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Dear Colleagues

Please come along to our next meeting......

DATE: Thursday 21 March 2013
TIME: 4.30pm - 6.00pm (meet at 4.00pm for a 4.30pm start)

VENUE: Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering, La Trobe University, Bundoora
Meeting will be held in Physical Sciences 3 (PS3), Laboratory 149

PARKING: Refer to instructions sent to Biology Network email distribution list (or send email to biologyteachersnetwork@gmail.com requesting instructions)

GUEST SPEAKER: Hosts are Anjali Sahasrabudhe and Julie White, FSTE Outreach Program

TOPIC:
Practical ideas for investigating biochemical processes in cells (Unit 3, Outcome 1) - modified version of the session B5 offered at the recent VCE Biology Conference). This session is a combination of hands on/demonstrations and is structured to help address the changes to the assessment tasks for U3 O1).

RSVP by Wednesday 20 March to biologyteachersnetwork@gmail.com to assist us with parking and catering arrangements.

An RSVP would be appreciated so catering can be arranged - but if you find you are able to attend a meeting at the last minute, please feel free to do so!

 

OUTLINE OF MEETINGS FOR 2013

DATE
VENUE (Host School) Speaker Speaker from: Topic Comments
Tues 19 Feb Caulfield Grammar School, Caulfield Paul Higgins and Annette Williams Caulfield Grammar and Shelford Girls Grammar Practical experiment on exercise and carbon dioxide will be explained and carried out Outcomes will be available via the website when completed
Thurs 21 Mar La Trobe University, Bundoora

Anjali Sahasrabudhe and Julie White

FSTE Outreach Program Practical ideas for investigating biochemical processes in cells (Unit 3, Outcome 1) Hands on / demonstrations
Wed 1 May

Fintona Girls School, Balwyn

Host: Julie Goldsworthy

Maria James and Susan O'Shannassy VCAA: Curriculum Manager Science and Manager of Assessment Unit Update and Q&A Session  
           
           
  Details of future meetings will be added after venues and speakers have been confirmed        
           

 

OUTLINE OF MEETINGS FOR 2012

DATE
VENUE (Host School) Speaker Speaker from: Topic Comments
Wed 18 April University of Melbourne Dr Andrew Drinnan University of Melbourne Botany Practical Workshop (Botany ideas and pracs you can easily do at school)  
Wed 16 May Presbyterian Ladies' College (PLC), Burwood

Dr Anthony Verberne
(Assoc. Prof.)

University of Melbourne Homeostasis: Neural Control of Blood Pressure and Glucose Levels  
Thurs 23 Aug GTAC (University High School), Parkville Dr Alex Johnson University of Melbourne Breeding Crops for Better Nutrition: Applying Gene Technology  
Tues 18 Sept

Shelford Girls' Grammar School, Caulfield

Maria James VCAA The Updated Biology Study Design Explained and Questions Answered  
Tues 13 Nov Wesley College,
Glen Waverley
Rowan Ogeil   Mechanisms of sleep disruption in ecstasy users: The role of genetics and the body clock Followed by end of year dinner (see below)
Tues 13 Nov Refer to email sent to Biology Network members on 29 October 2012     End of Year Dinner RSVP required
           
  Details of future meetings will be added after venues and speakers have been confirmed        
           

 

OUTLINE OF MEETINGS FOR 2011

DATE
VENUE (Host School) Speaker Speaker from: Topic Comments
Wed 2nd March St Leonard's College, Brighton Helen Silvester Mentone Girls Grammar School Games and Demonstrations for Units 3 & 4 Biology Summary document (password protected)
Mon 2 May Coburg Senior High School Dr Hamsa Puthalakath La Trobe University, Bundoora Apoptosis in Health and Disease Copy of presentation
Sun 22 May Kinglake National Park (Excursion) Park Ranger: Ion Maher Parks Victoria Bushfire Recovery (plant adaptations, succession, regrowth, new species) Field notes
Wed 1 June MacRobertson Girls High School Professor Ian Woodrow University of Melbourne Photosynthesis and Energy Transformations Copy of presentation
Tues 21 June Balwyn High School Networking and open discussion N/A Exam Review (feedback to VCAA)  
Wed 27 July Elwood College

Maria James

Biology Resources Workshop

VCAA

Q&A session with Maria James
followed by a
Biology Resources Writing Workshop

NOTE:
Q&A session went for the whole meeting and so no Workshop was held
Thurs 25 Aug Melbourne Museum Priscilla Gaff Melbourne Museum Biology Teaching, Multimedia and Museums Limited to 30 attendees
Thurs 20 Oct Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak Dr Jeff Craig Murdoch Children's Research Institute Epigenetics Copy of presentation will be made available soon
Tues 8 Nov The King David School (Magid Institute, Senior School) Professor Paul Gleeson University of Melbourne The transport highways of living cells: Relevance to cell function, development and disease Copy of presentation
Wed 7 Dec   End of Year Dinner Riversdale Thai