ASE East Anglia Area Conference 2014 - Ipswich School, Ipswich
Saturday 26th April 2014
Join us for a half day, CPD event at Ipswich School, Ipswich. An all new event for primary, secondary and cross-phase teachers. Special trainee rates available.
Venue: Ipswich School, 25 Henley Rd, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 3SG View map
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|Provisional Programme - 26 April 2014|
09:15-09:55 Keynote – TBA: Dr Chris Harrison, ASE Chair and KCL
Chris worked in secondary schools for 13 years before joining KCL to run the Biology Education section. Her teaching and research have centred on assessment, science education, cognitive acceleration and the use of text and TV in classrooms. She is interested in professional learning, in working collaboratively with teachers and in ensuring effective knowledge transfer.
Primary (A1) Cup cake science: Steve Marshall
This session will explore this latest phenomenon within our science lessons, using cup cake cups for investigating, making cupcakes in classroom for science and even decorating as a way of stimulating pupil recording creatively. Come and be challenged and relaxed. Even a chance to taste.
Primary (A2) Astroscience: Claire Seeley
Never has space been more exciting: singing astronauts, voyager leaving the solar system, Virgin Ga-lactic…. Practical ideas for bringing astronomy alive in your classroom explaining cross-curricular links between maths, literacy and science.
Cross phase (A3) Developing SMSC aspects of learning in science through enquiry-based learning: Kevin Blogg
The Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of pupils have always been a key element of the work of schools, and continues to be a focus of OFSTED inspections. The DfE notes that when children are engaged in spiritual development “their curiosity about themselves and their place in the world increases, they try to answer for themselves some of life's fundamental questions.” This is also the territory of science education, which makes science an ideal vehicle for SMSC development. Come and explore practical, thought provoking and practical ways of furthering this development.
Secondary (A4) Update on A level and GCSE: OCR
This session will provide a generic update on the GCSE reforms in science and the redeveloped A levels. Followed by an update on how OCR are responding and what we are currently proposing for our new science qualifications.
Secondary (A5) Practical work – what is the point?: Richard Needham
Since the ASE’s Getting Practical project, there have been many developments around the use of prac-tical work in teaching and learning science. It has become the focus of attention for many within science education and this is leading to a better understanding of the ‘what’, ‘how’ and ‘why’, but also highlighting concerns about assessment and resourcing. This session takes an in depth look at one practical activity to explore some of these issues. It also explains different ways the activity can be used in teaching to focus on different learning outcomes.
11:00-11:30 Coffee and Exhibition
Primary (B1) From Sc1 to Working Scientifically: Liz Lawrence
How different is working scientifically from what I already do? What changes will I need to make? How can I support pupils and colleagues in moving towards working scientifically? This workshop will use discussion and practical activities to help you to answer these (and other) questions.
Primary (B2) GET OUT: Naomi Hiscock
The new curriculum provides a greater emphasis for teachers to take science learning outside the classroom. This session will explore the opportunities that teachers can build into their curriculum for different phases and considers the implications for implementing outdoor learning.
Cross phase (B3) AfL in the science classroom: Chris Harrison
It’s now 15 years since Inside the Black Box indicated the way that teachers should use assessment to promote and support learning. This session will look back over the last 15 years, see what lessons have been learnt about classroom assessment and reflect on how innovative teachers have utilised the power of AfL in their classrooms. It will then look forward into our new national curriculum and think about how we might use AfL to ensure we keep our focus on learning.
Secondary (B4) SOLO taxonomy and science: Doug Cremin
What is it and how can it help me and my pupils? How is it different to Bloom's and why is it suitable for learners of all ages? Using examples from my own teaching practice I will try to show you how SOLO can take you from shallow to deep understanding.
Secondary (B5) 10 practicals to do before you die: Nick O’Brien
"Is it the whoosh bottle? How about dissecting a heart? I've always loved the Doppler Ball." In this session, we aim to show you not only how to set these practicals and demonstrations up, but also give you practical tips to help you instil awe and wonder in your lessons. We will also look at ways we can make these integral learning opportunities rather than just 'whizz/bang' party pieces.
12:30-13:00 Coffee and Exhibition
13:00-13:30 Plenary - Science Magic: Matt Pritchard
Join Dr Matt Pritchard, an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle and science communicator, as he performs and explains a wealth of science sorcery and maths magic. These simple yet effective illusions will be easy to implement in your classroom at no cost. The tricks are designed to boost both engagement and critical thinking in the students.