Call for Workshop Presenters




Workshop submissions are now being taken for 2020

We invite you to share your great science lessons or teaching ideas with your colleagues. If you have tried a new idea and it worked really well to improve learning, please consider sharing your learning growth.

Call for papers application will be kept open throughout the year. Please check event dates for individual deadlines. 

If you are interested or have any questions, please enquire at

Presenting at a STANSW event can provide evidence for teacher identified Standards at the Highly Accomplished level of accreditation.


2020 Events 

  • Meet the Markers of the NEW 2019 HSC Science Exams  9 March
  • STANSW Sci-Tech K-6   9 March
  • BEEINS   22 & 23 May
  • STANSW Sci-Tech K-6   23 May
  • STANSW Physics Forum 7-12    1 June
  • STANSW Sci-Tech K-6   1 June
  • Chem STEM 7-12   14 Sept
  • STANSW Sci-Tech K-6    14 Sept
  • Early Career Teachers Course commencing Term 1  (3 days)
  • ACSTA STANSW Annual Conference March 2021
  • K-6 Primary Teacher Weekday Afternoon PD throughout 2020


Submit a paper

Submit a workshop proposal via the following form link

Similarly , if you would like to join a working party responsible for putting together the event programs - please complete the following application form link

Paper or panel abstracts are invited under the following overarching themes:

Cognitive & Skill Development:

There are many methods we can use to teach students how to learn Science and to learn for life.
If you are interested in:

•    neuroplasticity and the Growth Mindset
•    character development - resilience, critical & creative thinking, social awareness
•    problem solving
•    Project Based Learning


Effective methods and techniques for integrating STEM fields with humanities and research into the impact of interdisciplinary approaches to STEM education.
If you are interested in:
•    What is STEM? How can we teach it?
•    Developing Resources
•    Risk Assessment - aimed at primary


Principles of successful assessment and feedback form the cornerstone of student progress. How can we ensure that learning intentions are effectively communicated to elicit clear student expectations?

•    Growth Mindset
•    Backward planning
•    Student expectations
•    Student self-reporting
•    Visible Thinking
•    Differentiation


Curriculum and the new Syllabuses

Share your ideas with other teachers in your subject area about the selection and use of appropriate teaching strategies and resources including ICT and other technologies to make content meaningful to students and to enhance the confidence and competency of teaching the subject.

Types of Presentations

All proposals to present at a STASNSW event should feature a successful practice, program, or key issue with a strong focus on either:

a)    science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines in general education,
b)    cognitive and skill development or
c)    the use of assessment and feedback

d)    curriculum and pedagogy


Workshop Sessions are traditional one-hour sessions that form the core of conference offerings. Presenters are expected to use active learning techniques to engage audiences. They may require the use of a wet lab or computer room.


Roundtable Discussions afford a personal and interactive setting for exploration of key issues related to each conference track. Roundtables are particularly well suited for exploratory topics and topics that require small group interchange. Roundtable presenters are expected to facilitate substantive discussions or small group activities. Roundtable Discussions are aimed at audiences of 10-12.


Spotlight Session presentations take the form of a short (5 - 10 minute) presentation of a lesson/unit/skill or technique that you use. These are delivered primarily through the use of graphs, diagrams, pictures, data, and narrative text. During their assigned time periods, participants informally discuss their presentations with conference participants by making brief remarks, sharing information, and answering questions about the presentation topic. Presenters are encouraged to have handout materials available for participants.

These sessions are perfect if you want to try presenting but feel daunted at the prospect of presenting a full session.

Should you require further information please contact our office


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