January Newsletter 14 January 2013
 

Welcome to the January Newsletter

There has been a lot happening this January. See the best bits from ASE Annual Conference 2013, find out more about primary e-membership and all the latest resources at schoolscience.co.uk - plus lots more news and events!

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Highlights from ASE Annual Conference 2013

Highlights from ASE Annual Conference 2013

 More galleries, session summaries and presentations for download

Primary upd8 for free with ASE primary school e-membership for just £77+VAT

Primary upd8 for free with ASE primary school e-membership for just £77+VAT

Primary upd8 is now available for FREE as part of ASE’s new Online e-membership package for Primary Schools which features,

  • Primary Science – 5 issues p.a. of our acclaimed journal.
  • Education in Science – 4 issues p.a. of ASE’s topical house magazine.
  • Primary upd8 resource (www.primaryupd8.org.uk) Normally £30+VAT on top of your ASE membership rate.
  • Access to regional and national CPD, with discounted entry to all our ASE conferences
  • Opportunities to network with other schools and science professionals
  • Discounts on ASE books
  • Free access to the twice-a-year research journal for early years – Journal of Emergent Science

All this can be available to your school for the special price of £77 + VAT.

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Book now for ASE Scotland Annual Conference, 8-9 March 2013

Book now for ASE Scotland Annual Conference, 8-9 March 2013

Celebrate with us in our 50th year. Join us at the beautiful Creiff Hydro Hotel, Perthshire for a great CPD opportunity for science educators. There will be a focused exhibition and a range of sessions and workshops, including a keynotes from Professor Wynne Harlen and Professor Sue Black. ASE members get the full delegate package for only £240. Trainees, probationers, supply teachers, technicians and students can all apply at the discounted rate.

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New Competitions from schoolscience.co.uk

New Competitions from schoolscience.co.uk

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CEO January Report

CEO January Report

Here is a brief overview of the past month’s activity at ASE Headquarters, including some of the major interactions with other organisations. The major event in ASE’s calendar, the Annual Conference, was the main focus for this period.  At the Conference, we started the celebrations of ASE’s fiftieth anniversary with a number of events including the launch of the anniversary book, the cutting of the anniversary cake, and a presentation of fifty years of images at the AGM. At the Conference, our first breakfast meeting for Corporate members was held, resulting in a useful discussion.  Overall, the Conference was extremely well received, and is well documented elsewhere on the ASE website.

Immediately prior to the Christmas break, the Chair of the Association, Liz Lawrence, took up an invitation to visit China along with colleagues from the University of Bradford’s robotic telescope project.  As a result of this, we hope to maintain a continuing dialogue with the practical science competition which they visited in Guangzhou.  Following the conference, the CEO travelled to Delhi to give the keynote address at a British Council Policy Dialogue event.

Back at HQ, preparations are under way for the Scottish Conference and for ASE’s Summer Celebration Conference.  The Case Studies for the Triple Science project have been completed, and the applications for CSciTeach, RSci and RSciTech have been arriving steadily.

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Blogging from Baku

I’ve never been to Azerbaijan, so it isn’t fair to say that I am blogging from Baku – however the alliteration was too tempting and, as I write Baku is 35,000 feet below me.

ASE News

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What did you miss at ASE Annual Conference 2013?

What did you miss at ASE Annual Conference 2013?

21 Jan 2013

Forgot to take notes or did you miss a session? See the session summaries, gallery and downloads in our highlights from ASE Annual Conference 2013, Universtiy of Reading, 2 - 5 January.

8 Creative Primary Teachers recognised at ASE Annual Conference 2013

8 Creative Primary Teachers recognised at ASE Annual Conference 2013

18 Jan 2013

ASE Annual Conference 2013 hosts the AZSTT Primary Teacher Awards in a ceremony with children's author Michael Rosen, recognising the work of 8 exceptional contributions to primary science teaching.

ASE Annual Conferences Celebrates Science for all in its 50th Year

ASE Annual Conferences Celebrates Science for all in its 50th Year

09 Jan 2013

Association for Science Education Press Release

Let them eat cake! ASE Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Let them eat cake! ASE Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

04 Jan 2013

ASE officially launches its 50th Anniversary year and cuts its birthday cake at the ASE’s members reception at ASE’s Annual Conference 2013.

The upd8 Store is now online!

The upd8 Store is now online!

02 Jan 2013

The upd8 Store is online now!

ASE Events

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31 Jan 2013
Canons High School Teachmeet

Location : Canons High School Shaldon Road Edgware HA8 6AN

Learn something new, be amazed, amused and enthused at this informal gathering of those curious about science teaching and technology.

28 Jan 2013
Creative assessment session for KS2 Science.Stuart Naylor Millgate House Publishing

Location : Lecture Theatre 4, Cardiff Metropolitan University , Cyncoed Campus,Cyncoed Road, Cardiff, CF23 6XD

You are invited to an interactive workshop session with the engaging external speaker and author, Stuart Naylor. Some of his texts are Concept Cartoons and Creative Assessment. He delivers a passionate and totally relevant message about AfL.

31 Jan 2013
Discovering Our Place in the Universe

Location : Venue: ACE2 Centre, Aberthaw Power Station,The Leys, Aberthaw, Barry. CF62 4ZW

EU-UNAWE (Universe Awareness) UK is part of a European educational project with its UK centre based at Armagh Observatory. We aim to use the beauty and splendour of the Universe to inspire young children (4 to 11 year olds) and especially those from an underprivileged background to become more interested in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). We also aim to broaden their minds and stimulate a sense of belonging to a wider international European and worldwide community.

06 Feb 2013
Primary Science TeachMeet, Sandfield, Leicester

Location : Sandfield Close Primary School, Rushey Mead, Leicester LE4 7RE

Learn something new, be amazed, amused and enthused at this informal gathering of those curious about science teaching and technology.

25 Feb 2013
Free CPD event:Is it the Athlete or the Machine that wins the event?

Location : Higham Lane School, Nuneaton, CV10 OBJ

This free ASE CPD event is based on teaching resource from the Royal Academy of Engineering: the Athlete or Machine

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