STAWA holds two Major Annual Conferences, CONSTAWA and Future Science, and two subject specific annual events the Psychology Teachers Convention and the Marine and Maritime Teachers Forum.
CONSTAWA is a Primary and Secondary Science Teachers Conference. CONSTAWA provides a relaxed and encouraging forum for Primary and Secondary science educators to exchange ideas and to share resources, techniques and professional experiences.
CONSTAWA is the oldest STAWA conference that began as residential conference in 1980 at Muresk Agricultural College. In 2016 the once separate Primary Science Conference was amalgimated with CONSTAWA.
The conference traditionally has been held over two days with an accommodation option. Since 2016 the conference has started on a Friday afternoon with a specialist program, a Friday night conference dinner, including speakers, and a Saturday workshop program. Saturday begins with and inspirational keynote address followed by a concurrent workshop program catering for the many and varied interests of teachers. Saturday is a wonderfull stress free opportunity to learn, meet up with friends or make new ones.
CONSTAWA is held in the CBD at North Metropolitan TAFE in East Perth, with accommodation and dinner at the Novotel Perth Langley. Follow the link to details of the next Start of Year Conference.
Future Science provides a content, skills and enquiry rich conference program, primarily for Secondary Science Teachers and Laboratory Technicians. The program is designed to showcase cutting edge science, the commitment of scientists to their fields of endeavour and to the impacts of the scientific research being shared. To keep the program fresh Future Science is rotated, on a three year cycle, between the States Universities. A Future Science experience will add a richness and value to a teacher’s delivery of the Western Australian Science Curriculum. Follow the link to details of the next End of Year Future Science Conference.
Initiated in 2015 the Psychology Teachers Convention aims to support teachers of the WACE Psychology course. The Convention program is developed with the support of the STAWA Psychology Committee.
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Initiated in 2018 the Marine and Maritime Teachers Forum aims to support teachers of the WACE Marine and Maritime Studies. The program is developed with the support of Marine and Maritime teachers.
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