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The ASE Annual Conference is a unique opportunity for all teachers of science and those involved with science education. With over 350 sessions to choose from at ASE Annual Conference 2018, Sched will help you see what’s on and plan and edit your personal agenda at any time.  If you’ve not yet registered for this event book now on Eventbrite.

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Wednesday, January 3
 

10:20am GMT

Science Meets English REPEATED I03
This session explores a creative, link-learning approach to teaching science by weaving imaginative and inspiring English activities throughout a unit of work.

We will share a couple of chapters from our 'Science Meets English' publication which utilises a cross-curricular approach to teaching science. It explores creative ways to link science and English in activities that are mutually beneficial to both subjects. The aim being to excite children’s curiosity and allow them to develop their scientific conceptual understanding whilst also improving their literary skills. This link-learning approach allows teachers and children to spend more time on activities, gives a real sense of purpose, develops further opportunities for working scientifically and explores science within real life contexts.

Speakers
avatar for David Allen

David Allen

Associate Professor in Learning and Teaching, ASE Primary Committee, Primary Science Editorial Board, PSQM SLT, University of Hertfordshire
Areas of Interest:Drama and ScienceArt and ScienceScience and EnglishAssessment for LearningI worked in primary schools for over twenty years as a classteacher, senior leader and Deputy Headteacher. I taught across Key stages 1, 2 and 3 in UK and in Spain. During this time I developed... Read More →
avatar for Naomi Hiscock

Naomi Hiscock

Primary Science Education Consultant, Primary Science Education Consultancy Ltd


Wednesday January 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:15am GMT
Rendall S11
  Primary

2:15pm GMT

Squelch! Bang! Ooh! The transformative potential of children’s non-fiction REPEATED I18
A look at how lyrical nonfiction texts for children can be used to capture the imagination of young learners in Year 4-6 Science classrooms.

Speakers
ZA

Zahra Amlani

Knightsbridge Prep School


Wednesday January 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:10pm GMT
Rendall LT1
  Primary
 
Thursday, January 4
 

10:30am GMT

Linking Science and Literacy for Improved Student Outcomes W07
Come explore strategies for linking science and literacy that support students’ abilities to read, write, and discuss in the context of science and inquiry-based learning using fiction and non-fiction texts. Hands-on examples of how science supports literacy and literacy supports science will be used.

Speakers
BB

Bill Badders

Ex-President, NSTA

Exhibitors
avatar for NSTA (National Science Teaching Assocation in America)

NSTA (National Science Teaching Assocation in America)

NSTA
The National Science Teachers Association, founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is an association of science teachers in the United States and is the largest organization of science teachers worldwide.


Thursday January 4, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am GMT
Guild of Students Harold Wilson
  Primary

12:00pm GMT

Using Inquiry Science to Build Language for Students whose First Language is not English T164
The session will utilize a Learning Cycle format as the participants are engaged in the phenomena of “how a skewer can go through a balloon without popping it.” This phenomena will be explored through participants interacting with balloons and skewers to try to replicate the phenomena.  A physical model will be built using participants to show the structure of the balloon and how this phenomena is possible. All four language modalities will be utilized and accentuated in the teaching to show explicit connections to science learning. Explicit connections on shifting social language to academic language through a scaffolded process will be modeled.   Participants will have an opportunity to learn the concept of the structure of matter (DCI) with appropriate academic vocabulary strategies. The activity will also show the connection to using models (SEP) as well as Cause and Effect (CCC) to show the 3D nature of the lesson.  Finally, adaptations for different ELD levels will be discussed. 

Speakers
avatar for Dr David Crowther

Dr David Crowther

Presenter / Sponsor / USED, David Crowther
Dr. David T Crowther is a Professor of Science Education and the Executive Director of the Raggio Research Center for STEM Education at the University of Nevada, Reno. David is also the President of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Dr. Crowther received his PhD... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for NSTA (National Science Teaching Assocation in America)

NSTA (National Science Teaching Assocation in America)

NSTA
The National Science Teachers Association, founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is an association of science teachers in the United States and is the largest organization of science teachers worldwide.


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
Rendall S3
  11-19

12:00pm GMT

Science Meets English REPEATED T23
This session explores a creative, link-learning approach to teaching science by weaving imaginative and inspiring English activities throughout a unit of work.

Speakers
avatar for David Allen

David Allen

Associate Professor in Learning and Teaching, ASE Primary Committee, Primary Science Editorial Board, PSQM SLT, University of Hertfordshire
Areas of Interest:Drama and ScienceArt and ScienceScience and EnglishAssessment for LearningI worked in primary schools for over twenty years as a classteacher, senior leader and Deputy Headteacher. I taught across Key stages 1, 2 and 3 in UK and in Spain. During this time I developed... Read More →
avatar for Naomi Hiscock

Naomi Hiscock

Primary Science Education Consultant, Primary Science Education Consultancy Ltd


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
Maths G03
  Primary

2:00pm GMT

Comprehending Texts & Acquiring Language in Science W24
Reading is key skill for independent learning in STEM subjects. This session demonstrates effective cooperative teaching strategies to boost students' ability to read and learn from scientific texts and acquire and apply subject-specific vocabulary.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Rogers CSciTeach

Ben Rogers CSciTeach

Director of Curriculum & Pedagogy, Paradigm Trust
Please talk to me about pedagogy, cognitive science and curriculum. I've taught primary and secondary science. I also like boardgames. Author of 'Big Ideas in Physics and How to Teach Them'
avatar for Naomi Hennah

Naomi Hennah

Teacher, Chemistry Education Research Group
The awardees of the inaugural Education Research Fellowship (ERF) scheme present their research:Robert Campbell: Evaluate “flipped learning” approaches to GCSE practical work.Joanna Haywood: Evaluation of the use of British Sign Language to support the learning of Chemistry.Susan... Read More →
avatar for Jakob Werdelin

Jakob Werdelin

CEO, Werdelin Education
Ms Naomi Hennah (@MrsHennah) and I are presenting our workshop on reading and oracy in science. If you want to effectively combine the acquisition and application of subject-specific vocabulary with enquiry and higher level thinking - not to mention the complex communication and collaboration... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm GMT
Rendall S3
  11-19

3:30pm GMT

BERG: Early Years pictorial fiction books and learning science. Identifying the potential for an emerging biology T49
Discuss what our research found about using pictorial story books in learning science in the early years and find out the methods we used.

Speakers
avatar for CASTME

CASTME

Dr Lady Tunnicliffe
CASTME links science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educators across the Commonwealth.  It has a UK-based board of trustees, with regional groups in Africa, Asia, and Europe.


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm GMT
Rendall S10
  Primary
 
Friday, January 5
 

11:00am GMT

Teach the Language. Improve the Learning REPEATED W63
Jargon is the major barrier to pupils' enjoyment of Science - this interactive session will show how language can be used to improve understanding and grades.

Speakers
avatar for William Hirst

William Hirst

Word Games for Science, William's Word Games
My memories of A'level must have planted the seed that Science is a foreign language as the teachers used words I did not understand, and was afraid to ask. When teaching, I used word games and puzzles to integrate language development into my lessons, and found pupils understanding... Read More →

Exhibitors

Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Guild of Students Harold Wilson
  11-19

11:00am GMT

Stories into Science in the Early Years W55
This workshop session, suitable for primary science leaders, primary teachers and Early Years practitioners, focuses on using favourite stories and characters as vehicles for motivating scientific enquiry in the Early Years. We will consider how this practice can be applied through primary key stages. Participants will leave with a range of ideas to facilitate meaningful scientific enquiry in their own Early Years settings.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Horan

Kathryn Horan

Teacher, Science Leader & Independent Consultant, That Science Lady
I'm a primary teacher (currently teaching in Year 5), science leader and independent consultant based in West Yorkshire. In my work as a consultant I write materials for teachers, plan and deliver CPD and support schools to improve their science teaching and learning. I'm also a PSQM... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Rendall S1
  Primary

12:05pm GMT

Science Through Stories T84
Learn how to weave science and English together to form the centre of your curriculum and teach your children to be science storytellers.
Follow: @MrSpottle


Speakers
avatar for Jules Pottle

Jules Pottle

Trainer/ Primary Science Specialist, Storytelling Schools
I am a primary science specialist teacher and literacy consultant. My area of expertise is in using stories and storytelling in science. I have written a book called 'Science Through Stories' with Chris Smith and I am writing two more, due out next year. I am a PSTT College Fellow... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:05pm - 1:05pm GMT
Rendall LT1
  Primary

2:50pm GMT

Science & Literacy - symbiosis? W83
Practical, hands-on science starting points demonstrate how writing and spoken word objectives may be effectively addressed - and assessed - while children are learning as scientists.

Speakers
avatar for Nicola Beverley

Nicola Beverley

Primary Science Consultant, Nicola Beverley Consultancy Ltd


Friday January 5, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm GMT
Rendall S9
  Primary

4:00pm GMT

Making it Stick : ideas to help children learn technical vocabulary W152
The correct use of the correct terms helps children describe and explain their findings in science. However it can take a long time to learn this technical vocabulary. This workshop offers ideas to help teach this.


Speakers
avatar for Eleanor Atkinson

Eleanor Atkinson

Primary science consultant, Primarily Science


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
Rendall S7
  Primary
 
Saturday, January 6
 

9:30am GMT

CANCELLED 'What do you mean, write a whole page?' T122
Due to ill health this session has been cancelled.

Why is it that when students enter a science classroom, the scope of their written ability instantly shrinks? Continuous writing exceeding six lines seems an impossibility. This session will explore creative ways to get your students writing in science. We will also introduce you to the Young Scientists Journal, ysjournal.com, the World's only journal written, edited and entirely produced by 12 - 20 year-olds. 

Speakers
RL

Rebecca Lowton

Teacher of Chemistry, Bolton School Boys Division, Young Scientist Journal
I am a teacher of Chemistry and AG&T coordinator at Bolton School Boys' Division with a keen interest in using creativity in the science classroom. I also run the Bolton School Hub of the Young Scientists Journal, which is the World's only journal written, edited and entirely produced... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
Maths 103
  11-19

11:30am GMT

Teach the Language. Improve the Learning REPEATED W115
Jargon is the major barrier to pupils' enjoyment of Science - this interactive session will show how language can be used to improve understanding and grades.

Speakers
avatar for William Hirst

William Hirst

Word Games for Science, William's Word Games
My memories of A'level must have planted the seed that Science is a foreign language as the teachers used words I did not understand, and was afraid to ask. When teaching, I used word games and puzzles to integrate language development into my lessons, and found pupils understanding... Read More →

Exhibitors

Saturday January 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm GMT
Guild of Students McAusland Room
  11-19

11:40am GMT

Squelch! Bang! Ooh! The transformative potential of children’s non-fiction REPEATED T152
A look at how lyrical nonfiction texts for children can be used to capture the imagination of young learners in Year 4-6 Science classrooms.

Speakers
ZA

Zahra Amlani

Knightsbridge Prep School


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:40am - 12:40pm GMT
Rendall LT5
  Primary

11:40am GMT

The Stories We Tell W121
Delegates will explore and review examples of the work and lives of scientists, represented in different media, and their potential to enhance children's scientific attitudes.

Speakers
avatar for Russ Shalofsky

Russ Shalofsky

Senior Lecturer in primary Science Education, University of Gloucestershire
"It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brains fall out!" (Carl Sagan or Prof. Walter Kotschnig). I am a teacher, academic and enthusiast and I am especially interested in: • deep engagement in primary science' • 'big' ideas' & 'good-enough-for-now' ones • scientific... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:40am - 12:40pm GMT
Rendall LT2
  Primary

2:30pm GMT

DNA Detectives in the classroom T153
In this session we will explore how chapters from a new children’s fictional book DNA Detectives: To Catch a Thief by  Dr Amanda Hartley can be coupled with hands-on activities in the classroom to teach 7-10 years olds about DNA and forensics.
We will provide a short introduction to the DNA detective books series, introducing the characters and plotlines. We will then showcase a series of free DNA and forensic themed resources and highlight where they link to key themes covered in the book.
Blending literacy, storytelling, and science-based activities is a great way for the story to come alive for the students and for the gain a greater understanding behind the scientific concepts. This cross-curricular approach helps to support science teaching in a fun and effective way.
Amanda will also talk about her classroom-based DNA Detectives workshops and how they can be used to bring the subject to life. All schools can access a free interactive workshop which accompanies the book (and hire a box of props to help make the workshop even more interactive!) 

Speakers
avatar for Francesca Gale

Francesca Gale

Education Development Lead, Welcome Sanger Institiute
I am the Education Development Lead at the Wellcome Genome Campus – the home of the Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute. I am responsible for the education programme on and off campus. I work with scientists to develop engaging resources for school students... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Hartley

Amanda Hartley

Founder, The Little Story Telling Company
My name is Dr Mandy Hartley. I worked in science for 15 years using DNA to help conserve stocks of fish in the North Sea, diagnose patients with inherited genetic diseases and helping identify and reunite families using DNA. I also set up the forensic laboratories for the Norfolk... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Amanda Hartley

Amanda Hartley

Founder, The Little Story Telling Company
My name is Dr Mandy Hartley. I worked in science for 15 years using DNA to help conserve stocks of fish in the North Sea, diagnose patients with inherited genetic diseases and helping identify and reunite families using DNA. I also set up the forensic laboratories for the Norfolk... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm GMT
Rendall LT6
  Primary

2:30pm GMT

How Can Science Enhance Learning of Mathematics and English? W129
Science lessons can be some of the most engaging experiences children have. They enjoy the practical nature of science, learning amazing facts about our world and the creatures that inhabit it. Children also enjoy learning the language of science. This session provides some examples of how children's learning of English and mathematics can be enhanced and assessed using science. All activities are 'tried and tested' in the primary classroom.

Speakers
AG

April Goode

April Goode
avatar for Andy Markwick

Andy Markwick

Science Education Consultant, University College London
I am a science consultant with a keen interest in developing links to outdoor learning, mathematics and English. My work with primary and secondary colleagues focuses upon creating a curriculum and lessons that are imaginative and fun to teach and learn. I provide many unique resources... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm GMT
Rendall S6
  Primary

3:35pm GMT

What is Scientific Literacy? W134
Following on from research as part of my MA in Science Education, this session will discuss the concept of 'scientific literacy' and how as teachers and leaders of primary science, we can ensure that children are truly aware of their role in the world around them and its impact on national economies.

Speakers
avatar for David Church CSciTeach

David Church CSciTeach

Chair of ASE Primary Committee, Senior Vice Principal, Harris Garrard Academy
I’m an experienced science subject leader and senior leader working in schools across London. I’m also the Chair of the ASE Primary Committee and have recently completed my MA in Science Education at King’s College, London where I focused on the impact of PSQM for my disser... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Angela Buckland

Angela Buckland

Conference Manager, Mrs
The Association for Science Education is proud to create this Annual Conference that is Europe's largest Science Education CPD event.


Saturday January 6, 2018 3:35pm - 4:35pm GMT
Rendall LT8
  Primary