ASE National Technicians Conference South 2020 (Hatfield)

11 June 2020
09:30 - 15:45
University of Hertfordshire

De Havilland Campus (R Block)
, Hatfield Herts AL10 9EU , United Kingdom

An inspirational one-day CPD event, tailor-made for school science technicians, which will comprise of some excellent hands-on sessions along with an exhibition of resource suppliers, all at the home of the ASE - the University of Hertfordshire.

Event Type: 
Conference
Technician
National
Anglia (Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire)
Berkshire & Oxfordshire
Home Counties (Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire)
London
North East London & Essex (Essex, Newham, Waltham Forest, Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge)
South East (Kent, Bromley and Bexley)
South West of England (Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly)
Southern Counties (Hampshire, Dorset, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands)
Surrey & Sussex

Programme

09:30 - 10:15 Registration and Exhibition with Refreshments

10:15 - 10:30 Welcome by Simon Quinnell CSciTeach

10:30 - 12:00 Session 1 (please select your option when booking on Eventbrite)

1A: What's In My Tray 2020? with Dr Katherine Forsey, Gratnells - An energetic, hands-on carousel of five practical secondary science activities newly developed for 2020. Five teams, five stations, five minutes per station, five areas of the secondary science curriculum. All activities are easily recreated in your own setting. They are useful as lesson starters, to support theory work, for science week, STEM clubs and open evenings. Full resource pack available and prizes for the winners. Further details: The new What's In My Tray? 2020 workshops were launched at the ASE Annual Conference in Reading in January 2020. The new secondary science activities include, Seed Tray, Microscale Field Work, Speed Tray, Chromatography and Catapults. If you came to the packed What's In My Tray? workshops at the 2019 ASE Technicians Conferences, please rest assured that, while the popular format remains the same, the five activity stations are all new for 2020.  Warning: one of the activities in this workshop contains nuts (not peanuts). You do not have to handle the nuts but they will be present in the room. Please contact the organisers if you have an allergy to nuts before attending this workshop. There are now over 100 What's In My Tray? activities available free on the Gratnells Learning Rooms website, including last year's conference workshop activities. You'll find the full science collection here https://learning-rooms.com/teaching-resources/whats-in-my-tray/science/. We will be tweeting from the conference using #WhatsInMyTray #ASEconf. You can follow us on  @DrBiol and @Gratnells 

1B: Physics for non-specialists with Paul Cook RSciTech - If physics is not your thing and you’ve been asked to support it …this is the workshop for you! I will be showing some simple inexpensive resources that can easily and quickly be used to enrich a physics lesson. We will be looking at some standard commonly used equipment and set ups, especially for required practicals.  These will include using an oscilloscope , demo’s for standing waves and ripple tank. Using and making the most of multimeters and circuit experiments too!!  My aim is that you’ll be more confident using the equipment at the end of the session.

1C: Running a prep room with Jane Major Technical Services Lead CLEAPSS - The objective of this workshop is to explore and share ideas for running an efficient and effective prep room.  The main emphasis will be on organisation and storage of resources (including chemicals).  The session involves a mixture of presenter input, discussion and tasks. Participants will have the opportunity to share good practice, raise concerns and identify possible solutions amongst themselves.

1D: Trevor & Alison - The DIY Duo with Alison Christou RSciTech and Trevor Bennett RSciTech - A collection of simple, cost-effective DIY ideas that you can take back to your department. To include a mixture of demos such as magnetic breaking, food testing, gas pressure laws plus some 'make and take' items.

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch and Exhibition

13:00 - 14:30 Session 2 (please select your option when booking on Eventbrite)

2A: What's In My Tray 2020? with Dr Katherine Forsey, Gratnells - An energetic, hands-on carousel of five practical secondary science activities newly developed for 2020. Five teams, five stations, five minutes per station, five areas of the secondary science curriculum. All activities are easily recreated in your own setting. They are useful as lesson starters, to support theory work, for science week, STEM clubs and open evenings. Full resource pack available and prizes for the winners. Further details: The new What's In My Tray? 2020 workshops were launched at the ASE Annual Conference in Reading in January 2020. The new secondary science activities include, Seed Tray, Microscale Field Work, Speed Tray, Chromatography and Catapults. If you came to the packed What's In My Tray? workshops at the 2019 ASE Technicians Conferences, please rest assured that, while the popular format remains the same, the five activity stations are all new for 2020.  Warning: one of the activities in this workshop contains nuts (not peanuts). You do not have to handle the nuts but they will be present in the room. Please contact the organisers if you have an allergy to nuts before attending this workshop. There are now over 100 What's In My Tray? activities available free on the Gratnells Learning Rooms website, including last year's conference workshop activities. You'll find the full science collection here https://learning-rooms.com/teaching-resources/whats-in-my-tray/science/. We will be tweeting from the conference using #WhatsInMyTray #ASEconf. You can follow us on  @DrBiol and @Gratnells 

2B: Cheap and effective practical science with Simon Quinnell CSciTeach - With ever tightening budgets this session will give you a chance to trail easy, simple and cheap practical work activities and equipment that can be used across all three subjects. Targeted at key stage 3 and 4 you will be able to think about where these practical fit into the curriculum and where you can source these cheap ideas from, as well as getting you teaching staff on board to try them out. 

2C: Accessing free and low cost resources with Maureen Wade RSciTech MRSB MIScT - Costs and budget are always a major concern of science departments. This session will look at how to access a variety of free and low cost resources  across the three science disciplines from a number of different sources, including, apps, printed resources, posters & apparatus. Delegates will have the opportunity to have hands on with these resources.

2D: A circus of experiments aimed at the Physics A level syllabus using new equipment with Alex Marsh, SLS Education - The Inspire range is less than a year old, was designed by Physics teachers and has been specifically tailored to the A Level syllabus. 

14:30 - 14:45 Refreshments

14:45 - 15:45 Session 3 (please select your option when booking on Eventbrite)

3A: Technicians supporting students with Simon Quinnell CSciTeach - This session is for technicians that are interested in getting involved more directly with students in thier departments. This session is a taster of the ASE Technicians supporting students course and will explore, what technicians could and should do in the classroom,  demonstrating to classes and issue when working with students.

3B: RSciTech and CPD with Ann Bullen RSciTech - How to fill in the forms. Bring your form along and get help to fill it in from the ASE Technician Committee. Find out what can count towards your CPD return and what you need to write.

3C: What are you doing? with Lynne Rawlings RSciTech - In this session, we will look at 20-25 new practicals, that can be made from old or recycled equipment. The cost will be under £10 per practical and all are straight forward to make. We will cover all 3 sciences and include “top tips” for technicians. Looking forward to seeing you!

3D: Getting the best out of plant science with Martin Bassett-Jones for SAPS - This session will spend some time explaining who SAPS are and how to find their (free) resources online. Martin will then pick a few practical examples to go through.

15:45 Conference closes

Prices

ASE Member £49
ASE Non-Member£105
ASE Non-Member with 1 year's Technician Membership£99
Exhibitors£185 - 278
Delegate Bag Insert£45
Exhibitors additional refreshments, including lunch£14

Venue

R Block, De Havilland Campus

University of Hertfordshire

Hatfield

Herts AL10 9EU