When: 31 March – 2 April 2022
The event touted as ‘not to be missed in your PL calendar’ is back in March as we meet with HSC markers to review the results of the previous year’s HSC science exams.
Being a marker for the Higher School Certificate examinations is one of the most sought-after avenues for professional development for science teachers, but not all teachers can be involved in marking. Each year STANSW offers Meet the Markers as a professional development event where teachers who have not marked the previous year can increase their understanding of the marking and judging processes and further develop strategies to better prepare their students for these external tests and examinations.
While the program includes the traditional Stage 6 Science course workshops for Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science, Physics, Investigating and Extension Science, these are supplemented by additional workshops by NESA looking at exam development, the Results Analysis Package, marking matters and consistency of grade allocations.
These workshops aim to increase understanding of the HSC examination development and marking processes and also making use of available data to analyze your school’s HSC results, identifying areas of the syllabus where improvements can be made in teaching and learning.
Meet the Markers is also highly recommended for both early career teachers taking senior classes for the first time as well as for our pre-service teachers – past attendees have found it a valuable insight and reported that it helped to develop their confidence as they prepared to enter the profession.
Past participants also comment that this event was marked “not to be missed” for their PL calendars.
An extension to the MTM program next year will be trialed for Biology with the opportunity for Biology teachers to join a professional learning community. Participants will engage in forum style sessions on the day, and come back for review of their implementation in two follow up sessions.
Lock in the dates and book early!
|Time||Day 1 – Thursday 31 March|
|9:00 – 11:00:||Biology Exam Analysis|
|11:30 – 12:30||TN1 NESA: Using your students’ HSC results to improve teaching with RAP|
|TN2 NESA: HSC Examination Development Processes and Test Item Design|
|TN3: NESA Marking Matters|
|TN4 NESA: Using the new Science Standards Materials to improve student outcomes in Biology|
|1:00 – 3:00||Earth and Environmental Science Exam Analysis|
|3:30 – 5:30||Biology Professional Learning Community + 2 follow up sessions|
|3:30 – 4:30||TN5 NESA: Consistency of Allocating Grades for Year 11|
|TN6 NESA: Using the new Science Standards Materials to improve student outcomes in EES|
|Time||Day 2 – Friday 1 April|
|9:00 – 11:00:||Chemistry Exam Analysis|
|11:30 – 12:30||FN1 NESA: Using your students’ HSC results to improve teaching with RAP|
|FN2 NESA: HSC Examination Development Processes and Test Item Design|
|FN3: NESA Marking Matters|
|FN4 NESA: Using the new Science Standards Materials to improve student outcomes in Chemistry|
|1:00 – 3:00||Investigating Science Exam Analysis|
|3:30 – 4:30||FN5 NESA: Consistency of Allocating Grades for Year 11|
|FN6 NESA: Using the new Science Standards Materials to improve student outcomes in INS|
|Time||Day 3 – Saturday 2 April|
|9:00 – 11:00||Science Extension Exam Analysis|
|11:30 – 12:30||SN1 NESA: Using your students’ HSC results to improve teaching with RAP|
|SN2 NESA: HSC Examination Development Processes and Test Item Design|
|SN3 NESA: Using the new Science Standards Materials to improve student outcomes in Physics|
|1:00 – 3:00||Physics Exam Analysis|
|3:30 – 4:30||SN4 NESA: Consistency of Allocating Grades for Year 11|
|SN5 NESA: Marking Matters & Science Extension writing and marking 15 mark questions holistically|
|Biology PLC Session Dates||5:00 – 6:30pm|
|Day 4: Thursday 28 April||Developing the lesson plan|
|Day 5: Thursday 26 May||Reflection and Debrief|
|Price includes GST||Price Per Exam Analysis|
|Secondary School Associate||$203.50|
|Price includes GST||Biology PLC 3 x Sessions|
|Secondary School Associate||$88|