ASCS

PD for Teachers

The Australasian Society for Classical Studies (ASCS) is an endorsed provider of NESA Registered Professional Development for a period of five years from 28/08/2018 to 27/08/2023. ASCS offers two courses to teachers searching for NESA Registered Professional Development. They are:

Proficient Teacher Career Stage:

Course 1: The Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies
Course 2: The Keynote Lecture of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies

 

Course 1: The Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies

Provider Course Code: ASCS1966

Description: The ASCS Annual Conference is hosted annually by Australian universities (two successive years) and New Zealand universities (every third year). The conference attracts some 200 participants from around the world, and includes keynote and special lectures by renown national and international scholars, multiple panel sessions for the presentation of current research, the Society's annual general meeting, and meetings of professional interest groups, plus optional social events (receptions and dinner). Participants receive: (i) access to current, high quality research, (ii) exposure to ongoing analysis and revision of established scholarship, (iii) access to researchers with extensive educational expertise, (iv) presentations from internationally respected professionals working in the field, (v) access to the host campus' collections, and (vi) the conference pack.

Rationale: The aim of the Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies (ASCS) is to advance the study of ancient Greece and Rome and related fields. The aim of the Society's Annual General Meeting is to provide a professional forum for responding to the pedagogical, policy, and administrative needs of the discipline, and to proactively develop future directions in teaching, community engagement, and research at both national and international levels. This course fosters the direct dissemination of cutting edge research by national and international researchers, and provides opportunities for professional networking and collegiality for teachers of Stages 4 and 6 Ancient History, and K-10 and Stage 6 Continuers/Extension Latin and Classical Greek, who are seeking to maintain Proficient Teacher status and to nourish their professional knowledge, skills, networks, and interests.

Delivery: Participants attend in person for face-to-face delivery of content, and participate directly in conference question times and events. The Annual Conference is advertised each year on the ASCS Home Page (under News and Events) at www.ascs.org.au.  Registration is managed through the individual conference website and online registration process. Conference attendance information is provided upon receipt of online registration and payment, and the full Conference Pack is collected in person by participants from the conference registration desk at the start of the conference.

Professional Learning Objectives: Teachers will (1) Update their knowledge and practice by accessing new research in Ancient World Studies; (2) Improve professional knowledge by contributing to the analytical revision of scholarship, and engaging with key concepts in Ancient World Studies; (3) Participate in the key forum of Australasia's peak professional association, network with disciplinary practitioners, and develop a global perspective of their profession; and, (4) Observe ASCS members addressing issues of professional management and administration, and understand and comply with relevant professional, organisational, and administrative codes of conduct, policies, and processes.

The Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies will contribute 20 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

 

Course 2: The Keynote Lecture of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies

Provider Course Code: ASCS2003

Description: The ASCS Keynote Lecture is delivered at the Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies. Each year ASCS invites a distinguished international scholar to present their research at the Society's Annual Conference. The lecture traditionally consists of a 50-minute presentation, accompanied by 10-15 minutes of questions from the floor. The Keynote Address serves to advance the study of ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt or the Near East and related fields in Australasia.

Rationale: The aim of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies (ASCS) is to advance the study of ancient Greece and Rome and related fields. To this end, ASCS holds an Annual Conference early in each calendar year. The ASCS Keynoter Lecture fosters the dissemination of cutting edge research by an internationally respected researcher, and provides opportunities for professional networking and collegiality for teachers of Stages 4 and 6 Ancient History, and K-10 and Stage 6 Continuers/Extension Latin and Classical Greek, who seek to maintain Proficient Teacher status and to nourish their professional knowledge, skills, networks, and interests.

Delivery: Participants attend the ASCS Keynote Address and question time in person for face-to-face delivery. Details of the Keynote Lecture are advertised each year as part of the ASCS Annual Conference on the ASCS Home Page (under News and Events) at www.ascs.org.au. Attendance of the Keynote Address is free. Teachers attending the ASCS Keynote Address to accrue NESA Registered PD must register their intention to attend by emailing their details to teachers@ascs.org.au prior to the keynote event, and signing the Keynote participant sign-in sheet provided on the night at the lecture venue.

Professional Learning Objectives: Teachers will (1) Update their knowledge and practice by accessing new research in Ancient World Studies; (2) Improve professional knowledge by accessing the analytical revision of scholarship and engaging with key concepts in Ancient World Studies; and, (3) Network with other disciplinary practitioners, and develop a global perspective of their profession.

The Keynote Lecture of the Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies will contribute 1 hour of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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