2016 STANSW Annual Conference

 

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Join with passionate members of the science teacher community in NSW to enthuse and stimulate your classroom practice at the STANSW 2016 Annual Conference on Science Education (K-12).  With a dedicated program for primary teachers on Saturday, and a full two day program for secondary.




CONFERENCE STRANDS:

COGNITIVE & SKILL DEVELOPMENT

STEM/STEAM

ASSESSMENT/FEEDBACK


 

KEYNOTES ANNOUNCED



FRIDAY KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

 

Professor Justin Gooding, School of Chemistry, Australian Centre for NanoMedicine UNSW
"Interdisciplinary Research involving Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics and Engineering: Why I need your help"

 

 

 

 




 


Michael Anderson PHD, Professor of Education Faculty of Education and Social Work, Univeristy of Sydney
"Gravity of Creativity"


 

 

 

 



 


SATURDAY KEYNOTE ADDRESS:


Dr Michael J Jacobson, Professor and Chair of Education Co-director, Centre for Computer Supported Learning and Cognition (CoCo)
"Beyond failing to learn: Transforming science education"


 

 

 

 

 




 



Dr Anne Forbes, Primary Science Education Researcher, Australian Catholic University
Primary Keynote Address:
"Communities of science practice – transforming the teaching and learning of science education in NSW schools"





 



Dr Lisa A. Williams, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology Faculty of Science, UNSW
Combined K-12 Keynote:
"Horizons in Scientific Mindset"


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM - FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

 

FRIDAY

08.00 AM        08.55 AM        Friday Registration   
09.00 AM        09.40 AM        Friday Welcome & Open by Merlin Crossley, UNSW     

09.45 AM        10.30 AM        Keynote 1: Interdisciplinary Research : Why I need your help?J Gooding UNSW

10.35 AM        11.00 AM        Morning Tea  
                                    

11.10 AM        12.10 PM        1D: HSCStudyLab Macquarie University : Games and online learning  J Chowdhury & E Vale
11.10 AM        12.10 PM        1E: Astrophysics as human endeavour   Jenny Lynch
11.10 AM        12.10 PM        1F: Assessment for, as and of learning     Margaret Shepherd and Sarah Portors
11.10 AM        12.10 PM        1H: STEM: Project Based Learning in Science     Vatche Ansourian


12.20 PM      13.10 PM         Lunch
12.20 PM        13.10 PM        Mentor programme            George Pinniger
12.20 PM        13.10 PM        Bridging the tertiary gap    UNSW first year science teacher coordinators
 
13.20 PM        14.20 PM        2A: Promoting a Growth Mindset using a differentiated units of work McCrossin & Dennis
13.20 PM        14.20 PM        2F/3F: Teaching effective practical and thinking skills in Yr 7  Jenny Jones
13.20 PM        14.20 PM        2I: Science ASSIST - a unique resource    Diana Entwistle
13.20 PM        14.20 PM        2G: Computational Thinking   Megan Vazey
                                    
14.35 PM        15.35 PM        3F/2F: Teaching effective practical and thinking skills in Yr 7  (DOUBLE WKSHOP 2F) Jones
14.35 PM        15.35 PM        3C: More than a phone: Apps for science education   Ben Newsome
14.35 PM        15.35 PM        Engaging students in scientific research experiences  Rebecca Lebard & Rosanne Quinnell
14.35 PM        15.35 PM        STEM: Project Based Learning in Science   (REPEAT  from 11:10am 1H) Vatche Ansourian
                                    
15.45 PM      16.30 PM         Keynote 2 : Gravity of Creativity  Michael Anderson,  USYD
 

SATURDAY    
  
                       
08.00 AM        08.55 AM        Saturday Registration          
09.00 AM        09.10 AM        Saturday Secondary Welcome & Open    Shirley Casper
09.00 AM        09.40 AM        Saturday Primary Program: Keynote - Communities of Science Practice  Anne Forbes

09.40 AM     10.15 AM        Keynote 3: Beyond failing to learn: Transforming science education M Jacobson, USYD

9.40 AM          10.15 AM        Saturday Primary Program : STANSW Young Scientist info session     Philippa Miller
 
10.35 AM      11.00 AM        Morning Tea
                                    
11.10 AM        12.10 PM        4C: Teaching Problem Solving Skills         Marg Shepherd and Gary Carey
11.10 AM        12.10 PM        REPEAT 6E: Make Science compelling not compulsory           Peter Razos
11.10 AM        12.10 PM        PRIMARY: Computational Thinking           Megan Vazey
 
12.20 PM      13.10 PM         Lunch
12.20 PM        13.10 PM        STEM and Model Rockets (K-12)  Peter Razos
                                    
13.20 PM        14.20 PM        PRIMARY: Growing Beautiful Crystals K-6            Jenny Jones
13.20 PM        14.20 PM        5D: Make it real! Stimulating Technology for the Physics classroom  Phil Jones
13.20 PM        14.20 PM        5G: Computational Thinking          Megan Vazey
                                    
14.35 PM        15.35 PM        PRIMARY: 5 ways to win with the new K-6 Science & Technology syllabus  Simon Crook
14.35 PM        15.35 PM        6D: Teaching how to answer 'explain' questions           Margaret Shepherd
14.35 PM        15.35 PM        6E: Make Science compelling not compulsory    Peter Razos
                                    
15.45 PM      16.30 PM       K-12 Combined Keynote 4: New Horizons in Scientific Mindset L Williams, UNSW School of Psychology
 

 

 

 

Accreditation: Attending the STANSW 2016 Annual Conference will contribute 5 hours per day of QTC Registered PD addressing Standards from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Standards:

7.4.2 - participate in professional and community networks and forums to broaden knowledge and improve practice

6.2.2 - participate in learning to update knowledge and practice, targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities.

 


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