STAQ Conferences

STAQ hosts multiple conferences each year. STAQ members can register for these conferences at a discounted price.

  • Science is Primary Conference
    This conference is intended for primary teachers and those in support roles in primary schools, as well as pre-service primary teachers. In 2017, the conference will be held on Saturday, 18 March. Read more ….
  • Beginning & Pre-Service Teachers Conference
    The BPST Conference features a single keynote and two workshops, as well as networking time for pre-service and establishing teachers (in their first five years of teaching) to meet. In 2017, this will be held on Thursday, 25 May in the evening. Read more…
  • STEM in Action Forum
    The ‘STEM in Action forum’ will be a full day of activity involving two complementary events: Workshop forum and interactive industry engagement sessions, followed by an informal panel discussion presented by engaging industry and academic STEM professionals. In 2017, it will be held on Tuesday 20th June from 9am – 3pm at Gladstone Marina Campus, Bryan Jordan Drive Gladstone.
  • Conference of the Australian Science Teachers’ Association (CONASTA)
     CONASTA features an outstanding line up of keynote speakers and a broad range of workshops, as well as networking time. It will be held 9 – 12 July 2017 in Hobart, Tas. Read more…
  • Enhancing Science Practices                                                                                          Come and work in with the SPARQed teachers in their PC-2 Laboratory and work your way through a series of “hands on” experiments to prepare you for the compulsory practicals in the new Science Curriculum.
  • Senior Science Conference 
    This year the Senior Science Conference will form part of a two-day conference in conjunction with other teacher professional associations and will be hosted by the University of Queensland. This conference is intended for senior secondary science teachers as well as Science Operations Officers (SOOs) and the science day will be held in November 2017. Read more ….

STAQ are always investigating further opportunities for providing professional development to members, particularly those members in regional and remote locations. If you have an idea for a professional development workshop, seminar, or class that you would like to share with STAQ or present through a STAQ conference or professional development event, please let us know.