The Oceans of Tomorrow, Teacher Workshop.
The staff of Rangi Ruru Girls School invites fellow teachers of the sciences, to attend a practical workshop on the significance and consequences of Ocean Acidification .
Date: Monday 27 November 2017
Time: 1.30 - 3.30pm
Venue: Rangi Ruru Girls School, Christchurch.
Format: A workshop of practical activities run by Steve Cutler, who is an Educator at University of Otago's Marine Studies Centre in Portobello.
Free Parking for attendees of HoD Day.
Simply use the Fine Arts (Clyde Rd) carpark.
HOD Day . Wednesday 22 November.
To be held in association with the University of Canterbury.
Venue: Canterbury University
Cost: Free to CSTA members. Non-members please note that it is easier for the treasurer, and often cheaper for you, to join. Consider joining the CSTA?
Alternatively CSTA will invoice non-members $20.00 pp after the event, which will avoid handling cash on the day.
Registration: By Tuesday 14 November to ensure a place. Deadline Friday 17 November. Register here ...
Format: Watch this space for updates, as they come to hand. Speakers from UC
Key note speakers:
From ARA :
Provisionally Certified Teachers Day 2017. Register now.
The CSTA, as part of its commitment to beginning teachers, holds an annual workshop for those early in their careers.
Date: Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 November 2017 . (two day course)
Venue: Cashmere High School
Format: This is a two day course showcasing of a number of practical activities that can be used with your junior & Year 11 science classes. Lunch, morning tea and all resources are provided.
Update: Content of the course is alternated every two years so that it is beneficial for people, in their first two years of teaching, to attend.
Eligibility: The course is open to:
Content: There will be sessions covering Chemistry, Physics & Biology., with each discipline lead by at least one, experienced specialist. The programme will be confirmed closer to the dates.
Cost: This course is free for CSTA members and $20 per teacher for non-members. (Join)
New CSTA Website ... but why ?
Over the past decade a 'once per term' newsletter has been emailed to those on our database. This newsletter relied heavily on the CSTA's website, but the converse was not so ... making aspects of the newsletters redundant.
After much discussion, a survey of members was undertaken, to check the effectiveness of CSTA's communications.
transpired many of you also preferred :
Consequently this website has been completely rebuilt in an economical, yet mobile friendly format ... while retaining the opportunity of frequent updating.
This is why the 'newsletter per term' currently seems unnecessary.