2014BPSTCPosterv2Thursday 1 May 2014, 4:30 – 8:45 pm at CSIRO Ecosciences Precinct, Dutton Park.

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 and workshops structured for beginning teachers.

The keynote speaker will be Dr Gilbert Price. 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.

For primary teachers, Harry Kanasa will be give a seminar on advanced experimental design, and Louise Hoey will present a hands-on workshop.For secondary teachers, CSIRO Education will present a workshop regarding the use of dataloggers in the secondary years, and Peter Ellerton will give a seminar about science inquiry.

Networking and light refreshments 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!


Registration 4:00 – 4:30
Keynote 4:30 – 5:30
Networking 5:30 – 6:30
Workshop 1 6:30 – 7:30
Workshop 2 7:30 – 8:30
Evaluation & prizes 8:30 – 8:45

Visit the STAQ website to register for this conference.