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ASE North East London and Essex Conference 2017 - Time Poor, Science Rich

Date: Sunday 7th October 1990

Time: 9:30 AM to 1:45 PM

Location : The Royal Liberty School for Boys, Upper Brentwood Road, Gidea Park, Romford, RM2 6HJ

Cost : From £25.00 for ASE members

Theme: Time Poor, Science Rich

Audience: All teachers and educators are welcome and ASE members receive a discount on the normal conference rate.

Time: 9:30 am to 1:45 pm

Travel: The nearest rail station is Gidea Park. The school is a 7 minute walk from Gidea Park TfL station. There is plenty of parking on site.

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Conference RatesFee
ASE member  £25.00
Non-member £40.00
Trainee/PGCE Members £10.00
Trainee/PCGE Non Members £15.00

Programme

 

Primary

Cross Phase

Secondary

08h45

Registration, Tea/coffee and Exhibition

09h30

KEYNOTE

Prof Tara Shirazi, Kingston University  

Strategies for science teachers to deepen their effectiveness in the classroom 

10h15

Session A

Hellen Ward, Canterbury Christ Church University                  

How to link reading and science : A practical workshop 

Philip O’Reilly, Practical Action

Engaging pupils in science through global STEM challenges

Naomi Jordan

Time poor science rich with low ability mainstream classes

 

11h15

Tea/coffee and Exhibition

Bring and Share resources ~ Interactive Board (EASEL) to share top tips using Post Its 

(Don't forget to enter our prize draw!)

11h45

Session B

Lyn Haynes  Canterbury Christ Church University     

What’s on the inside….  Dissecting for real

Jakob Werdelin, Werdelin Education

Mastering Scientific Concepts & Vocabulary through Cooperative Learning

Ronan McDonald

Physics Teacher A Core physics practicals: Equipment and experiments that work!

12h45

Lunch break and Exhibition - a light lunch will be provided

Interactive Board (EASEL) to share top tips using Post Its

13h15

PLENARY

Robert Ratford, The SciGuy 

(Plus announcement of prizes)

13h45

End of conference

Session Descriptions

KEYNOTE ~ Prof Tara Shirazi ~ Kingston University

Strategies for science teachers to deepen their effectiveness in the classroom

Time is a precious commodity for teachers and most would argue that they never have enough time to reach every student therefore every second a teacher has with their students should be a meaningful and productive second. This keynote will bring together some strategies to maximise student learning time and minimise downtime.

Session 1

Lyn Haynes What’s on the inside….  

An opportunity to do some dissection work that can be used in a primary classroom (Don’t wear your favourite attire)

Philip O’Reilly Engaging pupils in science through global STEM challenges    

The session focuses on Practical Action’s popular STEM challenges including the Squashed Tomato challenge, Plastics challenge, Beat the Flood and Stop the Spread which are designed to fit the curriculum but are flexible enough to be used in STEM clubs, for collapsed curriculum day and transition. 

Naomi Jordan Time poor science rich with low ability mainstream classes 

Low ability classes within mainstream schools can present their own set of challenges to time-poor teachers. This session will run through some different strategies to help students access the science curriculum without significantly increasing the teacher workload within the teaching week.

Session 2

Hellen Ward How to link reading and science: A practical workshop 

In this workshop, you will try some fun and effective activities, which develop scientific learning but also impact on reading aptitude. Six activities, which have been used across the primary science curriculum, will be presented with examples from a range of ages. 

Jakob Werdelin, Mastering Scientific Concepts & Vocabulary through Cooperative Learning 

Cooperative Learning combines drilling, language acquisition, thinking skills, real-time assessment, and more. 

Ronan McDonald A Core physics practicals: Equipment and experiments that work!

An opportunity to do some physics practical’s with expert support on hand, mainly A-level but invaluable for all teachers of physics