£49 – £89

ASE National Technicians Conference North - 2019 York

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National STEM Centre

Siwards Way

University of York

York

YO10 5DD

United Kingdom

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A one day inspirational CPD event, tailor-made for school science technicians. The day will comprise of some excellent hands-on sessions and relevant workshops, along and an exclusive exhibition at the National STEM Learning Centre in York.

Participants will be able to enhance and apply new skills and knowledge in practical work, discuss and describe ways to improve, and explore updates to the school science technicians' profession.

Registration/Exhibition 09.30 - 10.15

Welcome 10.15 - 10.30

Session A 10.30 – 12.00

A1 Marvellous Microscopy: Simon Quinnell CSciTeach

This session will explore a range of microscope practicals that you can easily do back in your school and college. Using standard equipment we will explore the microscopic across different subjects from tardigrade hunts to beautiful chemistry from cells to flowers (and even the odd bit of physics as well). Microscopy offers the chance to observe the unseen and get students engaged with the magic and mystery of science.

Outcomes

You will

  • Explore how to get the most out of your microscopes and how you can build you own microscopy skills
  • Evaluate a range of microscopy practical for use in school

A2 Gratnells - What’s in my tray?:A Dr Katherine Forsey Education & Outreach Consultant

With all new activities for 2019, this energetic, hands-on carousel of practical science activities returns by popular demand. Easily recreated in your own setting. Useful as lesson starters, to support theory work, for science week or STEM clubs. Five stations, five minutes per station, five areas of the science curriculum. Full resource pack available and prizes for the winning team. Tweeting is encouraged via #WhatsInMyTray.

A3 Effective Performance Management: Emma King-Venables

Why we need appraisals, how to do them and when. Good and bad practice. Education and industry examples will be provided. Objective Setting: SMART goals and even SMARTER goals. Suggestions for extremely experienced technicians, where they can develop and other tricky appraisees. Types of CPD and links to appraisals

A4 Chemical Storage - Labexpert : Chris Pambou

This session is ideal for all technicians and is designed to provide the relevant information on chemical equipment storage including legislation on H&S, different types of chemical/specialist stores, radiation, storage groups and GHS/CLP. There will be a demo of Labexpert software with barcode scanners and label printers as to how they can enhance the techncian's role

Lunch/Exhibition 12.00 - 13.00

Session B 13.00 – 14.30

B1 Making Waves: Mark Robinson RSciTech

This “Make and Take Session” will use fire, jelly and spaghetti, amongst other things, to demonstrate waves, with an emphasis on standing waves and resonance. Each participant will have the opportunity to assemble and take away their own resonance tube (Kundt’s Tube). This apparatus allows standing sound waves to be visualised and enables easy measurement of the speed of sound. The session will be of most use to technicians supporting A-level Physics. As numbers are limited to 15, preference will be given to delegates who have not done this workshop before

B2: CLEAPSS Make it and Use it!: Jane Major. Come along and pick up some ideas for making and using low cost science equipment. During the workshop you will make a spectroscope and, using the CLEAPSS' quick and simple sugar cubes-flame test technique, you'll be able to view spectra asociated with burning different metal ions. You will also make small scale electrolysis apparatus and investigate the electrolysis of copper chloride.

B3 Physics for non specialists: Paul Cook RSciTech

Understanding the Dark Side of Science: The session will include the basic set ups and uses of commonly requisitioned physics equipment and will enable participants to better understand and develop confidence to use the resources so that key learning objectives can be acquired.

B4 Using Social Media for promotion and networking: Siobhan Liddle

This session will provide an overview of the different social media platforms and examples of best use for connection with other technicians for networking and support, promoting the technician role and promoting your department/subject.

An interactive session – BYO device and we will create some new posts, help each other set up accounts, join groups an follow each other. Bring your top tips to share if you are already a pro on a specific platform!

Tea/Coffee/Ehibition 15.15 - 15.30

Session C 14.45 – 15.15

C1 Making Crafting Equipment: Liz Testa

This session will involve making or showing already made equipment that technicians can make for science departments using crafting skills. Patterns & templates will be provided.

C2 Working with glass: Chris Peel

Participants will gain knowledge and confidence to produce simple glass delivery tubes some of which can be taken away, along with gaining hints and tips for further glass working .

C3 Apprentices: Karen Curzon RSciTech

If you have responsibility for training an apprentice, this session will provide you with guidance and support to help you get the best outcome. We will look at training structures and some techniques used from both the trainer and the trainees’ perspectives. The theoretical session will be guided by the needs of participants with an overview of interview, induction and training and a chance to explore the time commitment and how to deal with some of the problems, along with what steps to take when it just isn't working.

C4 STEM Clubs: Angie Ridout RSci

Come along to this session to learn about STEM Clubs, how to get started and how to do STEM Clubs schemes of work. This will be a hands-on session with some takewaway ideas from the presenter's 4th Year's scheme of work.



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What's my membership number?

For member rates, you will require to be an Active member of the Association. Your membership number can be found on your MyDetails page of the ASE website or by contacting us below. If you're not yet a member and would like to get the best conference rates, you can join online or over the phone on 01707 283000.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email conferences@ase.org.uk with any enquiries or call us on 01707 283000.

What's the refund policy?

Tickets are non-transferable. All refund request will be consiered up to 7 days before the event. After this date no refunds can be made.

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National STEM Centre

Siwards Way

University of York

York

YO10 5DD

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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