Cost effective science CPD - The theme of this conference is 'Real Science, Real Scientists and Real Jobs – how to build STEM into your existing science curriculum'. Join us for workshops catered for both primary and secondary teachers at this half-day STEM conference. Registration includes free resources to take-away.
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Target audience: Teachers of all age groups
Contact: Tanya Dempster CSciTeach, Field Officer North and East Midlands (Region 16) firstname.lastname@example.org
Complimentary resources for full fee paying delegates
Complimentary ASE publications for all full fee paying delegates. If you're primary level you will receieve the The Wallbook of Science and Engineering. 11-19 teachers will receive The Language of Mathematics in Science and Big Questions DVD.
Regreattably reduced delegate rates for trainees do not include complimentary resources.Trainee Non members£12.00
More workshops to be confirmed.
The Language of Mathematics in Science
Presenter: Richard Needham CSciTeach, Science Education Consultant
Throughout The Language of Mathematics in Science project we have worked with teachers to find out how they approach mathematics in their classrooms. There are numerous ways being tried to help students apply their mathematical skills and improve science learning. In this workshop we will try out some of the approaches being developed, and explore some of the remaining challenges. (Target audience: 11- 16)
Sharing our passion for getting kids into the STEM agenda
Presenter: Claire Oldham, Director of Discovery from Twycross Zoo
The Royal Society reported that the number of students choosing to study science in England is falling highlighting a number of issues from lack of specialist teaching through to insufficient careers advice. As a response Twycross Zoo developed a programme that would inspire secondary students around science by getting them to use the latest technology while doing “real science” jobs for a day, as well as providing the specialist knowledge and careers information that would be helpful. The programme developed has now engaged hundreds of students and has a very high success rate of ‘turning students on’ to science, as shown by the evaluations. (Target audience: secondary)
Ideas and Activities to promote and encourage gender balance in STEM subjects
Presenters: Sue Woolhouse, Rebecca Peacock and Helen Pollard from the Institute of Physics
Familiarise yourself with the results and recommendations from recent research into gender balance in Physics, and then apply it to your preferred Key Stage by designing some practical ideas for immediate use in the classroom and improve your uptake of STEM subjects by girls. (Target audience: all Key Stages)
Medical Mavericks: Inside the NHS!
Presenter: Tom Warrender, Classroom Medics
Come and meet the Medical Mavericks and discover the amazing careers in the NHS that you never knew existed... and that are accessible with grades A-C (or is that levels 1-5!) in Maths, English and Science, making them more accessible to to many more of your students. Pick up some fab free posters and resources as well as play with some real medical kit! You can record an ECG from your heart, see inside your own eye with an ophthalmoscope attached to an iPhone (Get it... eye-phone!!!!) and try your hand at suturing -that's stitching to you and me! (Target audience: secondary)
Using stories to enhance primary STEM
presenter:Jane Winter C Sci Teach.
Jane Winter is an experienced Primary co-ordinator of many years. This session will enable you to go away with ideas about developing literacy and numeracy skills in a STEM enquiry based learning context.
Primary science is real science
Presenter: Heidi Dobbs
A hands-on session demonstrating practical activities that can be carried out in primary schools to deliver the chemistry aspects of the National Curriculum. (Target audience: primary)