focus on the Chemical Sciences.

A STEM - Beginning with the Science (Primary) workshop is scheduled for 10/8/18.

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SACE Biology Marking Workshop 2018

Date: Friday 14th September 2018

Time: 9.00am to 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 11/09/2018

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$185.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$145.00
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$225.00
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.

 

Presenter: Dr Kathy Adams

 

Overview *

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

12.45pm - Group marking exercise (bring samples from your school)

2.00pm - Afternoon Tea

2.15pm - Skills and application tasks, Constructing good test questions and assignments, marking exam-style questions

3.15pm - Questions

3.30pm - Close

 

* Please note this program is subject to change at any time.

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