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ASE Northern Ireland Conference 2017 - St. Mary's University College, Belfast

Friday 23rd June 2017

Join us in Belfast for our biennial CPD conference for primary and post-primary science teachers and technicians. Save the date!

Time: registration from 8.30am, start 9.15 am and finish 3.30pm 

Location : St. Mary's University College, Belfast, BT12 6FE View directions and map

How to Book:

To register please email Lorna Monroe, ASE Northern Ireland Secretary at lornamonroe@yahoo.co.uk. Register before Saturday 1st April 2017 to receive the early bird rate.

 

Conference Rates (inc. VAT)Early bird (Ends 1st April 2017)Standard
ASE member  £20 £25
non-member  £40 £50
Programme  - 23 June 2017

Post Primary Programme

This conference allows a wide choice of workshops for post-primary delegates. Please come and take the opportunity to keep up-to-date with key recent developments in your specialist subject areas.

Workshops available:

  • A-Level Biology Practical Techniques - Michaela Robinson (Timstar) - PCR and electrophoresis
  • New and old Biology Techniques – Gerard Hughes Sentinus (GCSE Biology)
  • Chemistry Practical in the GCSE Classroom – Dr Peter Hoare, Chemistry Outreach Officer, RSC Spectroscopy in a Suitcase NE Region, University of Newcastle
  • Support for the New Applied Science A Level - Declan McGeown (RSC) -Organic chemistry for non-chemists for CCEA Life and Health A22 organic chemistry module
  • Astro Academy: Principia A full introduction to the unique free resource. Leanne Hawthorne, National Space Academy
  • Workshop for Physics specialists and non-specialists al ikeSandra O’Connell and Sue McGrath, IOP (Physics on Stage)
  • Enhancing Teaching and Learning through the use of ipads – iTeach
  • Enhancing learning and workflow with Office 365 and G Suite (formerly Google Apps) - Esther Woodhouse – C2K
  • Update on CCEA NEW GCSE Science Grading and Processes – Roger McCune and Kevin Henderson, Qualification and Skills Accreditation
  • Differentiate for the more able in your classroom - Tracey Baxter, Chair of ASE North West Committee- Stretch and challenge for high achievers
  • A holistic cross curricular view of Differentiation -Collette Thompson- Differentiation
  • Improving Exam Performance - Alistair McLachlan (ASE NW Committee) - Memory skills and revision techniques
  • Developing Thinking and Enquiry Skills in KS3 Science Adam Little - National Science Learning Centre
  • Outdoor Learning in the Secondary Classroom - Dr Katherine Forsey, Outdoor learning expert
  • AfL for the 21st Century – Supporting progress through the use of ipads – Edel Mc Inerney, Campbell College, Belfast.
  • Support for the New Applied Science A Level - Phillip Rushworth, CCEA Principal Moderator, will be doing a session on Life and Health Sciences A21 Scientific method, investigation analysis and evaluation

Plus a range of Frontier Lectures in Biology, Chemistry and Physics linked to the new CCEA A2 specifications.

Primary Programme

Short of time, resources and inspiration? The ASE conference offers a day of informative, fun and interactive workshops and talks. New, free, cross curricular resources will be introduced and there will be opportunities to try out relevant topic based activities for all key stages.

Puppets or Pox? Chemistry or Crunch Kit? New resources or old inventors? Indoors or out? The choice is yours.

Workshops include

  • Chemistry in your shopping basket - Dr Peter Hoare, Chemistry Outreach Officer, RSC Spectroscopy in a Suitcase NE Region, University of Newcastle
  • What's in your tray? Outdoor Learning in the Primary Classroom - Dr Katherine Forsey, Outdoor learning expert
  • Come and meet Daisy and find out how she can help you teach about digestion - John Sandford, Vice Principal, Andrews Memorial Primary School, Comber
  • Playful science in Foundations Stage Liz Braniff, St Theresa’s Primary School, Belfast and PSTT teaching fellow.
  • iWonder: creative enquiry in the modern classroom - Úna Méabh O'Hanlon, iTeach
  • Why you'll never catch smallpox - Marianne Cutler, Director Curriculum Innovation ASE, an immersive, cross-curricular approach to learning science (free resources provided)Creative Science for young children using stories, songs and puppets.- Jo Williams, Millgate House Education,
  • Irish Scientists – The first XI, Matthew Miskimmin. This is a presentation of the project undertaken by the Newtownards Area Primary Cluster. It includes practical lessons for F1, KS1 and KS2 (free resources provided)
  • Innovative activities with the Datalogger - Lee Grahame, Data Harvest
  • New Primary resources for Science - Jody Whiteford, Curriculum team, CCEA
  • How to use your Crunch Kit - Alison Scott, Welcome Trust. These kits, with activities and practical activities, were sent to all schools in the UK. This workshop will describe how you can use it in your classroom
  • Primary Science Idea Webs – Declan McGeown, Chemistry Outreach Officer, RSC NI, Queen’s University Belfast. This workshop will look at how you can fit chemistry into the WAU thematic units
  • Creative Science for young children using stories, songs and puppets - Jo Williams, Millgate House Education
  • Irish Scientists – The first XI, Matthew Miskimmin. This is a presentation of the project undertaken by the Newtownards Area Primary Cluster. It includes practical lessons for F1, KS1 and KS2 (free resources provided)
  • Innovative activities with the Datalogger - Lee Grahame, Data Harvest
  • New Primary resources for Science - Jody Whiteford, Curriculum team, CCEA
  • How to use your Crunch Kit - Alison Scott, Welcome Trust sent these kits with activities and practical activities to all schools in the UK. This workshop will describe how you can use it in your classroom
  • Primary Science Idea Webs –Declan McGeown, Chemistry Outreach Officer, RSC NI, Queen’s University Belfast. This workshop will look at how you can fit chemistry into the WAU thematic units.