ASE e-newsletter 01 February 2012

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Available for a limited time - special books prices for ASE members!

Available for a limited time - special books prices for ASE members!

The ASE Annual Conference was a great opportunity to browse the display of ASE’s publications. If you couldn’t attend, now is the time to look at the Publications Catalogues for books to support your teaching. To download the catalogues, click here.
Available for a limited time - special prices for ASE members on these publications!

ASE/SEP CD for Heads of Science now £15.00
Science Crosswords now £6.00
Nature in a Changing Climate, Phenology Uncovered now £12.00

Place your order before 31 March 2012!
Reviews of new titles from ASE are on the website here.
Remember ASE members enjoy substantial discounts on all resources in the online bookshop.

Primary Upd8:  Free Darwin 200 resources

Primary Upd8: Free Darwin 200 resources

A host of awards have been picked up by a project which helped make resources developed by the team behind the Primary upd8 website, run by the ASE and Centre for Science Education, more widely available.

As part of the Darwin 200 celebrations, ASE's Primary upd8 team worked with The Open University's Evolution Megalab, with support from the Wellcome Trust, to provide free Primary upd8 activities for primary school pupils.

Following this, Bedford Borough with Links into Languages worked with the Open University and the ASE, on their `On the Snail Trail' project, translating the ASE Primary upd8 materials into French, German, Italian and Spanish. The project has now earned the European Language Label Award 2011,the  Spanish Language Prize and the Eurotalk Primary Education Language Prize.

The project provided a review of the science in the Evolution Megalab and Primary upd8 Darwin 200 resources, with regard to the Key Stage 2 curriculum, and suggested additional teaching and learning activities using the resources.

They made extensive use of these materials, trialling ‘snail hunts’ in school grounds where pupils undertook field research, data gathering and manipulating and recording their data on the Open University Evolution Megalab website.

The resource materials are downloadable from Evolution Megalab and on the homepage of the Primary upd8 website.


 Primary up8

ASE News

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Using twitter to gauge people's views

On consultations and the Education Select Committee taking to twitter.

ASE News

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ASE’s Assembly welcomes 2012 President Robin Millar

ASE’s Assembly welcomes 2012 President Robin Millar

01 Feb 2012

ASE’s new Assembly, meeting for the second time on Saturday 4 February, will welcome ASE’s 2012 President, Professor Robin Millar.

Prominent scientists endorse fieldwork in Science Education

Prominent scientists endorse fieldwork in Science Education

01 Feb 2012

AT this year’s recent Association for Science Education Annual Conference in Liverpool, a policy forum on fieldwork, featuring some of the UK’s most prominent scientists and science educators, took place.

Awards for talented Primary Science teachers

Awards for talented Primary Science teachers

10 Jan 2012

TALENTED teachers were recognised for their hard work during the Primary Science Teaching Awards hosted at the Association for Science Education Annual Conference, with support from the AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trust.

Highlights from ASE's Annual Conference

Highlights from ASE's Annual Conference

07 Jan 2012

THE atmosphere on the third day of the ASE Annual Conference was buzzing with excitment as crowds poured in for another day of inspiring science education talks, workshops and special events.

Key figures at ASE Annual Conference

Key figures at ASE Annual Conference

06 Jan 2012

THE second day of the ASE Annual Conference featured talks from a range of influential figures in science education.

ASE Events

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Upcoming events

Browse our full list of events here or browse by region.

02 Feb 2012
Sharing Successful Science 5.30pm @ University of Sussex

Location : University of Sussex

Share and pick up ideas that have worked well in Primary and Secondary Science.

03 Feb 2012 - 05 Feb 2012
Introduction to Fieldwork for Primary Teachers

Location : Blencathra Field Centre, Cumbria

This course is part of a series offering teachers the opportunity to improve their skills in providing high quality ‘first hand’ outdoor learning for their pupils.

07 Feb 2012
Gravitational Waves using Pulsars

Location : Poynting Building, University of Birmingham

Learn about Gravitational waves - at the forefront of research in fundamental physics.

07 Feb 2012 - 08 Feb 2012
Developing the Role of the Science Subject Leader

Location : Teaching & Learning Centre, Aylesbury

A two-day primary school event from the Science Learning Centre South East.

08 Feb 2012 - 23 May 2012
Primary STEM – A Journey through Land, Sea and Space

Location : Various

A course exploring a range of practical science activities that can be used to deliver the concepts of Movement and Energy within a variety of World Around Us themes and develop children’s natural curiosity.

08 Feb 2012 - 09 Feb 2012
Collaborative Science: Finding out Together at the National Science Learning Centre

Location : National Science Learning Centre

A course providing many practical suggestions for effective interaction where children listen to each other, articulate ideas and reach common understandings together.

10 Feb 2012 - 22 Mar 2012
STEM clubs CPD in the North West

Location : Various

A series of twilight events accross the North West about how to run a successful STEM club. Each session will be lead by an experienced STEM club leader from the school.

14 Feb 2012
CPD Workshop: Gain a CREST Award!

Location : Science Learning Centre London, Institute of Education Time: 09:30 to 15:30

A hands-on CPD workshop to give practical experience of how to excite and support students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) project work from a unique perspective.

16 Feb 2012
National Space Academy - Lead Educators competition

Location : National Space Academy, Leicester

The National Space Academy in Leicester is looking for outstanding teachers to join its network by entering their competition by November 25.

21 Feb 2012
Primary Resource Share

Location : Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence, Marsh Way, Rainham

This event is an opportunity to share your favourite resources and take away lots of new ideas.

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