ASE Northern Area Conference - Inspiring the Next Generation in Science and Science Careers

16 November 2019
09:00 - 15:45
Sheffield Hallam University - City Campus (Cantor Building)
153 Arundel Street , Sheffield S1 2NU , United Kingdom

The ASE Northern Area conference in partnership with Sheffield Institute for Education, returns with an exciting new theme: "Inspiring the Next Generation in Science and Science Careers"

Event Type: 
11-19 Teachers
North & East Midlands (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire and Rutland)
North East (Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham)
North West (Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire and Isle of Man)
West Midlands (Herefordshire, West Midlands, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire)
Yorkshire and the Humber (All areas)

Venue Location

Sheffield Hallam University - City Campus

Cantor Building

153 Arundel Street


S1 2NU

Suggested Accommodation

Premier Inn Sheffield City Centre (Angel Street) hotel - prices from £68 - 12 minute walk from the venue.

Travelodge Sheffield Centre - prices from £55 - 10 minute walk from the venue.

Hotel Novotel Sheffield Centre - prices from £139 - 4 minute walk from the venue.


More details

There is a choice of one hour workshops in each of the four sessions, with refreshments provided in extended breaks to allow time to visit the exhibition and for networking. The exhibitors are generously donating exciting prizes for a raffle which will be drawn at the end of the day. The workshops, led by renowned speakers/Chartered Science Teachers from across the Primary and Secondary sectors explore the conference theme "Inspiring the Next Generation in Science and Science Careers" provide a breadth of choice for your science teaching interests and CPD needs. (A printable version of the up to date programme is available at the foot of the webpage).

The conference programme is arranged into 6 threads:

Thread A - Primary Careers/Business links

Thread B - Primary Science

Thread C - Primary/Secondary

Thread D - Secondary Careers

Thread E - Secondary Science

Thread F (running in sessions 1-3only) - Practical Science (applicable to technicians and teachers)

Conference timings and sessions:

09:00 - 9:45: Registration and exhibition; refreshments.

Session 1: 9:45 - 10:45

A - Primary careers benchmark (Louise Liddell)

B - Science on Stage (Kathryn Horan and Angharad Pass)

C - Strengthening Transition: Primary to Secondary (Linda Needham CSciTeach)

D - Wreck your tech – exploring the people and skills behind everyday things (Maxwell Hamilton)

E - Science Mastery: Connecting Employers to the Curriculum (Lucy Rimmington)

F - Gadgets and Gizmos (Simon Quinnell CSciTeach)

10:45 - 11:15: Break, exhibition, refreshments, networking.

Session 2: 11:15 - 12:15

A - Building science capital –Who Needs Science? (Terry Kirk and Pam Waite)

B - Let’s talk about animals and their lifestyles (KS2) (Stuart Naylor, CSciTeach)

C - Company outreach (Emma Bowyer)

D - A guide to supercharging the STEM profile in your school (Beth Taylor)

E - Improving Secondary Science with Best Evidence Science Teaching (Alistair Moore)

F - Technicians supporting practical science (Simon Quinnell CSciTeach)

12:15 - 13:15: Lunch, exhibition and networking.

Session 3: 13:15 - 14:15

A - STEM ambassadors in the primary classroom (Jane Winter, CSciTeach)

B - Children’s Scientific Questions – in search of the golden ticket! (Dr Lynne Bianchi, CSciTeach, Bryony Turford CSciTeach, Chris Lowe,Cath Hayes, Matt Hanley-Wood)

C - Science Capital and its implications for transition between primary and secondary phases (Paul Tyler)

D - Using Careers contexts to teach science (Dr Carol Davenport, CSciTeach)

E - Double session combining sessions 3 & 4. Inspire your students through research informed science teaching (Alastair Gittner, CSciTeach, Dr Fiona Woodhouse CSciTeach)

F - Leading your technical service (Simon Quinnell, CSciTeach)

14:15 - 14:25: Comfort break

Session 4: 14:25 - 15:25: 

A - Enthusing science with links to industry (Dr Leigh Hoath, CSciTeach, Dr Geoff Mackey)

B - Creative approaches to teaching the primary science curriculum (Debbie Eccles)

C - Polar Cookbook – developing children’s understanding of STEM Careers (Bryony Turford, CSciTeach and Helen Spring)

D - To infinity and beyond…the classroom environment (Belle Fletcher, Jack Ridley, Heather Holt)

E - Double session combining sessions 3 & 4. Inspire your students through research informed science teaching (Alastair Gittner, CSciTeach, Dr Fiona Woodhouse CSciTeach)

15:25 - 15:30: Raffle (in the registration area) and departure.

Due to the generosity of Sheffield Hallam University, speakers and volunteers, the conference is priced very favourably, with additional discounts for ASE members and trainee teachers.  Don't miss it!

The programme summary is above and towards the bottom of this page you will find a link to download full details of all sessions.



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