April 2013 2 23 April 2013
ASE Northern Ireland Conference – One Stop Shop for all your Science CPD needs!

ASE Northern Ireland Conference – One Stop Shop for all your Science CPD needs!

Join us on 7th June, St Mary's University College, Belfast for a Conference designed to meet a range of learning needs all in one day! ASE members price just £30 (£40 non-members). What's happening:

  • For Primary - Let's get more Science into the World Around Us! How about teaching some literacy, numeracy and thinking skills through Science? Need ideas for STEM events? All workshops include lots of simple and fun ideas for practical skills based activities.
  • For Post-Primary - Lots of ideas for improving exam results! Controlled assessments, 6 mark questions, earth physics, independent learning skills for post 16. Need to make science more interesting and interactive for your pupils? Lots of practical ideas, enquiry based learning strategies, using ipads, dataloggers, gadgets and gizmos. Alternatively, why not just update your science knowledge at our Frontier Lectures?
  • For Technicians - Simon Quinnell from the NSLC - Gadgets and Gizmos, lots of fun practical ideas for Science Clubs and Open Evenings. Would you like to gain more recognition for your skills through RSciTech?

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Speakers Announced for ASE Summer Celebration Conference!

Speakers Announced for ASE Summer Celebration Conference!

  • Astonomer Royal, Professor Lord Martin Rees of Ludlow & Salters' Professor of Science Education at the University of York, Professor Robin Millar debate the 80:20 divide
  • Brenda Keogh & Stuart Naylor from Millgate House challenge perceptions of school science
  • Professor Sir John Holman, Chemistry Professor & Senior Education Adviser for The Wellcome Trust focuses on accountability in science
  • Simon Mayo, BBC radio presenter and author of children's books ITCH (the element hunting, accidental hero) and ITCH ROCKS, talks about how scientific ideas and facts can be woven into exciting fiction for young audiences. 

More speakers to be confirmed. Conference takes place between the 27-28th June 2013 at the Universtiy of Hertfordshire. Delegate Packages start from £285 for ASE members.

  • Gold partner AQA joins us this summer in leading discussions on the future of science education. AQA are shaping qualifications that offer teachers the space to innovate and inspire students. Inviting the scientific community, politicians and industry professionals as well as teachers to their facilitated sessions, they intend to stimulate debate on relevant topics to suit the classroom, progression, and emerging needs in industry.

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Develop your science teaching with resources from the ASE Bookshop

Develop your science teaching with resources from the ASE Bookshop

  • Save £5.50 when you buy Biology: Ideas and Experiments ‘...this book should be on the shelf of all science department libraries.' SSR, June 2011. This collection of ‘Biology Notes' and ‘Science Notes' from past issues of ASE's journal School Science Review provides ideas for practical biology and developing scientific enquiry. The activities will motivate and enthuse students to leave the classroom still asking questions and seeking answers, and to move them along the path to becoming more independent learners. Only £23 for ASE members (normally 28.50)
  • Special Offer School Chemistry Experiments A collection of tried and tested chemistry experiments that will enhance your chemistry lessons. Only £15 for ASE Members (£20 non-members, standard RRP £25) This offer is available for a limited period. 

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The Great Bug Hunt, Real World Learning and more from SchoolScience.co.uk

The Great Bug Hunt, Real World Learning and more from SchoolScience.co.uk

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CEO Report April 2013

CEO Report April 2013

  • Much activity has taken place on the response to the consultation on the Draft National Curriculum for England. ASE has been working with SCORE on a response, drawing on the views of members in committees and as individuals. ASE's relationships with other bodies, including the Council for Subject Associations and the Primary groupings have been very important. During the consultation period, many organisations have asked for ASE's input into their conferences and discussions, so the CEO has spoken at conferences run by the Westminster Education Forum, at a conference for Academies and Free Schools and at the Hazards Forum and has written articles including one for the website policy.co.uk on issues related to the new curriculum.
  • Back at HQ the preparations for the ASE Summer Celebration Conference are under way in earnest. Booking is proceeding briskly and the detailed programming is taking place. The University of Hertfordshire should provide an excellent, comfortable backdrop to the event. Alongside this, work is continuing on the Practical Science transition project with CLEAPPS funded by AZSTT and work has progressed on both primary science assessment and a potential Secondary Science Quality Mark.

ASE News

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ASE Response to Government's draft National Curriculum - The aims need to be clear

ASE Response to Government's draft National Curriculum - The aims need to be clear

18 Apr 2013

ASE responds to the consultation on the draft National Curriculum. ASE Chief Executive comments on the need for clear aims and support in a period of change.

ASE Elections 2013

ASE Elections 2013

04 Apr 2013

Get involved with your ASE! Nominate yourself or another member to be ASE's future Chair or a member of Assembly.

The curriculum, politics and climate change

The curriculum, politics and climate change

28 Mar 2013

Annette Smith, ASE CEO talks about keeping the Politics out of climate change education and how ASE will continue to support teachers teach the important issues in politics.co.uk article.

Whizz-Bang at ASE Scotland Annual Conference!

Whizz-Bang at ASE Scotland Annual Conference!

20 Mar 2013

2 Whizz-bangs, 17 marvellous molecules and 13 Aberdeen Schools awarded Primary Science Quality Mark – 1 Amazing ASE Scotland Annual Conference 2013.

ASE Events

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24 Apr 2013
Presentation and Teachmeet at Thinktank Science Museum in Birmingham

Location : Thinktank Science Museum, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham B4 7XG

Learn something new, be amazed, amused and enthused at this informal gathering of those curious about science teaching and technology. There will also be a 15 minute presentation by Professor Anthony Hilton

15 May 2013
Cambridge Assessment Event - It doesn't add up

Location : The British Library, London

Math skills are coreto our understanding of other subjects and integral to the vitality of a modern economy. But is the right maths being taught in schools today?

07 Jun 2013
ASE Northern Ireland Conference 2013

Location : St. Mary's University College, Belfast

This is a “One Stop Shop” CPD event for the proactive Primary and Post-Primary Science teacher and technician.

14 Jun 2013
Primary Science Annual Conference 2013

Location : National Science Learning Centre, York

14th June This conference will focus on the new National Curriculum for primary science and aim to support teachers in making sense of the new requirements and how to translate the content into exciting and innovative classroom practice.

27 Jun 2013 - 28 Jun 2013
ASE Summer Celebration Conference 2013 - The future. For science education

Location : University of Hertfordshire

The ASE are celebrating in 2013. Join us for debates, practicals, workshops and a tweet-up picnic at the ASE Summer Celebration Conference for a one-time only event for Science Educators to discuss the future of science education. Only 500 places available.

04 Jul 2013 - 05 Jul 2013
ASE National Technicians Conference 2013

Location : National Science Learing Centre, York

The programme includes a wide variety of relevant workshops and lectures including keynote lectures by Professor Kathy Sykes, Dr David Jenkins from the University of York and Chris Peel the former technician advisor at CLEAPSS. There will also be an ASE TeachMeet at the NSLC on the evening of 4th July 2013. It is open to all Technicians, not just those attending the conference. 4 July 2013 at National Science Learning Centre 9am-4pm. All workshops and keynote lectures will be held at the National Science Learning Centre in York.

18 Jul 2013

Location : The Historic Dockyard, Chatham

Does your organisation support the delivery of STEM activities in secondary and/or primary schools in Kent and Medway? Would you like the opportunity to share what you do with them?

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