Jim Sturgiss



Member since
25/10/2015

Jim Sturgiss

Aligning practice for better outcomes.

Improving outcomes through aligned teaching practice synergies.

Jim is an educational researcher and independent educational consultant. A recipient of the NSW PTC Distinguished Service Award for leadership in delivering targeted professional learning to teachers, he works with schools to align assessment, reporting and learning practice. He has been a DoE Senior Assessment Advisor where he developed many statewide assessments, (ESSA, SNAP, ELLA, BST) and as Coordinator: Analytics where he developed reports to schools for statewide assessments and NAPLAN.

Selected NSW Department of Education and Communities appointments
2015                            Analytics, Systems and Development Coordinator 
2012 – 2013                School Assessment Design and Development Acting Coordinator (ESSA)
2007 – 2010                Head Teacher Science, Newtown High School of Performing Arts
2004 – 2005                Senior Assessment Officer, Computer Skills Assessment (CSA6)
2004                            Test Development Officer, Secondary Numeracy Assessment Program (SNAP)
2000 – 2004                Head Teacher Science, Concord High School 
1998 – 2000                Senior Assessment Officer, English Language and Literacy Assessment (ELLA)

Teaching Qualifications
1993 – 1997                M.Ed. (Hons) University of New England (Thesis: Literacy & learning in Science) 
1979                            Dip. Ed. University of Wollongong
1976 – 1978                B.Sc. University of Wollongong (Majors in Chemistry and Bioenergetics)

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Killer Depth Studies and SRPs
by Manuela Fuchs on 10/01/2019

Well presented, exellent info, great organisation. Excellent to go home with a finished Depth Study

Killer Depth Studies and SRPs
by Daniela Payne on 10/01/2019

Great practical tools to make use of straight away. Communication was excellent

Killer Depth Studies and SRPs
10/01/2019

It was very useful to apply what we had covered in the morning in the afternoon to plannning a depty study. A goal at a time.

Killer Depth Studies and SRPs
10/01/2019

Plenty of resources procided on site. Plenty of examples given

Stage 6 Science Programming & Depth Studies
by Jade Wallis on 08/01/2019

Excellent sharing of resources. All online accessable for later and could refer to while going. Excellent time for programming wich teacher never have enough time for.

Stage 6 Science Programming & Depth Studies
08/01/2019

Relaxed presentation style, ample time and assistance. This course came at a great time. I will be using the resouces with my collegues

Stage 6 Science Programming & Depth Studies
by lindy virtue on 08/01/2019

AMAZING! Learnt more today than days of meetings and programming. Jim makes everything clear , both for teachers and kids. All enquiry based learning.

Stage 6 Science Programming & Depth Studies
by Talia Gusen on 08/01/2019

Wonderful ideas and great collaboration! Very helpful and gives a much better idea of how to structure Stage 6 programs.

Stage 6 Science Programming & Depth Studies
by Lauren Rawling on 08/01/2019

Jim was excellent with providing examples and outlining various pedagogical methods. I got a lot out of this course and found it interesting and very helpful!

Stage 6 Science Programming & Depth Studies
08/01/2019

Content excellent. Presentation – challenging to locate some material

Planning for inquiry learning
08/01/2019

Wonderful content. Very grateful for the time afforded to putting what we had learned in the am session into practice in the pm section of the day

Planning for inquiry learning
by Nicholas wilks on 08/01/2019

Great presenter!

Planning for inquiry learning
by helen sharkey on 08/01/2019

5 E’s concept was great! Hyperlinks in programs was also great.

Planning for inquiry learning
by Amanda Ghorra on 08/01/2019

Jim was very thorough and presentation material was relevant. Some great examples used which I can use

Planning for inquiry learning
08/01/2019

Very knowledgeable presenter

Planning for inquiry learning
08/01/2019

Great to get insight to Inquiry based syllabus and planning

Planning for inquiry learning
08/01/2019
Planning for Inquiry Learning - Jim Sturgiss
22/12/2018

Excellent

Killer Depth Studies and SRPs - Jim Sturgiss
22/12/2018

Helpful and reassuring that I’m in the right track re depth studies

Killer Depth Studies and SRPs - Jim Sturgiss
22/12/2018

Quality was ok. Completing the online course caused a few issues and was not easy to first follow. Some things didn’t work at first. Relevance was ok. A lot of it was re-iterating the syllabus and NESA. I found it was good to have a comprehensive ‘document’ on depth studies as a whole.