ASE Summer Conference - session recordings now available

Our first all-day digital CPD event - the ASE Summer Conference - took place last month, and we're delighted with the response we from both delegates and presenters. While it has taken a little longer than we had hoped, we are now happy to share the recordings of the event to all attendees.

With a couple of exceptions, you'll be able to find links to the individual sessions below - all of which can be accessed via the password we have sent to the email address through which you originally signed up to the event. While the videos are made available to only event delegates, both ASE members and non-members are able to sign up for access to the recordings via this link

We are currently finishing off the recordings for our similar technicians conference, and will again be publishing those sessions on the ASE website in the same way we have done for the Summer Conference sessions. Also, please remember that many of our regular CPD events have moved into the online space - you can find full details here

 ASE Summer Conference... Primary Sessions (strands one and two)

 ASE Summer Conference... Cross Phase / Secondary (strand three)

 ASE Summer Conference... Secondary (11-19) (Strands four, five and six)

Primary Sessions

Science meets English

Naomi Hiscock
This session explores a creative, link learning approach to teaching science by weaving imaginative and inspiring English activities throughout a unit of work.

Simple, effective memory-friendly approaches

Helen Ward
This workshops looks at  everyday, practical examples of Primary schools that engage learners, ideas to make learning more memorable, while also challenging the issue of 'Wow' science as the answer to primary science teaching

Developing high-quality talk in Science

Chloe Lister
Consider how you can encourage and develop high-quality talk about science which develops mastery, encourages scientific thinking and feeds into producing high-quality science extended writing.

Decisions, decisions, decisions about your primary science curriculum

Marc Neesam
There are many decisions to be made when considering your primary science curriculum. This session will introduce some key decisions to make, provide a bit of background around why they are important and suggest how you go about making the decisions.

Physics in the primary classroom

Ed Walsh
This workshop will look at ways of approaching physics topics which are practical and effective, and which develop sound understanding.

Early Years Science

Abi Rudall
This session will focus on good practice in Early Years. We will look at how to develop oral language skills, scientific vocabulary and scientific concepts, through Dig Deep Discovery Boxes and picture books. 

Bare Essentials of Primary Science Subject Leadership

Bryony Turford
The session, a mixture of presentation and discussion, will help to identify what is needed, what isn't and how subject leaders can improve

Cross Phase / Secondary Sessions

Mind the gap; supporting transition

Liz Lawrence
This session will consider how established resources (including PLAN and BEST) and new planning tools developed as part of a transition project in Stoke-on-Trent can support effective KS2 & 3 catch up and transition to secondary school.

Google Science Journal

Ed Walsh
This session will explain how to use the free "Google Science Journal" app, demonstrate a number of applications and support a discussion about its potential for use in schools and colleges.

Re-imagining STEM

Michelle Grant
Create a culture of STEM beyond the classroom. Engage students with projects that develop skills, enhance career learning and create a buzz of excitement.

Secondary (11-19) Sessions

Mastery and Metacognition: Getting Ready for the return to school


Quality of curriculum and progression in science

Pete Robinson
Progression of concepts and skills is essential for students to achieve well and make sense of science. This session explores strategies for departments to evaluate and improve progression within their schemes of learning.

Best Evidence Science Teaching (BEST)

Helen Harden
Introducing Best Evidence Science Teaching - a large collection of free, evidence-informed resources for effective teaching of difficult ideas

Teaching electricity; some challenges for students from KS3 to A-level

Trevor Plant (IOP)
After a short discussion on issues in the teaching of electricity and some possible solutions, you will have an opportunity to try a "hands-on" approach to some challenges that you could adapt for your own teaching - from KS3 (or even younger) to A-level.

Practicals with purpose: Using practical work effectively at GCSE and A Level

Andy Brunning, OCR
This session will look at how teachers can refine their approach to exam board suggested practicals at GCSE and A Level to make assessment easier and better integrate them into teaching and learning, highlighting best practice observed during monitoring visits to schools.

Challenging misconceptions in the science classroom

Prof. Chris Harrison
This session focuses on diagnostic questions and activities that provide opportunity to shift and develop thinking in secondary science classrooms.

Good Practical Science

Ed Walsh
The Good Practical Science report proposed a set of benchmarks which indicate what schools could usefully focus on to raise the quality of learning in practical work. The session offers ideas as to how other schools can benefit from these materials and use them to develop effective practice

STEM Education for Girls

Mercedes Willard
This presentation identifies some of the challenges we still face, and why we need to continue the drive towards consistency in inclusivity in the STEM provision and mindset, in a bid to overcome the gender inequality in STEM careers.

Adding depth and challenge - considering the bigger questions in science lessons:

Mike Sands
By considering examples from real life situations, this talk aims to give you some examples of how to push your student's understanding by encouraging them to apply their knowledge to wider contexts to solve problems.

Focus on Success series of CPD materials

Elise Reece and Julian Clarke (AQA)
This session looks at AQA's GCSE science assessment training guides

Developing literacy in KS3 science

Andy Markwick
This session explores a range of strategies (tried and tested) that improve literacy across the ability range, while also taking time to consider what scientific literacy is and why it's so important.