Teacher Professional Development


In 2020, in response to COVID, UNE GRASS is planning a series of online workshops/webinars/presentations, which will be NESA endorsed.

In this new format, there will be no registration fee.

The Key Note workshop will run Sept 1, 2020 3.30-5pm.


The UNE GRASS program acknowledges the partnership and support of the NSW Science Teachers Association (STA) in administering the NESA endorsement for this Teacher PD opportunity

Completing this UNE GRASS online Teacher PD series will contribute a min of 1.5 or a max of 19.5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing:

  • 6.2.2 - Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice, targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities.
  • 6.3.2 - Contribute to collegial discussions and apply constructive feedback from colleagues to improve professional knowledge and practice.
  • 7.4.2 - Participate in professional and community networks and forums to broaden knowledge and improve practice

From the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

This NESA endorsement has been organised in partnership and is administrated by the NSW Science Teachers Association (STA). STA NSW is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher.

2019 Event Program

Teachers who have attended these events have commented:

"This was an extremely worthwhile and rewarding program from my personal perspective – I have been made aware of so many issues related to the way science supports primary industry".

"This Teacher PD has provided new perspectives on areas of our science curriculum – especially for Chemistry".

"Thank you for providing us with current up to date information about the way science is linked into the local agricultural science industries and research".

"This Teacher PD has provided me with applications of cutting edge technology and research which will be provided to students. I look forward to sharing what I have learnt about current and future issues with my students".

"This PD has allowed me to be more informed and this enhances the quality of our teaching".

"It is terrific to update our knowledge of the current and local science in a hands on informative way".

"It is powerful to be offered high level explanations of topical issues from scientists. This updates the science we are teaching our students".