We want to hear from you about how we’re doing. STAQ is a membership association, which means we exist to serve you! Please complete this Membership Survey before 30 April to give us feedback and help us serve you better. Members who complete the survey will go in the draw to win a free registration at one of any STAQ conference or PD event in the 2014 year. Winners will be announced in the May e-Newsletter. Click here to complete the survey…
The Science Teachers' Association of Queensland is the professional association of teachers of science in Queensland. As a non-profit organisation we rely on funding from our membership, professional development conferences, and the generosity of sponsors in order to co-ordinate activities that support science education, teachers of science and students. Find out more about STAQ here.
The 2014 STAQ Science is Primary Conference is on Saturday, 15 March. Registrations close on Monday, 11 March. Join us and other primary science teachers for a day of networking and learning about current science, science education and hands-on activities for your classroom. Click to read more ...
STAQ are pleased to confirm Dr Gilbert Price as keynote at the Beginning and Pre-service Teachers' Conference in 2014.
Dr Gilbert Price is a palaeontologist at The University of Queensland. His primary research is concerned with determining the timing and causes of extinction of Australia’s ‘megafauna’ – the giant land turtles, lizards, birds and marsupials that ruled Australia up until 30-40 thousand years ago. Determining the causes of biodiversity loss in the past can help us understand, identify and better evaluate the threats faced by modern populations. In February 2012 he launched his website blog www.diprotodon.com, to publicly communicate the results of his research. Gilbert also actively provides presentations at public science forums (e.g., Science Week, Palaeontology Week) and has given numerous talks to school and university groups, including working closely with high school students in the field excavating fossils.
Join us for nibbles and drinks as we learn about the science of brewing beer. This event will give you one hour of certified professional development along with an opportunity to network with other teachers who are enthusiastic about their profession.
We will meet at 6pm on Tuesday, 13 May at Green Beacon Brewing Co., Teneriffe. Click here to learn more.
Teachers, researchers and other members of the education industry gathered on Saturday, 30 November 2013 at QUT for the 7th STAQ Senior Science Conference. The annual conference aims to showcase the latest scientific and educational research as well as practical teaching practices.
The full program is now available for the 2014 Science is Primary conference. Workshop descriptions are available below.
The full program is now available for the 2014 Science is Primary conference. Workshop descriptions are available here.
Three workshop sessions will be held, with six concurrent workshops in each session. Please select one workshop from each session that you'd like to attend!
Get your diaries out for the evening of Thursday, 1 May! Teachers in their first five years of teaching and pre-service teachers are invited to attend the STAQ 2014 Beginning and Pre-Service Teachers’ Conference, featuring an engaging keynote, two expert workshops focusing on key pedagogy and curriculum content structured for beginning teachers. Networking and light refreshment are included and we guarantee that every participant will take home a resource! STAQ conferences are certified and contributes to professional development requirements for Queensland College of Teachers Registration. It’s always a fun night, we hope to see you there!
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Schools can apply for up to $500 to help them conduct a National Science Week activity/event. National Science Week is an annual celebration to raise the profile of science, technology and engineering. It also aims to encourage an interest in science and acknowledge the contributions of scientists to the world.
The theme for the next National Science Week (16-24 August 2014) is Food for our future: Science feeding the world.
Applications will open on Monday, 3 March and all information and applications will be via the ASTA website. Applications will close Monday, 28 April. Applicants, both successful and non-successful, will be notified by 19 May.
Following the huge success of the 2013 Bush Blitz TeachLive program at Henbury Station in the Northern Territory, the Australian Science Teachers Association and Earthwatch Australia are once again joining with the Australian government to offer a group of teachers the unique professional development opportunity to actively participate in a Bush Blitz survey.