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This event is open to all science educators. It is free to ASE members and costs £10 for non-members. Please bring along your membership card or you can pay on arrival at the event.

Please chose one event labelled "A" from the first selection of workshops and another event labelled "B" from the second selection of workshops.

We look forward to seeing you.

"Inspiring Science" ASE West of England Conference

ASE West of England Regional Committee

Saturday, 17 November 2012 from 09:00 to 13:30 (GMT)

"Inspiring Science" ASE West of England Conference

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Type Remaining End Quantity
A: Real Science, Real Scientists (PRIM)
A1. 10.30am-11.25am Allie Beaumont, SLCSW (PRIMARY) The draft new national curriculum emphasises children studying science through the work of famous scientists. In this workshop you will take part in some hands-on activities to explore the work of three scientists from different historical and cultural backgrounds, demonstrating how scientists worldwide have contributed to our knowledge and understanding in science.
3 Registrations Ended Free  
A: Putting WOW back into Science Lessons (PRIM)
A2. 10.30am-11.25am Matt George, Mr G’s Science Shows (PRIMARY) A range of simple cost effective experiments to liven up your Science lessons. Participate in some memorable hands on experiments that you can incorporate into your school.
1 Registration Ended Free  
A: SOLO Taxonomy and Science (SEC)
A3. 10.30am-11.25am Greg Seal, Brislington Enterprise College (SECONDARY) What is SOLO and how can it help me and my pupils? How is it different to Bloom's and why it is suitable for learners of all ages? Using examples from my own teaching practice I will try to show you how SOLO can take you from shallow to deep understanding.
Sold Out Ended Free  
A: Be amazed by Apps (SEC)
A4. 10.30am-11.25am Alessio Bernardelli, IOP + TES (SECONDARY) Come and see a range of effective Science Apps to enthuse your students. Lesson plans and resources will help you and your learners to go beyond playing with apps and experience a more integrated approach to using hand-held devices. If possible please bring your own device and there may be time to share other good apps you have used.
2 Registrations Ended Free  
A: Teach them the Language of Science (SEC)
A5. 10.30am-11.25am William Hirst, William’s Words (SECONDARY) Improve the grades, increase the enjoyment – The language of Science is a barrier to learning. This talk will discuss the size of this barrier and provide ideas for dozens of games that will enable pupils to enjoy learning the words of Science.
1 Registration Ended Free  
B: PSQM participants Going for Gold (PRIM)
B1. 11.50am-12.45pm Katherine Laing and Sue Thorn, PSQM participants (PRIMARY) Two subject leaders who are working towards the Gold Primary Science Quality Mark will be explaining how they are promoting science in their school. Katherine Laing (Lypiatt, Corsham) is developing child centred learning, whilst Sue Thorn (Millbrook, Swindon) is creating a sensory garden to extend outdoor learning.
3 Registrations Ended Free  
B: RSPCA Inspired by Nature (PRIM)
B2. 11.50am-12.45pm Claire Morris, RSPCA (PRIMARY) In this workshop teachers explore how to inspire pupils to become respectful explorers of the outdoor environment, focussing on animals' habitats and the part that we can all play in caring for wildlife. They will find out how to access free resources to use in the classroom on this topic.
2 Registrations Ended Free  
B: Enhancing Learning using Computer Games (SEC)
B3. 11.50am-12.45pm Bryan Berry, SLCSW (SECONDARY) This hands-on session will present an overview of the British Council Unbox21 project. Participants will be given an introduction to the project and learn about the pedagogies used to integrate commercial games in classrooms in both India and the UK.
2 Registrations Ended Free  
B: Engaging Reluctant Learners (SEC)
B4. 11.50am-12.45pm Richard Goucher, AST Bristol Brunel Academy (SECONDARY) I teach in an urban academy in east Bristol and meet many students who are reluctant to engage in any form of learning but especially Science. They view it as hard and "nerdy" and not something they wish to be part of. I will talk about a range of strategies that I use or have used over the years to engage Learners and create confident scientists.
Sold Out Ended Free  
B: Physics using iBookAuthors (SEC)
B5. 11.50am-12.45pm Keith Gibbs, Schoolphysics (SECONDARY) Having bought an iPad in April I have set about writing some booklets using iBookAuthors. This talk is about my experiences! At present there are about 15 GCSE booklets (40-50 pages per booklet) and a similar number of AS/A2 ones in the process of writing. Do come along if you would like to know more - you may even be able to help me and the rest of the group make progress.
1 Registration Ended Free  

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Event Details

This year we are starting with 'Hands on Astrophysics', a keynote demonstration from Aude Alapini (Exeter University).  Participants will then attend two primary or secondary workshops of their choice, with a break between for networking. 

Please select one workshop labelled "A" for the first workshop slot and another labelled "B" for the second workshop slot.

Event details

If you are an ASE member please bring along proof of your membership, and if you are a non-member the cost of the event is £10 payable on arrival to the event.

Programme for the morning:

Registration begins at 9am.

9.30am Welcome: Sarah Earle, ASE West of England Chair

9.35am Keynote: Aude Alapini- Odunlade, Exeter University, "Hands on Astrophysics". Demonstrations which shrink astrophysics down to lab scale, enable hands-on learners to "literally" grasp the subject, and illustrate some fundamental physical concepts in the process

10.30am Workshop A

11.25am Break

11.50am Workshop B

12.45pm ABM and Planetarium Show

1.30pm End of conference
Download a PDF programme from the SLCSW website here

Please note that parking in Millennium Square Car Park costs are 'Up to 4 hours £6.00 / Up to 6 hours £8.50' (use BS1 5LL for SatNav). An alternative may be Wapping Wharf Car Park, which is '£2.50 for all day Saturday' (use BS1 4RW for SatNav).
Do you have questions about "Inspiring Science" ASE West of England Conference? Contact ASE West of England Regional Committee

When & Where

Science Learning Centre South West, Next to At-Bristol <a href="https://www.sciencelearningcentres.org.uk/centres/south-west/how-to-find-us">Click here for how to find the SLCSW.</a>
BS1 5DB Bristol
United Kingdom

Saturday, 17 November 2012 from 09:00 to 13:30 (GMT)

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ASE West of England Regional Committee

We are the regional committee for the ASE in the West of England. We aim to support science teaching in our region, which covers Dorset, Somerset, BaNES, Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. However, anyone interested in science education is welcome to attend our events.

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