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 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 IIATE Models and Innovation Awards will take place at the University of Sydney on

  • Friday, 25th August 2016, 4:00 – 9:00 pm. (4 hours NESA accredited course)

Judging of the STANSW Scientific Investigation and MANSW Working Mathematically categories will take place at a venue to be confirmed on

  • 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)

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 IIATE Models and Innovation Awards Judges will be held at a venue to be confirmed on

  • Tuesday, 22nd August 2017, 4:15 – 7:45 pm  (3 hour accreditation)

A special training session for regional and other IIATE Models and Innovation Awards judges will be held before judging at the University of Sydney on Friday, 25th August 2017, 1:30 – 3:30 pm  (2 hour accreditation)

Training sessions for STANSW Scientific Investigation and MANSW Working Mathematically judges will be held at a venue to be confirmed 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)

A special training session for regional and other STANSW Scientific Investigation and MANSW Working Mathematically judges will be held before judging at a venue to be confirmed 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 Google Doc 2017 Young Scientist Awards Judging Form. For any inquiry about judging please contact the Young Scientist Judging Coordinator. 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.

 

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.

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