For Primary Years

SASTA Professional Learning For Primary Years

Please note: If you require an invoice for school payment please simply select Cheque/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. 

Click here to download a copy of the 2019 Professional Learning calendar.

2019 Innovating Through Science Workshop (Primary)

Date: Friday 21st June 2019

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Venue: Underdale High School, 19 Garden Terrace, Underdale

Bookings close: 20/06/2019

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
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$225.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$50.00

Who Should Attend: Teachers of primary years, up to year 6

Presenters: Melanie O’Leary and Kate Dilger

How can we use Science to engage students to be innovators?

Through this workshop Science will be the springboard for driving student innovation. We will explore ways of providing students with the opportunity to wonder, find and define problems, engage in authentic experiences and seek creative solutions.

The goal of the workshop is to provide teachers with an understanding of innovation education and ways to support students to turn their ideas into action with a Science focus. Teachers will unpack practices in unleashing student’s ability to be innovators and engage in hands on experiences in understanding these concepts. The opportunity to design lessons and tasks, which allow students to transfer their knowledge and develop their capability skills, will be explored.

About Melanie O’Leary

Melanie is a Leading Learning Consultant for Catholic Education South Australia with a focus on STEM, Entrepreneurial Education and Mathematics. She has a passion and interest in trans-disciplinary learning, which foster student voice and agency.

Melanie has enjoyed being a primary and middle years classroom teacher for over 15 years and working in leadership guiding whole school pedagogical change with a strong focus on numeracy and inquiry learning.   

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2019 STEM in the Hills

Date: Friday 19th July 2019

Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm

Venue: Oakbank Area School

Bookings close: 15/07/2019

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$125.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$125.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$165.00
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$200.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$25.00

Who should attend? R-10 teachers and leaders involved in STEM disciplines.

Teachers are invited to a professional learning workshop aimed at building a common understanding of STEM teaching and learning.

Teachers will explore tasks that illustrate a problem-based learning approach, that challenge students to seek solutions to open-ended, real-world problems and incorporate the engineering design process.

Teachers will gain experience with the engineering design process through working hands-on with prepared exemplar challenges. 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.

Presenter: Kate Dilger, SASTA Education Officer

This training meets the National Professional Standards for Teachers:

  • Standard 2 Focus Areas 2.1 and 2.2
  • Standard 3 Focus Area 3.1, 3.3 and 3.4
  • Standard 6 Focus Area 6.2

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