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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
 

11:20am GMT

Girls into Global STEM (GIGS) I09
A hands on session where you can find out how an EU funded project involving the UK, Cyprus, Poland and Sweden is inspiring more girls to consider STEM careers. Each country is represented by a university or NGO working with a partner secondary school. In addition in the UK a major partner is Practical Action. So far each country has trialled one or more 'Global STEM Challenges'. These fit into curriculum areas across Europe not only in science but also in geography and citizenship. Each one is drawn from a Sustainable Development Goal:
Zero Hunger
Clean and affordable energy
Sustainable cities and communities
Climate Action
The 'challenge' is for older students (15-16) to develop activities for a younger cohort (12-14) using materials generated by Practical Action. These activities bring together science, global issues and mobile technologies and current thinking is that they will inspire pupils to think how science and technology can provide practical, often low-cost answers to important global issues. We have devised surveys for our school students both before and after the practical work and will look carefully at the results for both boys and girls in the coming weeks. Part of our session will feature students from De Ferrers Academy demonstrating one of their Global STEM Challenges.   You will find out more about all this work and about Years 2 and 3 of the project  at our session!

www.gigsproject.eu

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Burden

Kevin Burden

Professor of Educational Technology, University of Hull
I am currently leading several international projects exploring the use of mobile technologies in teaching and learning, with particular emphasis on teacher education. These include the Mobilising and Transforming Teacher Education Pedagogies project (www.mttep.eu).
avatar for Bren Hellier

Bren Hellier

Education Officer, Practical Action
Bren works within the education team at Practical Action, an international development organisation. Her role includes running CPD courses for trainee and qualified teachers and writing STEM education resources. She is particularly interested in the importance of embedding global... Read More →
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Greg Hughes

The de Ferrers Academy
avatar for Ray Kirtley

Ray Kirtley

Project Co-ordinator, University of Hull
I am the project coordinator working with Prof Burden and with our 8 partner organisations. I am also involved in two other University of Hull projects with university partners in Thailand and Vietnam. Outside of the university I chair the Global Learning Association which is responsible... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Julie Brown

Practical Action
Practical Action is an innovative international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems – made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm GMT
Rendall S4
  11-19
 
Thursday, January 4
 

9:30am GMT

The STEM Pit Stop Challenge W02
How quickly can your pupils dismantle and rebuild (perfectly) a go-kart? Suitable for children (and grown-ups!)  of all ages, this STEM engineering challenge develops planning, communication and teamwork. Come and have a go for yourselves, and see how a simple wooden go-kart can be used to teach a vast range of STEM skills.

Speakers
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Phil Gregory

hi-impact Consultancy
avatar for Bob Pritchard

Bob Pritchard

Lead Practitioner, St John Plessington Catholic College
Physics teacher and Lead Practitioner at St John Plessington Catholic College. CSciTeach and Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching. Interested in evidence-informed practice, cognitive science and its role in effective Science teaching.
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Alan Thompson

hi-impact Consultancy

Exhibitors
avatar for Hi Impact

Hi Impact

Education Consultancy
hi-impact consultancy ltd. is an expert provider of innovative technology and media services across the education sector.The team is made up of experienced, qualified teachers and media staff, all driven by a passion for the use of technology and creative media to engage pupils and... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
CTL 8
  11-19  FE & Skills  Post-16  Primary

9:30am GMT

Flying the Flag for FE Science S23
The Education and Training Foundation is committed to supporting improvements in STEM teaching and learning across our sector. Activity is currently being explored in partnership with a wide range of external partners and bodies, and we are seeking to build a national consensus on the most effective actions to improve recruitment of teaching staff, retention and CPD.
Currently the Foundation is supporting the SET for Teaching Success programme, training and mentoring 50 new teachers for the FE and Skills sector. These new recruits to this innovative pilot programme will deliver the majority of their teaching within the Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) subject areas, with a focus on those careers within the relevant routes of the Sainsbury Review. Additionally we are delivering over a million pounds of teaching and learning improvement work in the OTLA National technical teaching programme, focussing on growing employer - provider dialogue and working, in preparation for the implementation of the government Skills Plan. We are currently working with SEMTA to develop support for employers in delivering high quality apprenticeships and training in STEM, and previously with SEMTA delivered the STEM Exchange and the STEM Alliance.
We are also working to promote wider activity to our sector, including ENTHUSE bursaries, the STEM Insight programme and CPD opportunities offered through STEM Learning. Our professional membership body, the Society for Edcuation and Training supports a range of career development for STEM educators in the FE and Training sector, and we are proud to promote and be involved in the work of the ASE in the FE sector.
 
 

Speakers
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Paul Kessell-Holland

Head of Partnerships, Paul Kessell-Holland
Most of Paul’s career has been related to leading and developing policy, and supporting the implementation of Professional Standards and Workforce Development across Further and Higher Education. Most recently his work has included the development of research strategies for the... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
Rendall LT3

10:30am GMT

BERG: So where are we with STEM? T11 CANCELLED
Speakers

Thursday January 4, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am GMT
TBA

10:30am GMT

STEM Careers: Making better use of industry and university support T12
Explore the different programmes and resources that help schools and colleges make better use of the supported offered by industry and university.

Proposers
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Sarah Heathwood

Communications Coordinator, STEM Learning

Speakers
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Gemma Taylor

STEM Learning

Exhibitors
avatar for STEM Learning

STEM Learning

STEM Learning
STEM Learning is your number one organisation for STEM teaching support. We offer free and affordable CPD, teaching resources and STEM inspiration for your classroom, STEM Club or community group. Our work has proven impact on teachers and young people. Find out more on www.stem.org.uk... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am GMT
Rendall S11
  11-19  FE & Skills

11:30am GMT

CANCELLED session - BERG: Darwin and the Arts T22
Due to circumstances beyond our control, this session has been cancelled.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Braund

Martin Braund

Honorary Fellow, University of York
I have been involved with ASE and Science Education for 45 years. My interests are in the arts and science, particularly in using drama, transition from primary school, talk in the classroom, the use of museums and out of school contexts and professional development. I hold honorary... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm GMT
Rendall S10

12:00pm GMT

Waterloo Bridge Sculpture Competition T27
Waterloo Bridge Sculpture Competition Outline. Art meets Engineering. In September 2017 a national competition will be launched to challenge students to come up with a sculpture design that will be showcased on one of the four plinths of the Waterloo Bridge in London at the Thames Festival in September 2018. The competition will be based on the history of the Waterloo Bridge which was built by women during WW2, and the history of the plinth sculpture competition that took place in the late 1940s but which didn't result in a winning sculpture being commissioned, despite some iconic designs being produced by the likes of Barbara Hepworth. The competition will draw on this history and challenge students to use 3d printing to produce models of their sculptures that pay tribute to the work of women engineers and technicians during the two world wars. This session will outline the competition and inspire the delegates to get involved.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Bonfield

Dawn Bonfield

Director, Towards Vision
I am an engineer and work in the field of diversity and inclusion as a consultant and a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at Aston University. In addition I am organising a schools educational outreach initiative around the Waterloo Bridge and the Year of Engineering... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
Rendall LT1
  11-19  FE & Skills

12:00pm GMT

Attitudes Up: CCI success! T29
Children Challenging Industry: classroom activities and a local industry visit put science learning in context. Research into effectiveness of CCI shows increased engagement and knowledge.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Parvin

Joy Parvin

Director, University of York Centre for Industry Education Collaboration
Specialise in primary science and associated STEM/career/industry resources, CPD, industry visits and associated programmes (eg Children Challenging Industry).
avatar for Maria Turkenburg

Maria Turkenburg

Researcher, University of York (UYSEG)
Maria has been a researcher for over 25 years, in education and chemistry. She has experience evaluating science education programmes targeting students aged 5-25. She is presenting on the evaluation of the Quantum Ambassadors in Schools project, which sees postgraduate quantum physics... Read More →


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

12:00pm GMT

Introducing STEM into the Primary Classroom W158
A chance to explore ways of bringing cross-curricular STEM learning into the Primary Classroom. The session will look at how authentic challenges enable pupils to develop key 21st Century skills such as the 4Cs – Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity. We will see how STEM learning goes ‘beyond the acronym.’

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Tidswell

Andrew Tidswell

Director of International Professional Development
, Andrew Tidswell
Andrew is currently Director of International Professional Development at Discovery Education. He is responsible for managing the implementation and delivery of all PD provided by Discovery Education outside of the UK and US. This role includes building relationships with Partners... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Discovery Education

Discovery Education

Discovery Education
Discovery Education empowers teachers and captivates pupils by providing high-quality, dynamic, digital content to primary and secondary schools across the United Kingdom.Discovery Education Espresso• Foundation to Key Stage 2• 23,000+ digital resources, including engaging short... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
Guild of Students McAusland Room
  Primary

2:00pm GMT

Connect to Bring STEM Learning to Life! W23
A workshop focussed on how to achieve genuine collaboration through effective employer engagement, creating inspiring, enriched, enjoyable STEM learning experiences that will support learner progression. Explore a variety of approaches and ready -to-use resources that provide ‘a clear line of sight of work’ and the ‘connect’ to bring STEM learning to life!

Speakers
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Cerian Ayres

Education and Training Foundation


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Rendall S1

2:30pm GMT

'When will I ever use this in the real world, Sir?' T41
Putting curriculum into context - find out about STEM Ambassadors, Big Bang Fairs and other programmes to support the work you do in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Alison Christoffer

Alison Christoffer

Operations Manager, All About STEM
avatar for Michelle Dow

Michelle Dow

Managing Director, All About STEM


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm GMT
Rendall LT3

3:00pm GMT

Preparing for the introduction of T-Levels: A local approach to implementation of technical education reform S06
T-Levels will be introduced for post-16 students from 2020. Hear how colleges in several localities are preparing to offer routes such as Engineering & Manufacturing and Health & Science.

Speakers
avatar for Jenifer Burden

Jenifer Burden

Director of Programmes, Gatsby Charitable Foundation


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
Rendall LT8

3:00pm GMT

Attitudes to STEM & PRINCIPIA T106
Research Into Spaceflight and Engagement with STEM (RISES) investigates the influence of learning about space on 2,500 students from over 40 schools across the country.

Speakers
avatar for Judith Bennett

Judith Bennett

Salters' Professor of Science Education, University of York Science Education Group
I am the Salters’ Professor of Science Education and leader of the University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG). UYSEG has an international reputation for its research and research-informed curriculum development work, and is the home of national courses including Salters... Read More →
avatar for Maria Turkenburg

Maria Turkenburg

Researcher, University of York (UYSEG)
Maria has been a researcher for over 25 years, in education and chemistry. She has experience evaluating science education programmes targeting students aged 5-25. She is presenting on the evaluation of the Quantum Ambassadors in Schools project, which sees postgraduate quantum physics... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for University of York Science Education Group

University of York Science Education Group

University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG)


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
Rendall LT6
  Primary
 
Friday, January 5
 

10:00am GMT

CANCELLED Skills in Schools T67
Due to circumstances beyond our control, this session has been cancelled.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Primary Engineer

Primary Engineer

The home of our ‘STEM by Stealth’ educational approach to bringing engineering and engineers into primary classrooms and curricula. Inspiring children, pupils and teachers through continued professional development, whole class project work, competitions and exhibitions.


Friday January 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am GMT
Maths 106
  11-19  Primary

12:05pm GMT

Floating Gardens: Practical science in a global context W68
Come along to this hands-on session to discover for yourself why Practical Action's STEM challenges are proving so popular amongst primary and schools practicalaction.org/STEM

Speakers
avatar for Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh

Consultant, Ed Walsh Consulting

Exhibitors
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Julie Brown

Practical Action
Practical Action is an innovative international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems – made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:05pm - 1:05pm GMT
Rendall S6
  Primary

12:30pm GMT

Collections and Curriculum: The role of natural history museums in providing an authentic learning experience S15
Museums provide unique opportunities for students to study key areas of the national curriculum, engage with collections, and provide hands-on learning experiences within memorable environments. Many museums also provide additional support to teachers through CPD opportunities, resources and advice.

Speakers
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Gracie Divall

Natural History Museum
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Ed Santry

Natural History Museum


Friday January 5, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm GMT
Chadwick Rotbalt LT

12:30pm GMT

Do All Scientists Wear Lab Coats? T158
What even makes a scientist? Is it the mad hair or the white lab coat? Come along to this session to discover what management science is all about.

Speakers
avatar for Sophie Parker

Sophie Parker

The OR Society
What is the science of better decision making? And why should you take note? We run free workshops using fun, interactive and engaging games to show you how playing with Lego (and other great bits) can showcase the usefulness of maths and Operational Research (O.R.) in the real... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm GMT
Maths 106
 
Saturday, January 6
 

10:00am GMT

'When I grow up I want to be....' T129
Teacher resources to help with career choice pathways. Need STEM work experience for years 9/10? EDT can sort it, and your students will gain a nationally recognise Industrial Cadets accreditation too!

Speakers
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Susan Harris

EDT Director of Central Programmes, The Engineering Development Trust (EDT)


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am GMT
Maths Forsyth

10:35am GMT

CANCELLED: Engineering Innovations: 100 Years of RAF W149
Due to illness, this session has been cancelled.

As part of the RAF centenary celebrations, the Royal Academy of Engineering have been working with the RAF to create a hands-on STEM box for primary schools.

Take part in some of the activities from the box and receive a free resource box for your school.
Limited to 40 spaces.  

Exhibitors
avatar for Royal Academy of Engineering

Royal Academy of Engineering

Royal Air Force
As the UK’s national academy for engineering, we bring together the most successful and talented engineers from across the engineering sectors for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering. We provide analysis and policy support to promote the UK’s... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:35am - 11:35am GMT
Rathbone Leslie Hearnshaw
  Primary

2:30pm GMT

Primary School STEM Career Awareness T98
How using STEM professionals, pupils carried out scientific research in the mainstream primary curriculum, raising science capital and showing how many careers need scientific skills

Speakers
EC

Emma Crisell

Emma Crisell
avatar for Terry Kirk

Terry Kirk

Member of ASE's H&S Group, funNY science
funNY science works to show students of all ages how much fun and relevence there is in studying STEM subjects, whether they want to be scientists and engineers or shop assistants and care workers. STEM is for everyone!!


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm GMT
Rendall LT5
  Primary

2:30pm GMT

Putting the D in STEM W131
Scientific enquiries and the application of scientific knowledge are important elements in the design phase of many D&T projects. Find out how to make meaningful links which meet the curriculum requirements of both subjects

Speakers
avatar for Liz Lawrence

Liz Lawrence

Advisory Teacher, BDSIP
Chair of ASE Futures - if you are involved in supporting teachers at any stage of their career ask me about this PSQM Senior Hub leader


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm GMT
Rendall LT4
  Primary

3:35pm GMT

Do You Celebrate Local Science & Engineering Heroes? W111
The session will focus on the Life of James Joule who was born exactly 200 years ago in 1818. He seldom gets his due profile even in his home territory of Greater Manchester. We hope others will share what they do to showcase their local hero.

Speakers
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David Ward

Greater Manchester STEM Centre


Saturday January 6, 2018 3:35pm - 4:35pm GMT
Rendall S11
  Primary