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SASTA Professional Learning For Primary Years

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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 Purposeful Science (Primary)



Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 09/03/2021

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


This is the first in a series of workshops that will unpack the new Science Units. Look out for further workshops in Term 2 and 3.

Purposeful Science - Take a dive into the Department for Education’s Science Curriculum resources

Presenter: Meegan Ballantyne and Anthea Ponte (Department for Education) 


Background information

South Australian teachers are being supported to help bring the national curriculum to the classroom like never before, with one of the biggest curriculum development initiatives ever seen in South Australia being launched.

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.

These resources have been written by teachers, for teachers, in close partnership with the primary and secondary principal associations, educators SA and their learning area associations, as well as teacher reference groups with over 240 participating teachers.

Why you should attend this workshop!

This workshop will unpack the Why? How? & What? of the units of work.

Content descriptions don’t always give teachers enough information about what they need to teach and how deep to go.  These units unpack the concepts that need to be taught, the pedagogy that will promote understanding and engagement, and clearly provide assessment opportunities which highlight learner growth.

Each unit comes complete with all the resources needed to implement in your classroom.

Each unit:

Embeds Literacy and Numeracy when teaching science.

Explicitly teaches a General Capability.

Embeds Aboriginal science practices information into the unit as well as providing resources ready to teach in your classroom. 

Provides high impact teaching strategies throughout the teaching and learning sequence.


The aim is for teachers to be able to implement the units in their classrooms as they are released. This workshop will use an example unit from Year 5 and resources will be provided to all delegates.

Teachers will be engaged in purposeful activities that build pedagogical tools as well as an understanding of how to connect classroom learning to the Australian Curriculum.

Who should attend this workshop?

Primary classroom teachers R-6 and science specialist teachers

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