Call for Workshop Presenters



Call For Papers

Present at a STANSW event
 


Workshop submissions are now being taken for 2017.
If you are interested,
please enquire at office@stansw.asn.au
 

We invite you to enthuse and stimulate your community of educators with your great ideas for a session proposal for the following scheduled STANSW events.  

Call for papers will remain open throughout the year. Please contact our office for specific event deadlines.

 

Submit a paper

submit a workshop proposal via the following link http://goo.gl/forms/ysxuvEKVoa


Similarly , if you would like to join a working party responsible for putting together the event programs - please contact us via office@stansw.asn.au




Events in 2017


ACSTA NSW 2017
Annual Conference : Science Teachers Association NSW
Friday and Saturday 17 & 18 February
Macquarie University

Join with passionate members of the science teacher community in NSW to enthuse and stimulate your classroom practice at ACSTA2017 -  Science Education (K-12) Conference.

Submissions by Mon Sept 12

 

 

Biology, Earth & Environmental Science and Senior Science Teachers Conference (BEESST)
Friday 24 March

SYDNEY VENUE TBA
The
BEESST
conference combines Biology, Earth & Environmental Science and Senior Science for Teachers. It will be a day not to be missed. While the focus will be on Stage 6, all 7-10 teachers could also benefit from the carefully selected mix of upgrades on subject knowledge as well as ideas on programming and related assessment to improve student outcomes.

 





Meet the Markers
Saturday 27 May
University of New South Wales

Meet the Markers is STANSW’s flagship event held annually and endorsed by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES). MTM provides teachers with the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the setting of HSC examinations, as well as the marking processes and implementation of the HSC marking guidelines.

Session also include BOSTES marking process and VALID (ESSA).
CONTACT US IF YOU ARE A CURRENT HSC MARKER AND WOULD LIKE TO PRESENT



 


Physics Teachers Conference
Friday 23 June
University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

STANSW continues to support the teaching of Physics from years 7 to 12, with a range of workshops for beginner to experienced teachers.  Collaborate, learn and network with colleagues from across the state.  Bring your questions and your ideas so that everyone can improve their teaching skills.  Experienced HSC teachers and markers will pass on techniques, stories and pedagogical advice on how to improve the teaching of Physics.


 

 

 


Chemistry Teachers Conference
Friday 28 July
Macquarie University

STANSW continues to respond to requests for subject specific professional learning events. The program in 2017 will offer seminars and keynote addresses from inspiring speakers, including workshops on Chemistry pedagogy; from a mixture of presenters, including academics from universities, STANSW members and practicing teachers. Join with like minded Chemistry teachers for a day of discussion, networking and sharing.





HSC Science Exam preparation for students
Details coming soon

The Science Teachers’ Association of NSW would like to extend an invitation to all students (and their teachers) preparing for the 2017 HSC Science Exams. These days are also recommended for new career teachers,  that are teaching the senior secondary science course for the first time.
CONTACT US IF YOU ARE A CURRENT HSC MARKER AND WOULD LIKE TO PRESENT AT THIS EVENT IN 2017


 

 

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



STEM/STEAM

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


Assessment/Feedback

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

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

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 SESSIONS

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


Should you require further information please contact our office office@stansw.asn.au

 



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