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ASE Conference: Real Science, Real Scientists and Real Jobs - Loughborough High School

Saturday 18th March 2017

Cost effective science CPD - The theme of this conference is 'Real Science, Real Scientists and Real Jobs – how to build STEM into your existing science curriculum'. Join us for workshops catered for both primary and secondary teachers at this half-day STEM conference. Registration includes free resources to take-away.

Venue: Loughborough High School, Burton Walks, Loughborough, LE11 2DU View Campus Map

Time: 09.30am - 13.00pm (to be confirmed)

Booking: Register via Eventbrite

Target audience: Teachers of all age groups

Contact: Tanya Dempster CSciTeach,  Field Officer North and East Midlands (Region 16)

Conference RatesFeeResources
Members £40.00

Complimentary ASE publications for all full fee paying delegates. If you're primary level you will receieve the The Wallbook of Science and Engineering. 11-19 teachers will receive The Language of Mathematics in Science and Big Questions DVD. 

Non members £80.00
Trainee Members £5.00 Regrettably reduced delegate rates do not include complimentary resources.
Trainee Non members £12.00

Confirmed Workshops

More workshops to be confirmed.

1. The Language of Mathematics in Science

Presenter: Richard Needham CSciTeach, Science Education Consultant
Throughout The Language of Mathematics in Science project we have worked with teachers to find out how they approach mathematics in their classrooms. There are numerous ways being tried to help students apply their mathematical skills and improve science learning. In this workshop we will try out some of the approaches being developed, and explore some of the remaining challenges. (Target audience: 11- 16)

2. Sharing our passion for getting kids into the STEM agenda

Presenter: Claire Oldham, Director of Discovery from Twycross Zoo
The Royal Society reported that the number of students choosing to study science in England is falling highlighting a number of issues from lack of specialist teaching through to insufficient careers advice. As a response Twycross Zoo developed a programme that would inspire secondary students around science by getting them to use the latest technology while doing “real science” jobs for a day, as well as providing the specialist knowledge and careers information that would be helpful. The programme developed has now engaged hundreds of students and has a very high success rate of ‘turning students on’ to science, as shown by the evaluations. (Target audience: secondary)

3. Ideas and Activities to promote and encourage gender balance in STEM subjects

Presenters: Sue Woolhouse,  Rebecca Peacock and Helen Pollard from the Institute of Physics
Familiarise yourself with the results and recommendations from recent research into gender balance in Physics, and then apply it to your preferred Key Stage by designing some practical ideas for immediate use in the classroom and improve your uptake of STEM subjects by girls. (Target audience: all Key Stages)

4. Medical Mavericks: Inside the NHS!

Presenter: Tom Warrender, Classroom Medics
Come and meet the Medical Mavericks and discover the amazing careers in the NHS that you never knew existed... and that are accessible with grades A-C (or is that levels 1-5!) in Maths, English and Science, making them more accessible to to many more of your students. Pick up some fab free posters and resources as well as play with some real medical kit! You can record an ECG from your heart, see inside your own eye with an ophthalmoscope attached to an iPhone (Get it... eye-phone!!!!) and try your hand at suturing -that's stitching to you and me! (Target audience: secondary)

5. Stories to promote STEM with primary pupils      

Presenter: Jane winter CSciTeach
Jane is an experienced primary co-ordinator This session will enable you to go away with ideas about developing literacy and numeracy skills in a  STEM enquiry based learning context. (Target audience: Primary)

6. Primary science is real science

Presenter: Heidi Dobbs
A hands-on session demonstrating practical activities that can be carried out in primary schools to deliver the chemistry aspects of the National Curriculum. (Target audience: primary)

7. Engaging pupils in STEM through global challenges

Presenter: Philip O’Reilly
This hands-on practical workshop from development charity Practical Action will demonstrate how you can enrich your STEM teaching by embedding global issues I your lesson and activities.  Suitable for ages 8-14 their popular STEM challenges including the Squashed Tomato challenge, Plastics challenge,  Beat the Flood and Floating Garden challenge are designed to fit the curriculum but ae flexible enough to be used in STEM clubs, for collapsed curriculum day and transition.  All resources are FREE to download  and include teacher's notes, pupil worksheets, PowerPoints and even certificates.  Most are also accredited for the CREST award scheme. (Target Audience upper primary, lower secondary)

8. Bringing the real world of STEM into the classroom

Presenter: Judith Payne
Helping young people to make the link between what they are learning in the STEM subjects and how they are applied in real life can increase motivation and achievement in the classroom as well as opening your student's minds to the exciting opportunities that a career in STEM industries can bring.  Come and find out how you can use STEM Ambassadors and the Crest Award scheme to help your students to make those connections and bring STEM to life in your school. (Target Audience 11- 18.)