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!
- 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.
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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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.