New ASE website - Get involved!
Working closely with HQ staff and ASE officers, netXtra, an award winning developer, has constructed a new, modern, interactive and user-friendly website. After many months of planning and development, the new ASE website is now live. Click here to see it!
Are you an ASE member? Have you experienced all the new website has to offer? If not, log in now and join in the discussion! Once you register to use the site and log in as a member, you will be able to participate in the ASE Forum, view the members area, and receive discounts when booking the annual conference or buying books. Also, ASE members are able to view Membership Groups - an area of the site which caters to different areas of membership interests. New areas of the site are being added each day, so please check back for more events, documents, and useful information. Log in as a member and get involved!
There are other ways of staying up-to-date with the ASE. Follow us on Twitter or befriend us on Facebook.
Not a member? Why not join? Click here to learn more.
ASE Regional Events
Have you checked out the Region pages on the new website? Each region features documents, events, and links. Regional forums are also available for ASE members.
Click here to view a list of upcoming regional events and stay tuned to your region page for more events.
Are you a trainee teacher or an NQT? Do the NQTs in your department know about ASE's Publications? ASE publishes books that support excellent teaching and learning in science. For example, The ASE Guides to Primary and Secondary Science Education provide essential information on policy, planning and practice - providing relevant discussion and support for teacher educators, trainee teachers, newly qualified or experienced teachers. The Guides are available at a special discount to trainee teachers joining ASE. Click here to view all publications available from ASE.
Schoolscience Gets Facelift!
Schoolscience.co.uk has had a face lift, complete with botox, aromatherapy, new suede shoes and a hairdo. The site structure is revised and simplified. A new Teacher Zone keeps all the professional teaching resources (the boring bits) away from the curriculum content. All the thumbnail images have been changed with more appealing images. A new 14-16 section has been added and all cobwebs removed. The subject classifications have been reduced and simplified. Please email the Editor with any comments on the new site. We value your views.
Free CPD offered to primary, secondary and Post 16 teachers of science gives you the chance to review your own teaching practice and improve your practical science teaching. Getting Practical trainers will be offering courses from October 2010 onwards in your local area; visit our website to see where and when. New dates are added regularly so do check back to see what is on offer; and visit the resources section to see the materials offered by our partner organisations to help you teach effective practical science.
LabSkills - Free chemistry e-learning resource for secondary schools
The RSC is making one USB stick of resources promoting best practice in laboratory skills available free of charge to every secondary school and post 16 college in the UK. The resources are ideal as pre-lab activities at post 16 level and also useful for younger age groups. Make sure your school receives theirs. Visit www.discoverlabskills.org to find out more and to register your school.
Upd8 Your Science Lessons!
Primary upd8 is a series of high-quality, engaging science activities for 5 to 11 year olds, based on current events or an everyday life context to help you make your science lessons more enjoyable and relevant. For more information, to subscribe, or to download two free sample activities, go to www.primaryupd8.org.uk.