Upcoming Area Conferences in March
The Scottish Science Education Conference: Science without Limits will take place at the Crieff Hydro Hotel on March 4-5, 2011. To book online, click here.You can also register in person on the day of the conference.
The East of England Science & CPD Conference will take place at Stewards School, Harlow on Saturday 5th March 2011. Click here for more information, including the conference programme. Online booking is now available. You can also register in person on the day of the conference.
Northern Ireland Conference 2011 will be held on 11th March 2011 in Belfast. Click here for more information. Booking has now closed.
The Northern Area Science & CPD Conference will take place at Science Learning Centre North West, Didsbury on Saturday 26th March 2011. This event is sold out. A waiting list is available.
For more information about Area Conferences, including more information about the Primary Science & Design and Technology Conference, National Technicians Conference (in association with the NSLC), and South East Area Science & CPD Conference, please click here.
Are you a Chartered Science Teacher?
CSciTeach is a chartered designation which recognises the unique combination of skills, knowledge, understanding and expertise that is required by individuals involved in the specific practice and advancement of science teaching and learning. The next deadline for CSciTeach in 2011 is March 3. Missed this deadline? The next opportunity to submit applications will be on June 2.
Show your commitment to CPD - Apply today!
Subsidise your ASE subscription!
Claim back your tax relief now. It is worth 20% to a basic rate taxpayer.If you have not claimed previously, you may be able to make a claim going back for the last six years!
Click here to find out how to claim!
ASE Online - Becta Legacy Science Resources now on the ASE website
Becta, the government agency that developed the innovative use of technology throughout learning, closed on January 31, 2011. The ASE has uploaded a selection of science education resources that Becta produced to our website. Resources include: the Hard To Teach (2008) series, Science Symbols in Different Languages, and additional resources such as ICT in Primary Science: A Pupil’s Entitlement (April 2009), ICT in Secondary Science: A Pupil’s Entitlement (April 2009) and the 21st Century Teacher: Science (March 2010) – a booklet introducing new technology for science teachers.
Click here to view Becta Legacy Science Resources
ASE Online - New Safety Resource available for members
Health and Safety Resources for ASE members are also being continually updated. New this month for members - The Chemicals List table from Safety in Science Education, DfEE, as revised by the Laboratory Safeguards Committee.
ASE's resources are all a part of ASE Online. Login and get involved today!
ASE Journals Update
This month sees the publication of the two latest ASE journals! February's Education in Science features news from the ASE Online as well as keeping you up to date with what is happening in science education.
Science Teacher Education (STE) no. 60 is now live - containing articles about science and sustainability, the Government White Paper, CPD, lessons for chemistry and much more. If you don't already subscribe, click onto the issue cover and look at the sample articles.
Have you seen the new issue of School Science Review? The theme is small-scale science. Click here to view samples or login to view the full journal.
Click here to view the journals area and download free samples.
New books - get yours today!
ASE members benefit from discounted prices on all ASE Publications and lower prices on selected titles from leading publishers. For example, the new editions of the ASE Guides to Science Education are £19.00 for members and £25.00 for non members. Be sure to take advantage of this member’s benefit!
ASE’s new titles for 2011 are:
To view all publications available from ASE, please click here.
Café ASE is an informal new discussion event in London that aims to provide ASE members with a forum to express their views on science education. Based on the Café Scientifique model, the meetings start with a short presentation from an influential teacher or policy maker and then open up into a discussion, with questions and comments from the audience. Many thanks to all those that made the first Café ASE such a success.
Alom Shaha, Science Teacher, Film Maker and Writer, will present What’s the Point of Science? at the next Café ASE on Thursday 10th March 2011 at 6.45pm at Waterstones Bookshop (2nd Floor), Gower Street, WC1E 6EQ. Admission is free; you don’t need tickets, just turn up.
For more information, click here.
Getting Practical - Free resources and CPD courses
FREE copies of SCORE' ‘Practical work in Science’ and ‘Practical work in Primary Science’ resources books are still available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request your copy.
Getting Practical CPD courses are still available to primary and secondary science teachers across England, free of charge. Click here to see what is available in your area.
The latest issue of EiS features the latest on how Getting Practical is being embedded in CPD courses run by other organisations and how Getting Practical has been used to support Triple Science as part of a LSN funded network.
Click here to visit the Getting Practical website.
The Great Bug Hunt 2011
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