Opportunities For Teachers

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 pm3 hours NESA registered PD
Primary Technology20 – 22 September (Asynchronous)4 hours NESA registered PD
Primary Technology Wednesday, 23 September 7 pm – 9 pm2 hours NESA registered PD
Primary Science Friday, 18 September 5 pm – 8 pm3 hours NESA registered PD
Primary Science19 – 22 September (Asynchronous)4 hours NESA registered PD
Primary Science Wednesday, 23 September 5 pm – 8 pm3 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 midday3 hours NESA registered PD
Secondary Science13-18 September (Asynchronous)4 hours NESA registered PD
Secondary Science Saturday, 19 September 9 am – 12 midday3 hours NESA registered PD
Secondary Technology Saturday, 12 September 1 pm – 4 pm3 hours NESA registered PD
Secondary Technology13-18 September (Asynchronous)4 hours NESA registered PD
Secondary Technology Saturday, 19 September 1 pm – 4 pm3 hours NESA registered PD
Secondary Maths Tuesday, 15 September 5 pm – 7 pm2 hours NESA registered PD
Secondary Maths Tuesday, 22 September 5 pm – 7 pm2 hours NESA registered PD

If you have any questions about judging please leave a comment below, or contact the Young Scientist Judging Coordinator by email at ysjudging@youngscientist.com.au or JudgingYS@stansw.asn.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.

 

10 thoughts on “Opportunities For Teachers

  1. Karl Easton

    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.

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    STANSW YS Post author

    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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  4. Russell Cairns

    Hi Team – please check the Google Form for Judging 2019 – not accepting responses – thanks
    Also is there separate training for the Engineering k-6 judging
    Russell Cairns

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    STANSW YS Post author

    HI Russell – we were in the process of updating the form with 2019 dates which may have been the reason for that. It should be fine now. Thanks so much for your enthusiasm and early registration 🙂 We don’t do a separate training event for K-6 Engineering but on the day we would split up into K-6 and 7-12 groups to look at specific projects. Hope that answers your question.

  6. Trish Ireland

    Hi,

    I am A rural teacher and would have to fly to sydney and accommodation for overnight judging. Is this a cost covered by STANSW or would the school need to cover these cost?

    Cheers,
    Trish Ireland
    trisha.vanegas@det.nsw.edu.au

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    STANSW YS Post author

    Hi Trish,

    Where do you live as we have a Rural Judging Hub?

    Young Scientist Committee

  8. Taran

    Hi,

    I just registered my interest for judging this competition for the first time this year. Where and when would I receive training details? As the judging will commence on Sat. 12th Sept.

    Thanks.
    Taran

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    STANSW YS Post author

    You will be sent details in the next 24 hours.

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