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Primary Science Annual Conference 2016 - National STEM Learning Centre

Friday 1st July 2016

The defining conference for primary science, helping teachers and leaders inspire pupils, develop cross-curricular approaches and tackle the science curriculum. This successful Annual event is jointly organised by the National STEM Learning Centre and the Association for Science Education (ASE).

Primary Area 2014 - 2 - Professional DevelopmentTime: 09.30 – 16.15

Venue: National STEM Learning Centre, University of York, YO10 5DD View map and directions

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Course code - NY007 / A15

Please contact enquiries@slcs.ac.uk for more information.

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Conference RatesFee

Conference fee

£250 + VAT

ENTHUSE Bursaries are available for £283 for maintained schools.

Outcomes

You will be able to:

  • inspire children and colleagues to enjoy science
  • tackle the new science curriculum with confidence
  • use a range of creative and cross-curricular approaches to science
  • share best practice with other primary teachers and explore new resources
Provisional Programme 

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Keynote 

AWEsome Primary Science – what can we do to create or maximise the experience?

Session summary: The focus of this keynote will be on inspiring science learning – in ourselves, in our children and in our colleagues. This 3-part keynote will explore:

  • the role of inspirational others in enhancing our approaches to working scientifically 
  • the role of wonder in developing children’s investigations
  • our role in facilitating peer-to-peer professional development

Dr Lynne Bianchi

Optional Sessions: 11:10am – 12:00pm

Session A - Tinker Tailor Robot Pi – exploring a curriculum for science & engineering in primary school

Dr Lynne Bianchi and Julie Wiskow

Session B - Developing budding scientists

Di Stead (Di Stead Science) and Lois Kelly (Kelly Consulting & Training) – Education Consultants

Session C - Tim Peake and Space as a context for practical science

Rachel Jackson - Primary Specialist, ESERO-UK

Session D - Supermarket science

Yolande Ifold (B.Ed; M.Phil) - Primary Science Consultant, National STEM Learning Centre 

Optional sessions: 13:25 – 14:15

Session F - Bright ideas in primary science

Helen Wilson - Principal Lecturer: Science Education, Oxford Brookes University

Session G (repeated again as L) - Stick man science

Dr Katherine Forsey - Education & Outreach Consultant

Session H - More questions than answers

Christopher Smith - Science Subject Leader, Mulbarton Junior School

Session I - Dissection in the primary classroom

Zoe Giannoulis - Science Leader Prior Weston Primary School

Optional sessions: 14:20 – 15:10

Session J - Taking science home: inspiring families to raise engagement in science

Jane Winter - Primary Professional Development Leader, CIEC

Session K - Biographies enhancing science

Di Stead (Di Stead Science) and Lois Kelly (Kelly Consulting & Training)

Session L - Stick man science

Dr Katherine Forsey - Education & Outreach Consultant

Session M - Learning from Barrow, Stoke and Lowestoft engineering projects

Steve Smyth, Jen Smyth and Lynda Mann - Royal Academy of Engineering Consultants

Keynote

The thinking, doing, talking science project

Helen Wilson - Principal Lecturer: Science Education, Oxford Brookes University

Session Summary: Win, win, win: primary science lessons that teachers and pupils enjoy more and also improve pupil attainment.