ASE Annual Conference 2013 - Early Bird Discount
Get your Early Bird Discount by booking a place at the Association for Science Education’s Annual Conference in 2013 now!
Delegates who book before the October 26 deadline can get over 20% Discount with the Early Bird Bonus, and a £5 ASE book sales voucher.
Whether or not you are an ASE member, you can visit the conference at the University of Reading on January 2 to 5 and share ideas with fellow science education enthusiasts.
The conference is once more set to provide inspiration and information for anyone involved, or simply interested, in science education.
There will be seminars and courses brimming with ideas to engage students and continue your professional development.
Read more in ASE news by clicking here.
OCR is pleased to be returning as Gold Partner at the ASE Annual Conference 2013
We’ll be bringing science learning to life at next year’s event through a dynamic programme of guest speakers and interactive activities.
We’ll be demonstrating how you can engage students through fun, exciting and practical experiments, which can be delivered back in the classroom with the return of “Dr Hal” Sosabowski, science consultant on ITV’s Ministry of Mayhem, BBC’s Bright Sparks and live chemistry evangelist, well known for his Bigger Bang! Show.
Visit stand D31 and DS62 to meet our science specialists, and discover our spectrum of science qualifications, which let you enjoy the freedom and excitement of teaching science, and help inspire students of all abilities, providing them with an ideal foundation to progress to more advanced studies and science-related careers.
We work with a range of education providers including schools, colleges, workplaces and other institutions. Over 13,000 centres choose our A Levels, GCSEs and vocational qualifications including Cambridge Nationals and Cambridge Technicals.
Our qualifications are developed in close consultation with teachers, industry leaders and government to ensure they are relevant for learners today, and we support providers to deliver our qualifications with access to professional training, publications, and FREE online support materials.
Find out more about our science qualifications at: www.ocr.org.uk/science
Annual Conference Silver Partner AQA
Silver partner AQA aims to enable every student and teacher to realise their potential. As passionate experts they know that when it comes to science, one size doesn’t fit all.
Their workshops illustrate how teachers can lead and inspire students to take the small steps that lead to success. For example, with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation they’ve created an exciting new environmental A-level. Find out about progression at GCSE and A-level, and see how you can deliver motivational and engaging courses.
Join AQA and get all the insight, resources and guidance you’ll need to help your students achieve now and in the future. Visit AQA at Stand D36 or attend their workshops.
Don't miss the deadline - Nominate a brilliant primary school teacher for an award
Do you know a brilliant primary school teacher?
Whether you are a colleague, friend, parent, or pupil, who knows a brilliant primary school teacher, you can nominate them for one of the AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trust Primary Science Teacher Awards.
Make sure you don't miss the closing date for applications - 5th October 2012.
Award winning teachers and guests will be invited to attend the Association for Science Education Annual Conference at the University of Reading on Saturday, 5th January 2013.
For full details visit the ASE website.
What's on your science bookshelf?
These ASE Publications are on the desks of successful science teachers at primary level and support the delivery of exciting and effective science lessons.
ASE Guide to Primary Science Education – essential reading for the reflective practitioner.
It’s Not Fair – or is it? – a really practical guide to support teachers in their teaching of science enquiry skills.
Be Safe! 4th Edition – every school should have a copy.
Reviews and sample sections of these books on the ASE website's new books section.
Take a look and top up your science bookshelf!
For more information and to purchase your books, visit the Online Bookshop.
Remember ASE members enjoy substantial discounts on all resources in the Online Bookshop!
Top picks from schoolscience.co.uk
Pay schoolscience.co.uk a visit for all the latest competitions, events, resources and more to take your science teaching and learning to the next level.
Would you like to win a trip to NASA’s Lyndon. B. Johnson Space Center in America? The UK Space Design Competition gives you and your friends the opportunity to do just that!
Are you interested in working on an innovative science or engineering project with your students to enthuse them about science? The Royal Society can offer up to £3,000 to UK schools as part of its Partnership Grants scheme.
Teaching Cosmic Rays? Make sure you get the STFC poster and teacher notes.
Here is a brief overview of the past month’s activity at the ASE's Headquarters, including some of the major interactions.
Although August is typically a quiet month at the ASE, given that our members are largely on holiday, and this year London-based organisations held back from organising meetings and events during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, some significant meetings were held at HQ during the month.
The Field Officers met and had some useful discussions, including about the Regions document. This gives new draft Operating Procedures for Regions and is now out for feedback from Region committees. All members can see it on the ASE website in the Admin Area, under About ASE. This is part of a new suite of Operating Procedures for ASE which is being put in place following the restructure of our governance.
Another major event at ASE HQ was the ATSE conference. This was a successful event with a good supply of useful discussion and debate. ASE’s current president, Professor Robin Millar, spoke at the conference about his current research project which looks, in part, at the subject knowledge of ITT students through diagnostic tests.
Finally, I met with the new Chair trio – Chair Liz Lawrence, Immediate Past Chair Lynne Horton and Chair-elect Pete Robinson - to discuss the next year’s priorities, particularly for the Assembly and for ASE’s 50th Anniversary.
The SCORE response to the draft of the Primary National Curriculum was submitted, with ASE contributing significantly to the final text and being part of the consulting group for science. I took part in one of the Ofqual consultation sessions about the future of A levels, and also commented on a report by the Pearson Trust on the future supply of science teachers in TES.
I attended the opening of the London International Youth Science Forum (which took place a little later than usual because of the Olympics) and also met with the next President of ASE (see September’s Education in Science for more details). I also met with Paul Jackson of Engineering UK to discuss the Big Bang Fair and how it can work more closely with schools and teachers.