STANSW Stage 6 Conference

STA NSW Stage 6 Conference

Refining Our Approach to Stage 6 Science

When: Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th October, 2021
Where: Online

An opportunity for secondary science teachers to join with teachers of Stage 6, academics, and researchers to refine our approach to the current syllabuses across all Science courses. 

The event is focused on refining approaches to the Stage 6 courses to improve pedagogy, increase the depth of Modules and to broaden the existing teaching strategies.  

Program Outline
The conference is divided into six course strands; Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Investigating Science, Physics and Science Extension. There is scope for delegates to attend sessions across strands.  

Each session will explore ways of teaching Stage 6 to best prepare students for the HSC and to cater to all learners, increase student interest and retention, and improve student capabilities and performance. This will be achieved through a focus on pedagogy, assessment, HSC preparation, depth studies and incorporating relevant and contemporary scientific research and academia. Sessions will be module-specific within each course.

IMPLEMENTATION FOLLOW UP SESSION

As a requirement of your elective professional development if you wish to log the Conference hours against the stated standards there is an Implementation Session for you to attend scheduled for Tuesday November 16, 5:30 –7pm. A zoom link will be sent to all participants.

Benefits for participants:

  • Links to research and evidence base for deep learning
  • Teaching and learning illustrations of practice
  • Advice on sequences of learning, assessment, and depth studies
  • Practical tools to evaluate the impact on student learning

 

PRICE PER SESSION Inc. GST
  
 Price
Individual Members
PER SESSION  
 $49.50
Life Members PER SESSION  $49.50
Secondary School Associate  
PER SESSION  $77.00
Non Members
PER SESSION  $104.50
Pre-Service Member  
FREE
 FREE

 

Please make sure to select sessions or the registration will not be valid and the invoice will be $0 

When
10/12/2021 9:00 AM - 10/13/2021 5:00 PM
Where
Online
Sign in or create an account to register Last day to register is 9/29/2021

Program

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Description
Welcome on behalf of the STANSW Conference organising committee
Time
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
9:00 AM
Join with our host and event partner UTS, as Prof Dooley opens the event and gives us an insight into the science research currently happening at UTS.  Prof Dooley is Head Of School, Mathematical And Physical Sciences at UTS.
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
9:30 AM
Teaching STEM post-COVID.
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM
Time
11:05 AM - 11:25 AM
11:05 AM
Imaging technologies to see and understand our microscopic living world (Module 1) Dr Amandeep Kaur, USYD
Track
Biology
Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:30 AM
EES (Module 1) Soils ain't dirt - Sophia McLean,  Mosman High School
Track
Earth & Environmental Science
Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:30 AM
Take it from the top, tackling Module 1 of the Stage 6 Chemistry curriculum (Module 1) Dr Reyne Pullen & Genevieve Firmer, USyd
Track
Chemistry
Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:30 AM
ANSTO: Ideas for teaching radioisotopes in Module 1 Chemistry
Track
Chemistry
Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:30 AM
Invest for success in Physics. Seeing is believing! Visual tools and technologies (Module 1) - Chris Bormann and Dr Tammy Humphrey, DoENSW
Track
Physics
Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:30 AM
Observing Animal Behaviour: how data is collected in the field. (Module 1) Ashley Mulcahy, Taronga Zoo
Track
Investigating Science
Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:30 AM
Time
12:35 PM - 12:55 PM
12:35 PM
Supporting students to manage the course content during their preparation for HSC Module 2 -  Josephine Ontedhu, Rouse Hill Anglican College
Track
Biology
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM
Progressing Stage 5 students into Earth and Environmental Science (Module 2)  - Wendy Cooper, Camden Haven High School
Track
Earth & Environmental Science
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM
Using the Socratic Method to introduce students to the Mole Concept (Module 2) - Genevieve Firmer, USyd
Track
Chemistry
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM
Desmos: create engaging graphs for Physics (Module 2) Chris Bormann & Hardeep Phull, DoENSW
Track
Physics
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM
Having fun with Investigating Science- experimental ideas, Strategies for Module 2.  Marianne Lavidis, Engadine High School
Track
Investigating Science
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM
Time
2:05 PM - 2:25 PM
2:05 PM
Taronga Zoo: Wildlife at Risk and Biological Diversity (Module 3)  Ashley Mulcahy
Track
Biology
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2:30 PM
Heat, pressure and water: key controls on partial melting, magmatism and volcanism (Module 3)
Track
Earth & Environmental Science
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2:30 PM
Developing Self Efficacy in Module 3 Chemistry (Module 3)
Track
Chemistry
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2:30 PM
Dr Thomas Dixon, Dr Kate Jackson & A. Prof. Elizabeth Angstmann
Track
Physics
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2:30 PM
What is a Scientific Model? We will be examining the types of Models and how they may be used in Science to inform understanding
Track
Investigating Science
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2:30 PM
Time
3:35 PM - 3:55 PM
3:35 PM
FrogID: a case study for implementing citizen science in Yr 11-12 Biology (Module 4)
Track
Biology
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM
Feral horses in the Snowy Mountains – interview with Richard Swain (Module 4)
Track
Earth & Environmental Science
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM
Perspectives on Entropy and Free Energy - Assoc. Prof. Andrew McDonagh & Dr Brian Reedy (Module 4)
Track
Chemistry
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM
Module 4 Electricity & Magnetism to Electromagnetism - Tom Gordon, USyd
Track
Physics
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM
How to teach INS Module 4 - ideas and resources - Dr Silvia Rudmann
Track
Investigating Science
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM
Addressing working scientifically skills using real-world science (Multidisciplinary)  Bridget Murphy & Julie Mulholland, ANSTO
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Description
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM
Time
11:05 AM - 11:25 AM
11:05 AM
Contextualising the use of genetic technologies for population genetics and species identification - Jessica O'Hare, Macquarie University (Module 5)
Track
Biology
Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:30 AM
(Module 5)
Track
Earth & Environmental Science
Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:30 AM
Linking Module 4 to Module 5: a Year 12 Depth Study on the kinetics and thermodynamics of equilibrium.
Track
Chemistry
Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:30 AM
Teaching tips for Advanced mechanics - A. Prof. Elizabeth Angstmann, UNSW (Module 5)
Track
Physics
Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:30 AM
This requires further investigation! Investigating Science Module 5 (Scientific Investigations) - Karen Wallwork, Gorokan High School
Track
Investigating Science
Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:30 AM
The development of, and influences, on scientific thinking (Module 1) - Dr Sham Nair, DoENSW  & Dr Lauren McKnight,  The Garvan Institute
Track
Science Extension
Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:30 AM
Time
12:35 PM - 12:55 PM
12:35 PM
Genetic Futures- case studies for module 6 - Dr Lauren McKnight, Garvan Institute
Track
Biology
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM
Hitting a moving target: Where I'm at with Module 6 - Fabian Byers,  St Scholastica's College
Track
Earth & Environmental Science
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM
Module 6: Acid/Base Reactions - broadening and deepening student understanding
Track
Chemistry
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM
Designing your depth study - Big Thinking, Little Thinking (Module 6)
Track
Physics
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM
The interplay of Science and Technology: A case study on DNA (Module 6)- Dr Aiden Johnson, John Therry Catholic College
Track
Investigating Science
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM
SciX: Ensuring quality & accessibility of university mentors & projects for Science Extension (Module 6) - Dr Laura McKemmish & Dr Shannan Maisey, School of Chemistry UNSW
Track
Science Extension
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM
Time
2:05 PM - 2:25 PM
2:05 PM
Infectious disease specimens and their use in understanding the processes of infection and the body's responses. Derek Williamson, Museum of Human Disease
Track
Biology
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2:30 PM
ANSTO - Graphing real data from Antarctic ice cores to teach climate change - Julie Mulholland & Bridget Murphy (Module 7)
Track
Earth & Environmental Science
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2:30 PM
Making organic nomenclature accessible and a case study involving esters (Module 7) - George Harb & Assoc. Prof. Andrew McDonagh, UTS
Track
Chemistry
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2:30 PM
Seeing and Hearing the Properties of Space (Module 7) -Prof Judith Dawes, MQU
Track
Physics
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2:30 PM
A/Prof Matthew Arnold & Dr Annette Dowd, UTS
Track
Physics
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2:30 PM
The third pillar: teaching the complex relationship between between science and society in the Investigating Science course (Module 7 & 8)
Track
Investigating Science
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2:30 PM
Statistics and hypothesis testing for Science Extension - Module 3 - Joshua Westerway, DoENSW
Track
Science Extension
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2:30 PM
Time
3:35 PM - 3:55 PM
3:35 PM
Deepening the Biotech Experience - Eugenia O'Brien -  USyd,  Lois Cohen - Moriah College and Vanessa Gibbens - Carlingford High School
Track
Biology
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM
A virtual reality journey into the impacts of mining and land rehabilitation options (Module 8) - Dr James Tibbett, Vantage Interactive Pty Ltd & Dr Chengguo Zhang, School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering UNSW
Track
Earth & Environmental Science
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM
Module 8: Organic spectroscopy analysis - IR/NMR/MS, Joshua Westerway, DoENSW  & Stephen George-Williams, USyd / RACI
Track
Chemistry
Time
4:00 PM - 5:01 PM
4:00 PM
Understanding Cosmology: From successes to challenges (Module 8) - Prof Geraint Lewis, Sydney Inst. for Astronomy USYD & Dr Luke Barnes, WSU
Track
Physics
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM
ANSTO - Ideas for teaching nuclear science in Module 8 Physics - Julie Mulholland
Track
Physics
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM
ANSTO - Exploring public perception, regulation and ethics in science for Module 8 Investigating Science - Bridget Murphy
Track
Investigating Science
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM
Science Extension Module 3 and Module 4 The data evidence and decisions
Track
Science Extension
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM

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