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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

Science Across Borders I04
Find out how big data can connect your science class to international research – and give your pupils something solid to work on with partners abroad.

Speakers
avatar for Benedict O'Donnell

Benedict O'Donnell

Project Coordinator, Prometeruse
Just another science-junky with a passion for languages. I am particularly interested in all things environment and energy related. After studying physics, I set up this climate-outreach NGO called Prometeruse. We're trying to help teenagers hack global warming.


Wednesday January 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:15am
Rendall LT1

10:20am

Cognitive Load in Science REPEATED I02
What is Cognitive Load Theory (CLT), why is it so important, and how can it be applied to the Science Classroom?

In January Professor Dylan Wiliam tweeted that “…Cognitive Load Theory is the single most important thing for teachers to know". This session explains the principles of CLT and shows how an understanding of how CLT can be used to improve teaching and learning in Science.

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
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hi-impact

Education Consultancy
hi-impact consultancy ltd is a multi-award winning company owned and operated by qualified teachers with classroom and SLT experience ranging from EYFS to 6th Form with teacher training expertise at an international level. All our consultants are experts in the use of state of the... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:15am
Rendall LT4

11:20am

Remember the Egg Race REPEATED I08
Participants can try out a simple practical challenge with simple materials, as could be used in a technology competition. Led by the Editor of ASE's School Science Review.

Speakers
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Geoff Auty

Volunteer, ASE

Exhibitors
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Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm
Rendall S3
 
Thursday, January 4
 

9:30am

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 a multi-award winning company owned and operated by qualified teachers with classroom and SLT experience ranging from EYFS to 6th Form with teacher training expertise at an international level. All our consultants are experts in the use of state of the... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
CTL 8

9:30am

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
Rendall LT3

9:30am

Technicians' Drop-in D17
Come to this drop-in, running throughout the day, for practical ideas and support for technicians. Led by AQA.

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Exhibitors

Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 5:00pm
Guild of Students Gilmour

10:30am

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
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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
Rendall S11

12:00pm

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
Rendall LT1

12:00pm

The Science of Music: Hands-on workshop W76
Make and play a one string electric guitar and a glitchy electronic synthesiser powered by high fives. Explore the science, technology and history of analogue and electronic instruments. No making or music experience required.

Speakers
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Helen Steer

Do It Kits



12:00pm

Wireless Datalogging in Action REPEATED W15
Learn how wireless technology will connect your logger to Ipads, Iphones, Android phones, tablets and the PC. Bring your own device and join in.

Speakers
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Barry Hawkins

Data Harvest

Exhibitors
avatar for Data Harvest Group

Data Harvest Group

Sales Director, Data Harvest Group Ltd.
Worldwide suppliers of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math equipment (STEM) for over 35 years; whether it's hardware or software, Data Harvest offers multi award-winning, high quality, innovative and affordable educational solutions. EasySense Data Logging Range Science Data... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CTL 1

2:00pm

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
Rendall S1

2:30pm

'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
Rendall LT3

3:00pm

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
Rendall LT8
 
Friday, January 5
 

12:30pm

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
Maths 106
 
Saturday, January 6
 

10:00am

Virtual Reality in the Science Classroom S34
From diving in a submarine to polar science, learn how virtual reality can provide an exciting and engaging ‘real STEM’ context to your curriculum delivery.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop

Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop

Digital Explorer
Educator and expedition-leader, Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop recognised the need to narrow the gap between science and his students. In 2004, he began experimenting with the use of technology in the classroom to find ways to spark his pupils’ imaginations. By 2007, he founded Digital Explorer... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Digital Explorer

Digital Explorer

Digital Explorer
Digital Explorer designs and runs STEM and Global Citizenship education programmes, which make use of virtual exchange, live broadcast and virtual reality. These technologies create classroom encounters that widen young people’s world view. Learning is further underpinned by an... Read More →



Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Chadwick Rotbalt LT