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Professional Development

The Association has been a source of continuing formal, informal and incidental professional development throughout my career. It has met many of my science professional development needs, offered opportunities to extend my skills and is lead by volunteer enthusiasts - Dennis Sutton, Honorary Member

Professional development is at the heart of ASE activity as a thriving community of science educators, who are passionate about science teaching and learning, and are actively engaged with their own professional development.

The ASE provides many opportunities for science educators, and schools, to continually develop their own professional knowledge, understanding and practice including:

1. Chartered status and professional awards

These awards raise the profile of science teaching and learning, and for individuals, provides recognition of your expertise and commitment.

CSciTeachRSciRSciTech and Primary Science Quality Mark. 

2. CPD Conferences

We believe subject-specific CPD is incredibly important to every teacher's and technician's development. We also know that it's important to have the time to reflect and network with supportive colleagues, that's why we are committed to providing affordable, high quality conferences. Our flagship event is the Annual Conference, held every January at a university in the UK bringing together over 2000 educators.

Our upcoming Conferences

3. Your career in science education

Sometimes professional development means finding out about new career opportunities. To help with any job search, we have teamed up with Teaching Personnel to create a dedicated science education job platform.

Browse career opportunities (in partnership with Teaching Personnel)

4. Local workshops and events

We are a community-led organisation. This means we have many dedicated members who develop local events for all teachers irrespective of membership. Our regional events are open to everyone and are usually offered as twilight sessions.

Find out what's on near you

5. Weekly discussion group

Not all professional development takes place in a formal setting. #ASEchat is a weekly online discussion group on twitter open to everyone with an interest in science education.  

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