Opportunities For Teachers

Get involved in 2018 Judging – a most worthwhile professional development activity

Help us with the Judging of the Young Scientist Awards at state level and gain valuable professional development experience!

STANSW is an Endorsed Provider with NESA (The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) at the level of Professional Competence and teachers can count the training received whilst judging the Young Scientist Awards towards their required professional development hours.

Judging of the secondary Innovation and Engineering Design and the primary Inventions and Innovations categories will take place at a venue to be confirmed on

  • Friday, 31st August 2018, 4:00 – 9:00 pm. (4 hours NESA accredited course)
  • Please bring your own electronic device for online judging

Judging of the Scientific Investigation and Working Mathematically categories will take place at the Edward Clancy Building (Building 640), Australian Catholic University (ACU), 163-167 Albert Rd, Strathfield,

  • Friday, 14th September 2018, 4:00 – 9:00 pm, and
  • Saturday, 15th September 2018, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. (10 hours NESA accredited course at Proficient level))
  • Please bring your own electronic device for online judging

Dinner will be provided at the evening judging sessions on Friday as will lunch on the Saturday.

All judges who have not judged in the last five years will be required to attend a training session to ensure consistency in using the marking rubric and in the marking process.

Training sessions for the secondary Innovation and Engineering Design and the primary Inventions and Innovations category judges will be held at Edward Clancy Building (Building 640), Australian Catholic University (ACU), 163-167 Albert Rd, Strathfield, on

  • Tuesday, 28th August 2018, 4:30 – 7:45 pm  (3 hour accreditation)
  • Please bring your own electronic device for online training

A special training session for the regional secondary Innovation and Engineering Design and the primary Inventions and Innovations category judges will be held before judging at a venue to be confirmed on Friday, 31st August 2018, 1:30 – 3:30 pm  (2 hour accreditation)

Training sessions for Scientific Investigation and Working Mathematically  judges will be held at Edward Clancy Building, Building 640, Australian Catholic University (ACU), 163-167 Albert Rd, Strathfield, on

  • Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 4:30 – 7:45 pm  (3 hour accreditation)
  • Tuesday, 11th August 2018, 4:30 – 7:45 pm  (3 hour accreditation)
  • Please bring your own electronic device for online judging

A special training session for regional and other Scientific Investigation  and Working Mathematically judges will be held before judging at the Edward Clancy Building (Building 640), Australian Catholic University (ACU), 163-167 Albert Rd, Strathfield on Friday, 14th September 2018, 1:30 – 3:30 pm.

Refreshments will be provided at each training session and training is free of charge. The Tuesday training sessions are a 3 hour NESA accredited course. The Friday training courses are a condensed 2 hour NESA accredited course, held on the day of judging so regional judges only need to make a single trip.

If you wish to take advantage of the opportunity of being a judge, please register by completing the 2018 Judging Google Doc. We will need to know your contact details and the age groups and categories in which you feel most interested and confident to judge. We will confirm arrangements for training and judging by email shortly before judging. The age sections are K-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12. The categories for Years 7-12 Scientific Investigations are Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth and Environmental Science. If you have any questions about judging you can leave a comment below, or contact the Young Scientist Judging Coordinator by email at ysjudging@youngscientist.com.au.

 

Completing Young Scientist Assessor Training or Young Scientist Judging will contribute the nominated hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 5.1.2, 5.2.2, 5.3.2, 5.4.2, 5.5.2, 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Opportunities For Teachers

  1. Hello team …..a good month ago….i put in an application for YS judging. I judged last year. No reply at this point in time. Could someone get back to me when you get a chance.
    Thanks.

  2. Hi Karl,

    Yes you did fill out an application form on 6th June and submitted it at 3:55pm. You should have received a confirmation email at this time – can you please check. However I can confirm that your application was successful and you should be receiving a follow-up email next week with details of training times and venues.

    Stuart

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