Opportunities For Teachers

Register for Judging in 2018 – 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.

For 2018 we are recommending that each school who enter projects into the Young Scientist Awards, have at least one teacher who will take part in judging. This is not mandatory, however, we do encourage participation from all schools who enter.

You don’t have to be a teacher to judge – we welcome anyone who is interested – we will train you!

 

Register here – 2018 Judging Google Doc    Details of judging events below. 

Sydney judging will take place over three consecutive weekends starting with

A. Technology projects on Friday 31st August & Saturday 1st September 2018

B. Mathematics projects on Saturday 8th September.

C. Science projects on Friday 14th September & Saturday 15th September.

We are also hosting a

D. Regional Hub for the judging of regional Science projects that will take place in Armidale on Saturday 8th September 2018.

These arrangements are very different than previous years and we encourage you to take part in as many judging events as you can. 

Timings for Judging Events

Friday nights : 4:00 – 9:00 pm  (4 hours NESA accredited course). Afternoon Tea and Dinner will be provided.

Saturdays: Morning session 9:00 am – midday (3 hours NESA accredited course) and Afternoon session 1:00 – 4:00 pm (3 hours NESA accredited course. Lunch will be provided.

*We prefer that for a specified weekend, judges nominate to attend all allocated sessions. If this is not possible then please select the sessions that you can attend.*

Note: The Technology project judging event on Saturday 1st September only has a morning session.

2018 JUDGING VENUES

A. Technology Projects: Judging of the secondary IIATE Innovation and Engineering Design and the primary OSHClub Inventions and Innovations categories will take place at the

Professional Teachers’ Council (PTC) office at 67-73 St. Hilliers Road, Auburn (parking in Hall Street outside the building)

  • Friday, 31st August 2018, 4:00 – 9:00 pm (4 hours NESA accredited course) and/or
  • Saturday, 1st September 2018, 9:00 am – midday (3 hours NESA accredited course)
  • Please bring your own electronic device for online judging

 

B. Mathematics Projects: Judging of the MANSW Working Mathematically category will take place at the

Professional Teachers’ Council (PTC) office at 67-73 St. Hilliers Road, Auburn (parking in Hall Street outside the building)

  • Saturday, 8th September 2018, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and /or 1:00 – 4:00 pm. (3 or 6 hours NESA accredited course)
  • Please bring your own electronic device for online judging

 

C. Science Projects: Judging of the STANSW Scientific Investigation category 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 (4 hours NESA accredited course) and/or
  • Saturday, 15th September 2018, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and /or 1:00 – 4:00 pm. (3 or 6 hours NESA accredited course at Proficient level)
  • Please bring your own electronic device for online judging

 

D. Regional Hub: Regional teachers in the vicinity of the Northern Tablelands are invited to get involved in the judging of Regional Maths and Science projects at the Thalgarrah Environmental Education Centre, 1702 Rockvale Road, Armidale on

  • Saturday, 8th September 2018, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and /or 1:00 – 4:00 pm. (3 or 6 hours NESA accredited course at Proficient level)
  • Please bring your own electronic device for online judging

2018 TRAINING SESSIONS

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

You only have to attend one training session even if you are judging multiple categories. Refreshments will be provided at each training session and training is free of charge. 

The Friday training sessions in Sydney are a condensed 2 hour NESA accredited course, held on the day of judging so regional judges wishing to judge in Sydney will only need to make a single trip.

A. Technology Projects: Training sessions for the secondary Innovation and Engineering Design and the primary Inventions and Innovations category judges will be held at the Professional Teachers’ Council (PTC) office at 67-73 St. Hilliers Road, Auburn (parking in Hall Street outside the building) on:

  • Assessor Training Session 1: Tuesday, 28th August 2018, 4:30 – 7:45 pm  (3 hour accreditation) or
  • Assessor Training Session 2: Friday, 31st August 2018, 1:30 – 3:30 pm (2 hour accreditation)
  • Please bring your own electronic device for online training

B. Mathematics Projects: Training sessions for the MANSW Working Mathematically category judges will take place at the Professional Teachers’ Council (PTC) office at 67-73 St. Hilliers Road, Auburn (parking in Hall Street outside the building) on

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

C. Science Projects: Training sessions for Scientific Investigation  judges will be held at Edward Clancy Building, Building 640, Australian Catholic University (ACU), 163-167 Albert Rd, Strathfield, on

  • Assessor Training Session 5: Tuesday, 11th September 2018, 4:30 – 7:45 pm  (3 hour accreditation) or
  • Assessor Training Session 6: Friday, 14th September 2018, 1:30 – 3:30 pm (2 hour accreditation)
  • Please bring your own electronic device for online training

D. Regional Hub: Training sessions for Regional Maths and Science projects will be held at the Thalgarrah Environmental Education Centre, 1702 Rockvale Road, Armidale on

  • Assessor Training Session 4: Friday, 7th September 2018, 5:00 – 8:00 pm (3 hours NESA accredited course at Proficient level)
  • Please bring your own electronic device for online judging

 

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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