ASE Newsletter 21 December 2010
 

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See you at the ASE Annual Conference!

See you at the ASE Annual Conference!

The Annual Conference is a major science education CPD event for all those involved in science education. Online booking is no longer available. However, you can still fill in your registration form and bring it with you to the Conference to register on the day. You can also create your own personalized timetable. The Conference features three days of booked courses and an array of special events, talks and launches of products. Key speakers include:

 Click here for more information about the Annual Conference

New Books launched at Annual Conference

New Books launched at Annual Conference

A collection of new books will be launched at the Annual Conference, including a trio of guides to support science education. The three guides, including new editions of ASE Guide to Primary Science Education and ASE Guide to Secondary Science Education as well as new title ASE Guide to Research in Science Education are written for everyone concerned with the practice of science education: teachers, teaching assistants, Early Years practitioners, student teachers, teacher educators and those with responsibility for science in the school.
Book signings and workshops will be taking place at the Annual Conference, so stay tuned for more information.

 For more information and book samples, click here.

Free Periodic Table

Free Periodic Table

To celebrate the 2011 International Year of Chemistry, schoolscience has produced an A4 hole punched Periodic Table printed on card. The table is up to date and includes copernicium. These are available free of charge - collect yours at the ASE Annual Conference on the ASE schoolscience stand.

ASE AGM & ASE Quality and Audit Committee

ASE AGM & ASE Quality and Audit Committee

The Annual General Meeting of the Association for Science Education will be held on Friday 7th January 2011 at the University of Reading. All members of the Association are entitled to be present and to vote.

 Click here for more details.

SSAT lead practitioners are Getting Practical

SSAT lead practitioners are Getting Practical

Nine excellent science teachers, recruited and supported as lead practitioners on the basis of their skills and passion for science pedagogy by the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT), have successfully fulfilled their role by disseminating high quality training and offering support to networks of schools to implement the professional development element of the Getting Practical programme.

 Click here to read the article in School Science Review.

ASE Online

ASE Online

Science Across the World now has an enhanced presence on the ASE website - stay tuned for more news and events. 

Health and Safety Resources for ASE members are also being continually updated. 

ASE's resources are all a part of ASE Online. Professional Development initiatives such as CSciTeach, PSQM and Getting Practical are also available via the ASE website.

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ASE Member Offers

ASE Member Offers

In addition to discounts on booksales and conferences, ASE Members receive:

  • 15% off car rentals from Europcar 
  • Up to 40% off New Scientist Magazine
  • 2 nights for the price of 1 and up to 35% off at over 230 Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express hotels

 Click here for more information regarding ASE member offers

 

New Application Forms for AZSTT Teaching Projects 2011/12

The deadline for the next round of funding applications will be Friday, 4 March 2011. There are two types of projects:
1. School led project
2. Non-school led project

If you have any queries, please contact the Trust Administrator, Sue Williams (sue.williams@bris.ac.uk) or visit the website.

ASE News

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Looking for an evidence base

In our particular position as educators with a good grasp on the methods of science I believe that we have a particular mission to challenge the misuse of research of all kinds as applied to education.

ASE News

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Leaving it to the Professionals

Annette Smith, ASE CEO, believes that the dedication and professionalism of STEM subject teachers are integral in laying the foundations for the future of UK science. Click here to read the article, featured in Public Service Review: Science and Technology Magazine.


Season's Greetings

Season's Greetings

16 Dec 2010

Wishing our members the best of this holiday season.

Reach for the Stars at the Annual Conference

Reach for the Stars at the Annual Conference

15 Dec 2010

Join us for an evening of stargazing and discover a universe of activities and amazing teaching resources that support science education.

Media Advisory - ASE Annual Conference 2011

Media Advisory - ASE Annual Conference 2011

01 Dec 2010

Are you a media representative wishing to attend or interview lecturers or participants?

ASE Events

More events articles

ASE Regional Events

Visit your region page to find local events, regional forums, documents, and links. Click here to view a list of upcoming regional events.

Area Conferences

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.

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 will be available in early 2011.

The Northern Area Science & CPD Conference will take place at Science Learning Centre North West, Didsbury on Saturday 26th March 2011. Click here to download the programme and booking form. Click here to book online with the Science Learning Centre.  

For more information about Area Conferences, please click here.

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