REGISTRATION FOR JUDGING IN 2020 IS NOW OFFICIALLY CLOSED
Thank you so much to everyone who registered for judging this year. It has been an overwhelming response. We are in the midst of marking all Secondary projects and we begin the first of Primary projects today Friday 18th September.
If you have registered for judging but have had no contact with our committee, could we please ask you to check your emails (including junk) and get in touch with our judging coordinator as soon as possible via JudgingYS@stansw.asn.au
Register for Judging in 2020 – 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.
All training and judging sessions will provide teachers with NESA accredited professional development hours.
In 2020 we are expecting that every school that enter projects into the Young Scientist Awards, provide at least one teacher who will take part in judging.
You don’t have to be a teacher to judge – we welcome anyone with an interest and background in science – we will train you!
ALL training and judging in 2020 will be conducted completely ONLINE.
Judging sessions will be a mix of synchronous sessions (judges working together online) and asynchronous sessions (judges assessing assigned projects at times of their choosing).
Judging will commence with a synchronous session (initial judging of projects – video conferencing coordinated by a senior assessor) and conclude with another synchronous session (final judging deliberation – video conferencing coordinated by a senior assessor). Between these two session, judges will have a number of days to assess allocated projects in their own time (monitored by a senior assessor).
Training will also be online.
You can choose to judge at ONE or MORE of Science, Technology (Engineering) and Mathematics judging events. Please look at the details of dates and times of sessions carefully as there is some overlap.
You may nominate to judge Primary or Secondary. The categories for Years 7-12 Scientific Investigations are Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth and Environmental Science.
It is preferred that judges register for the whole of judging for a particular category, eg. all three sessions for Science judging.
It is strongly recommended that judges participate in the first session for a particular category, as this is when processes will be established. (If this is not possible, we will contact you to organise a time to meet with your senior assessor online to be briefed on processes.)
For asynchronous sessions judges will assess projects at times of their choosing, between the dates shown.
Schedule of 2020 Judging Sessions
|Primary Technology||Saturday, 19 September 1 pm – 4 pm||3 hours NESA registered PD|
|Primary Technology||20 – 22 September (Asynchronous)||4 hours NESA registered PD|
|Primary Technology||Wednesday, 23 September 7 pm – 9 pm||2 hours NESA registered PD|
|Primary Science||Friday, 18 September 5 pm – 8 pm||3 hours NESA registered PD|
|Primary Science||19 – 22 September (Asynchronous)||4 hours NESA registered PD|
|Primary Science||Wednesday, 23 September 5 pm – 8 pm||3 hours NESA registered PD|
|Primary Maths||Saturday, 19 September 1 pm – 5 pm||4 hours NESA registered PD|
|Secondary Science||Saturday, 12 September 9 am – 12 midday||3 hours NESA registered PD|
|Secondary Science||13-18 September (Asynchronous)||4 hours NESA registered PD|
|Secondary Science||Saturday, 19 September 9 am – 12 midday||3 hours NESA registered PD|
|Secondary Technology||Saturday, 12 September 1 pm – 4 pm||3 hours NESA registered PD|
|Secondary Technology||13-18 September (Asynchronous)||4 hours NESA registered PD|
|Secondary Technology||Saturday, 19 September 1 pm – 4 pm||3 hours NESA registered PD|
|Secondary Maths||Tuesday, 15 September 5 pm – 7 pm||2 hours NESA registered PD|
|Secondary Maths||Tuesday, 22 September 5 pm – 7 pm||2 hours NESA registered PD|
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.