Opportunities For Teachers

Get involved in 2017 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) replaced the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) on 1 January 2017) 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 Models and Innovations category will take place at the Madsen Building, Level 3, Room 315, University of Sydney on

  • Friday, 25th August 2017, 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, 1st September 2017, 4:00 – 9:00 pm, and
  • Saturday, 2nd September 2017, 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 Models and Innovations Judges will be held at Rm 650.1.01, Building 650, Australian Catholic University (ACU), 163-167 Albert Rd, Strathfield,  on

  • Tuesday, 22nd August 2017, 4:15 – 7:45 pm  (3 hour accreditation)
  • Please bring your own electronic device for online training

A special training session for regional and other Models and Innovations judges will be held before judging at the Madsen Building, Level 3, Seminar Room 302, University of Sydney on Friday, 25th August 2017, 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, 22nd August 2017, 4:15 – 7:45 pm  (3 hour accreditation)
  • Tuesday, 29th August 2017, 4:15 – 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 640.1.55, Edward Clancy Building (Building 640), Australian Catholic University (ACU), 163-167 Albert Rd, Strathfield on Friday, 1st September 2017, 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 2017 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, 3-6, 7-9, 10-12. 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.

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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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