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SASTA Professional Learning For Primary 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 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 Improving Science Literacy - Day 1 of 2

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: 01/03/2022

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: 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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2022 Improving Science Literacy - Day 2 of 2

 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: 20/03/2022

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: 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