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ASE Cymru/Wales Conference 2016 - Effective STEM Engagement
Sat 19 November 2016, 10:00 – 14:30 GMT
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Inspirational lectures and workshops for Primary & Secondary teachers that aim to address the new science and technology curriculum.
Darlithoedd ysbrydoledig a gweithdai ar gyfer athrawon Cynradd ac Uwchradd sy'n anelu at fynd i'r afael â'r cwricwlwm gwyddoniaeth a technoleg newydd.
Join Professor Averil Macdonald OBE to discuss the myths and facts about why girls do and don't choose STEM subjects and find out about a revolutionary new approach to show that STEM subjects are for 'People Like Me'.
Ymunwch â'r Athro Averil Macdonald OBE i drafod pam nad yw merched yn yn dewis y pynciau STEM a chael gwybod am ymagwedd newydd chwyldroadol i ddangos fod pynciau STEM ar gyfer 'Pobl Fel Fi’
Bring science to life for your students with practical science demonstrations from Wendy Sadler—Science Made Simple that are accessible to all and learn how they can help develop higher thinking skills in your classroom.
Cyfle i ddod â gwyddoniaeth yn fyw i'ch myfyrwyr gydag arddangosiadau gwyddoniaeth ymarferol gan Wendy Sadler-Science Made Simple sy'n hygyrch i bawb a dysgu sut y gallant helpu i ddatblygu sgiliau meddwl uwch yn
eich ystafell ddosbarth.
Workshops include /Gweithdai yn cynnwys
Practical Primary science—Louise Stubberfield, Wellcome Trust KS1/2
Using the Crunch Kits - All schools in the UK will have received a fantastic free kit in early Summer 2016 packed with really useful science equipment to enable them to explore - The Crunch an exciting year of activities, experineces and discussion about our food, our health and our planet. This session looks at the materials provided for schools by the Crunch and explores how using the kit will help science leaders and class teachers develop their children's science skills through exciting hands on inquiry activites. We'll also look at how we can track progress and how we can embedd assessment for learnign in our teaching
Wriggling through numeracy & literacy— National Museum Cardiff Foundation & KS2
Using the Museum’s Galleries as inspiration we’ll explore ways of embedding numeracy and literacy into Primary science and art. We’ll also take a look at an exciting new exhibition aimed at Primary audiences which takes pupils on a journey into the wonderful world of worms. Here they can identify, count, sort, measure, create, imagine and describe worms that live all over the world from Glaciers to Hot Smokers!
Science Workshop - Andrea Meyrick Techniquest KS2/3
Science …the Techniquest Way. Whether it’s a workshop , busking or a show all of our activities are developed to be interactive, engaging and fun. Learning from our expertise let’s see how to approach developing classroom science activities to be interactive, engaging and fun for learners as well as enhance the curriculum.
Language and Science—Glen Gilchrist CSCJES KS3/4
Ever wondered why students look at you blankly when you introduce a new concept or ask searching questions? Why are thermometers consistently referred to as “temperature tellers” by eager Year 6’s? And what’s so difficult about the difference between accurate and precise? Do you think that sometimes you are speaking a foreign language?
Well, it turns out you might be right. Emerging and ongoing research is beginning to suggest that significant gains in pupils understanding and progress can be achieved by teaching science as though it is a foreign language. Using the pedagogy of language acquisition, science and scientific enquiry is contextualised in an established schema which allows learners to make more rapid progress.
This introduction workshop will introduce you to the idea of science as a foreign language and equip you with tools to explore this in your own classroom.
Accessing Real Science—Sue Diment, Cardiff University KS4/5
An opportunity to find out about Cardiff University’s Schools Partnership Project. The project has developed partnership opportunities for schools and colleges to engage with researchers from across all disciplines within the University. Learn about the University’s innovative partnership working model “Teacher Advisory Panels” which have put teachers at the centre of all University school engagement. This collaborative approach is helping to shape and enhance activities offered by the University. Our aim is to ensure that all engagement supports teaching and learning as well as raising aspirations and inspiring young people.
Finally take a look at the University Curriculum Support Website which helps teachers to navigate the University’s engagement programme and hear about new STEM events and activities that schools and colleges can engage with.
Coding for Science—Laura Roberts, Technocamps KS3/4
Technocamps aim is to inspire, motivate and engage people with computational thinking and promote computer science as underpinning all aspects of modern society. Technocamps deliver workshops in programming, app development, game making, electronics and general ‘what is computer science?’ activities to pupils from Year 1-Year 13.In this workshop, experienced Technocamps staff will talk about the challenges of engaging pupils of all ages with technology in a constructive way. Not to use Facebook, post pictures on Instagram or use Twitter, but to get the technology they use to do something for them.
We will demonstrate successful computer science activities, provide you with some paper-based resources to take back to the classroom, answer questions on what works and why, and engage you in some practical computing activities .
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced programmer, there will be something for everyone to take away.