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ASE Northern Ireland Conference 2017 - Moving Forward in Science Education

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You can request an invoice online or choose to pay by credit/debit card.

Contact: ASE Northern Ireland Secretary at wilsonragnew@hotmail.com with any conference enquiries

You can also download our flyer for the list of session options

Post Primary Programme

This conference allows a wide choice of workshops for post-primary delegates. Please come and take the opportunity to keep up-to-date with key recent developments in your specialist subject areas.

Workshops available:

  • You’re never too young to be a research scientist – Becky Parker, Institute for Research in Schools
  • A-level biology practical techniques - Lucienne McCallum, Timstar
  • Genetics workshop - Gerard Hughes and Ciaran Lynch, Sentinus
  • Chemistry practicals in the GCSE classroom - Dr Peter Hoare, University of Newcastle
  • Support for the new CCEA applied science A-level - Declan McGeown, RSC
  • Astro Academy: Principia - Leanne Hawthorne, National Space Academy
  • Physics on Stage: for specialists and non-specialists alike - Sandra O’Connell and Sue McGrath, IOP
  • Enhancing teaching and learning through the use of ipads - iTeach
  • Enhancing learning and workflow with Office 365 and G Suite (formerly Google Apps) - Esther Woodhouse, C2K
  • Update on CCEA new GCSE science grading and processes - Roger McCune and Kevin Henderson
  • A holistic cross-curricular view of differentiation - Bukky Yusef, London School Improvement Consultant
  • Developing thinking and enquiry skills in KS3 science - Adam Little, NSLC
  • Outdoor Learning in the secondary classroom - Dr Katherine Forsey
  • AfL for the 21st century: Supporting progress through iPads - Edel McInerney, Campbell College, Belfast
  • Support for the new applied science A-level - Phillip Rushworth, CCEA
  • Incorporating visual literacy strategies into science classroom - Collette Thompson, Ballyclare High School
  • The self evaluating science department. With a minimum of paper vans a maximum of enjoyment - Dr Paddy Shevlin
  • Changes to the CCEA Science GCSE - CCEA Subject Officers.

A range of frontier science lectures from Queen’s University Belfast in biology, chemistry and physics:

  • Electrode potentials and fuel cells - Dr Paul Kavanagh, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • ITER fusion - Prof Matt Zepf, Centre for Plasma Physics

Primary Programme

Short of time, resources and inspiration? The ASE conference offers a day of informative, fun and interactive workshops and talks. New, free, cross curricular resources will be introduced and there will be opportunities to try out relevant topic based activities for all key stages.

Puppets or Pox? Chemistry or Crunch Kit? New resources or old inventors? Indoors or out? The choice is yours.

Workshops include

  • Chemistry in your shopping basket - Dr Peter Hoare, Chemistry Outreach Officer, RSC Spectroscopy in a Suitcase NE Region, University of Newcastle
  • What's in your tray? Outdoor Learning in the Primary Classroom - Dr Katherine Forsey, Outdoor learning expert
  • Come and meet Daisy and find out how she can help you teach about digestion - John Sandford, Vice Principal, Andrews Memorial Primary School, Comber
  • Playful science in Foundations Stage Liz Braniff, St Theresa’s Primary School, Belfast and PSTT teaching fellow.
  • iWonder: creative enquiry in the modern classroom - Úna Méabh O'Hanlon, iTeach
  • Why you'll never catch smallpox - Marianne Cutler, Director Curriculum Innovation ASE, an immersive, cross-curricular approach to learning science (free resources provided)
  • Creative Science for young children using stories, songs and puppets.- Jo Williams, Millgate House Education,
  • Irish Scientists – The first XI, Matthew Miskimmin. This is a presentation of the project undertaken by the Newtownards Area Primary Cluster. It includes practical lessons for F1, KS1 and KS2 (free resources provided)
  • Innovative activities with the Datalogger - Lee Grahame, Data Harvest
  • New Primary resources for Science - Jody Whiteford, Curriculum team, CCEA
  • How to use your Crunch Kit - Alison Scott, Welcome Trust. These kits, with activities and practical activities, were sent to all schools in the UK. This workshop will describe how you can use it in your classroom
  • Primary Science Idea Webs – Declan McGeown, Chemistry Outreach Officer, RSC NI, Queen’s University Belfast. This workshop will look at how you can fit chemistry into the WAU thematic units

Technician Programme

A great choice of workshops for technicians delegates, with lots of opportunities to learn about developments in specialist subject areas.

Workshops available:

  • Zooiverse & Connected Learning: Terence Maxwell
  • Molecular Gastronomy is not just for Michelin Star Chefs!: Gillian Collins
  • Biology practicals that work: Gail Webdell, Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS)
  • The Hill Reaction: Alison Scott (Investigating photosynthetic dehydrogenase activity in chloroplasts for A-level practicals)
  • Thinking about ideas for technician success and science club ideas: Matthew Coan (Drop-in session)
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