Keynote Speaker:

Dr Laura Weyrich – ARC Future Fellow

University of Adelaide Centre for Ancient DNA

Reconstruction of microbiomes from ancient humans over the past 20,000 years  –

how and why microbial communities adapt and change in response to alterations in lifestyle, diet and environment.

Fascinating forensic research with many modern implications.

 

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Access a full conference program:

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If you are unable to make an online booking, please use our membership contact form and we will be in touch.

 

Book now for the 2018 Annual Conference: https://www.trybooking.com/TMFV

 

WEDNESDAY 3RD MAY

EVALUATION SEMINAR 2:30PM – 5:30PM

FOLLOWED BY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

PLEASE REGISTER AT:

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8.15- 8.45 REGISTRATION / COFFEE / NETWORKING
8.45 – 9.00am Conference Welcome – Introduction and housekeeping

President, Association of Secondary Research Teachers (ASRT): Chris McGuire

9.00 – 9.45am Martin Westwell- the RP is six years young!

The RP:  how it develops kids thinking rather than a particular set of skills.

How the RP contributes to “transfer” and the empowerment of young people.   

9.35am-10.20am WORKSHOP 1: choose one of the following
SACE modernisation.

Update and impact for the RP: important session for teachers, leaders and planning.

Jamie Dunnill and Adele Broster

Supporting Students with Learning Difficulties

Give the right support and deal to strengths
Learning Support/Special Ed Leaders (various)

10.20am – 10.45am MORNING TEA
10.50am – 11.30am Chief Assessor’s report: School Assessment: Folio  &  Research Outcome

Highlighting significant aspects of the Chief Assessor’s report that will assist teachers and students in working towards successful Folios (Assessment Type 1) and Research Outcomes (Assessment Type 2).

Jasmin Parasiers and Tracey Dorian

11.35pm-12.15pm WORKSHOP 2:  choose one of the following
Chief Assessor’s Evaluation (same session repeated below):

Breaking down the Evaluation into the 3 assessment design criteria, including some handy hints to share with students.

Jasmin Parasiers and Tracey Dorian

The RP Question

Help students to create questions that have scope to achieve  
Ingrid Lees

RPA

Tips & Tricks for the success of RPA students.

An opportunity to share what’s “worked” in your classroom

Nathan Doble

12.20pm-1.00pm WORKSHOP 3:  choose one of the following
Chief Assessor’s Evaluation

(repeat of same session from above)

Breaking down the Evaluation into the 3 assessment design criteria, including some handy hints to share with students.

Jasmin Parasiers and Tracey Dorian

Enrich Research: GET OUT of the CLASSROOM

Virginia Grantham and Jamie Dunnill

Guide for Experimental Research

Ingredients for doing it well and why it suits the RP.

Matt Jamieson

1.00pm – 1.45pm                                           LUNCH

 

AFTER LUNCH MASTER CLASSES: “LEADERS and LEARNERS”

(Expert teachers share their know-how and approaches)         

1.45pm           ASRT: overview of offerings and opportunities of being part of the Assoc: Chris McGuire
1.50pm  2.40pm Internal Standardisation:
Efficient Practices that build your team and get the job done (90 mins)This session was delivered in 2016 at the ASRT AGM and delivered new approaches to even the most experienced RP teachers.
Chris McGuire
     Making the big Decisions on Delivery

  • Design the course and
  • Manage the work and
  • Safety Nets and Checkpoints along the way.
2.40pm  3.30pm NEW TEACHERS: RESOURCES FOCUS

Folio, Outcome and Evaluation: Resources, templates and exemplars.

Tracey Dorian and ASRT Committee members

                                               

Download the ASRT Conference Agenda 2017 here!

Save the date! Saturday 18th February 2017.

Bookings can be made via our TryBooking link: https://www.trybooking.com/245334

A full day conference program will be made available shortly. This year’s plenary session will break down the Chief Assessor’s Report for Research Project in detail, while other workshops will offer pedagogical and content advice as well as leadership expertise.

We look forward to another successful day of professional engagement in cross disciplinary education.

2016 Member events
 

Penny Collins Google Search skills followed by

ASRT INC Annual General Meeting and member drinks

 

Please register attendance at: http://www.trybooking.com/188197

 

Monday April 11th

 

Venue TBA

5.00pm

 

 Paired session: Member Schools Free, Non-members $30 per session, per head
Internal Standardisation#1 –  Assessment of Folio 

 

“Autonomy and flexibility but knowing your enemy”

 

Sets of practices for good decision making that help students and empower teachers – all while getting the job done.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday May 10th

 

 

 

Prince Alfred College

4.45pm to 6.00pm

Internal Standardisation #2 Assessment of Outcome

 

“Conquer productivity with conversation”

 

Build a team and get the job done at the same time.

 

 

 

Tuesday May 17th

 

 

Prince Alfred College

4.45pm to 6.00pm

SAHMRI (SA Health and Medical Research Institute) – Student Visits
 

2 separate visits to SAHMRI for Science oriented students of ASRT Member Schools

organised and facilitated by ASRT Committee

 

Free: limited to 5 students per member School

 

Early in Semester Two June/July.

Dates TBA

 

Afternoon, followed by Workshop Reflection sessions

 

EVALUATION P & A  (delivered in conjunction with) SACE BOARD Research Project Expo
1.      Evaluation Pedagogies

 

Building judgment skills and evidence production along the way

 

 

 

TBA (RP EXPO DAY)

2.      Evaluation Assessment

 

a breakdown of the assessment design criteria of the Evaluation, and include an explanation of the likely characteristics of these criteria at various levels.

 

 

 

TBA (RP EXPO DAY

SCHOOL SITE VISITS  – Free to member school teachers
 

Held at various sites at various dates throughout the year; based on demand –:

contact info@asrt.com.au

 

Rural/Regional Schools invited, in Semester 2, to plan a visit to a school site to coincide with the SACE Clarifying Forums – enabling a half day each and get “bang for your travel buck”.

 

SITE SPECIALIST TOPICS

·        Creating an RP space

·        Manage Boys’ Projects

·        Science Inquiry RP.

MONDAY 11TH APRIL

PENNY COLLINS – GOOGLE SEARCH SKILLS PRESENTATION

FOLLOWED BY ASRT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

5PM START

Please register at www.trybooking.com/188197

 

ASRT (Association of Secondary Research Teachers) presents…

2016 Annual Stage 2 Research Project conference

 

The 21st Century Educator: As a Cross-Disciplinary teacher, you are already there!

Prince Alfred College: Saturday 20th of February, 2016

8.15-8.45 REGISTRATION / COFFEE / NETWORKING
8.45 – 9.00am Chris McGuire: President ASRT: Introduction and housekeeping
9.00-9.30am Research Project plenary: overview of the Chief Assessor’s Report

Each assessment type: 10 minute snapshot

Ass. Type 1: Folio / Ass. Type 2: Outcome / Ass. Type 3: Evaluation

Jasmin Parasiers and Tracey Dorian

9.35am-10.20am WORKSHOP 1: choose one of the following
  Leadership Stream

Aimed at Research Project Leaders, or those aspiring to be; 3 workshops of ways to develop strategies for Cross-Disciplinary teaching excellence within your team, and your school.

      Pedagogy Stream

Take-away teaching practices, directly related to the Research Project – designed to help the process of facilitating students from their Question through to their findings.

        General Stream

Workshops with specific focus on the familiar, yet challenging, elements of the RP

Leading with consistency

​Shared language amongst a teaching team is important; Enable students to capture and organise the right evidence of their research and in a consistent way across your team through the use of various thinking tools; all in the context of a common Thinking Skills Framework.

Gerard Alford – ITC Thinking skills Framework

Google Search

Most students will use google search in the Research Project. You will be surprised to discover what you and your students don’t know about this essential skill.

 

Learn the secrets of google search from a Google Certified Innovator and search expert.

Penny Collins

Capabilities: How to get the ‘+’ in your folio!

The capabilities in the folio are at times what students struggle with the most. This workshop is all about how the capabilities are actually the ‘lens’ for a student’s investigation. When the capability becomes a significant component of the RP, the capability reflections become insightful; we’ll put an end to those empty generic statements.

Tracey Dorian

10.25am- 10.50am Keynote Speaker: Hon Dr Susan Close MP

Minister for Education and Child Development.

10.50-11.15am MORNING TEA
11.20am-12pm WORKSHOP 2: choose one of the following
In-house moderation &

institute of Educational Assessors

Hear about ways to lead your team at the “business end”; that is, making those all-important assessment decisions. Opportunities for Professional Learning/new teacher training exist right under your nose just by taking a “team” approach to confirmation of achievement against standards and assessment practices, in general.

Bob Buxton and Chris McGuire

An insight into assessing the assessment design criteria for the evaluation.

This session will provide a breakdown of the assessment design criteria of the Evaluation, and include an explanation of the likely characteristics of these criteria at various levels.

Luke Nash and Adele Broster

 

Ideas and strategies to start teaching RP successfully

Choosing a topic, refining a research question, organising a Folio of research and identifying key findings. This workshop will give beginning teachers a range of ideas and strategies to tackle those first few weeks head on!

Ingrid Lees

12.05-12.45pm WORKSHOP 3:  choose one of the following
Using Google Tools to facilitate supervision and feedback.

See how Google Apps can facilitate management of the Research Project by allowing you monitor student progress, communicate remotely and provide feedback. See how using Google Apps makes excuses like “I lost my USB”, “I emailed that to you” or “my machine crashed” a thing of  the past.

Penny Collins

Language strategies for enhancing the evaluation.

This session will provide teachers with a range of strategies that focus on  the language and literacy skills required for students to evaluate successfully.

Julie Tarzia (AISSA)

“The Research Question – “So What”!

This workshop is ideal for participants who are exploring ways to encourage more of their students to elevate their Research Project beyond seeking simple facts and towards deep critical analysis and decision-making. Good research projects go beyond just a general description. Great research projects investigate deeply into the topic;  Learn about “Problem – Solution”, the ideal thinking tool for deep analysis, justifying and creative problem solving.

Gerard Alford – ITC Thinking skills Framework

12.45 -1.15pm LUNCH for ALL!!!
1.20pm-2.45pm TEACHERS’ HOT TOPICS: Q and A

(choose one from each session)

Sessions are repeated; no-one misses out!

1.20pm-2.00pm Session 4A
Lisa Pope Science: Science based RPs can be the most straightforward and extremely rewarding for students.  Hear from a humanities teacher how to manage and encourage these options.
Chris McGuire and Maddie O’Brien-Dent Evaluation: It happens at the end but don’t let students leave it ‘til last.

Things that you must insist on from students during the research journey to support, in particular the E2 and E3, criteria; and novel ways to deliver; writing seminars, “Top 5s” and student marking practice sessions. It is not as tough as students may think.

Nathan Doble and Virginia Grantham Safety Nets and Checkpoints: Ensure the success of all students in your RP class – even those most at risk. This session will examine a range of structures that you can put in place to support those students for whom the RP will be very challenging.
Tracey Dorian Beginning Teachers: Top 10 Strategies for Success: This session is for teachers absolutely new to the Research Project who want some handy hints for not only the delivery of the course but also how to plan and manage the coursework (timelines for assessment types and checkpoints).
2.05pm-2.45pm Session 4B
Lisa Pope Science: Science based RPs can be the most straightforward and extremely rewarding for students.  Hear from a humanities teacher how to manage and encourage these options.
Chris McGuire and Maddie O’Brien-Dent Evaluation: It happens at the end but don’t let students leave it ‘til last.

Things that you must insist on from students during the research journey to support, in particular the E2 and E3 criteria; and novel ways to deliver; writing seminars, “Top 5s” and student marking practice sessions. It is not as tough as students (and teachers!) may think.

Nathan Doble and Virginia Grantham Safety Nets and Checkpoints: Ensure the success of all students in your RP class – even those most at risk. This session will examine a range of structures that you can put in place to support those students for whom the RP will be very challenging.
Tracey Dorian Beginning Teachers: Top 10 Strategies for Success: This session is for teachers absolutely new to the Research Project who want some handy hints for not only the delivery of the course but also how to plan and manage the coursework (timelines for assessment types and checkpoints).

 

Final conference program to be released shortly. Remember that registrations are limited to 200 people so make sure you book your place soon.

Register now for your place at our annual conference!
Prince Alfred College – Saturday, February the 20th from 8.45am. Lunch included in $75 conference fee.

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More information available on our FB page and website.
Look forward to seeing you there!

2016 ASRT Conference
Prince Alfred College 20th February 2016 9am – Research Project Presentations on Assessment types and pedagogical strategies – Inquiry stream for pointed thinking skills – Leadership focus for school leaders and coordinators
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