When: 31 March – 2 April 2022
Where: Online

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!

PROGRAM:

TimeDay 1 – Thursday 31 March
9:00 – 11:00:Biology Exam Analysis
11:30 – 12:30TN1 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 – 3:00Earth and Environmental Science Exam Analysis
3:30 – 5:30Biology Professional Learning Community + 2 follow up sessions
3:30 – 4:30TN5 NESA: Consistency of Allocating Grades for Year 11
TN6 NESA: Using the new Science Standards Materials to improve student outcomes in EES

 

TimeDay 2 – Friday 1 April 
9:00 – 11:00:Chemistry Exam Analysis
11:30 – 12:30FN1 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 – 3:00Investigating Science Exam Analysis
3:30 – 4:30FN5 NESA: Consistency of Allocating Grades for Year 11
FN6 NESA: Using the new Science Standards Materials to improve student outcomes in INS

 

TimeDay 3 – Saturday 2 April
9:00 – 11:00Science Extension Exam Analysis
11:30 – 12:30SN1 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 – 3:00Physics Exam Analysis
3:30 – 4:30SN4 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 AprilDeveloping the lesson plan
Day 5: Thursday 26 MayReflection and Debrief

 

 

Price includes GSTPrice Per Exam Analysis
Individual Member$154
Secondary School Associate$203.50
Pre-Service MemberFree
Non Member$264

 

Price includes GST  Biology PLC 3 x Sessions 
Individual Member $66
Secondary School Associate $88
Pre-Service Member Free
Non Member $110

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