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Wednesday, January 6
 

09:45 GMT

Welcome and introduction to the ASE Online Annual Conference 2021
Hannah Russell, CEO of the ASE opens the ASE Annual Conference Online and welcomes all participants

Speakers

Wednesday January 6, 2021 09:45 - 10:00 GMT
Room 1
  All, Vocational including careers
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

10:00 GMT

Exhibitor - Daly Procurement Services
Helping HoDs and Technicians make the most of their budget through taking advantage of 5 easy steps to improve their procurement. These strategies are simple to use and can really free up your budget, AND your time.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Daly

Chris Daly

Managing Director, Daly Procurement Services
Deliver the value schools deserve. Daly Procurement Services is a negotiating services for schools which provides significant savings against market value. By harnessing the collective buying power of schools, we provide schools the means to make ever-tightening budgets go even f... Read More →


Wednesday January 6, 2021 10:00 - 10:15 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  11-19
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

10:00 GMT

Welcome to International Day
Marc Neesam, ASE International Committee Chair, welcomes all international delegates for the opening of the day

Speakers
avatar for Marc Neesam

Marc Neesam

Head of Professional Development Solutions, Cambridge Partnership for Education


Wednesday January 6, 2021 10:00 - 10:15 GMT
Room 1
  All, Vocational including careers
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

10:00 GMT

Welcome to Technicians Day
Ann Bullen RSciTech, Chair of ASE Technicians Committee and Simon Quinnell CSciTeach, ASE Chair, open the Technicians Day 

Speakers
AB

Ann Bullen RSciTech

Retired Science Technician, Association for Science Education
SQ

Simon Quinnell CSciTeach

ASE Chair 2020-2021, University of York


Wednesday January 6, 2021 10:00 - 10:15 GMT
Room 5

10:15 GMT

Panel Debate: European science education post-Covid19 – impact and actions (additional panellists may be confirmed) LIVE RECORD
This session is chaired by Hannah Russell ASE CEO. Additional countries have been invited and will be added accordingly.

European Science Associations come together to debate the impact and actions upon science education that have been experienced in 2020. The panel will discuss how science education has adapted to the global pandemic from a European perspective and, after introductions, each country representative will make an opening statement as to how their country has managed the impact of the pandemic and adapted.
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Common strands/differences will be identified and prompt questions for debate. The audience will be encouraged to share their views via the Zoom CHAT function. It is hoped that the shared experiences may help everyone identify any novel or different ways in which people have adapted, that can be taken forward into 2021.

Speakers
CB

Christel Balck

Lecturer in Physics and Technology and Researcher in didactics of Natural Sciences and STEM, Odisee University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
I have a Masters degree in Physics from the Universitu of Antwerpen.I am a lecturer (and teacher trainer)  in Physics and Technology (level: professional bachelor of secondary school education) and Researcher in didactics of natural sciences and STEM (both at ODISEE University college... Read More →
ML

Marie-Thérèse Lehoucq

UdPPC (French Science Assocation)
AC

Alfio Carlo Russo

AIF (Italian Science Assocation)
JJ

Jan Jaap Wietsma

Representative of Dutch Science Association, NVON (Netherlands)


Wednesday January 6, 2021 10:15 - 11:00 GMT
Room 1
  All, Real world science

10:15 GMT

SAPS - Supporting Technicians with Biology Practicals That Work
Is your pondweed bubble-less? Do you need a potometer that is fit for purpose? Are your algae inactive? Allow us, Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS), to troubleshoot for your technical support.

We provide steps for success to support the delivery of reliable core practicals. SAPS supports teachers, equips technicians and engages students by producing free inspiring teaching resources.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Jenkin

Alex Jenkin

Project Manager, Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Alex project manages the Science and Plants for Schools project, overseeing SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and managing the development of our free teaching resources. Alex is keen to explore how plants can be used as examples across biology, not just in traditional... Read More →
avatar for Dan Jenkins

Dan Jenkins

Head of Gatsby Plant Education Programme, Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Dan is Head of the Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme and directs the Science and Plants for Schools project. For over 10 years Dan has developed practicals and resources for SAPS and is a dab hand at getting any plant to behave in the school lab. Dan’s background in plant... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

Project Coordinator, SAPS
Jamie coordinates and delivers events for teachers and teacher trainers as well as overseeing our virtual presence through coordination of our database, social media and our SAPS website. Having trained and taught as a Primary School Teacher, he is aware of the need to inspire budding... Read More →
GW

Gail Webdell

Science Technician, Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Gail officially joined SAPS in March 2020 but has been a keen enthusiast and support to SAPS for many years. She has worked with the team during our Train the Trainer events and demonstrated with us at the Association for Science Education (ASE) annual conferences on numerous occasions... Read More →


Wednesday January 6, 2021 10:15 - 11:00 GMT
Room 6

10:15 GMT

Simple Circuitry
We will look at setting up series and parallel circuits, their characteristics and incorporate multi-meters to measure current and voltage. For more advanced circuits we will look at charging and discharging a capacitor that is linked to a required practical. I will try to answer questions during the session, including demonstrating them if time allows and I have the circuit components if required.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Cook RSciTech

Paul Cook RSciTech

Science Technician, Ark Burlington Danes Academy



Wednesday January 6, 2021 10:15 - 11:00 GMT
Room 5

10:20 GMT

Exhibitor - PocketLab with C Learning
Join Paul from C-Learning to hear about how much science you can bring to life in your classroom through Pocketlab.

Pocketlab brings science in the classroom to life. This fun tool can measure with a series of sensors that can detect motion, temperature, acceleration, humidity, velocity and much more. They connect via Bluetooth to a chromebook or mobile via an app and start recording data instantly. The data saves automatically to your Google Drive to allow you to complete your analysis or experiment.


Speakers
avatar for Paul Farrell

Paul Farrell

Consultancy and Training Manager, C Learning
Link to form to request discount codes: https://forms.gle/aJGBjhex17pD93WZ9Here is a link to my presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1oIUQ-6-XPhrfDxCeqIKF865D3CPST6CeAfpgvnv_A6w/copyPocketlab brings science in the classroom to life. This fun tool can measure with a series of sensors that can detect motion, temperature, acceleration, humidity, velocity and much more. They connect via Bluetooth to a chromebook or mobile via an app and start recording data instantly. The data saves automatically to your Google Drive to allow you to complete your analysis or experiment.Join Paul and Peter from C-Learning to hear about how much science you can bring to life... Read More →


Wednesday January 6, 2021 10:20 - 10:35 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  All
  • Twitter Feed @raff31 @paulmfarrell @c_learning_net

10:40 GMT

Exhibitor - Royal Society of Chemistry - Royal Society of Chemistry ITT
Join us as we share how the Royal Society of Chemistry supports ITT’s. This workshop is targeted at all colleagues in secondary ITT, teaching or likely to teach the Chemical Sciences: trainee teachers; prospective teachers; and teachers. Our event includes a Q&A session to explore any areas raised by delegates.

Speakers
RC

Ross Christodoulou

Education coordinator, Royal Society of Chemistry
SN

Steve Nelmes

Programme Manager, Royal Society of Chemistry


Wednesday January 6, 2021 10:40 - 10:55 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)

11:00 GMT

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Wednesday January 6, 2021 11:00 - 11:30 GMT
Room 3

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Wednesday January 6, 2021 11:00 - 11:30 GMT
Room 2

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Wednesday January 6, 2021 11:00 - 11:30 GMT
Room 1

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Wednesday January 6, 2021 11:00 - 11:30 GMT
Room 4

11:00 GMT

11:00 GMT

11:30 GMT

CANCELLED: Global visions - where does the world see science education going?
In 2020 Oxford Education conducted extensive research into global perspectives on the future of science education. In this session, hear about a vision for science education from the expert panel, who will also post some challenging questions on how science education needs to transform to prepare young people for an uncertain future. With Special Expert Speaker Guests – TBC

Speakers
avatar for Fiona Lloyd-Williams

Fiona Lloyd-Williams

Marketing Manager, Oxford University Press
Hello,I'm Fiona and I'm the marketing manager for the Oxford Secondary Schools Science resources. You can talk to me about our award-winning Oxford Revise series, our digital platform Kerboodle and the ways we can support you and your department!


Wednesday January 6, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 4

11:30 GMT

Exhibitor - AQA - Specifications and support available for teachers outside the UK (LIVE RECORD)
Come along and join the AQA science team on our virtual exhibition stand – bring a question or just call in to say hello, we’ll be here with a freebie for everyone who signs into the session.
The session with contain a 30 minute briefing on the topic of:
• OxfordAQA International Qualifications led by Pete Rupkus

The briefing will be followed by a number of breakout rooms staffed by different colleagues – choose which group you want to join according to the discussion you would like to engage in. Each exhibition session will have a break out group engaging in:

• a discussion led by the person who has presented on the daily topic described above
• an exploration of MERIT and Exampro with a colleague from Doublestruck
• an open discussion with a member of the AQA science team
• general support provided by a member of the regional team

We always catch up with hundreds of colleagues and friends old and new at the conference, so please do come and join us.



Speakers
SR

Sara Robinson

Event Co-ordinator, AQA
Everyone has the potential to achieve, so we make sure that our qualifications give all students the opportunity to show what they can do and progress to the next stage of their lives.Our UK qualifications are highly valued by employers and universities around the world. They are... Read More →
avatar for Julian Clarke

Julian Clarke

Head of Curriculum, AQA



Wednesday January 6, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 7 (Exhibitor )
  11-19

11:30 GMT

Enjoy science which is not what it seems
This can be explained easily using the exponential function. For example, if you try 1% more keeping an effort every day than the previous day, you will grow 3.7 times more than you are now in 365 days, a year later. On the other hand, if you continue to take a rest of 1% than today, it will only be 3% of your current one year later. However, it is hardly understanding for young children, even adults. In human history, people have recognized nature through their own senses, especially through vision.

Speakers
avatar for Minoru Itoh

Minoru Itoh

Professor, Tokyo University of Science
The way to do is to be.


Wednesday January 6, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 3
  All, Curriculum/Broad Science Education
  • Audience Post-16
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

11:30 GMT

Learning from others – how can you compare one science curriculum with another?
Science is complex, and so science curricula around the world are diverse. On a practical level, how would you work out if one curriculum has strengths or weaknesses when compared with another – whether in terms of coverage, structure, expectations or in other ways? This session reflects on the problem, and presents some of the issues and solutions in actually doing it, and some of the similarities and differences in international science curricula revealed in the process.

Speakers
avatar for David Shakespeare

David Shakespeare

Advisor, Square 2 Learning
David Shakespeare works as a consultant, CPD provider and facilitator, providing support in schools and other educational organisations - on teaching and learning, leadership, evaluation, and new curricular and assessment approaches. He draws on organisational psychology, as well... Read More →



Wednesday January 6, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 4

11:30 GMT

Representational pedagogies - using models for learning about electricity in Australia
A case study exploring teaching electricity in year 6 adopting a Representation Construction Approach. The approach involved developing students’ meta-representational competence through evaluation, negotiation and creation of representations and models of electric circuits. Insights into students developing understanding of science concepts were captured through interviews, video and learning journals.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Preston

Christine Preston

Senior Lecturer Science Education, University of Sydney
Dr Christine Preston is a lecturer in primary science education at the University of Sydney and concurrently teaches kindergarten science in a school. She is co-editor and author in a prominent Australian text,Teaching Primary Science Constructively (7th Ed.).  Her research interests... Read More →



Wednesday January 6, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 2
  Primary, Models and modelling in science
  • Audience 7-11
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

11:30 GMT

Saving the world one science lesson at a time
We will share a framework underpinned by the UN Sustainable Development Goals to ensure the primary science curriculum is fit for global citizens of the future. The framework will share core knowledge, resources with a global perspective, enquiry based activities which provide knowledge to inform and solve global issues. The aim is to use SDGs as a vehicle to empower children (and teachers) as agents of change in their science education.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Strachan

Amy Strachan

Senior Lecturer in Primary Science, St Mary's University, Twickenham
Famous ScientistsGlobal LearningAwe and wonder
avatar for Jemima Davey

Jemima Davey

Lecturer in Primary Science, St Marys University, Twickenham


Wednesday January 6, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 1
  Primary, Sustainable Development

11:30 GMT

CLEAPSS: Technicians Health & Safety - An introduction to our new online H&S training for technicians
This discussion based workshop will give participants the opportunity to share and explore the new CLEAPSS online H&S training for technicians. 

Speakers
avatar for Magda Polec

Magda Polec

Chemistry Advisor, CLEAPSS
JM

Jane Major

Section Lead Technicall Services, CLEAPSS


Wednesday January 6, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 5
  Technicians, Practical Science and Science Enquiry

11:30 GMT

Ecology fieldwork – increasing opportunities to work outdoors
Ecology fieldwork – increasing opportunities to work outdoors

A whirl-wind video tour of simple ecology fieldwork techniques that could be carried out in gardens or school grounds using readily available, recycled and home-made equipment. These activities enable students to continue with practical work from their own garden or socially distanced in school grounds. Learning outdoors is engaging and motivating for students and is particualrly important under the current circustances as the risk of COVID-19 transmission lower outdoors. The session will include the equipment and techniques needed for the ecology required practical.


You will make your own fieldwork equipment live during the session (bring your own kit, see list provided ahead of session). 


Speakers
avatar for Dr Katherine Forsey CSciTeach

Dr Katherine Forsey CSciTeach

STEM Learning Consultant
Dr Katherine Forsey CSciTeach is a passionate and engaging science communicator with teaching experience ranging from woodland to laboratory and classroom to community library. Katherine shares her love of science, STEM and outdoor learning through her work in schools and industry... Read More →


Wednesday January 6, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 6
  Technicians, Practical Science and Science Enquiry
  • Audience Technicians
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021; @DrBiol

12:30 GMT

LUNCH BREAK (International Day)
Wednesday January 6, 2021 12:30 - 13:30 GMT
Room 2

12:30 GMT

LUNCH BREAK (International Day)
Wednesday January 6, 2021 12:30 - 13:30 GMT
Room 1

12:30 GMT

LUNCH BREAK (International Day)
Wednesday January 6, 2021 12:30 - 13:30 GMT
Room 3

12:30 GMT

LUNCH BREAK (International Day)
Wednesday January 6, 2021 12:30 - 13:30 GMT
Room 4

12:30 GMT

12:30 GMT

Technicians Drop in / out TechMeet with lunch
This is a casual session for technicians to drop in and out, with or without lunch, to network and chat amongst others within their sector

Speakers
AB

Ann Bullen RSciTech

Retired Science Technician, Association for Science Education
SQ

Simon Quinnell CSciTeach

ASE Chair 2020-2021, University of York


Wednesday January 6, 2021 12:30 - 13:30 GMT
Room 5
  Technicians, Vocational including careers

13:30 GMT

Exhibitor - Royal Society of Chemistry - Supporting practical skills in chemistry
Join us as we explore a variety of new resources and old favourites from the Royal Society of Chemistry. Including interactive experiments and videos designed to work alongside live practical work. Allow us to get your learners’ minds on so they can get the most out of getting hands on.

Speakers
JK

Juliet Kennard

Commissioning Editor, Educational Resources, Royal Society of Chemistry
KP

Kirsty Patterson

Assistant Editor, Educational Resources, Royal Society of Chemistry


Wednesday January 6, 2021 13:30 - 13:45 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)

13:30 GMT

Biomimicry and STEAM
Biomimicry is the practice of mimicking the patterns, processes and functions of the natural world to find solutions to human-design challenges. Biomimicry is widely used in industry with examples found in construction, travel and services to name a few.

The session will explore opportunities to integrate biomimicry into subject teaching, provide real-world contexts for the application of science, and demonstrate how biomimicry provides an engaging focus for science and sustainability.
BioLearn offers learning resources and support at KS3 and KS4 demonstrating how biomimicry can enrich the curriculum and teaching of sustaiability. They:
  • Deliver STEM projects.
  • Develop working scientifically.
  • Offer a real-world context.
  • Provide practical challenges developing enquiry-based learning skills.
  • Offer lesson plans for teachers.
  • Include training and support for teachers.

More information and free learning resources can be found at https://biolearn.eu/united-kingdom/

Speakers
avatar for Richard Dawson

Richard Dawson

Director, Wild Awake
Over 20 years Richard has developed a reputation for bringing fresh insights to education and learning. His focus is on helping organisations to improve the quality of their learning, create learning for a sustainable future and enhance their capacity to deliver projects effectively... Read More →
LW

Lewis Winks

Project Officer, Wild Awake


Wednesday January 6, 2021 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
Room 2
  11-19, Real world science

13:30 GMT

Bringing science to life (PRE-REORD)
Why it is important to use theory to solve problems relating to real scenarios.   How this can enable students to develop their abstract thinking and an understanding of scientific context.   How can we create opportunities within the curriculum to link to scientific careers and industry as a way to inspire enthusiasm in the different areas and job prospects within science.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Lyng

Daniel Lyng

Head of Science, Regents International School, Bangkok


Wednesday January 6, 2021 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
Room 3
  11-19, Real world science

13:30 GMT

Exhibitor - Oxford University Press - Diversifying the future of STEM: inspiring young BME students and girls to see themselves as potential STEM professionals (LIVE RECORD)
This session looks not only at what we can do in our classrooms but what SLT, publishers and government can and should be doing to encourage more diversity in STEM.

Speakers
avatar for Genevieve Bent

Genevieve Bent

Coordinator of Science/Founder of YGASTEM, Young Gifted And STEM


Wednesday January 6, 2021 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
Room 7 (Exhibitor )
  11-19
  • Recording Status Live Recording
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021; @OxfordEdScience

13:30 GMT

Explaining as a key competence: using data and complex ideas about biological levels and sustainable interventions in agriculture.
This presentation explores the design principles of a  Biology unit which was used as a preparation for the high cognitive demands of the IB Diploma  Biology course. It uses  current research data on the successful use of biological pest control in the Push-Pull farming strategy used in Kenya.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Black

Alex Black

Owner, ABC-Learning
CASE materials https://community.letsthink.org.uk/Some resources about Epistemic Inquiryhttps://www.abceducation.ch/blog/educational-consultancy/epistemic-inquiry/Thinking through Energyhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/15SkmiJO8juX7Uv8f1r4_oLTSYb9uSd7fSHrENSGUr4U/edit?usp=sharingBased... Read More →


Wednesday January 6, 2021 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
Room 1
  11-19, Sustainable Development

13:30 GMT

The place of health education within a science curriculum
A session to examine how a selection of different countries consider health education within science curriculum. The session will also discuss why those choices are made, the impact of those choices on the wider science curriculum and what can be learnt by countries who include less health education within their science curriculum, especially in response to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Neesam

Marc Neesam

Head of Professional Development Solutions, Cambridge Partnership for Education
avatar for Judith Roberts

Judith Roberts

Curriculum Programmes Manager, Cambridge Assessment International Education
avatar for Daniel Morrish

Daniel Morrish

Head of Curriculum Projects, Cambridge Assessment International Education
I lead a team of curriculum experts who review, develop and reform curricula for schools and governments around the world.



Wednesday January 6, 2021 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
Room 4
  All, Curriculum/Broad Science Education

13:30 GMT

Technicians working with students
Are you a technician that regularly engages with students in your schools and college? If you support in practical lessons or STEM clubs, deliver demonstrations, work with SEND students and deal with behaviour inside and outside the classroom then this session can help you feel more confident and able in your role.  We will explore ideas for effective behaviour management, best practice in practical work, question strategies and how to perform effective demonstrations, group work and working well with teachers and all students. All tailored to technicians who want to or already are, working with students more directly.

Speakers
SQ

Simon Quinnell CSciTeach

ASE Chair 2020-2021, University of York


Wednesday January 6, 2021 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
Room 6

13:30 GMT

What's in my tray? Keeping practical science alive
Tray-based practical work has been the approach taken by many schools in the COVID/post-COVID era. Dr Katherine Forsey will showcase a selection of the popular What’s in my tray? practical science activities that support delivery of the national curriculum. Perfect for the current restrictions and beyond and for providing STEM Clubs with ready-made activities.

There will be a live STEM challenge (bring your own kit, see the list below), a preview of the new antimicrobial and compostable trays and an update on the Grantells Science Technician of the Year Awards.

Kit list: 

Equipment to have with you for the session. We will be doing short version of a What’s in my tray? STEM Challenge. Please do not go out on a special trip to get any of these items, use items from around the prep room, home, garden, garage or recycling. 

  • 1 piece of A4 paper (reuse or recycle if possible)
  • 1 Shallow Gratnells (F1) tray or any other type of tray (serving/roasting/storage)
  • 1 tape measure, the longest you have available (optional)
  • 1 piece of A4 card (optional)- 1 roll of Sellotape (optional)
  • 1 drinking straw (optional)
  • 1 ruler (optional)
  • 1 pencil (optional) 

Speakers
avatar for Gratnells

Gratnells

Marketing Coordinator, Gratnells
Learn about the Gratnells Shield range that offers infection control in school and includes trays, trolleys and the new SortED inserts. Hear about STOTY 2020 and a past finalist explores how schools are responding to Covid-19. Have fun with What’s in my tray? and take a tour of... Read More →
avatar for Dr Katherine Forsey CSciTeach

Dr Katherine Forsey CSciTeach

Learning Rooms and STEM Consultant, Gratnells
Gratnells Learning Rooms & STEM Consultant. STEM Ambassador. Chartered Science Teacher.  With my background in scientific research and outdoor learning, and now as a Chartered Science Teacher, I work within the Gratnells STEM Ambassador Team to create and collate a growing collection... Read More →



Wednesday January 6, 2021 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
Room 5
  Technicians, Practical Science and Science Enquiry
  • Audience Technicians
  • Twitter Feed @DrBiol; #ASEconf2021

14:10 GMT

Exhibitor - EarthEcho International
Join EarthEcho International as we embark on Expedition: What’s the Catch?, discover fascinating careers with STEMExplore, acquire scientific skills with Water Challenge, and empower students with the OurEcho Challenge. EarthEcho International is a nonprofit organization founded on the belief that youth have the power to change our planet, and our mission is to inspire young people worldwide to act now for a sustainable future. During this interactive PD session, participants will learn about opportunities for youth and teachers within EarthEcho International. Join us to discover FREE resources available, including videos, STEM lessons made by teachers for teachers, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Jaclyn Gerakios

Jaclyn Gerakios

Expeditions Manager, EarthEcho International
EarthEcho International believes youth have the power to change our planet.EarthEcho International is a nonprofit organisation founded on the belief that youth have the power to change our planet. Established by siblings Philippe and Alexandra Cousteau in honour of their father Philippe... Read More →



Wednesday January 6, 2021 14:10 - 14:25 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  11-19
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

14:30 GMT

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Wednesday January 6, 2021 14:30 - 15:00 GMT
Room 1

14:30 GMT

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Wednesday January 6, 2021 14:30 - 15:00 GMT
Room 4

14:30 GMT

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Wednesday January 6, 2021 14:30 - 15:00 GMT
Room 2

14:30 GMT

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Wednesday January 6, 2021 14:30 - 15:00 GMT
Room 3

15:00 GMT

Learning resources for protein structure & function
Explore resources that are all peer-produced by post-16 or undergraduate students which allow schools to use a free online worldwide research database for post-16 teaching and learning

Speakers
avatar for Dr Peter Hoare

Dr Peter Hoare

STEM Outreach Officer, Newcastle University
I'm currently a STEM Outreach Officer in the SAgE Faculty at Newcastle University, a Russell Group research-intensive University in the north of England, UK. I am a former chemistry teacher with over 30 years teaching experience, 20 years full time in school. My job is to promote... Read More →
avatar for Dr David Armstrong

Dr David Armstrong

Outreach and Training Lead, Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe)


Wednesday January 6, 2021 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
Room 3
  11-19, Subject specific CPD and teaching approaches
  • Audience Post-16, Futures
  • Twitter Feed @PHoare1963; @STEMNewcastle; @DaveASci; @PDBEurope; #ASEconf2021

15:00 GMT

Panel Session: Science beyond the boundaries (LIVE RECORD)
This workshop deals with to broaden high school science (16-19) so that it connects to other disciplines, reflecting contemporary science where subject boundaries are blurred and interdisciplinary work is increasingly important. The workshop will feature a presentation on research on interdisciplinary teaching, interactive discussion, and innovative resources for teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Judith Bennett

Judith Bennett

Salters' Professor, University of York
I am the Salters’ Professor of Science Education and leader of the University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG). UYSEG has an international reputation for its research and research-informed curriculum development work, and is the home of national courses including Salters... Read More →
avatar for Lynda Dunlop

Lynda Dunlop

Senior Lecturer in Science Education, Dept of Education University of York
I am a member of the University of York Science Education Group where I teach and do research on science education, with a focus on philosophical, political and environmental aspects of secondary science education.  Currently co-leading the 2021 BERA Research Commission on Education... Read More →



Wednesday January 6, 2021 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
Room 4
  11-19, Real world science

15:00 GMT

Perimeter Institute: black holes
Black Holes are fascinating objects that capture the imagination of students everywhere. In this workshop we will explore the basic Physics behind Black Holes, the latest observational evidence for them, some of their more exotic features, such as time slowing down and we will introduce some classroom resources that you can take back with you to bring this awesome topic into your classroom

Speakers
avatar for Tonia Williams

Tonia Williams

Perimeter Institute
Perimeter Institute is a leading centre for scientific research, training and educational outreach in foundational theoretical physics. Founded in 1999 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, its mission is to advance our understanding of the universe at the most fundamental level, stimulating... Read More →
avatar for Miles Hudson

Miles Hudson

Teacher Network Member, Perimeter Institute
Miles is the PGCE Physics tutor at Newcastle University. He has written numerous textbooks and is the inventor of the Bestfitlineruler. He has trained teachers on behalf of the IOP, Perimeter Institute and the British Council in France.The latest project to come from Miles is called... Read More →



Wednesday January 6, 2021 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
Room 2
  11-19, Subject specific CPD and teaching approaches

15:00 GMT

The international nature of science education
Overviewing British Council related projects and programmes, this session will provide opportunities, ideas and resources for those attending. It will also be a chance to hear from other international activity and how it can feed into the British Council's activity.

Speakers
avatar for Adrian Fenton

Adrian Fenton

Senior Consultant, STEM Education and Public Engagement, British Council


Wednesday January 6, 2021 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
Room 1
  11-19, Real world science

15:00 GMT

CLEAPSS: Return to practical work in a COVID-19 world
The latest advice and guidance on how to ensure practical work continues in school science

Speakers
avatar for Matt Endean

Matt Endean

Deputy Director, CLEAPSS


Wednesday January 6, 2021 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
Room 5

15:00 GMT

Technicians: 72 Hours!
Coming from a prep room near you! (well via Zoom); how the prep room has been turned into a Covid -19 safe place where technicians still do practicals!

This session will include time for technicians to ask questions and exchange ideas and best practice.

Speakers
LR

Lynne Rawlings RSciTech

Science Technician, Southampton Education School, University of Southampton


Wednesday January 6, 2021 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
Room 6

15:40 GMT

Exhibitor - Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) - Great Ideas for Better Biology (REPEAT)
Zoom in for advice and top-tips for using our free plant science practical resources. Your biology questions will be answered by our panel of experts and each day we will be giving away 50 practical kits! Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) supports teachers, equips technicians and engages students by producing free inspiring teaching resources.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Jenkins

Dan Jenkins

Head of Gatsby Plant Education Programme, Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Dan is Head of the Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme and directs the Science and Plants for Schools project. For over 10 years Dan has developed practicals and resources for SAPS and is a dab hand at getting any plant to behave in the school lab. Dan’s background in plant... Read More →
avatar for Alex Jenkin

Alex Jenkin

Project Manager, Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Alex project manages the Science and Plants for Schools project, overseeing SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and managing the development of our free teaching resources. Alex is keen to explore how plants can be used as examples across biology, not just in traditional... Read More →
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Jamie Biggs

Project Coordinator, SAPS
Jamie coordinates and delivers events for teachers and teacher trainers as well as overseeing our virtual presence through coordination of our database, social media and our SAPS website. Having trained and taught as a Primary School Teacher, he is aware of the need to inspire budding... Read More →


Wednesday January 6, 2021 15:40 - 15:55 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  11-19
  • Twitter Feed @SAPS_News

16:00 GMT

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Wednesday January 6, 2021 16:00 - 16:30 GMT
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16:30 GMT

Exhibitor - Compassion in World Farming - Secondary
A Selective Breeding practical you can complete in a lesson. Students then discuss the ethics of breeding meat chickens to grow fast. We will be demonstrating a range of free resources designed to encourage students to consider whether we should rear animals for food using intensive vs alternative farming methods.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Brooke, Compassion in World Farming

Phil Brooke, Compassion in World Farming

Research and Education Manager


Wednesday January 6, 2021 16:30 - 16:45 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  11-19
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

16:30 GMT

New Technician’s Survival Kit; how to survive the first year and beyond
Suitable for anybody new to being a school science technician or anybody who has been in post for less than a year (approximately). An informal discussion based session giving tips drawing from experience of what is useful during the first year and beyond.

If possible, please print the attached sheet attached below, and have a pen handy. Use the attached sheet to gather these common items together to form your survival kit and have them in front of you for the session. It will add to the fun! Don't worry if you can't get them because we will talk through it all.

Speakers
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Tracey Black RSciTech

Senior Science Technician, St Aldhelms Academy



Wednesday January 6, 2021 16:30 - 17:15 GMT
Room 6

16:30 GMT

Technicians as demonstrators
This session will explore what makes a good practical demonstration and how technicians can get involved with performing demonstrations in the classroom. We will discuss how technicians prepare demonstrations and how they are set up and explore a range of simple chemistry (and also some biology/physics) demonstrations that can be done in schools and colleges. With demonstrations becoming ever more important, its worth thinking about how they can be done and as technicians, how we can improve them and what to advise and suggest to teachers.

Speakers
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Simon Quinnell CSciTeach

ASE Chair 2020-2021, University of York


Wednesday January 6, 2021 16:30 - 17:15 GMT
Room 5

16:30 GMT

Keynote: Putting health and environment at the heart of science education (LIVE RECORD)
Science education has failed. Ignorance of basic scientific facts and a lack of understanding of how science works have resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths throughout the world. Far too many people prefer to believe conspiracy theorists than scientists and science teachers. Do we, therefore, need a new vision of science literacy? Should we rebuild a science curriculum that students trust? How might a new pedagogy of science | environment | health change how we think about science education?


Speakers
avatar for Justin Dillon

Justin Dillon

Professor of Science and Environmental Education, University of Exeter
President, National Association for Environmental Education; Editor-in-Chief, Studies in Science Education; Trustee, Council for Learning Outside the Classroom


Wednesday January 6, 2021 16:30 - 17:30 GMT
Room 1
  All, Real world science
  • Recording Status Live Recording
  • Twitter Feed @justindillonUoE; #ASEconf2021

16:50 GMT

Exhibitor - BayLab - Free Science Workshops; Find out how Bayer’s supporting education.
Find out more about Bayer’s free Baylab workshops. Opened in March 2017, Bayer Plc, located in Green Park in Reading offers science workshops and careers events for students ages 7-18. These workshops help to support the national curriculum, teachers and students through hands on laboratory experience. Join to find out how your school can get involved.  

Speakers
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Emma Schierbaum

BayLab Manager, Bayer Plc.
Bayer is a Life Science company with a more than 150-year history and core competencies in the areas of health care and agriculture. With our innovative products, we are contributing to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time.


Wednesday January 6, 2021 16:50 - 17:05 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)

17:10 GMT

Exhibitor - Gratnells

Learn about the Gratnells Shield range that offers infection control in school and includes trays, trolleys and the new SortED inserts. Meet the winners of the 2020 Gratnells Science Technician of the Year (STOTY) Awards and hear from a previous finalist as we explore how schools are responding to Covid-19. Explore our free What’s in my tray? practical science and STEM activities, take a behind the scenes tour of our factory and see how our trays and trolleys are made. 

There will be a free prize draw to win Gratnells goodies and an opportunity to ask questions about our resources and products. 


Speakers
avatar for Gratnells

Gratnells

Marketing Coordinator, Gratnells
Learn about the Gratnells Shield range that offers infection control in school and includes trays, trolleys and the new SortED inserts. Hear about STOTY 2020 and a past finalist explores how schools are responding to Covid-19. Have fun with What’s in my tray? and take a tour of... Read More →
avatar for Dr Katherine Forsey CSciTeach

Dr Katherine Forsey CSciTeach

Learning Rooms and STEM Consultant, Gratnells
Gratnells Learning Rooms & STEM Consultant. STEM Ambassador. Chartered Science Teacher.  With my background in scientific research and outdoor learning, and now as a Chartered Science Teacher, I work within the Gratnells STEM Ambassador Team to create and collate a growing collection... Read More →


Wednesday January 6, 2021 17:10 - 17:25 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)

17:15 GMT

Presidential Technicians Plenary - Technicians keep the world turning
I will point to a growing awareness in society – and, I hope, government - of the importance of people with technical skills to our future success. This is just as true in schools and colleges as in the economy as a whole.

Speakers
avatar for Professor Sir John Holman

Professor Sir John Holman

President, Association for Science Education
Emeritus Professor in the Chemistry Department, University of York. Senior Adviser in Education at the Gatsby Foundation, Chair of the Bridge Group and the TALENT Commission. President, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-2018.  Founding Director of the National Science Learning Centre... Read More →


Wednesday January 6, 2021 17:15 - 17:30 GMT
Room 5
  All, Real world science

17:30 GMT

International Day Presidential Plenary: Trust in science (LIVE RECORD)
The Covid pandemic has put science under stress as never before. Science has come to the rescue, but policymakers’ use of scientific evidence has also been challenged. In this short plenary I will ask what is the role of science education in preparing the public for a better informed debate, and I will ask whether we should be doing more in science teaching to emphasise the inherent uncertainty of scientific evidence. Few parts of the world have been untouched by the pandemic, and these are questions for science educators everywhere to discuss.

This session will be followed by the presentation of the CASTME awards

Speakers
avatar for Professor Sir John Holman

Professor Sir John Holman

President, Association for Science Education
Emeritus Professor in the Chemistry Department, University of York. Senior Adviser in Education at the Gatsby Foundation, Chair of the Bridge Group and the TALENT Commission. President, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-2018.  Founding Director of the National Science Learning Centre... Read More →


Wednesday January 6, 2021 17:30 - 17:45 GMT
Room 1
 
Thursday, January 7
 

08:15 GMT

Welcome by members of the ASE Chair Trio
Speakers
SQ

Simon Quinnell CSciTeach

ASE Chair 2020-2021, University of York
avatar for Jane Turner

Jane Turner

Director of PSQM, Outgoing Chair of ASE, Primary Science Quality Mark, University of Hertfordshire
Jane Turner taught in primary schools in Hertfordshire and London. She co-instigated and is the director of the Primary Science Quality Mark, based at the University of Hertfordshire where she is an Associate Professor in the School of Education. Jane is an Honorary Member of the... Read More →
avatar for Janice Griffiths

Janice Griffiths

Professor, ASE
Immediate Past Chair of ASE


Thursday January 7, 2021 08:15 - 08:30 GMT
Room 2
  All, Vocational including careers
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

08:30 GMT

Exhibitor - Pearson - What’s working in primary Science and what’s evolving?
We will be looking at the success of our primary resource, Science Bug, during COVID-19 and looking towards a post-pandemic learning future for primary science and how we can further support science practicals, knowledge, delivery and assessment over the next year.

Speakers
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Eylan Ezekiel

Senior Product Manager, Pearson
JR

Joanna Rainbird

Events Executive, Pearson


Thursday January 7, 2021 08:30 - 08:45 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)

08:30 GMT

50 things (at least) that everyone teaching physics should know
If every beginning science teacher only had one hour of support to help their 11-16 physics teaching, this would be it. Advice, ideas, activities and opinion. The most densely packed session on teaching physics in ASE history, ever (possibly). Designed for early-career teachers of all subject backgrounds, but all welcome.

Speakers
avatar for James de Winter

James de Winter

Lecturer in Science Education, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education
I am PGCE Physics Tutor at the Faculty of Education in Cambridge. I lead the physics research network and early career teacher support programs for the Ogden Trust. I am also a member of the Physics Education Research group at the University of Uppsala, Sweden where l am researching... Read More →



Thursday January 7, 2021 08:30 - 09:30 GMT
Room 5
  11-19, Subject specific CPD and teaching approaches

08:30 GMT

A model for the carbon cycle
Photosynthesis and cellular respiration are perhaps the two most important chemical reactions on the planet and underpin the carbon cycle. The model I'm going to demonstrate makes clear the role that oxygen plays in storing the energy from sunlight that drives life. The talk provides implications for teaching and for understanding climate change.
The attached video shows the model in use. Also available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKeQw3yKb_k
All will be revealed in the talk - useful for Biologists, Chemists and our Physics friends too.

Why is the model important? 
It shows the importance of oxygen when energy is stored during photosynthesis. Energy is NOT stored in the food, but in the fuel-oxygen system. We say "food 'contains' energy" but it is only when it combines with oxygen that energy becomes available**. Oxygen is a dangerously reactive gas, with weak chemical bonds holding the atoms together. Fuels and food by contrast are strongly bonded. The energy comes from replacing the weak bonds in oxygen with the strong bonds in carbon dioxide and water, which are the products of respiration and the starting materials for photosynthesis.
Download www.scienceissues.org.uk  for a full science programme and search for photosynthesis or look in the 'energy' section. View the linked Fuseschool video on Photosynthesis and respiration here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XIyw...
(**Except in anearobic respiration where a small amount of energy is available by re-arranging the bonds in eg glucose.)

HCOH is not the normal formula for carbohydrates?

I have obviously greatly simplified the two processes, photosynthesis and respiration. Text books are eager to point out that the oxygen comes from the water and that the carbon dioxide is reduced in a later reaction. In fact both reactions are extremely complex and this complexity only gets in the way of a basic understanding. C6H12O6 is an end product of the complex process so why not keep it simple: Carbo (C) hydrate (HOH) hence CHOH or HCOH. The overall result is that energy from the sun pulls oxygen away from the oxides, leaving carbohydrate in the green plant for the plant to use for growth and for its own fuel supply. Like almost all living things, when it needs energy it allows a little oxygen to spring back to join the fuel and release carbon dioxide and water once more, transferring energy for the plant to use.

Making the model The templates "Bottom" and "Top" should be printed on A4 paper and stuck on stiff card (or print directly on stiff white card). Now cut away carefully the marked bits from the "Top" moving part. Staple large thick elastic bands, which have been cut open, to the "Top" card. Lay the two cards together and fix the other ends of the elastic bands, tight but not yet stretched, round to the rear of the fixed "Bottom" card. Use plastic file clasps to act as ‘runners’ for the moving part which needs to be glued or taped to the fixed "Bottom" card, allowing the "Top" card to slide out. Fix handles on the back of the fixed "Bottom" card and the moving "Top" card to make operating easier.
All will be revealed in the talk - useful for Biologists, Chemists and our Physics friends too.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Ross

Keith Ross

Retired Secondary Teacher /Teacher-Educator, Science Issues
I started teaching science in school on VSO in India after a metallurgy degree at Oxford. After a year in industry I made teaching my career, first in secondary schools in Birmingham and Leicestershire, then for 3 years in Nigeria. I was deeply inspired by Clive Sutton during a Master's... Read More →



Thursday January 7, 2021 08:30 - 09:30 GMT
Room 3
  11-19, Real world science

08:30 GMT

Ideas for teaching evolution and adaptation
Examples activities that have been successful in teaching evolution and adaptation with GCSE and Access to Higher Education students (A Level equivalent, adult students). Then there will be time for audience Q&A, and suggestions for adapting resources for your context. Teaching evolution FAQs welcome!

Speakers
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Amy Norman

Biology Lecturer, Leicester College
AN

Adrienne Norris

Biology Lecturer, Leicester College



Thursday January 7, 2021 08:30 - 09:30 GMT
Room 6

08:30 GMT

Health & Safety training for Trainee Teachers
A GATSBY funded project with CLEAPSS reviewing the delivery of H&S training to trainee teachers

Speakers
avatar for Steve Jones

Steve Jones

Director, CLEAPSS
Steve taught science in secondary schools for 28 years before moving into advisory work, initially for Hertfordshire and then as a regional adviser for the Secondary National Strategy - Always passionate about practical work Steve believes that hands-on activities are quite simply... Read More →


Thursday January 7, 2021 08:30 - 09:30 GMT
Room 4
  All, Practical Science and Science Enquiry
  • Audience ITE
  • Twitter Feed #ASEConf2021

08:30 GMT

Frontier Science: Vaccine Development in a Pandemic (LIVE RECORD)
Professor Andrew J Pollard is the chief investigator of the global clinical trials of the Oxford COVID19 vaccine sponsored by the University of Oxford. He has been Director of the Oxford Vaccine Group in the Department of Paediatrics at the University since 2001 and leads the paediatric infectious disease clinical team at Oxford Children’s Hospital. His research involves the design, development, clinical testing and laboratory evaluation of vaccines with the aim of improving preventing serious infectious disease and improving child health.
We welcome Professor Pollard, who leads the team that designed and developed the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and recently reported a pooled analysis of Phase 3 trials of a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 across two different dose regimens, resulting in an average efficacy of 70.4%. He will talk about the science and the story behind the vaccine development and what this means in terms of overcoming the COVID-19 virus and bringing us out of the pandemic. He intends to speak for 30-40 minutes and give lots of opportunity for questions about this important collaborative science project.

Speakers
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Andrew Pollard

Director of Oxford Vaccine Group, Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity, University of Oxford


Thursday January 7, 2021 08:30 - 09:30 GMT
Room 1

08:30 GMT

Tiny Hands Big Science (Pre-Record)
A session aimed to promote good practice in science education from the beginning of a child’s school life. How science exploration activities can be embedded into provision to support future learning in KS1 and beyond. Sharing good practice such as using play, enquiry, and oracy skills to influence aspirational scientists.

Speakers
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Laura Miskell

Curriculum Lead, SCSP - Sheffield City Schools Partnership


Thursday January 7, 2021 08:30 - 09:30 GMT
Room 2
  Primary, Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
  • Audience 0-4
  • Recording Status Pre-record
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

08:50 GMT

Exhibitor - OCR - Preparing for examination questions on practical skills
This session will look at how teachers can refine their delivery of practical science skills to ensure candidates are prepared for the assessments. OCR teachers can feedback on our resources here:  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=1NjzSzm5KkO73ZEHtXVI0OlHXbeqbjpPg3VWUkdZ5oxUQ0RPN0VNWEFQTktEUU5STU5TOEhCTTk0Mi4u

Speakers
avatar for Bethan Foulkes

Bethan Foulkes

Science Subject Advisor, OCR
Bethan joined OCR in April 2019 and is a subject advisor for GCSE Sciences and Applied Science. Before joining OCR, Bethan taught biology to 11-18 year olds for 8 years, and was responsible for planning her school’s biology schemes of learning. In addition to her teaching responsibilities... Read More →



Thursday January 7, 2021 08:50 - 09:05 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  11-19
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021; @OCR_Science

09:10 GMT

Exhibitor - The Royal Society - How could the Royal Society support your teaching?
Join the Schools Engagement team for a short introduction to the Royal Society’s education work. Find out about our free resources, events, policy work and schemes such as Partnership Grants and Young People’s Book Prize.
Q+A after for anyone keen to get involved.




Speakers
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Caitlin Brown

CREST Product Manager, British Science Association
avatar for Elizabeth Chambers

Elizabeth Chambers

Schools Engagement officer, The Royal Society
Tw:@ellie_scicomm   Running sessions on our main schemes (Partnership Grants and Young People's Book Prize), our free resources and an introduction to the education work of the Royal Society. Please do contact the team at education@royalsociety.org if you would like to know more... Read More →



Thursday January 7, 2021 09:10 - 09:25 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  All
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021; @royalsociety; #RSeducation

09:30 GMT

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Thursday January 7, 2021 09:30 - 10:00 GMT
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Thursday January 7, 2021 09:30 - 10:00 GMT
Room 7 (Exhibitor )

10:00 GMT

Exhibitor - Compassion in World Farming - Secondary
A Selective Breeding practical you can complete in a lesson. Students then discuss the ethics of breeding meat chickens to grow fast. We will be demonstrating a range of free resources designed to encourage students to consider whether we should rear animals for food using intensive vs alternative farming methods.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Brooke, Compassion in World Farming

Phil Brooke, Compassion in World Farming

Research and Education Manager


Thursday January 7, 2021 10:00 - 10:15 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  11-19
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

10:00 GMT

CLEAPSS: Biology and Chemistry – Getting hands on with practical’s (virtually!) (PRE RECORD)
A number of new and ‘classic’ biology and chemistry practical’s carried out by our Biology and Chemistry advisers, come along and see some hands on practical work just in a virtual world.

Speakers
avatar for Magda Polec

Magda Polec

Chemistry Advisor, CLEAPSS
avatar for Ai-Linh Tran

Ai-Linh Tran

Biology Advisor, CLEAPSS
I worked as a biology teacher for over 11 years, both in the UK and overseas, before joining CLEAPSS in 2017.The focus of this session is to demonstrate examples of biology practicals that actually work! We will explore the published guidance on the CLEAPSS website and look at how... Read More →


Thursday January 7, 2021 10:00 - 11:00 GMT
Room 6
  11-19, Practical Science and Science Enquiry

10:00 GMT

Literacy in a science classroom
The session will look at practical strategies that can be used in the classroom to promote literacy. From learning key terms using Frayer models, to scaffolding of long answer questions in exams and also promoting wider reading of science articles by students.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Conkerton

Laura Conkerton

Director of Science, Twynham School



Thursday January 7, 2021 10:00 - 11:00 GMT
Room 5

10:00 GMT

Keynote: What does research tell us about practical work in science? (LIVE RECORD)
The session will include two speakers who are leading research projects jointly funded by the Wellcome Trust, Gatsby Foundation and Royal Society.

Project Calibrate has advocated designing “tests worth teaching to” and produced examination questions on GCSE biology, chemistry and physics topics. The questions promote hands-on and minds-on approaches in practical work. Sibel Erduran will present findings from a national study on pupils’ and teachers’ views of the questions as well as their views on the learning resources that accompany the tests.

The Practical Assessment in School Science (PASS) project aims to identify features of written examination questions that discriminate between students who have experienced different types and amounts of practical work in GCSE science lessons. The project is comparing the performance on practical-themed examination questions of students who undertook practical work themselves as a hands-on activity with those who either watched a teacher demonstration, or watched a video demonstration, or read about it, e.g. as presented in a textbook. Professor Chris Harrison and the PASS team will present the findings from the first phase of the project.

Speakers
avatar for Sibel Erduran

Sibel Erduran

Professor of Science Education, University of Oxford
avatar for Christine Harrison

Christine Harrison

Professor of Science Education, King's College, London
Researcher keen to work at classroom level. Teacher educator. Research interest: Assessment and especially Assessment for Learning. Inquiry in science/experimental science. Professional Learning and practice-based evidence. Big, big ASE enthusiast!!


Thursday January 7, 2021 10:00 - 11:00 GMT
Room 1
  All, Practical Science and Science Enquiry
  • Recording Status Live Recording
  • Twitter Feed @ErduranSibel; #ASEconf2021

10:00 GMT

Going South
A KS2 Antarctic STEM experience for pupils and parents through a full day of investigation culminating in a science fair. Developed collaboratively by Holly Irving, Caldecott Primary School Science Coordinator, and Jeremy Thomas, Abingdon Science Partnership Coordinator and ex-British Antarctic Survey scientist, and funded by the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Thomas

Jeremy Thomas

Abingdon Science Partnership Coordinator, Abingdon School
avatar for Holly Irving

Holly Irving

Science Coordinator, Caldecott Primary School
I am Science and Eco coordinator at my school and am passionate about providing engaging opportunities that bring science learning out into the world and bring the skills and potential of science in real world into their lives. The skills and knowledge in science should be accessible... Read More →



Thursday January 7, 2021 10:00 - 11:00 GMT
Room 4
  Primary, Science / STEM capital
  • Audience 7-11
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021; @AbSciPart

10:20 GMT

Exhibitor - The Little Story Telling Company - "The DNA Detectives" - Books to facilitate cross-curricular teaching for science, literacy and history.
Come and find out how you can use my "DNA Detectives" book series to provide cross-curricular teaching
for science, literacy and history. This workshop will be packed full of novel, exciting and fun ideas and will be
particularly useful for those teaching "The Stone Age" and "Evolution and Inheritance".

I have uploaded some really useful weblinks including access to my "The DNA Detectives - The Stone Age Mystery"
workshop which I recorded for the Norwich Science Festival. This is a really useful accompaniment to the
book.

You can purchase a signed copy (with a message of your choice) of my book (£6.99, free postage) from my

website www.thelittlestorytellingcompany.co.uk/books/

Or you can order a copy directly from my publisher using this website.www.insightandperspective.co.uk/primary-science-the-dna-detectives





Speakers
avatar for Mandy Hartley

Mandy Hartley

Science Educator & Author, The Little story Telling Company
My name is Dr Mandy Hartley. I worked in science for 15 years using DNA to help conserve stocks of fish in the North Sea, diagnose patients with inherited genetic diseases and helping identify and reunite families using DNA. I also set up the forensic laboratories for the Norfolk... Read More →



ASE 2021 pptx

Thursday January 7, 2021 10:20 - 10:35 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  • Twitter Feed @littlestoryco

10:40 GMT

Exhibitor - SciChem - Quick and easy demos with the PASCO wireless temperature sensor
Focussing on PASCO’s most affordable and versatile datalogging sensor, we will demonstrate some exciting ways to quantify curriculum relevant topics with our wireless, low cost temperature probe. Join us to gather inspiration for your science lab and to be in with a chance of winning a free sensor!

Speakers
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Nichola Swann

PASCO UK Sales Manager, SciChem


Thursday January 7, 2021 10:40 - 10:55 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)

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11:00 GMT

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Room 7 (Exhibitor )

11:30 GMT

Exhibitor - The Linnean Society - Help trial our new educational tool for nature-based learning!
3... 2... 1... BLAST OFF!
We have a special educational tool that explores classification, adaptation and habitats, as well as building language skills.
We need your help to trial and improve this tool before launching a Kickstarter with the aim of providing every school in the UK with a set for free!

In this session you will briefly hear about about Linnean Learnings mission and then we'll talk about our new tool, Special Species, and how you can get involved in its trial and evaluation process.
We will also be taking notes of all schools involved so that you can be among the first to receive a pack if the Kickstarter is successful.

Sign up to this ASE session, and join our update list at www.linnean.org/updates
Also follow us on Instagram and Twitter, @LinneanLearning

See you soon!
Joe

Speakers
avatar for Joe Burton

Joe Burton

Education Manager, The Linnean Society
Linnean Learning wants to see a world where curiosity in the natural world is shared by all ages and backgrounds. We create opportunities for everyone to appreciate and learn more about nature through creative, interdisciplinary learning, at primary, secondary and beyond.We are a... Read More →


Thursday January 7, 2021 11:30 - 11:45 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)

11:30 GMT

11:30 GMT

ASE Good practical science - making it happen
Join members of the ASE team and science leaders who have worked on the Good Practical Science benchmark 1 (planned practical science) project. This project developed materials which can be used by a science department to think through and develop its policy relating to practical science. This session will explore how the project materials can be used, what the pilot schools gained from using them and how they improved their practice. This work is supported by the Gatsby Foundation.

This session is available as a pre-record to watch at your leisure. In the session time, we have opted to do a live Q&A to enable  interactivity for asking questions throughout.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh

Science Education Consultant, Ed Walsh Consulting
avatar for Marianne Cutler

Marianne Cutler

Director of Curriculum Innovation, ASE
avatar for Richard Needham

Richard Needham

Science Education Consultant
I have been a consultant specialising in science teacher professional development, with some expertise in use of digital technologies, practical science and mathematics in science. The Language of Mathematics in Science  and Good Practical Science - making it happen are two ASE projects... Read More →



Thursday January 7, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 2
  11-19, Practical Science and Science Enquiry

11:30 GMT

Exhibitor - AQA - Support for practical science (LIVE RECORD)
Come along and join the AQA science team on our virtual exhibition stand – bring a question or just call in to say hello, we’ll be here with a freebie for everyone who signs into the session.
The session with contain a 30 minute briefing on the topic of:
• Practical work at A level and GCSE led by Catherine Witter

The briefing will be followed by a number of breakout rooms staffed by different colleagues – choose which group you want to join according to the discussion you would like to engage in. Each exhibition session will have a break out group engaging in:
• a discussion led by the person who has presented on the daily topic described above
• an exploration of MERIT and Exampro with a colleague from Doublestruck
• an open discussion with a member of the AQA science team
• general support provided by a member of the regional team

We always catch up with hundreds of colleagues and friends old and new at the conference, so please do come and join us.



Speakers
avatar for Jane Bryant

Jane Bryant

Science Curriculum Manager, AQA
SR

Sara Robinson

Event Co-ordinator, AQA
Everyone has the potential to achieve, so we make sure that our qualifications give all students the opportunity to show what they can do and progress to the next stage of their lives.Our UK qualifications are highly valued by employers and universities around the world. They are... Read More →
avatar for Julian Clarke

Julian Clarke

Head of Curriculum, AQA




Thursday January 7, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 7 (Exhibitor )
  11-19, Exhibitor

11:30 GMT

Supporting teachers with AQA's "Focus on Success for GCSE Science" materials
The session provides the background as to why and  how the assessment training packs have been written. It will explain how to navigate through the packs to enable you to provide bespoke training to your teachers on how the fundamental skills of science are assessed. I will signpost key resources within the packs that will help you support your students to prepare effectively for the summer series. This will include looking at the student maths skill audit, how to contextualise both practical and content based questions in order to address this aspect of AO2 and how to find materials to develop analysis and evaluation skills.

Speakers
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Sara Robinson

Event Co-ordinator, AQA
Everyone has the potential to achieve, so we make sure that our qualifications give all students the opportunity to show what they can do and progress to the next stage of their lives.Our UK qualifications are highly valued by employers and universities around the world. They are... Read More →
avatar for Elise Reece

Elise Reece

Head of Curriculum: Science, AQA
Elise joined AQA in 2012 and is currently interim Head of GCSE Science . Elise has a BSc in Environmental science from London University , PGCE in secondary science form Bath Spa and a MA in Education from Roehampton University. Before joining AQA Elise worked as a school improvement... Read More →



Thursday January 7, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 1
  11-19, Assessment
  • Audience 14-16
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

11:30 GMT

What's BEST for 11-16 science teaching?
Introducing Best Evidence Science Teaching (BEST) for 11-16. FREE diagnostic questions and activities to uncover and challenge misunderstandings, with progression toolkits and subject maps to develop understanding. Developed from research evidence by UYSEG and the Salters' Institute. Explore how BEST could help you with the EEF’s Improving Secondary Science recommendations.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Fairhurst

Peter Fairhurst

Curriculum Specialist in Science Education, University of York
I am the lead physicist for a large, research-informed curriculum development project called Best Evidence Science Teaching (BEST); and for the Practical Assessment of Science Skills (PASS) project.Previously, I taught Science and Physics for 28 years in a wide variety of secondary... Read More →
avatar for Judith Bennett

Judith Bennett

Salters' Professor, University of York
I am the Salters’ Professor of Science Education and leader of the University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG). UYSEG has an international reputation for its research and research-informed curriculum development work, and is the home of national courses including Salters... Read More →
avatar for Alistair Moore

Alistair Moore

Curriculum Specialist in Science Education, University of York
My research interests include school science curriculum development, effective formative and summative assessment, scientific literacy, student engagement with science, and teaching of difficult ideas in biology. I have extensive experience in the development of school science curricula... Read More →


Thursday January 7, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 5
  11-19, Curriculum and Progression

11:30 GMT

Why do students struggle with balancing equations?
Balancing chemical equations is a key skill in chemistry but can be a barrier to progress for some students. In this session we will examine the body of literature on balancing equations as well as recent research by the session presenter. We will consider factors which feed into student success with this skill, including the sequencing of curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Turner

Kristy Turner

School Teacher Fellow, Bolton School Boys' Division/University of Manchester
I am a school teacher fellow uniquely splitting my time between teaching chemistry at Bolton School Boys' Division and the University of Manchester. As part of my work at Manchester I am an active researcher in chemistry education with research interests in balancing equations, assessment... Read More →


Thursday January 7, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 3
  11-19, Research including neuroscience and cognitive science
  • Audience 11-14, 14-16
  • Twitter Feed @doc_kristy; #ASEconf2021

11:30 GMT

Leading science with maximum impact
Drawing on the experiences of science subject leaders undertaking PSQM, this session explores how taking time to reflect on and identify clear impact of actions is essential for effective leadership.  Learn to ask ‘so what’ and in the spirit of Albert Einstein, ‘be a voice not an echo’.

Speakers
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Helen Sizer

Deputy Director, Primary Science Quality Mark
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Clare Warren

Senior Regional Hub Leader, PSQM


Thursday January 7, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 4
  Primary, Science/Subject leadership and professional learning journeys
  • Audience 0-4, 5-7, 7-11
  • Twitter Feed @Psqm_HQ; #ASEconf2021

11:50 GMT

Exhibitor - Daly Procurement Services
Helping HoDs and Technicians make the most of their budget through taking advantage of 5 easy steps to improve their procurement. These strategies are simple to use and can really free up your budget, AND your time.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Daly

Chris Daly

Managing Director, Daly Procurement Services
Deliver the value schools deserve. Daly Procurement Services is a negotiating services for schools which provides significant savings against market value. By harnessing the collective buying power of schools, we provide schools the means to make ever-tightening budgets go even f... Read More →


Thursday January 7, 2021 11:50 - 12:05 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  11-19
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

12:00 GMT

BERG: Everyday biology in pre-school years
Children are intuitive scientist; particularly biologists, from the earliest years. They ‘read’ their world around them as they observe the world around them and start exploring it, interpreting what they see according to their understanding at that time. Above all, children are living biology.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Dale Tunnicliffe

Sue Dale Tunnicliffe

Chair, CASTME
Dr Sue Dale Tunnicliffe is Reader in Science Education at UCL IOE, an experienced teacher of all ages, as well as at universities. Sue is a Former OFTSED inspector and Head of Education at the Zoological Society and has published both academic papers and a book.  Sue is particularly... Read More →


Thursday January 7, 2021 12:00 - 12:30 GMT
Room 6
  Primary, Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
  • Audience 0-4
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

12:10 GMT

Exhibitor - GCSEPod - Implications and considerations for leadership
Strength of leadership, departmental level response and working with senior leaders.

Speakers
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Gavin Cowley

Science and Educational Consultant, PiXL Network
Gavin has worked with over two hundred schools on school improvement in the last decade, both in his work with the PiXL network and as an independent education consultant.  This has focused on leadership, and frequently on the leadership of science departments.  He has been a regular... Read More →
avatar for Karen Collins

Karen Collins

Lead PiXL Science Associate, GCSEPod
GCSEPod is a multi award winning publisher of in-depth curriculum knowledge for over 27 GCSE subjects. We are dedicated to improving the lives of teachers and making GCSE learning stick.



Thursday January 7, 2021 12:10 - 12:25 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  11-19
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

12:30 GMT

Exhibition LUNCH BREAK
Thursday January 7, 2021 12:30 - 13:30 GMT
Room 7 (Exhibitor )

12:30 GMT

LUNCH BREAK
Thursday January 7, 2021 12:30 - 13:30 GMT
Room 6

12:30 GMT

LUNCH BREAK
Thursday January 7, 2021 12:30 - 13:30 GMT
Room 1

12:30 GMT

LUNCH BREAK
Thursday January 7, 2021 12:30 - 13:30 GMT
Room 4

12:30 GMT

LUNCH BREAK
Thursday January 7, 2021 12:30 - 13:30 GMT
Room 5

12:30 GMT

LUNCH BREAK
Thursday January 7, 2021 12:30 - 13:30 GMT
Room 3

12:30 GMT

LUNCH BREAK
Thursday January 7, 2021 12:30 - 13:30 GMT
Room 2

13:30 GMT

Exhibitor - OCR - Assessment in the time of Covid-19 – How OCR is supporting you  
We'll look ahead to the impact of COVID-19 on assessments in summer 2021 and beyond and outline the support that OCR is offering to teachers and students. OCR teachers can let us know their thoughts on our resources here:  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=1NjzSzm5KkO73ZEHtXVI0OlHXbeqbjpPg3VWUkdZ5oxUQ0RPN0VNWEFQTktEUU5STU5TOEhCTTk0Mi4u

Speakers
avatar for Ann Wolstenholme

Ann Wolstenholme

Subject Advisor, OCR
Ann is passionate about supporting students of all abilities in their education and has worked for OCR looking after GCSE Sciences for over ten years, with specific responsibilities for Entry Level Science and Cambridge Technicals in Applied Science. Ann has a degree in Chemistry... Read More →
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Francesca Gale

Head of Engagement and Enrichment, Wellcome Connecting Science



Thursday January 7, 2021 13:30 - 13:45 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  11-19
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021; @OCR_Science

13:30 GMT

BERG: Existential concerns in the science classroom
Evolution is associated with controversy and much debated across the education community. The significance of religious belief in this debate is well known. However little research has looked at non-faith reasons for its non-acceptance. I propose that the concepts presented by evolution are potentially disturbing and consider the implications of existential concerns in the science classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Emma Newall

Emma Newall

ITE tutor, Lecturer in Science Education, University College London
I am work within the Secondary Science ITE team at the UCL INstitute of Education, but alsow ith responsibility of for MA and Doctoral studenst of science education. The research I am presenting is that of my own Doctoral research during my EdD, which I successfully completed in 2020... Read More →


Thursday January 7, 2021 13:30 - 14:00 GMT
Room 6

13:30 GMT

Exhibitor - Oxford University Press - Helping you develop a culture of self-regulation in your class (LIVE RECORD)
Time spent supporting struggling students is more crucial than ever. In this session we discuss strategies and resources aimed at developing confident self-regulating learners who are empowered to identify and respond to their own learning needs thus allowing you to target interventions for those who need your time most.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Chandler-Grevatt CSciTeach

Andy Chandler-Grevatt CSciTeach

Senior Lecturer Science Education / Assessment Editor, University of Brighton



Thursday January 7, 2021 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
Room 7 (Exhibitor )
  11-19
  • Recording Status Live Recording
  • Twitter Feed @OxfordEdScience; #ASEconf2021

13:30 GMT

The science of climate change (PRE RECORD)
This session will explore the relatively simple science that is required to understand Climate Change.  The session will include:  
•an exploration of cycles in Climate Change data
•practical demonstrations using everyday apparatus
•absorption, radiation
•thermal expansion and sea level rise
•specific heat capacity
•positive actions to address Climate Change

Speakers
avatar for Stuart Farmer

Stuart Farmer

Education Manager, Institute of Physics
I taught physics in Scottish schools for over 30 years before becoming the Scottish Education Manager for the Institute of Physics.  Throughout my career I have been active in curriculum and assessment development and especially in providing professional learning for teachers of... Read More →


Thursday January 7, 2021 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
Room 5
  11-19, Sustainable Development

13:30 GMT

Does remote professional learning work?
What provisions are in place, and what will the future hold for remote professional learning and development? Dr Stephanie Sdepanian, a Royal Society of Chemistry education coordinator, explores the impact on teachers who have undertaken professional learning and development remotely in 2020 and the effects on classroom practice.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Sdepanian

Stephanie Sdepanian

Education coordinator, North England, Royal Society of Chemistry
Ask me about Royal Society of Chemistry support for primary, secondary and trainee teachers.


Thursday January 7, 2021 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
Room 3

13:30 GMT

Panel Session: Teaching science in a Covid-19 era (LIVE RECORD)
Teaching has changed dramatically in the last year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Adapting resources and teaching to provide appropriate science learning at home, changing classroom environments to allow ‘safe’ interactions between learners and with teachers and finding innovative ways of engaging with science practical work have raised many challenges. This session hears a range of ways these challenges have been addressed by primary and secondary teachers and will open the discussion to share and exchange ideas with the audience.

Speakers
avatar for Michael J. Reiss

Michael J. Reiss

Professor of Science Education, UCL IOE
avatar for Lucy Wood

Lucy Wood

PhD Student, King's College London
I am a third year PhD student at King’s College London with a research focus on practical work across primary and secondary settings. I have a passion for bringing scientific enquiry into the curriculum and have been closely involved in supporting professional development alongside... Read More →
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Julia Baxter

Primary Teacher, Burlington Junior School
avatar for Euan Douglas

Euan Douglas

Assistant Head Teacher, St George's Catholic College
I am an Assistant Headteacher responsible for Teaching & Learning and the curriculum at Saint George Catholic College, a comprehensive school in Southampton. My involvement with the ASE includes being a member of both my regional committee and the 11-19 committee. I am a former Head... Read More →
avatar for David J Paterson

David J Paterson

Teacher of Chemistry / Chemistry Adviser, Aldenham School / CLEAPSS
I currently teach part time at Aldenham School, and work part time at CLEAPSS providing chemistry advice and support to teachers in the UK.I sit on the ASE 11-19 Committee contributing to the on-going discussions about science teaching in the UK.I work with the Royal Society of Chemistry... Read More →



Thursday January 7, 2021 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
Room 1
  All, Science / STEM capital

13:30 GMT

Beyond the KWL grid
This session looks at a range of different ways to gather information about pupils' prior learning and knowledge in science, with lots of simple ideas to take back to the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Horan

Kathryn Horan

Teacher and Independent Consultant, That Science Lady
I'm a primary teacher, PSQM Hub Leader and independent consultant based in West Yorkshire. I'm also a PSTT College Fellow and Chartered Science Teacher.I have particular interests in effective links between science and literacy, including teaching science with stories and using drama... Read More →


Thursday January 7, 2021 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
Room 4
  Primary, Assessment
  • Audience 5-7, 7-11
  • Twitter Feed @SciKathryn; #ASEconf2021

13:50 GMT

Exhibitor - GCSEPod - Biology & GCSEPod
A look into topical Pods on viruses, transmission and other micro biology. Proving hugely successful on GCSEPod, Biology finds itself in #1 spot for Check and Challenge questions answered.

Speakers
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Gavin Cowley

Science and Educational Consultant, PiXL Network
Gavin has worked with over two hundred schools on school improvement in the last decade, both in his work with the PiXL network and as an independent education consultant.  This has focused on leadership, and frequently on the leadership of science departments.  He has been a regular... Read More →
avatar for Karen Collins

Karen Collins

Lead PiXL Science Associate, GCSEPod
GCSEPod is a multi award winning publisher of in-depth curriculum knowledge for over 27 GCSE subjects. We are dedicated to improving the lives of teachers and making GCSE learning stick.



Thursday January 7, 2021 13:50 - 14:05 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  11-19
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

14:00 GMT

BERG: Summary discussion of the 3 earlier BERG sessions presented by Mehdi Nassaji & Berry Billingsley, Sue Dale Tunnicliffe and Emma Newall
This session will offer an opportunity to discuss the 3 earlier session papers:
  1. BERG - Covid and what did students learn from the news about the nature of science in the real world        students, presented by Berry Billingsley and Mehdi Nassaji
2. BERG - Everyday biology in pre school years, presented by Sue Dale Tunnicliffe

3. BERG - Existential concerns in the science classroom, presented by Emma Newall

Speakers
avatar for Dr Paul Davies

Dr Paul Davies

Queen's College, London
I am Head of Science and Director of Teaching and Learning at Queen's College, London. I am also an Associate Senior Lecturer in Science Education at UCL IOE and co-leader of the Biology education research Group (BERG).


Thursday January 7, 2021 14:00 - 14:30 GMT
Room 6

14:10 GMT

Exhibitor - The Royal Society - How to persuade your reluctant science students that science really is for them
The Royal Society has recently produced two new animations demonstrating the key transferable skills gained from studying science and the benefits of a career in science. With the 2nd animation soon to be released (in December) I hope you can join me for a discussion in how these can be used in the classroom, in tutor time and for careers dicsussions. The animations are aimed at:
  • Those students thinking about option choices
  • Those students who like science but cannot see themselves in a science career
  • Those students who don't understand why science is a core subject
Although aimed at secondary students we have heard from many primary teachers who think they are easily accessible by younger children so do come along and join us!

There will be 3 opportunities to join this repeated session: Thursday 14.10; Friday 14.10; Saturday 14.15

Speakers
avatar for Jo Cox

Jo Cox

Schools Engagement Manager, Royal Society



Thursday January 7, 2021 14:10 - 14:25 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  11-19
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021; @royalsociety; #WhyScience

14:30 GMT

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Thursday January 7, 2021 14:30 - 15:00 GMT
Room 1

14:30 GMT

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Thursday January 7, 2021 14:30 - 15:00 GMT
Room 2

14:30 GMT

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Thursday January 7, 2021 14:30 - 15:00 GMT
Room 3

14:30 GMT

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Thursday January 7, 2021 14:30 - 15:00 GMT
Room 5

14:30 GMT

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Thursday January 7, 2021 14:30 - 15:00 GMT
Room 4

14:30 GMT

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Thursday January 7, 2021 14:30 - 15:00 GMT
Room 6

14:30 GMT

Exhibition BREAK
Thursday January 7, 2021 14:30 - 15:00 GMT
Room 7 (Exhibitor )

15:00 GMT

Exhibitor - The Institute of Engineering and Technology - Primary Science Resources from the IET
Let the IET help you to bring some engineering into your primary science lessons!  Hear more about our free curriculum-linked teaching resources and exciting programmes and challenges for primary students.

Speakers
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David Lakin

Head of Education and Safeguarding, IET
avatar for Claire Molinario

Claire Molinario

The Institute of Engineering and Technology
Bring some engineering into your science lessons with the IET’s free Faraday teaching resources and challenge days for both primary and secondary. Help your students get into engineering with our careers materials and scholarships and find out how they can develop vital life skills... Read More →


Thursday January 7, 2021 15:00 - 15:15 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  Primary
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

15:00 GMT

Colourful Chemistry
This popular demonstration lecture uses safe, simple, curriculum-related practical demonstrations to inspire teachers of chemistry. Leave with lots of ideas to try in your classes! 

Speakers
avatar for Dr Peter Hoare

Dr Peter Hoare

STEM Outreach Officer, Newcastle University
I'm currently a STEM Outreach Officer in the SAgE Faculty at Newcastle University, a Russell Group research-intensive University in the north of England, UK. I am a former chemistry teacher with over 30 years teaching experience, 20 years full time in school. My job is to promote... Read More →


Thursday January 7, 2021 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
Room 5
  11-19, Subject specific CPD and teaching approaches
  • Audience 11-14, 14-16, Post-16
  • Twitter Feed @PHoare1963; @STEMNewcastle; #ASEconf2021

15:00 GMT

Exhibitor - ABPI - How Can You Inspire and Improve the Employability of Tomorrow’s Scientists? (LIVE RECORD)
This workshop will support those who advise pupils on careers in STEM (teachers & advisors), and will link to Gatsby benchmarks, highlighting how labour market research supports pupils making informed choices.  The interactive workshop also covers core skills sought by employers and how to help develop these and improve employability.  

Speakers
avatar for Alice Coburn

Alice Coburn

Education and Examinations Executive, The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry
avatar for Andrew Croydon

Andrew Croydon

Skills & Education Policy and Examinations Director, Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry



Thursday January 7, 2021 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
Room 7 (Exhibitor )
  11-19, Exhibitor

15:00 GMT

Finding the start point (for 11-19 )
This workshop will share practical ideas about how, when starting a new topic, teachers can quickly and easily find out what their students already know and what misconceptions they may hold.  It will then consider what can be done with these insights and how subsequent progress can be demonstrated.

Speakers
avatar for Page Keeley

Page Keeley

Science Education Consultant, Maine Math & Science Alliance (retired)
Page Keeley is an American science education consultant and author of over 20 books linking research to practice, including several award-winning books in the Uncovering Student Ideas in Science series. She works with school districts, universities, and organizations throughout the... Read More →
avatar for Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh

Science Education Consultant, Ed Walsh Consulting



Thursday January 7, 2021 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
Room 2
  11-19, Assessment

15:00 GMT

Teaching physics online CANCELLED 5/1/12
Approaches to teaching GCSE and A Level Physics using online video and resources. Students have used mobiles and social media for most of their lives, but face new challenges when learning online at home. This session looks at resources to help them, and you, manage this more effectively.

Speakers
avatar for Lewis Matheson

Lewis Matheson

Director, Physics Online
l run a succesful YouTube channel with hundreds of GCSE and A Level Physics videos used by thousands of students, ideal for flipped learning and revision.


Thursday January 7, 2021 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
Room 3
  11-19, Subject specific CPD and teaching approaches
  • Audience 14-16, Post-16
  • Twitter Feed @legophysicsguy; #ASEconf2021

15:00 GMT

Using the ASE Guide to Secondary Science: an introduction (PRE RECORD)
This workshop, run by the two Guide Editors, will look at different approaches to using the ASE Guide to Secondary Science that could benefit student teachers, their mentors and tutors, and others working to support the professional development of science teachers, using Chapter 8 to support collaborative planning; Chapter 10 for more equitable teaching and learning; and Chapter 22 to support new mentors

Speakers
avatar for Judith Hillier

Judith Hillier

Associate Professor of Science Education, University of Oxford
Judith Hillier has been at the University of Oxford Department of Education since 2007, where she leads the science PGCE programme, teaches on the Masters in Learning and Teaching and the Masters in Teacher Education, and also runs the Teaching Physics in Schools option for 2nd year... Read More →


Thursday January 7, 2021 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
Room 1
  11-19, ASE Resources

15:00 GMT

ESTA - Spot that rock (KS2 to KS3)
'Spot that rock’ leads you step by step through a series of investigative practical activities that will allow you to teach pupils to investigate and sort most rocks from first principles (and distinguish them yourself). The techniques are then applied in describing and classifying a series of unknown rocks.

Speakers
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

Geoscience teacher trainer, ESTA
The Earth Science Teachers' Association (ESTA) has been supporting geology, science , geography and primary teachers in their teaching of Earth science across the UK for many years. Through the Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU), ESTA offers workshops to teachers across the UK... Read More →
avatar for Susie Lydon

Susie Lydon

Geoscience teacher trainer, ESTA/University of Nottingham



Thursday January 7, 2021 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
Room 6
  All, Real world science
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

15:00 GMT

Philosophical thinking in primary science
This session explores the potential of Philosophy for/with Children (P4C) as a pedagogical approach that can help children develop into creative and critical thinkers within a primary science context. Delegates will be introduced to some approaches to support the development of philosophical questioning and thinking and how these can be embedded within primary science learning. 

Speakers
avatar for Jude Penny

Jude Penny

Senior Lecturer in Primary Education, University of Gloucestershire
After many years leading science in an East London primary school, I joined the science team at the University of Gloucestershire in 2010. As well as teaching primary science on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, I am passionate about Philosophy For/ With Children (P4WC... Read More →



Thursday January 7, 2021 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
Room 4
  Primary, Science / STEM capital
  • Audience 5-7, 7-11
  • Twitter Feed @judepenny2; #ASEconf2021

15:20 GMT

Exhibitor - The Institute of Engineering and Technology - Secondary Science Resources from the IET
Let the IET help you to bring some engineering into your secondary science lessons!  Hear more about our free curriculum-linked teaching resources, careers information and exciting programmes for secondary students.

Speakers
DL

David Lakin

Head of Education and Safeguarding, IET
avatar for Claire Molinario

Claire Molinario

The Institute of Engineering and Technology
Bring some engineering into your science lessons with the IET’s free Faraday teaching resources and challenge days for both primary and secondary. Help your students get into engineering with our careers materials and scholarships and find out how they can develop vital life skills... Read More →


Thursday January 7, 2021 15:20 - 15:35 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  11-19
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

15:40 GMT

Exhibitor - Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) - Great Ideas for Better Biology (REPEAT)
Zoom in for advice and top-tips for using our free plant science practical resources. Your biology questions will be answered by our panel of experts and each day we will be giving away 50 practical kits! Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) supports teachers, equips technicians and engages students by producing free inspiring teaching resources.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Jenkins

Dan Jenkins

Head of Gatsby Plant Education Programme, Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Dan is Head of the Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme and directs the Science and Plants for Schools project. For over 10 years Dan has developed practicals and resources for SAPS and is a dab hand at getting any plant to behave in the school lab. Dan’s background in plant... Read More →
avatar for Alex Jenkin

Alex Jenkin

Project Manager, Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Alex project manages the Science and Plants for Schools project, overseeing SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and managing the development of our free teaching resources. Alex is keen to explore how plants can be used as examples across biology, not just in traditional... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

Project Coordinator, SAPS
Jamie coordinates and delivers events for teachers and teacher trainers as well as overseeing our virtual presence through coordination of our database, social media and our SAPS website. Having trained and taught as a Primary School Teacher, he is aware of the need to inspire budding... Read More →


Thursday January 7, 2021 15:40 - 15:55 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  11-19
  • Twitter Feed @SAPS_News

16:00 GMT

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Thursday January 7, 2021 16:00 - 16:30 GMT
Room 5

16:00 GMT

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Thursday January 7, 2021 16:00 - 16:30 GMT
Room 4

16:00 GMT

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Thursday January 7, 2021 16:00 - 16:30 GMT
Room 6

16:00 GMT

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Thursday January 7, 2021 16:00 - 16:30 GMT
Room 1

16:00 GMT

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Thursday January 7, 2021 16:00 - 16:30 GMT
Room 3

16:00 GMT

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Thursday January 7, 2021 16:00 - 16:30 GMT
Room 2

16:00 GMT

Exhibition BREAK
Thursday January 7, 2021 16:00 - 16:30 GMT
Room 7 (Exhibitor )

16:30 GMT

Exhibitor - SciChem - Simplifying Physics Practical's with Narika
A look at the BeeSpi light gate and Static Genecon along with other popular apparatus from Narika. Both are cost effective, very easy to use and will enhance learning outcomes with engaging ‘hands on’ practical Physics ideas’ all linked to curriculum topics for GCSE and A Level physics.

Speakers
SB

Sara Burns

Territory Manager, Scientific & Chemical Supplies Ltd


Thursday January 7, 2021 16:30 - 16:45 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)

16:30 GMT

Always arguing: cross curricular collaboration to develop higher order thinking skills in science and RE
This workshop presents case studies from the Oxford Argumentation in Religion and Science research project which aims to develop students’ argumentation skills through collaboration between science and RE teachers. It will offer teachers’ perspectives and resources from the collaboration to illustrate the possibilities and challenges for developing students’ argumentation skills.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Childs

Ann Childs

Associate Professor in Science Education, Oxford University Department of Education
After obtaining a degree and PhD in chemistry at the University of Birmingham, Ann Childs taught science in secondary schools in the UK and West Africa for eleven years, seven of these as a head of chemistry and head of science.Since 1995 she has been involved in science teacher education... Read More →
avatar for Judith Hillier

Judith Hillier

Associate Professor of Science Education, University of Oxford
Judith Hillier has been at the University of Oxford Department of Education since 2007, where she leads the science PGCE programme, teaches on the Masters in Learning and Teaching and the Masters in Teacher Education, and also runs the Teaching Physics in Schools option for 2nd year... Read More →
avatar for Liam Guilfoyle

Liam Guilfoyle

Research Officer, Oxford University Department of Education
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Nigel Fancourt

Associate Professor in Learning, Teaching and Values, University of Oxford Department of Education


Thursday January 7, 2021 16:30 - 17:30 GMT
Room 5

16:30 GMT

Exhibitor - Pearson - Teaching vocational science during a pandemic: Approaches to blended and distance learning (LIVE RECORD)
During this session we will;
•    Hear from a fellow KS5 Science teacher about their experience of delivering blended and remote online learning,
•    Share our top tips, project ideas, free CPD courses and support services that will help you throughout the coming year.
•    Explore the benefits of a modular approach to learning in the current climate.



Speakers
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Ellen Johnson

Marketing Executive, Pearson
KS

Kieran Schlechter

Batley Girls High School School
JR

Joanna Rainbird

Events Executive, Pearson
CS

Chris Suter

Senior Standards Verifier in Applied Science, Pearson
IM

Irine Muhiuddin

Pearson team member, Pearson


Thursday January 7, 2021 16:30 - 17:30 GMT
Room 7 (Exhibitor )

16:30 GMT

ESTA - Earth science out of doors
Can you teach outdoor Earth science around your school without ever leaving the school grounds? Join us to see how this can be done, using the interactive opportunities on the campus within a few metres of the lab door.

Speakers
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

Geoscience teacher trainer, ESTA
The Earth Science Teachers' Association (ESTA) has been supporting geology, science , geography and primary teachers in their teaching of Earth science across the UK for many years. Through the Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU), ESTA offers workshops to teachers across the UK... Read More →
avatar for Susie Lydon

Susie Lydon

Geoscience teacher trainer, ESTA/University of Nottingham



Thursday January 7, 2021 16:30 - 17:30 GMT
Room 6
  All, Practical Science and Science Enquiry
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

16:30 GMT

Presidential Address: the covid challenge: how teachers and technicians are getting through the pandemic (LIVE RECORD) Includes Awards for Book of the Year, Special Service and Honorary Members
In this address I will summarise the results of a survey that ASE carried out at the end of the Autumn Term, and I will highlight how science teachers and technicians are rising to the greatest professional challenge in their careers.

The ASE Book of the Year awards will also announced
Shortlist:
A Climate in Crisis by Neal Layton
Do You Love Bugs? By Matt Robertson
Fantastically Great Women Who Saved the Planet by Kate Pankhurst
Wildhood: the epic journey from adolescence to adulthood in humans and other animals by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers
(you can find the books at https://www.ase.org.uk/bookshop/second)

Special Service Awards will also be announced

Honarary Members Awards will also be announced



Speakers
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Professor Sir John Holman

President, Association for Science Education
Emeritus Professor in the Chemistry Department, University of York. Senior Adviser in Education at the Gatsby Foundation, Chair of the Bridge Group and the TALENT Commission. President, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-2018.  Founding Director of the National Science Learning Centre... Read More →


Thursday January 7, 2021 16:30 - 17:30 GMT
Room 1
  All, Vocational including careers

16:30 GMT

Science talking and science writing
This session will look at the point where English and Science meet and the importance of allowing time for talk in the primary science classroom. Talk provides an insight for the teacher into the children's understanding and it can help children to think through the science with their peers.

Speakers
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Jules Pottle

Author and trainer and primary science teacher, Artful Fox Creatives
I'm an experienced Primary Science Specialist Teacher. I work part-time in a local primary school and part-time as a teacher trainer providing INSET sessions across the country. I also write books to help teachers use oral stories and books in their science lessons to improve engagement... Read More →


Thursday January 7, 2021 16:30 - 17:30 GMT
Room 4
  Primary, Cross-Curricular Science (Primary only)
  • Audience 0-4, 5-7, 7-11
  • Twitter Feed @MrSpottle; #ASEconf2021

16:50 GMT

Exhibitor - BayLab - Free Science Workshops; Find out how Bayer’s supporting education.
Find out more about Bayer’s free Baylab workshops. Opened in March 2017, Bayer Plc, located in Green Park in Reading offers science workshops and careers events for students ages 7-18. These workshops help to support the national curriculum, teachers and students through hands on laboratory experience. Join to find out how your school can get involved.  

Speakers
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Emma Schierbaum

BayLab Manager, Bayer Plc.
Bayer is a Life Science company with a more than 150-year history and core competencies in the areas of health care and agriculture. With our innovative products, we are contributing to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time.


Thursday January 7, 2021 16:50 - 17:05 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)

18:00 GMT

BERG Get-together
Speakers
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Marcus Grace

Science Advisor, University of Southampton
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Dr Paul Davies

Queen's College, London
I am Head of Science and Director of Teaching and Learning at Queen's College, London. I am also an Associate Senior Lecturer in Science Education at UCL IOE and co-leader of the Biology education research Group (BERG).


Thursday January 7, 2021 18:00 - 19:00 GMT
Room 2
  11-19, Vocational including careers

18:00 GMT

Primary TeachMeet - open to all
This Primary TeachMeet provides an opportunity for primary science educators to get together, swap ideas and share their experiences and practice.

Speakers
avatar for David Allen

David Allen

Associate Professor: Programme Lead in Primary Education, University of Hertfordshire
I worked in primary schools for over twenty years as a classteacher, senior leader and Deputy Headteacher. I taught across Key stages 1, 2 and 3 in UK and in Spain. During this time I developed a passion for science, art and design, improvised drama, assessment for learning, creativity... Read More →
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David Church CSciTeach

Primary Teacher, ASE
As well as being chair of the ASE primary committee, I'm also Senior Vice Principal of Harris Garrard Academy, London.As a science leader, I have written several articles for 'Primary Science' and the Primary Science Subject Leader's Survival Guide, completed an MA in Science Education... Read More →



Thursday January 7, 2021 18:00 - 19:00 GMT
Room 1

19:00 GMT

Primary: Break out from the Breakout Room with PSTT!
Join the Primary Science Teaching Trust for a fun half an hour to meet other primary scientists and work out how you will escape from your breakout room …. fabulous prizes to be won!

Speakers
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Ali Eley

Outreach Director, Primary Science Teaching Trust
Alison Eley has been a fellow of the Primary Science Teaching Trust since 2012. Ali’s teaching career has included being a science subject leader in primary schools in Somerset and South West London, working in Initial Teacher Education as a senior lecturer in primary science at... Read More →
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Sue Martin

Programme Manager, Primary Science Teaching Trust
Ask me about anything to do with the PSTT, especially the Primary Science Teacher Awards, PSTT College Fellows, our support programmes for teachers and schools and our Wow Science site - www.wowscience.co.uk
avatar for David Church CSciTeach

David Church CSciTeach

Primary Teacher, ASE
As well as being chair of the ASE primary committee, I'm also Senior Vice Principal of Harris Garrard Academy, London.As a science leader, I have written several articles for 'Primary Science' and the Primary Science Subject Leader's Survival Guide, completed an MA in Science Education... Read More →
avatar for David Allen

David Allen

Associate Professor: Programme Lead in Primary Education, University of Hertfordshire
I worked in primary schools for over twenty years as a classteacher, senior leader and Deputy Headteacher. I taught across Key stages 1, 2 and 3 in UK and in Spain. During this time I developed a passion for science, art and design, improvised drama, assessment for learning, creativity... Read More →


Thursday January 7, 2021 19:00 - 19:30 GMT
Room 1
  Primary, Vocational including careers
 
Friday, January 8
 

08:15 GMT

Welcome by members of the ASE Chair Trio
Speakers
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Simon Quinnell CSciTeach

ASE Chair 2020-2021, University of York
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Jane Turner

Director of PSQM, Outgoing Chair of ASE, Primary Science Quality Mark, University of Hertfordshire
Jane Turner taught in primary schools in Hertfordshire and London. She co-instigated and is the director of the Primary Science Quality Mark, based at the University of Hertfordshire where she is an Associate Professor in the School of Education. Jane is an Honorary Member of the... Read More →
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Janice Griffiths

Professor, ASE
Immediate Past Chair of ASE


Friday January 8, 2021 08:15 - 08:30 GMT
Room 1
  All, Vocational including careers
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

08:30 GMT

Exhibitor - GCSEPod - Chemistry & GCSEPod
Experiments and practical’s on GCSEPod. Whether in, or out of the classroom, Chemistry Pods look to accurately highlight and demonstrate intricate empirical reactions as well as hypothesis and theory. This knowledge can then be tested, supported and challenged by Check & Challenge and ReadySetGo.

Speakers
GC

Gavin Cowley

Science and Educational Consultant, PiXL Network
Gavin has worked with over two hundred schools on school improvement in the last decade, both in his work with the PiXL network and as an independent education consultant.  This has focused on leadership, and frequently on the leadership of science departments.  He has been a regular... Read More →
avatar for Karen Collins

Karen Collins

Lead PiXL Science Associate, GCSEPod
GCSEPod is a multi award winning publisher of in-depth curriculum knowledge for over 27 GCSE subjects. We are dedicated to improving the lives of teachers and making GCSE learning stick.



Friday January 8, 2021 08:30 - 08:45 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  11-19
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

08:30 GMT

AQA: Internal standardisation of GCSE mock examinations
During this session, we will explore new materials to support teachers to standardise the GCSE mock examinations they provide for students. The process will focus on the standardisation of a single GCSE mock exam paper, using student exemplars drawn from 2019 GCSE papers, but is transferable to any examination sat by students in a given cohort.

We will also consider the information that can be gathered from a mock examination to support further student learning, at both student and cohort level.



Speakers
SR

Sara Robinson

Event Co-ordinator, AQA
Everyone has the potential to achieve, so we make sure that our qualifications give all students the opportunity to show what they can do and progress to the next stage of their lives.Our UK qualifications are highly valued by employers and universities around the world. They are... Read More →
avatar for Julian Clarke

Julian Clarke

Head of Curriculum, AQA



Friday January 8, 2021 08:30 - 09:30 GMT
Room 1
  11-19, Assessment
  • Audience 14-16
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

08:30 GMT

Learning not just doing: the point of core practicals
Core or required practicals have been a part of GCSE Science courses for some years now, replacing coursework and controlled assessments. This session looks at what the aim of them is, and how their delivery in lessons can be improved to ensure they are an opportunity for genuine learning.

Speakers
avatar for Euan Douglas

Euan Douglas

Assistant Head Teacher, St George's Catholic College
I am an Assistant Headteacher responsible for Teaching & Learning and the curriculum at Saint George Catholic College, a comprehensive school in Southampton. My involvement with the ASE includes being a member of both my regional committee and the 11-19 committee. I am a former Head... Read More →



Friday January 8, 2021 08:30 - 09:30 GMT
Room 5
  11-19, Practical Science and Science Enquiry

08:30 GMT

Teaching learners with special educational needs in science - strategies that work
Rob will provide teaching approaches and ideas to use in your own lessons for your lower attaining learners and those with special needs - strategies that work.

Rob has over 20 years of experience teaching special needs learners and creates educational resources for these learners. The session will cover written and practical work and is aimed at NQT's RQT's and experienced mainstream teachers alike. This workshop is appropriate for primary and secondary teachers.


Speakers
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Rob Butler

Field Officer, East Midlands & Yorkshire, Association for Science Education
I'm a Chartered Science teacher and Field Officer for the ASE East Midlands region. I'm the secondary lead for Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Science Learning Partnership and I help the Science Council promote their professional registers. I'm an ex-special school senior leader, an... Read More →


Friday January 8, 2021 08:30 - 09:30 GMT
Room 4

08:30 GMT

Frontier Science: Genome editing, stem cells and regenerative medicine; can we have simple messages around complex science? (LIVE RECORD)
Robin's Frontier Science lecture will focus on his research projects and the questions it raises both for our society and for our future science graduates. Such insights will be valuable for all teachers and educators interested in improving the motivation and engagement for both their high flying students and those learners that struggle with the demands of the subject

Speakers
PR

Professor Robin Lovell-Badge

The Frances Crick Institute
Robin Lovell-Badge is senior group leader and head of the Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics at the Francis Crick Institute. He is well known for his developmental biology research and for his public engagement and policy work, notably around stem cells, genetics... Read More →


Friday January 8, 2021 08:30 - 09:30 GMT
Room 6

08:30 GMT

CANCELLED - Working scientifically
Teaching children to embrace uncertainty and the nature of science is key to developing scientific literacy. The Covid19 pandemic brought science to the fore and begged questions about what we know and how we know it. This session considers the extent to which teaching and learning these aspects of science is emphasised.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Sinclair

Alex Sinclair

Institute of Education, St Mary's University
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Leigh Hoath SFHEA CSciTeach

Senior Professional Practice Fellow, Leeds Trinity University
Dr Leigh Hoath SFHEA CSciTeachSenior Professional Practice FellowPGCE Science LeadLeeds Trinity University, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5HD+44 (0) 113 283 7100 ext 618 | l.hoath@leedstrinity.ac.uk | leedstrinity.ac.ukTwitter: @LTUPGCE @LTUEducationNet... Read More →


Friday January 8, 2021 08:30 - 09:30 GMT
Room 4

08:30 GMT

QuSmart: improving children's scientific questions
QuSmart – improving children’s scientific questions
How do you improve the way children ask scientific questions? This session presents thinking and classroom experiences related to the QuSmart routine. If you’re keen to explore how teachers and pupils can work together to improve working scientifically then join us. A SEERIH and Primary Science Teaching Trust research project.

Speakers
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Christina Whittaker

Co-lead Science across the city project, Science Across the City
Building Capacity in the primary science landscape, Working collaboratively, Systems leadership, School improvement, School self review ( & Deep Dives), nurturing leaders & outreach
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Bryony Turford

Professional Development Consultant, Primary Science Geeks
Bryony Turford has been delivering high quality professional development for leaders, classroom practitioners, trainees and ECTs for over 20 years. She is a Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach) and has a CPD Mark as a lead facilitator. Bryony co-authored the recently published ‘100... Read More →
avatar for Lynne Bianchi

Lynne Bianchi

Director, SEERIH, University of Manchester
Dr Lynne Bianchi is a specialist in curriculum development, innovation and research in primary science and engineering education. From being a primary school teacher in North Manchester she moved into Higher Educations where she held a range of leadership roles. She is now a Senior... Read More →



Friday January 8, 2021 08:30 - 09:30 GMT
Room 3

08:30 GMT

TAPS: Formative assessment to support progression
With increasingly diverse prior pupil experiences, formative assessment becomes even more important. The Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) project has been working with teachers across the UK to support teaching and learning. This workshop with draw upon the TAPS resources to provide guidance for progression in the current context.

For those who would like the resources from this session - please sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/TAPSrequest

(Due to an ongoing EEF trial, I cannot put the resources here on Sched, but happy to send you anything to you directly via the sign up link above - thanks!)


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Earle

Sarah Earle

Reader in Education, Bath Spa University


Friday January 8, 2021 08:30 - 09:30 GMT
Room 2
  Primary, Assessment

08:50 GMT

Exhibitor - The Royal Society - How could the Royal Society support your teaching? (REPEAT)
Join the Schools Engagement team for a short introduction to the Royal Society’s education work. Find out about our free resources, events, policy work and schemes such as Partnership Grants and Young People’s Book Prize.
Q+A after for anyone keen to get involved.



Speakers
CB

Caitlin Brown

CREST Product Manager, British Science Association
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Elizabeth Chambers

Schools Engagement officer, The Royal Society
Tw:@ellie_scicomm   Running sessions on our main schemes (Partnership Grants and Young People's Book Prize), our free resources and an introduction to the education work of the Royal Society. Please do contact the team at education@royalsociety.org if you would like to know more... Read More →



Friday January 8, 2021 08:50 - 09:05 GMT
Room 9 (Exhibitor)
  All
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021; @royalsociety; #RSeducation

09:10 GMT

Exhibitor - Wellcome Trust - Explorify Introduction
This session will be an introduction to Explorify and how to make the most of the activities in your teaching.

Speakers
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Katharine Pemberton

Primary teacher, Explorify Chamption and PSTT Fellow
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Thomas Barton

Primary Science Project Manager, Wellcome Trust
I joined Wellcome in 2019 after having been a teacher and science lead in primary schools in London. As part of the primary science team at Wellcome I work to support improvements in science teaching & learning in UK primary schools. My work involves providing expertise in teaching... Read More →


Friday January 8, 2021 09:10 - 09:25 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  Primary
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

09:30 GMT

BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 09:30 - 10:00 GMT
Room 1

09:30 GMT

BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 09:30 - 10:00 GMT
Room 5

09:30 GMT

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Friday January 8, 2021 09:30 - 10:00 GMT
Room 2

09:30 GMT

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Friday January 8, 2021 09:30 - 10:00 GMT
Room 3

09:30 GMT

BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 09:30 - 10:00 GMT
Room 4

09:30 GMT

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Friday January 8, 2021 09:30 - 10:00 GMT
Room 6

09:30 GMT

Exhibition BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 09:30 - 10:00 GMT
Room 7 (Exhibitor )

10:00 GMT

Exhibitor - GCSEPod - Physics & GCSEPod
Compelling and engaging content, visually represented, can supplement face-to-face teaching. Topics such as Motion, Force, Density and Kinetic Energy prove hugely popular on GCSEPod – topics that require visual representation as well as theory.


Speakers
GC

Gavin Cowley

Science and Educational Consultant, PiXL Network
Gavin has worked with over two hundred schools on school improvement in the last decade, both in his work with the PiXL network and as an independent education consultant.  This has focused on leadership, and frequently on the leadership of science departments.  He has been a regular... Read More →
avatar for Karen Collins

Karen Collins

Lead PiXL Science Associate, GCSEPod
GCSEPod is a multi award winning publisher of in-depth curriculum knowledge for over 27 GCSE subjects. We are dedicated to improving the lives of teachers and making GCSE learning stick.



Friday January 8, 2021 10:00 - 10:15 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  11-19
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

10:00 GMT

Exhibitor - AQA - Support available for trainee and newly qualified teachers (LIVE RECORD)
Come along and join the AQA science team on our virtual exhibition stand – bring a question or just call in to say hello, we’ll be here with a freebie for everyone who signs into the session.
The session with contain a 30 minute briefing on the topic of:
• AQA Support for Trainee teachers, teacher trainers, NQTs and RQTs led by Elise Reece

The briefing will be followed by a number of breakout rooms staffed by different colleagues – choose which group you want to join according to the discussion you would like to engage in. Each exhibition session will have a break out group engaging in:
• a discussion led by the person who has presented on the daily topic described above
• an exploration of MERIT and Exampro with a colleague from Doublestruck
• an open discussion with a member of the AQA science team
• general support provided by a member of the regional team

We always catch up with hundreds of colleagues and friends old and new at the conference, so please do come and join us.



Speakers
avatar for Elise Reece

Elise Reece

Head of Curriculum: Science, AQA
Elise joined AQA in 2012 and is currently interim Head of GCSE Science . Elise has a BSc in Environmental science from London University , PGCE in secondary science form Bath Spa and a MA in Education from Roehampton University. Before joining AQA Elise worked as a school improvement... Read More →
SR

Sara Robinson

Event Co-ordinator, AQA
Everyone has the potential to achieve, so we make sure that our qualifications give all students the opportunity to show what they can do and progress to the next stage of their lives.Our UK qualifications are highly valued by employers and universities around the world. They are... Read More →




Friday January 8, 2021 10:00 - 11:00 GMT
Room 7 (Exhibitor )
  11-19, Exhibitor

10:00 GMT

Science teacher retention through emotional needs
This session will explore through understanding the emotional needs of teachers in your department could present opportunities for intervention and science teacher retention. This comes with examples from the initial phase of the ASE Science Teacher SOS project, funded by Gatsby Education foundation.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Chandler-Grevatt CSciTeach

Andy Chandler-Grevatt CSciTeach

Senior Lecturer Science Education / Assessment Editor, University of Brighton



Friday January 8, 2021 10:00 - 11:00 GMT
Room 5

10:00 GMT

Teaching for and with creativity
Popularly, creativity is more widely associated with the arts than the sciences.  In this workshop we will challenge this stereotype and explore the nature of creative thinking in science.  Using a range of case studies and innovative examples we will demonstrate how to teach for and with creativity in science.

Speakers
SR

Simon Rees

Head of Education Development, University of Durham


Friday January 8, 2021 10:00 - 11:00 GMT
Room 6
  11-19, Practical Science and Science Enquiry

10:00 GMT

Using cognitive science in lesson planning
Using characteristics of working and long term memory I want to show how subject knowledge should be at the heart of effective lesson planning. This is especially pertinent as more and more science teachers are teaching outside of specialism.

Speakers
avatar for Dom Shibli

Dom Shibli

Senior Lecturer in Secondary Science, University of Hertfordshire
I am the Senior Lecturer in Secondary Science at the University of Hertfordshire and prior to this worked in secondary schools for 20 years. My interests lie in Cognitive Science which is a broad church but is offering some great insights into how we learn. Having a model of the mind... Read More →



Friday January 8, 2021 10:00 - 11:00 GMT
Room 4
  All, Research including neuroscience and cognitive science

10:00 GMT

Primary Keynote: Brenda Keogh Lecture: Outdoor Learning with Farmer Tom (LIVE RECORD)
Join us to explore some of the benefits of Outdoor Learning and explore how primary science can be taught outdoors. Meet the amazing Farmer Tom and find out how to join in with Farmer Time; hear about how one inspirational teacher has introduced Outdoor Learning in her school and the impact that it has had.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Sutton

Kate Sutton

Science/STEM/ Careers Education Subject Leader, Burlington Junior School
I am a Science Subject Lead, Chartered Science Teacher, PSQM Hub Leader and Explorify Champion. I am also a STEM Learning Associate Facilitator and Farmer Time Ambassador. Being passionate about supporting children to maximise their educational learning journey, I feel it is so important... Read More →
avatar for David Allen

David Allen

Associate Professor: Programme Lead in Primary Education, University of Hertfordshire
I worked in primary schools for over twenty years as a classteacher, senior leader and Deputy Headteacher. I taught across Key stages 1, 2 and 3 in UK and in Spain. During this time I developed a passion for science, art and design, improvised drama, assessment for learning, creativity... Read More →
avatar for Helen Spring

Helen Spring

Primary Science and Outdoor Learning Consultant, Spring Learning
I am a Primary Science and Outdoor Learning consultant based in Yorkshire; I set up my business, ‘Spring Learning’, five years ago. Prior to this, I was a Professional Development Leader at the National STEM Centre, a teacher / science subject leader, and an environmental education... Read More →



Friday January 8, 2021 10:00 - 11:00 GMT
Room 1
  Primary, Cross-Curricular Science (Primary only)

10:20 GMT

Exhibitor - Field Studies Council - Digital Teaching and Science
Find out how FSC have developed online delivery methods for science fieldwork and practical learning. See what we have learnt about digital teaching and we’ll also be sharing some of the exciting resources and ideas which have come out of it, to support teachers moving forward.

Speakers
avatar for David Morgan

David Morgan

Field Studies Council
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Jo Harris

Interim Education Lead, Field Studies Council
Jo Harris is the education development lead for Field Studies Council.  Based at Flatford Mill in Suffolk, Jo has been working for the FSC in outdoor education provision for over 15 years, delivering outdoor learning and environmental visits for primary and secondary schools.
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Mel Cousins

Marketing Officer, Field Studies Council
We want to create a world where everyone feels connected to the environment so they can enjoy the benefits it gives and make choices that help protect it. We help people learn about the environment so they can make informed choices about how best to protect it. We offer opportunities... Read More →


Friday January 8, 2021 10:20 - 10:35 GMT
Room 9 (Exhibitor)
  All
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021; @FieldStudiesC

10:40 GMT

Exhibitor - Collins - Improving student responses to extended writing questions in GCSE Sciences
This session will focus on a range of strategies designed to get students writing more effectively and scoring more marks in longer answer questions in GCSE science exams. Try out some of these ideas and see which will work with your students. Sponsored by Collins.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh

Science Education Consultant, Ed Walsh Consulting
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Sarah Daw

Harper Collins


Friday January 8, 2021 10:40 - 10:55 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)

11:00 GMT

BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 11:00 - 11:30 GMT
Room 4

11:00 GMT

BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 11:00 - 11:30 GMT
Room 1

11:00 GMT

BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 11:00 - 11:30 GMT
Room 3

11:00 GMT

BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 11:00 - 11:30 GMT
Room 2

11:00 GMT

BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 11:00 - 11:30 GMT
Room 5

11:00 GMT

BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 11:00 - 11:30 GMT
Room 6

11:00 GMT

Exhibition BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 11:00 - 11:30 GMT
Room 7 (Exhibitor )

11:30 GMT

Exhibitor - Compassion in World Farming - Primary
We will be demonstrating ways of enthusing your pupils with resources about hens, pigs and cows. Film clips, PowerPoint and discussion activities to help develop empathy for farm animals, to understand their needs and to investigate different methods of farming them and stimulate discussion of the ethical questions which arise.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Brooke, Compassion in World Farming

Phil Brooke, Compassion in World Farming

Research and Education Manager


Friday January 8, 2021 11:30 - 11:45 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  Primary
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

11:30 GMT

Exhibitor - Oxford University Press - Supporting lower-attaining learners in science (LIVE RECORD)
This session looks not only at how to motivate and create a sense of self-belief in lower-attaining learners, but also offers practical suggestions and methods to empower you to intervene effectively.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Higgins

Adam Higgins

Science Teacher, Royal Liberty School, Romford, Essex


Friday January 8, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 7 (Exhibitor )
  11-19, Exhibitor
  • Recording Status Live Recording
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021; @OxfordEdScience

11:30 GMT

Supporting student skills through primary to secondary transition (PRE RECORD)
Our education coordinators will outline the transition pilots that took place in Scotland and Isle of Man and share the successes and challenges that teachers found. This session will provide the opportunity to try out some practical activities that teachers can use to develop and progress student science skills.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Sdepanian

Stephanie Sdepanian

Education coordinator, North England, Royal Society of Chemistry
Ask me about Royal Society of Chemistry support for primary, secondary and trainee teachers.
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Stephen Hendry

Education Coordinator, West of Scotland, Royal Society of Chemistry


Friday January 8, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 5
  All, Curriculum and Progression

11:30 GMT

ASE - Sea Dragon: a multidisciplinary approach to studying fossils and evolution for 9-11 years
Join members of the team who developed the film ‘Sea Dragon’ and other resources for children and teachers based on the work of the fossil hunter Mary Anning. We discuss how, in addition to understanding of fossils and evolution, the resources contribute to childrens’ use of argumentation and dialogue in developing reasoning and thinking skills, questioning and evaluation of evidence used in answering questions and understanding of the nature of scientific and historical knowledge.

This workshop includes opportunities to try out some of our cross curricular activities and teaching strategies for English, history and RE lessons as well as science lessons. Teachers attending our workshop may wish to join our pilot in 2021.

This project is supported by Big Questions in Classrooms, an initiative from the Templeton World Charity Foundation.

Speakers
DB

Derek Bell

Director of Learnus, Centre for educational neuroscience / Learnus
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Stuart Naylor

Writer & Consultant, ASE
avatar for Marianne Cutler

Marianne Cutler

Director of Curriculum Innovation, ASE



Friday January 8, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 6

11:30 GMT

CLEAPSS: Managing practical primary science in the new normal
Implementing COVID-19 safety measures is now an integral part of any practical science lesson. Risk assessing hands on activities is something teachers have always done. Although COVID means there’s now an added step, essentially the process remains the same. During this session CLEAPSS Primary will explain what ‘doing a risk assessment’ really means and talk about the common misconceptions people generally have about the process. We’ll then explain how CLEAPSS helps staff make this process simple and efficient but most importantly, effective. The sessions will finish with examples of how to make the most of the equipment you have available and by talking through our COVID-19 model risk assessment for practical activities – ‘Practical activities in a bubble’.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Harding

Jason Harding

Section Leader Biology & Primary, CLEAPSS
Come and ask me about..practical work in biology and primary science eg making practicals work, making them as cost effective as possible and ensuring they are safe.


Friday January 8, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 1
  Primary, Practical Science and Science Enquiry
  • Audience 5-7, 7-11
  • Twitter Feed @CLEAPSS; #ASEconf2021

11:30 GMT

Out with transition and disadvantage - in with progression and inclusion!
Ever struggled with the primary-secondary school divide? Ever wondered how Science learning can be more progressive? Come along to learn more about the learning from Smarter Choices – an innovative programme to that focuses specifically on the improving the learning outcomes of disadvantaged learners from Key Stage 2-3. A SEERIH and SHINE Trust Innovation & Research Study.

Speakers
avatar for Bryony Turford

Bryony Turford

Professional Development Consultant, Primary Science Geeks
Bryony Turford has been delivering high quality professional development for leaders, classroom practitioners, trainees and ECTs for over 20 years. She is a Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach) and has a CPD Mark as a lead facilitator. Bryony co-authored the recently published ‘100... Read More →
avatar for Lynne Bianchi

Lynne Bianchi

Director, SEERIH, University of Manchester
Dr Lynne Bianchi is a specialist in curriculum development, innovation and research in primary science and engineering education. From being a primary school teacher in North Manchester she moved into Higher Educations where she held a range of leadership roles. She is now a Senior... Read More →
avatar for Helen Spring

Helen Spring

Primary Science and Outdoor Learning Consultant, Spring Learning
I am a Primary Science and Outdoor Learning consultant based in Yorkshire; I set up my business, ‘Spring Learning’, five years ago. Prior to this, I was a Professional Development Leader at the National STEM Centre, a teacher / science subject leader, and an environmental education... Read More →



Friday January 8, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 3
  Primary, Curriculum and Progression
  • Audience 7-11, 11-14
  • Twitter Feed @UoMSEERIH; #ASEconf2021

11:30 GMT

Professional culture and building professional development communities
What does it take to embed the principles outlined in the DfE guidelines for Effective CPD? Science across the city is a primary focussed school improvement plan to upskill and build capacity across Stoke-on -Trent. What were the key mediation points that made the desirable standards a reality in practice?

Speakers
CW

Christina Whittaker

Co-lead Science across the city project, Science Across the City
Building Capacity in the primary science landscape, Working collaboratively, Systems leadership, School improvement, School self review ( & Deep Dives), nurturing leaders & outreach
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Karen Peters

Headteacher & Co-lead to SATC, Moorpark Junior School, Stoke-on-Trent
avatar for Becki Price

Becki Price

Science coach for the city, Science Across the City


Friday January 8, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 4

11:30 GMT

Superhero Scientists
The session explores the lives of famous and contemporary scientists, and professionals who utilise science within their work. It draws upon the newly published book ‘Superhero Scientists ’ which provides opportunities for research into scientists from diverse backgrounds and engagement in creative literacy tasks to develop Science Capital.
If you would like to  preorder your copy of Superhero Scientists please follow these links:

https://www.millgatehouse.co.uk/blog/coming-soon/

http://bit.ly/superheroexpression


Speakers
avatar for David Allen

David Allen

Associate Professor: Programme Lead in Primary Education, University of Hertfordshire
I worked in primary schools for over twenty years as a classteacher, senior leader and Deputy Headteacher. I taught across Key stages 1, 2 and 3 in UK and in Spain. During this time I developed a passion for science, art and design, improvised drama, assessment for learning, creativity... Read More →
avatar for Alex Sinclair

Alex Sinclair

Institute of Education, St Mary's University



Friday January 8, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 2
  Primary, Science / STEM capital
  • Audience 7-11
  • Twitter Feed @simmspriscience; @creativeprisci; #ASEconf2021

11:50 GMT

Exhibitor - The Royal Society - Supporting science and literacy with the Royal Society
Explore the free Young People’s Book Prize activities, inspired by 2020’s shortlisted books, and designed for the primary science curriculum, but useful at Key Stage 3 too. Hear how these activities can be used to support science, literacy and careers, and find out how your school could become a Young People’s Book Prize judging panel for 2021.




Speakers
avatar for Jo Cox

Jo Cox

Schools Engagement Manager, Royal Society
avatar for Joy Parvin

Joy Parvin

Director of CIEC, CIEC, University of York
Specialise in primary science and associated STEM/career/industry resources, CPD, industry visits and associated programmes (eg Children Challenging Industry).
DA

Daniella Afeltra

Senior Public Engagement Officer, The Royal Society



Friday January 8, 2021 11:50 - 12:05 GMT
Room 9 (Exhibitor)
  Primary
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021; @royalsociety; #YoungSciBooks

12:10 GMT

Exhibitor - Gratnells

Learn about the Gratnells Shield range that offers infection control in school and includes trays, trolleys and the new SortED inserts. Meet the winners of the 2020 Gratnells Science Technician of the Year (STOTY) Awards and hear from a previous finalist as we explore how schools are responding to Covid-19. Explore our free What’s in my tray? practical science and STEM activities, take a behind the scenes tour of our factory and see how our trays and trolleys are made. 

There will be a free prize draw to win Gratnells goodies and an opportunity to ask questions about our resources and products. 

 


Speakers
avatar for Gratnells

Gratnells

Marketing Coordinator, Gratnells
Learn about the Gratnells Shield range that offers infection control in school and includes trays, trolleys and the new SortED inserts. Hear about STOTY 2020 and a past finalist explores how schools are responding to Covid-19. Have fun with What’s in my tray? and take a tour of... Read More →
avatar for Dr Katherine Forsey CSciTeach

Dr Katherine Forsey CSciTeach

Learning Rooms and STEM Consultant, Gratnells
Gratnells Learning Rooms & STEM Consultant. STEM Ambassador. Chartered Science Teacher.  With my background in scientific research and outdoor learning, and now as a Chartered Science Teacher, I work within the Gratnells STEM Ambassador Team to create and collate a growing collection... Read More →


Friday January 8, 2021 12:10 - 12:25 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)

12:30 GMT

Exhibition LUNCH BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 12:30 - 13:30 GMT
Room 7 (Exhibitor )

12:30 GMT

LUNCH BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 12:30 - 13:30 GMT
Room 1

12:30 GMT

LUNCH BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 12:30 - 13:30 GMT
Room 3

12:30 GMT

LUNCH BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 12:30 - 13:30 GMT
Room 4

12:30 GMT

LUNCH BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 12:30 - 13:30 GMT
Room 2

12:30 GMT

LUNCH BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 12:30 - 13:30 GMT
Room 6

12:30 GMT

Lunchtime Drop-in
This is an informal opportunity for people to network, ask questions and talk about what they have done so far at conference to highlight anything pertinent. Grab a sandwich and a cuppa and join in to chat, listen and network.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Turner

Jane Turner

Director of PSQM, Outgoing Chair of ASE, Primary Science Quality Mark, University of Hertfordshire
Jane Turner taught in primary schools in Hertfordshire and London. She co-instigated and is the director of the Primary Science Quality Mark, based at the University of Hertfordshire where she is an Associate Professor in the School of Education. Jane is an Honorary Member of the... Read More →
SQ

Simon Quinnell CSciTeach

ASE Chair 2020-2021, University of York
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Janice Griffiths

Professor, ASE
Immediate Past Chair of ASE


Friday January 8, 2021 12:30 - 13:30 GMT
Room 5
  All, Vocational including careers
  • Twitter Feed #ASEConf2021

13:30 GMT

Exhibitor - The Curiosity Box - Pocket Microscopic; opening up the world from Early Years to the elderly
Seeing what lies beyond the naked eye is such a Wow!-inducing experience and can bring so much excitement to a huge variety of curriculum areas. I’ll share ideas on simple ways you can bring the microscopic world to life for all children, in a way that even the littlest of hands can manage.

Be ready to have a go at some micro games that you can use in and out of the classroom!

The microscopes can be explored further here https://stemday.co.uk/shop/smart-device-microscope/

In the description at the bottom of the page you can download the powerpoint and a printable Micro City Mission that fuses art and science.

Speakers
avatar for Renee Watson

Renee Watson

Founder and Head of Explosions, The Curiosity Box
The Curiosity Box has launched STEM Day in a Box to make it as easy as possible for schools and groups to get hands-on with STEM! Everything you need in one Box to bring STEM and DT to life in the classroom, including reusable kit, careers resources, real world stories and seriously... Read More →



Friday January 8, 2021 13:30 - 13:45 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  Primary
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021; @@stemdayuk @thecuriositybox and @reneewatson77
  • Website address www.curiosity-box.com

13:30 GMT

Parental attitudes and their implications for diversity in physics
Parents and carers are important influencers in determining whether their child will continue to study physics post-16. This session shares the findings from a large study in English schools as part of the Institute of Physics “Improving Gender Balance” research trial. The key determinants of parental attitudes towards physics will be presented, including factors that make it more or less likely their child will continue with the subject. Recommendations for actions that can be taken by schools will also be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Hamer

Jessica Hamer

Institute Of Physics


Friday January 8, 2021 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
Room 5
  11-19, Curriculum and Progression

13:30 GMT

"Conversation with a scientist" with Professor Sir John Holman and Dame Carol Robinson
John will be in conversation with Professor Dame Carol Robinson about science and science teaching. Carol Robinson left school at age 16 to start a career as a technician. From that start she went on to become the first-ever female professor of chemistry at Cambridge, then Oxford, doing internationally acclaimed research in mass spectrometry and protein structure. John will be talking to Carol about her extraordinary scientific career, about how she first became engaged with science and her views on the needs of science education now and in the future. John be inviting the online audience to participate with their own questions. 

Speakers
avatar for Professor Sir John Holman

Professor Sir John Holman

President, Association for Science Education
Emeritus Professor in the Chemistry Department, University of York. Senior Adviser in Education at the Gatsby Foundation, Chair of the Bridge Group and the TALENT Commission. President, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-2018.  Founding Director of the National Science Learning Centre... Read More →
PC

Professor Carol V Robinson FRS FMedSci

Dr Lee's Professor of Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford


Friday January 8, 2021 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
Room 6

13:30 GMT

Panel Session: Revisiting enquiry for what it offers science learning (LIVE RECORD)
Chaired by Jane Turner, ASE Chair Elect.

From around 2005 until 2018, the European Union funded a number of science and STEM education projects to introduce and strengthen enquiry/inquiry in classrooms to engage more children in science learning. There remains a range of views across the science community as to the value and feasibility of enquiry activities in science at both primary and secondary level. This panel session looks at current thinking from a number of science educators and teachers who have actively been researching, teaching and thinking about enquiry in the science curriculum. Come along and here their views and share your own!

Speakers
avatar for Jane Turner

Jane Turner

Director of PSQM, Outgoing Chair of ASE, Primary Science Quality Mark, University of Hertfordshire
Jane Turner taught in primary schools in Hertfordshire and London. She co-instigated and is the director of the Primary Science Quality Mark, based at the University of Hertfordshire where she is an Associate Professor in the School of Education. Jane is an Honorary Member of the... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Eames CSciTeach

Sarah Eames CSciTeach

Primary Teacher and PSQM Hub Leader, Sandfield Close Primary School
Primary Teacher - I love teaching; I also love being a fellow of the Primary Science Teaching Trust and working for them 1 day a week. Yes, the best of both worlds!
avatar for Sally Howard

Sally Howard

PhD Student Science Education inquiry/enquiry Inquiry based science, Oxford Brookes University
My current PhD research interest is inquiry-based science (enquiry) and how teachers conceptualize and enact inquiry-based practice in their classrooms. My background experiences include being a primary headteacher, senior lecturer in initial teacher training, Ofsted inspector, and... Read More →
avatar for Ben Rogers

Ben Rogers

Director of Curriculum & Pedagogy, Paradigm Trust
Please talk to me about pedagogy, cognitive science and curriculum. I've taught primary and secondary science. I also like boardgames. Author of 'Big Ideas in Physics and How to Teach Them'
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Jason Harding

Section Leader Biology & Primary, CLEAPSS
Come and ask me about..practical work in biology and primary science eg making practicals work, making them as cost effective as possible and ensuring they are safe.


Friday January 8, 2021 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
Room 1
  All, Practical Science and Science Enquiry

13:30 GMT

What can we learn from the Herschels?
William and Caroline Herschel made significant contributions to astronomy and physics, but by looking at their lives and science we can understand the interplay of science, technology, society and culture within a historical context. This provides a model for using the history of science in the classroom.

Speakers
MW

Mark Whalley

Manager - Learning, Institute of Physics


Friday January 8, 2021 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
Room 3
  All, Subject specific CPD and teaching approaches

13:30 GMT

Scientists' story-time - bringing careers to the classroom
This presentation describes how the rich contexts in children’s literature can be used to give pupils a real purpose to their learning in science. By taking inspiration from stories, and implementing drama strategies, children become real scientists, help well-known characters solve problems, and gain a greater awareness of STEM careers.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Riley

Rebecca Riley

KS2 Teacher and Science Lead, Horbury Bridge CE J&I Academy


Friday January 8, 2021 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
Room 4
  Primary, Cross-Curricular Science (Primary only)
  • Audience 0-4, 5-7, 7-11
  • Twitter Feed @MissRJRiley; #ASEconf2021

13:50 GMT

Wellcome Trust - Explorify and Professional Development
This session will demonstrate how Explorify can be used to support teachers and science leaders in their professional development. It will focus on the resources available in the toolkit and blog.

Speakers
KP

Katharine Pemberton

Primary teacher, Explorify Chamption and PSTT Fellow
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Thomas Barton

Primary Science Project Manager, Wellcome Trust
I joined Wellcome in 2019 after having been a teacher and science lead in primary schools in London. As part of the primary science team at Wellcome I work to support improvements in science teaching & learning in UK primary schools. My work involves providing expertise in teaching... Read More →


Friday January 8, 2021 13:50 - 14:05 GMT
Room 9 (Exhibitor)
  Primary, Exhibitor
  • Audience 5-7, 7-11
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

14:10 GMT

Exhibitor - The Royal Society - How to persuade your reluctant science students that science really is for them (REPEAT)
The Royal Society has recently produced two new animations demonstrating the key transferable skills gained from studying science and the benefits of a career in science. With the 2nd animation soon to be released (in December) I hope you can join me for a discussion in how these can be used in the classroom, in tutor time and for careers dicsussions. The animations are aimed at:
  • Those students thinking about option choices
  • Those students who like science but cannot see themselves in a science career
  • Those students who don't understand why science is a core subject
Although aimed at secondary students we have heard from many primary teachers who think they are easily accessible by younger children so do come along and join us!


There will be 3 opportunities to join this repeated session: Thursday 14.10; Friday 14.10; Saturday 14.15

Speakers
avatar for Jo Cox

Jo Cox

Schools Engagement Manager, Royal Society



Friday January 8, 2021 14:10 - 14:25 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  11-19
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021; @royalsociety; #WhyScience

14:30 GMT

BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 14:30 - 15:00 GMT
Room 3

14:30 GMT

BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 14:30 - 15:00 GMT
Room 5

14:30 GMT

BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 14:30 - 15:00 GMT
Room 1

14:30 GMT

BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 14:30 - 15:00 GMT
Room 6

14:30 GMT

BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 14:30 - 15:00 GMT
Room 4

14:30 GMT

BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 14:30 - 15:00 GMT
Room 2

14:30 GMT

Exhibition BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 14:30 - 15:00 GMT
Room 7 (Exhibitor )

15:00 GMT

Exhibitor - Collins - Supporting children to make sense of the science of the coronavirus
This workshop will share a free resource for primary teachers to use to plan lessons that will help children make sense of their pandemic experiences.  There are nine questions providing opportunities to build children’s knowledge and understanding of the science that explains Covid-19 and its consequences, with questions to explore further and investigations to pursue. Sponsored by Collins.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Turner

Jane Turner

Director of PSQM, Outgoing Chair of ASE, Primary Science Quality Mark, University of Hertfordshire
Jane Turner taught in primary schools in Hertfordshire and London. She co-instigated and is the director of the Primary Science Quality Mark, based at the University of Hertfordshire where she is an Associate Professor in the School of Education. Jane is an Honorary Member of the... Read More →
LL

Liz Lawrence

Primary Science Consultant
Liz Lawrence is a PSQM Senior Regional Hub Leader, Chartered Science Teacher, member of ASE Futures Committee, writer and resource developer (including It’s not fair - or is it? and PLAN resources). She has been a science subject leader, school senior leader and advisory teacher... Read More →
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Sarah Daw

Harper Collins
NH

Nina Hakovirta

Head of Physics, Harper Collins



Friday January 8, 2021 15:00 - 15:15 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  Primary
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

15:00 GMT

Assessment practices in a pandemic
This talk focuses on research about the ways in which teachers conceptualise assessment and how this can affect their practices in different contexts. The call for teacher assessment for A level and GCSE grades last year forced teachers to make assessment decisions and I want to unpack a little about the range of ways they went about this, how this was viewed by different stakeholders and what this suggests about future possibilities of teacher assessment within our assessment systems in the UK.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Harrison

Christine Harrison

Professor of Science Education, King's College, London
Researcher keen to work at classroom level. Teacher educator. Research interest: Assessment and especially Assessment for Learning. Inquiry in science/experimental science. Professional Learning and practice-based evidence. Big, big ASE enthusiast!!



Friday January 8, 2021 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
Room 1
  11-19, Assessment

15:00 GMT

Exhibitor - Pearson - Mastery in Science: what is it, and how can it help with revision? (LIVE RECORD)
Mastery in Science is a way to teach the KS3 and GCSE subject content that uses big ideas to encourage deep understanding of key concepts. It is designed to link content together in a logical and steady way from Year 7 to Year 11. Our session will introduce you to Mastery in Science, give you tools to integrate mastery in science into your classroom, and show you strategies you can use to support revision using Mastery.

Speakers
HN

Henna Nathwani

Senior Qualifition Manager (GCSE Science), Pearson
JR

Joanna Rainbird

Events Executive, Pearson


Friday January 8, 2021 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
Room 7 (Exhibitor )

15:00 GMT

Progression in purposeful practical work
An interactive session looking at developing progression in working scientifically skills throughout KS3 and 4.  We will explore the purpose of practical work and the different skills in each key stage, leading to a considered, sequenced approach to working scientifically skill development.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Longshaw

Sarah Longshaw

ASE Field Officer North East England, Independent Consultant, Sarah Longshaw
I am a former head of science and now lead the Cheshire & Wirral Science Learning Partnership & Computing Hub. I am science subject lead for the Cheshire East SCITT and ASE Field Officer for the North. After 20 years+ in the classroom (with experience at all stages!) I am now enjoying... Read More →
NH

Natalie Hewitt

SLP Lead, Greater Manchester SLP


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Friday January 8, 2021 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
Room 5
  11-19, Subject specific CPD and teaching approaches
  • Audience 11-14, 14-16
  • Twitter Feed @slp_eatonbank; @GM_Science_LP; #ASEconf2021

15:00 GMT

The benefits of mentoring on teacher retention
With funding from Education Scotland and the Educational Endowment Foundation, the Royal Society of Chemistry provided mentoring for around 100 newly qualified teachers. Join our programme manager Dr Chrissie Maitland in this session as she shares the impact on the retention and well-being of teachers. There will be an opportunity for teachers to consider how mentoring could be used in their own setting.

Speakers
CM

Christabel Maitland

Programme manager, Royal Society of Chemistry
I am a chemist and a teacher and now work as a Programme Manager for the Royal Society of Chemistry. I manage a team of Education Coordinators who work to support teachers from primary through to HE, and at every career stage from trainee through to retirement. As well as working... Read More →


Friday January 8, 2021 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
Room 6
  11-19, Science/Subject leadership and professional learning journeys

15:00 GMT

ASE guide to primary science - an introduction (PRE RECORD)
The ASE Guide to Primary Science draws on the wide-ranging expertise of the ASE community to provide guidance and support for teaching, learning, assessment and leadership. This workshop will draw on its examples to explore ways to support primary science practice in the current context.
Part of a series of sessions introducing you to some of our key ASE & Millgate House titles - free downloads of chapters will be available!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Earle

Sarah Earle

Reader in Education, Bath Spa University


Friday January 8, 2021 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
Room 3
  Primary, ASE Resources

15:00 GMT

Does your classroom help children learn?
The classroom environment affects student performance. Discover the environmental factors influencing learning in your classroom, find out how to monitor and control them to improve outcomes. Explore scientific enquiries to engage your students and facilitate greater awareness and ownership of their learning environment. Make simple changes to improve student’s performance.

Ground-breaking research by Professor Stephen Heppell and his team is shining a light on the impact of environmental factors on student performance. These factors are often over looked when attempts are made to improve outcomes for students. We will explore seven factors that influence learning and provide simple remedies for your learning spaces that can be implemented immediately, including innovative classroom greening approaches.

This research is particularly important in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, where factors such as airflow, temperature and humidity all play a part in disease transmission, and more generally under every school’s responsibility to provide a safe and effective learning environment.
Curriculum-based practical science enquiries and activities that can be carried out by pupils in the classroom will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Gratnells

Gratnells

Marketing Coordinator, Gratnells
Learn about the Gratnells Shield range that offers infection control in school and includes trays, trolleys and the new SortED inserts. Hear about STOTY 2020 and a past finalist explores how schools are responding to Covid-19. Have fun with What’s in my tray? and take a tour of... Read More →
avatar for Dr Katherine Forsey CSciTeach

Dr Katherine Forsey CSciTeach

Learning Rooms and STEM Consultant, Gratnells
Gratnells Learning Rooms & STEM Consultant. STEM Ambassador. Chartered Science Teacher.  With my background in scientific research and outdoor learning, and now as a Chartered Science Teacher, I work within the Gratnells STEM Ambassador Team to create and collate a growing collection... Read More →



Friday January 8, 2021 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
Room 4
  Primary, Practical Science and Science Enquiry
  • Audience 0-4, 5-7, 7-11
  • Twitter Feed @learnometer; #ASEconf2021

15:00 GMT

Science in the Early Years
This workshop explores how to develop curiosity and excitement in science in the early years.  Simple everyday materials will become the catalyst for awe and wonder and developing science vocabulary. All ideas easily and cheaply replicated in early year settings

Speakers
avatar for Linda Atherton

Linda Atherton

Primary Science Consultant, Linda Atherton


Friday January 8, 2021 15:00 - 16:00 GMT
Room 2
  Primary, Practical Science and Science Enquiry
  • Audience 0-4, 5-7
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

15:20 GMT

Exhibitor - The Royal Society - Supporting science and literacy with the Royal Society (REPEAT)
Explore the free Young People’s Book Prize activities, inspired by 2020’s shortlisted books, and designed for the primary science curriculum, but useful at Key Stage 3 too. Hear how these activities can be used to support science, literacy and careers, and find out how your school could become a Young People’s Book Prize judging panel for 2021.

Speakers
avatar for Jo Cox

Jo Cox

Schools Engagement Manager, Royal Society
avatar for Joy Parvin

Joy Parvin

Director of CIEC, CIEC, University of York
Specialise in primary science and associated STEM/career/industry resources, CPD, industry visits and associated programmes (eg Children Challenging Industry).
DA

Daniella Afeltra

Senior Public Engagement Officer, The Royal Society



Friday January 8, 2021 15:20 - 15:35 GMT
Room 9 (Exhibitor)
  Primary
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021; @royalsociety; #YoungSciBooks

15:40 GMT

Exhibitor - Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) - Great Ideas for Better Biology (REPEAT)
Zoom in for advice and top-tips for using our free plant science practical resources. Your biology questions will be answered by our panel of experts and each day we will be giving away 50 practical kits! Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) supports teachers, equips technicians and engages students by producing free inspiring teaching resources.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Jenkins

Dan Jenkins

Head of Gatsby Plant Education Programme, Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Dan is Head of the Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme and directs the Science and Plants for Schools project. For over 10 years Dan has developed practicals and resources for SAPS and is a dab hand at getting any plant to behave in the school lab. Dan’s background in plant... Read More →
avatar for Alex Jenkin

Alex Jenkin

Project Manager, Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Alex project manages the Science and Plants for Schools project, overseeing SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and managing the development of our free teaching resources. Alex is keen to explore how plants can be used as examples across biology, not just in traditional... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

Project Coordinator, SAPS
Jamie coordinates and delivers events for teachers and teacher trainers as well as overseeing our virtual presence through coordination of our database, social media and our SAPS website. Having trained and taught as a Primary School Teacher, he is aware of the need to inspire budding... Read More →


Friday January 8, 2021 15:40 - 15:55 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  11-19
  • Twitter Feed @SAPS_News

16:00 GMT

BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 16:00 - 16:30 GMT
Room 6

16:00 GMT

BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 16:00 - 16:30 GMT
Room 2

16:00 GMT

BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 16:00 - 16:30 GMT
Room 1

16:00 GMT

BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 16:00 - 16:30 GMT
Room 4

16:00 GMT

BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 16:00 - 16:30 GMT
Room 5

16:00 GMT

BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 16:00 - 16:30 GMT
Room 3

16:00 GMT

Exhibition BREAK
Friday January 8, 2021 16:00 - 16:30 GMT
Room 7 (Exhibitor )

16:30 GMT

Exploring language, metaphor and models of explanation
The understanding of thermal phenomena by early secondary aged learners is well understood in terms of their cognitive development. This presentation will explore how experiences can be mediated by the the careful use of language and metaphor in dialogical teaching settings.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Black

Alex Black

Owner, ABC-Learning
CASE materials https://community.letsthink.org.uk/Some resources about Epistemic Inquiryhttps://www.abceducation.ch/blog/educational-consultancy/epistemic-inquiry/Thinking through Energyhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/15SkmiJO8juX7Uv8f1r4_oLTSYb9uSd7fSHrENSGUr4U/edit?usp=sharingBased... Read More →


Friday January 8, 2021 16:30 - 17:30 GMT
Room 5
  11-19, Models and modelling in science
  • Audience 11-14
  • Twitter Feed @alexbclearning; #ASEconf2021

16:30 GMT

ASE Alliance: How to bring about change in science education
A short presentation and discussion on how the Education Policy Alliance organisations (ASE, Institute of Physics, Royal Society, Royal Society of Biology and Royal Society of Chemistry) and others work together to influence policy and effect change. We will discuss a range of examples of our work including our current focus on mathematics in science education, and an invitation to contribute to this work.

Speakers
avatar for Marianne Cutler

Marianne Cutler

Director of Curriculum Innovation, ASE
KS

Kelly Smith

Senior Policy Advisor (Education), Royal Society
Kelly Smith is a Senior Education Policy Adviser at The Royal Society. She currently leads the Society’s programme of work on the future of education, which seeks to ensure that all young people experience a broad education in order to prepare them for a changing future. Prior to... Read More →



Friday January 8, 2021 16:30 - 17:30 GMT
Room 6

16:30 GMT

Exhibitor - The Royal Society - Royal Society Partnership Grants – apply for £3000 to support research in schools
Find out more about our Partnership Grants scheme and get advice and tips from the team to help you apply for up to £3,000 to run an investigative STEM project. Learn more about the partnership, the application process and what makes a standout project at primary and secondary level.

Speakers
OP

Olivia Philipps

Senior Schools Engagement Officer, The Royal Society
avatar for Jo Cox

Jo Cox

Schools Engagement Manager, Royal Society



Friday January 8, 2021 16:30 - 17:30 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  All
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021; @royalsociety; #PartnershipGrant

16:30 GMT

Keynote: Challenges and new directions in science education (LIVE RECORD)
What are the challenges that confront science education and how might they be addressed? In this presentation, I will outline why learning science is difficult and demanding. Nevertheless, societies increasingly want more than the acquisition of knowledge and understanding – particularly in a context where evaluating scientific expertise is ever more important. In this talk drawing on my work for the US curriculum and OECD PISA program, I will outline what those demands are and how they might be met.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Osborne

Jonathan Osborne

Professor, Stanford University, Graduate School of Education
My career started by teaching science in London comprehensives in 1972 for 9 years.  Curently I am the Kamalachari Professor in Science Education, Emeritus, in the Graduate School of Education, Stanford University in California but now back in the UK. I was President of the US National... Read More →


Friday January 8, 2021 16:30 - 17:30 GMT
Room 1
  All, Vocational including careers

16:30 GMT

RSC Primary teaching support
Join our session on RSC support for primary science for a special preview of our new website for primary teachers. Our new website will make it easier for you to find all of our resources and support for teaching primary science. There’ll also be time to discuss ideas to reinvigorate your science teaching this new year.

Speakers
LS

Laura-Alexandra Smith

Education Coordinator, Royal Society of Chemistry
avatar for Kate Whetter

Kate Whetter

Education Coordinator, Royal Society of Chemistry
Royal Society of Chemistry Education Coordinator supporting Chemistry teachers to deliver an excellent Chemistry education and passionate about primary science.
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Chloe Francis

Education Executive, Teacher Support Services, Royal Society of Chemistry



Friday January 8, 2021 16:30 - 17:30 GMT
Room 4
  Primary, Science/Subject leadership and professional learning journeys
  • Audience 5-7, 7-11
  • Twitter Feed @RoySocChem ; #ASEconf2021

18:00 GMT

Cocktail Making 1 (well, colour changing potion with or without alcohol!)
The Curiosity Box and ASE have teamed up to bring you all some virtual fun on Friday Night of the January Annual Conference.

Just order your colour changing potion kit from Renee at https://stemday.co.uk/ase-2021/ , fill in the details selecting your chosen time-slot/session and your kit will be posted to you ready for our Friday Night Social!
Renee will host 3 x 45 minute sessions at 18:00. 19:00 and 20:00 to take us all through our cocktail-making paces, in Zoom Meeting rooms with up to a maximum of 100 delegates per session.
Delegates must supply their own clear fluid base such as water, vodka, gin (other clear fluids are available.....) of their own choice to use with the kit which contains a bright blue tea-based syrup. Also included in the kit are food-grade citric acid crystals, which when sprinkled in your chosen drink cause the colour to change! Drinks can be topped up with mixers, which, depending upon the acid-base of the mixer may cause further colour changes.

THE FIRST 50 TICKETS ARE FREE! Prices are £5.75 including VAT for UK postage and £7.50 for postage outside of the UK. Book early as numbers are limited for each of the 3 timings. The last date for orders requiring UK postage is 4.30pm on 4th January 2021 for UK delegates, for Non-UK postage, 21st December 2020.

Please note that for orders placed directly with The Curiosity Box for the ASE January Online Annual Conference 2021, you agree that your data may be shared with the ASE.

Friday January 8, 2021 18:00 - 18:45 GMT
Room 4

19:00 GMT

Cocktail Making 2 (well, colour changing potion with or without alcohol!)
The Curiosity Box and ASE have teamed up to bring you all some virtual fun on Friday Night of the January Annual Conference.

Just order your colour changing potion kit from Renee at https://stemday.co.uk/ase-2021/ , fill in the details selecting your chosen time-slot/session and your kit will be posted to you ready for our Friday Night Social!
Renee will host 3 x 45 minute sessions at 18:00. 19:00 and 20:00 to take us all through our cocktail-making paces, in Zoom Meeting rooms with up to a maximum of 100 delegates per session.
Delegates must supply their own clear fluid base such as water, vodka, gin (other clear fluids are available.....) of their own choice to use with the kit which contains a bright blue tea-based syrup. Also included in the kit are food-grade citric acid crystals, which when sprinkled in your chosen drink cause the colour to change! Drinks can be topped up with mixers, which, depending upon the acid-base of the mixer may cause further colour changes.

THE FIRSTS 50 TICKETS ARE FREE! Prices are £5.75 Including VAT for UK postage and £7.50 for postage outside of the UK. Book early as numbers are limited for each of the 3 timings.
The last date for orders requiring UK postage is 4.30pm on 4th January 2021 for UK delegates, for Non-UK postage, 21st December 2020.

Please note that for orders placed directly with The Curiosity Box for the ASE January Online Annual Conference 2021, you agree that your data may be shared with the ASE.

Friday January 8, 2021 19:00 - 19:45 GMT
Room 4

20:00 GMT

Cocktail Making 3 (well, colour changing potion with or without alcohol!)
The Curiosity Box and ASE have teamed up to bring you all some virtual fun on Friday Night of the January Annual Conference.

Just order your colour changing potion kit from Renee at https://stemday.co.uk/ase-2021/ , fill in the details selecting your chosen time-slot/session and your kit will be posted to you ready for our Friday Night Social!
Renee will host 3 x 45 minute sessions at 18:00. 19:00 and 20:00 to take us all through our cocktail-making paces, in Zoom Meeting rooms with up to a maximum of 100 delegates per session.
Delegates must supply their own clear fluid base such as water, vodka, gin (other clear fluids are available.....) of their own choice to use with the kit which contains a bright blue tea-based syrup. Also included in the kit are food-grade citric acid crystals, which when sprinkled in your chosen drink cause the colour to change! Drinks can be topped up with mixers, which, depending upon the acid-base of the mixer may cause further colour changes.

THE FIRST 50 TICKETS ARE FREE! Prices are £5.75 including VAT per kit for UK postage and £7.50 for addresses outside of the UK. Book early as numbers are limited for each of the 3 timings.
The last date for orders requiring UK postage is 4.30pm on 4th January 2021 for UK delegates, for Non-UK postage, 21st December 2020.

Please note that for orders placed directly with The Curiosity Box for the ASE January Online Annual Conference 2021, you agree that your data may be shared with the ASE.

Friday January 8, 2021 20:00 - 20:45 GMT
Room 4
 
Saturday, January 9
 

08:15 GMT

Welcome by members of the ASE Chair Trio
Speakers
SQ

Simon Quinnell CSciTeach

ASE Chair 2020-2021, University of York
avatar for Jane Turner

Jane Turner

Director of PSQM, Outgoing Chair of ASE, Primary Science Quality Mark, University of Hertfordshire
Jane Turner taught in primary schools in Hertfordshire and London. She co-instigated and is the director of the Primary Science Quality Mark, based at the University of Hertfordshire where she is an Associate Professor in the School of Education. Jane is an Honorary Member of the... Read More →
avatar for Janice Griffiths

Janice Griffiths

Professor, ASE
Immediate Past Chair of ASE


Saturday January 9, 2021 08:15 - 08:30 GMT
Room 1
  All, Vocational including careers
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

08:30 GMT

Girls in STEM
Aiming to raise aspirations and enthusiasm in year 8-9 girls. The workshop delves into the history, statistics and psychology behind women in STEM fields, with interactive activities throughout. This session will also cover the research and reasoning behind this workshop and how we’re using it to make improve our events.

Speakers
avatar for Clare Fearon

Clare Fearon

STEM Outreach Officer, Newcastle University
I have worked in outreach at Newcastle University for almost 5 years. My role involves developing and delivering STEM workshops to school students to raise their enthusiasm and aspirations in STEM. I also run on-campus events, including our annual STEMFest.I have a particular interest... Read More →


Saturday January 9, 2021 08:30 - 09:30 GMT
Room 3
  11-19, Science / STEM capital
  • Audience 11-14
  • Twitter Feed @STEMNewcastle; #ASEconf2021

08:30 GMT

Tips and tricks for early career teachers
Developing pedagogy and key teaching skills is generally the primary focus of teachers in their early career. This session will look at some well used tips and tricks for you to take back into the secondary science classroom, with the aim of maximising the potential of your pupils in the classroom. The session will also link in the key research every teacher needs to know to help improve their practice.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Livesey

Matt Livesey

Teacher of Biology, Bradford Grammar School


Saturday January 9, 2021 08:30 - 09:30 GMT
Room 5
  11-19, Subject specific CPD and teaching approaches

08:30 GMT

ASE: Meet the Chair Trio
Log into this session to meet the ASE Chair Trio and better understand their roles with the ASE, and how they influence and guide the Association's activities in many and varied ways. Find out more about our many committees and working groups and how you could get involved.

  • Jane Turner - Chair Elect of the Association
  • Simon Quinnell - The current Chair of the Association
  • Janice Griffiths - The outgoing Chair of the Association

Speakers
SQ

Simon Quinnell CSciTeach

ASE Chair 2020-2021, University of York
avatar for Jane Turner

Jane Turner

Director of PSQM, Outgoing Chair of ASE, Primary Science Quality Mark, University of Hertfordshire
Jane Turner taught in primary schools in Hertfordshire and London. She co-instigated and is the director of the Primary Science Quality Mark, based at the University of Hertfordshire where she is an Associate Professor in the School of Education. Jane is an Honorary Member of the... Read More →
avatar for Janice Griffiths

Janice Griffiths

Professor, ASE
Immediate Past Chair of ASE


Saturday January 9, 2021 08:30 - 09:30 GMT
Room 1
  All, Vocational including careers
  • Twitter Feed @theASE; #ASEconf2021

08:30 GMT

Putting Science on Stage centre stage
Learn about great teaching ideas from participants in recent Science on Stage international festivals and find out about how you can benefit by taking part in Science on Stage events in the future, including international collaborations.

www.science-on-stage.eu

Speakers
avatar for Kulvinder Johal

Kulvinder Johal

Regional Mentor for London and the S.E., Primary Science Teaching Trust
avatar for Stuart Farmer

Stuart Farmer

Education Manager, Institute of Physics
I taught physics in Scottish schools for over 30 years before becoming the Scottish Education Manager for the Institute of Physics.  Throughout my career I have been active in curriculum and assessment development and especially in providing professional learning for teachers of... Read More →
CD

Catherine Dunn

Education Officer, SSERC
avatar for Kathryn Horan

Kathryn Horan

Teacher and Independent Consultant, That Science Lady
I'm a primary teacher, PSQM Hub Leader and independent consultant based in West Yorkshire. I'm also a PSTT College Fellow and Chartered Science Teacher.I have particular interests in effective links between science and literacy, including teaching science with stories and using drama... Read More →
avatar for Adrian Allan

Adrian Allan

Teacher, Dornoch Academy
Interested in using magic illusions to teach science, escape room activities and microscale chemistry.
NB

Nick Baker

Teacher


Saturday January 9, 2021 08:30 - 09:30 GMT
Room 2
  All, Science / STEM capital

08:30 GMT

Frontier Science: Are we approaching the end of physics? (PRE RECORD)
Where does theoretical physics stand at the end of the second decade of the 21st century? Are we finally approaching the end of physics, when the rich tapestry of the universe will be revealed to us and we will finally understand the true nature of reality? If we are honest then we must admit that, while what we do know is dazzlingly impressive, there is much we have yet to grasp, from the nature of space and time to the meaning quantum mechanics. This whistle-stop tour of modern physics is an appraisal of what we know and what we have yet to figure out.

Speakers
JA

Jim Al-Khalili OBE FRS

Distinguished Chair in Physics, University of Surrey
Jim Al-Khalili OBE FRS is a physicist, author and broadcaster and one of the best-known science communicators in Britain. He holds a Distinguished Chair in Physics at the University of Surrey where he has taught undergraduates continuously for 28 years and conducts his research into... Read More →


Saturday January 9, 2021 08:30 - 09:30 GMT
Room 6
  Frontier Science Lecture, Vocational including careers
  • Recording Status Pre-record
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

08:30 GMT

Working with enquiry activities to encourage creative thinking
Children bring to school ideas formed about the world through their actions, observations and thinking in their daily lives. At the same time, we need to ensure that children develop a wide range of skills and also foster their confidence and capabilities to apply these skills in novel contexts. Enquiry provides the vehicle for this by tapping into the creative imagination of learners and channelling their curiosity in learning about science. This session by Chris Harrison and Sally Howard focuses on vignettes of practice from the EU SAILs project and from the new Science Ninja Project with CLEAPSS/King’s College London. Suitable for KS1/2/3.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Harrison

Christine Harrison

Professor of Science Education, King's College, London
Researcher keen to work at classroom level. Teacher educator. Research interest: Assessment and especially Assessment for Learning. Inquiry in science/experimental science. Professional Learning and practice-based evidence. Big, big ASE enthusiast!!
avatar for Sally Howard

Sally Howard

PhD Student Science Education inquiry/enquiry Inquiry based science, Oxford Brookes University
My current PhD research interest is inquiry-based science (enquiry) and how teachers conceptualize and enact inquiry-based practice in their classrooms. My background experiences include being a primary headteacher, senior lecturer in initial teacher training, Ofsted inspector, and... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2021 08:30 - 09:30 GMT
Room 4
  Primary, Practical Science and Science Enquiry

08:50 GMT

Exhibitor - OCR - Common student mistakes on GCSE and A Level Assessments
In this session we will share the common examination mistakes students have made over recent years. We will look at recurring themes across KS4 and KS5 and at the techniques and resources you can use to improve examination performance. OCR teachers can feedback on our resources here and be entered in a draw for an amazon voucher:  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=1NjzSzm5KkO73ZEHtXVI0OlHXbeqbjpPg3VWUkdZ5oxUQ0RPN0VNWEFQTktEUU5STU5TOEhCTTk0Mi4u

Speakers
avatar for John Dewis

John Dewis

Science Subject Advisor, OCR
John is the A Level and GCSE Physics Subject Advisor at OCR. John has worked in assessment for over ten years on international and UK Physics qualifications and is enjoying working with the OCR teaching community in his current role.



Saturday January 9, 2021 08:50 - 09:05 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  11-19
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021; @OCR_Science

09:10 GMT

Exhibitor - The Royal Society - How could the Royal Society support your teaching? (REPEAT)
Join the Schools Engagement team for a short introduction to the Royal Society’s education work. Find out about our free resources, events, policy work and schemes such as Partnership Grants and Young People’s Book Prize.
Q+A after for anyone keen to get involved.



Speakers
CB

Caitlin Brown

CREST Product Manager, British Science Association
avatar for Elizabeth Chambers

Elizabeth Chambers

Schools Engagement officer, The Royal Society
Tw:@ellie_scicomm   Running sessions on our main schemes (Partnership Grants and Young People's Book Prize), our free resources and an introduction to the education work of the Royal Society. Please do contact the team at education@royalsociety.org if you would like to know more... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2021 09:10 - 09:25 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  All
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021; @royalsociety; #RSeducation

09:30 GMT

BREAK
Saturday January 9, 2021 09:30 - 10:00 GMT
Room 2

09:30 GMT

BREAK
Saturday January 9, 2021 09:30 - 10:00 GMT
Room 5

09:30 GMT

BREAK
Saturday January 9, 2021 09:30 - 10:00 GMT
Room 6

09:30 GMT

BREAK
Saturday January 9, 2021 09:30 - 10:00 GMT
Room 4

09:30 GMT

BREAK
Saturday January 9, 2021 09:30 - 10:00 GMT
Room 1

09:30 GMT

BREAK
Saturday January 9, 2021 09:30 - 10:00 GMT
Room 3

10:00 GMT

Exhibitor - Collins - How to run revision sessions for GCSE 9-1 sciences
Discover both theoretical and practical elements for running effective revision sessions for GCSE 9-1 science students. This workshop covers the importance of factual declarative knowledge & how to use this to build towards the holy grail of complex problem solving. It also introduces strategies for running live and remote sessions. Sponsored by Collins.

Speakers
SD

Sarah Daw

Harper Collins
NH

Nina Hakovirta

Head of Physics, Harper Collins


Saturday January 9, 2021 10:00 - 10:15 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  11-19
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021; @edmunds_dr

10:00 GMT

Answering different types of questions in biology
The variety of different types of questions found on biology exam papers require a range of skills that students need to learn in order to answer the questions confidently and effectively. This session will cover a selection of strategies that teachers can use with students to develop these skills.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Louise Ross-Constance

Wendy Louise Ross-Constance

Biology lecturer, Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group
I have been teaching science and biology for 15 years after a career in countryside management. Having worked in schools, a sixth form college and as an advisor for a MAT, I now work in FE teaching A level and GCSE biology and BTEC Applied Science.



Saturday January 9, 2021 10:00 - 11:00 GMT
Room 5
  11-19, Assessment

10:00 GMT

Exhibitor - Pearson - Update on teaching and assessment in 2021 and 2022 (LIVE RECORD)
In this session we will be updating you on the latest changes for the teaching and assessment of GCSE and A level sciences in 2021 and 2022. We will also take you through all the information, support and content we have available to help you and your students every step of the way during this unusual time.




Speakers
GG

Geri Grimes

Event Manager, Pearson
DR

Damian Riddle

Senior Qualifications Manager for Science, Pearson


Saturday January 9, 2021 10:00 - 11:00 GMT
Room 7 (Exhibitor )

10:00 GMT

Keynote: Science and Ofsted’s education inspection framework (LIVE RECORD)
Subjects sit at the very heart of Ofsted’s education inspection framework. In this session we will explore some of the research evidence underpinning this framework and consider implications for the school science curriculum. I will also provide an update on the work we are doing in science as part of Ofsted’s curriculum unit.


Slides from the session​​​

Speakers
avatar for Jasper Green HMI

Jasper Green HMI

Subject Lead for Science, Curriculum Unit, Ofsted


Saturday January 9, 2021 10:00 - 11:00 GMT
Room 1

10:00 GMT

Research: Niki Kaiser (National Subject Lead for Science for the EEF) in conversation with Alastair Gittner on Misconceptions in Science
The Education Endowment Foundation’s science focus this year is a fresh look at the importance of understanding children’s misconceptions in science when we are planning teaching and learning. In this session we will look at a new approach that Niki is leading on in developing these scientific ideas and reflect on what the research evidence has to say about this over the years. This session is suitable for all phases and subjects

Speakers
NK

Niki Kaiser

Subject Lead in Science, Education Endowment Foundation
AG

Alastair Gittner

Teacher and Chair of ASE Research Committee, Hallam Teaching School Alliance



Saturday January 9, 2021 10:00 - 11:00 GMT
Room 6

10:00 GMT

A great move for the Great Science Share for Schools
A whirlwind turn around saw the @GreatSciShare 2020 become even greater for 2020! Adapting to lockdown saw registrations from children in areas of social disadvantage really flourish. A new strategy engaged parents and teachers in on-line sharing across theme weeks, live lessons, #AskAQuestion and brand new Question Makers. Come and hear what we learnt and how it’ll be even greater for 2021.

Speakers
avatar for Lynne Bianchi

Lynne Bianchi

Director, SEERIH, University of Manchester
Dr Lynne Bianchi is a specialist in curriculum development, innovation and research in primary science and engineering education. From being a primary school teacher in North Manchester she moved into Higher Educations where she held a range of leadership roles. She is now a Senior... Read More →
avatar for Steph Hepworth

Steph Hepworth

GSSfS Campaign Manager, SEERIH, The University of Manchester
63,614 young people in 2019 over 100,000 young people so far - Will you be involved this year in the annual campaign to inspire young people in science and engineering. The Great Science Share for Schools is about children communicating something that they have been investigating... Read More →
avatar for Kate Sutton

Kate Sutton

Science/STEM/ Careers Education Subject Leader, Burlington Junior School
I am a Science Subject Lead, Chartered Science Teacher, PSQM Hub Leader and Explorify Champion. I am also a STEM Learning Associate Facilitator and Farmer Time Ambassador. Being passionate about supporting children to maximise their educational learning journey, I feel it is so important... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2021 10:00 - 11:00 GMT
Room 4
  Primary, Practical Science and Science Enquiry
  • Audience 5-7, 7-11, 11-14
  • Twitter Feed @GreatSciShare; #ASEconf2021

10:20 GMT

Exhibitor -Isaac Physics and the British Physics Olympiad

Session 1 10 20am 9 1 21 ASE Isaac Physics LJWhttps://youtu.be/SRlkx-39WsM

10.20am session for ASE Virtual Conference 2021. In this video, Dr Lisa Jardine-Wright, Director of the Isaac Physics Project, introduces the project. She describes the rationale and research behind this online platform which supports students from GCSE upwards to develop the physics problem solving skills necessary to get into a good university and do well on a STEM degree course.

Session 2 10 40am 9 1 21 ASE Isaac Physics Isaac & BPhO: https://youtu.be/SDcVVFZNlo4

The second session at ASE 2021 for Isaac Physics at 10:40am on Saturday 9th January 2021. Isaac Physics is an interactive, self-marking online Physics resource which is proven to improve attainment with regular use. In this video, Ingrid Murray, Isaac Physics Teacher Support Manager, gives a step-by-step guide to using the Isaac Physics Teacher Features. Robin Hughes, Isaac Physics Project Physicist and Chair of the British Physics Olympiad (BPhO), discusses the resources available to support students on the BPhO website.

Evaluation/book order form: https://tinyurl.com/y4h26zvm
Help videos:
Playlist: https://tinyurl.com/y4r7qwoc
How to register: https://tinyurl.com/y5pfzeov
How to register as a teacher: https://tinyurl.com/y2r62ghu




Speakers
avatar for Dr Lisa Jardine-Wright

Dr Lisa Jardine-Wright

Director, Isaac Physics, University of Cambridge
avatar for Ingrid Murray

Ingrid Murray

Teacher Support Manager, Isaac Physics
avatar for David Taylor

David Taylor

Isaac Physics
Physics insight and understanding comes through doing physics, in particular solving problems. Isaac is an Open Platform for Active Learning (OPAL) designed to offer support and activities in physics problem solving to teachers and to students transitioning from GCSE (Y11), through... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2021 10:20 - 10:35 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)

10:40 GMT

Exhibitor - Isaac Physics and the British Physics Olympiad
This session is a practical introduction to the Teacher Features of the Isaac Physics platform. Attendees will learn how to set up their classes as groups on Isaac Physics, how to set mastery questions, problem-solving questions and quizzes as assignments for classwork, revision or homework, and finally how to view students’ progress.
To use this session interactively, attendees should register for an Isaac Physics account using their school email, verify their email address and request a teacher account before the session. Attendees should then log into their Isaac Physics teacher account and follow the tasks with the presenter, Ingrid Murray, Isaac Physics Teacher Support Manager, pausing where necessary.

To set up an account with Isaac Physics, visit https://isaacphysics.org, click on “SIGN UP” and follow the instructions, using your school email. Then visit your email account to verify your email address. Finally, log into Isaac Physics and click on “My Account”. Click on “upgrade your account” and enter your details. Please allow 3 working days to verify your teacher status.

The key features of the British Physics Olympiad (BPhO) will be briefly introduced by Robin Hughes, Isaac Physics Project Physicist and Chair of the BPhO.

Question and Answer Session (30 min, after second 15 min slot)
Ingrid Murray (Teacher Support Manager), Robin Hughes (Project Physicist and Chair of the British Physics Olympiad) and David Taylor (Project Administrator) will be on hand to answer your questions about Isaac Physics and the British Physics Olympiad. We can also help you to register with Isaac Physics and set up a teacher account during the Q&A session.

Evaluation/book order form: https://tinyurl.com/y4h26zvm
Help videos:
Playlist: https://tinyurl.com/y4r7qwoc
How to register: https://tinyurl.com/y5pfzeov
How to register as a teacher: https://tinyurl.com/y2r62ghu


Speakers
avatar for Robin Hughes

Robin Hughes

Project Physicist at Isaac Physics and Chair of the BPhO, Isaac Physics
Physics is about both skills and knowledge. We provide students and teachers the support to develop their understanding of a great subject, by encouraging them to solve simple and hard problems in physics. This will develop confidence and interest, and enable aspirational students... Read More →
avatar for David Taylor

David Taylor

Isaac Physics
Physics insight and understanding comes through doing physics, in particular solving problems. Isaac is an Open Platform for Active Learning (OPAL) designed to offer support and activities in physics problem solving to teachers and to students transitioning from GCSE (Y11), through... Read More →
avatar for Ingrid Murray

Ingrid Murray

Teacher Support Manager, Isaac Physics


Saturday January 9, 2021 10:40 - 10:55 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)

11:00 GMT

BREAK
Saturday January 9, 2021 11:00 - 11:30 GMT
Room 3

11:00 GMT

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Saturday January 9, 2021 11:00 - 11:30 GMT
Room 5

11:00 GMT

BREAK
Saturday January 9, 2021 11:00 - 11:30 GMT
Room 2

11:00 GMT

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Saturday January 9, 2021 11:00 - 11:30 GMT
Room 4

11:00 GMT

BREAK
Saturday January 9, 2021 11:00 - 11:30 GMT
Room 1

11:00 GMT

Grab a brew and get connected with ASE Futures!
Are you involved in professional development? Do you work with trainee teachers? Join members of the ASE's Futures Committee for an informal chat and to hear how the group supports and fosters high quality professional learning for future generations of science educators...and a whole lot more!

Speakers
avatar for Alex Sinclair

Alex Sinclair

Institute of Education, St Mary's University
LL

Liz Lawrence

Primary Science Consultant
Liz Lawrence is a PSQM Senior Regional Hub Leader, Chartered Science Teacher, member of ASE Futures Committee, writer and resource developer (including It’s not fair - or is it? and PLAN resources). She has been a science subject leader, school senior leader and advisory teacher... Read More →
avatar for Pete Robinson

Pete Robinson

Science Consultant, Pete Robinson Consultancy Ltd
Pete is currently the ASE Futures Committee secretary and former Chair of the ASE (2013-14). He is an independent consultant currently working as a SCITT science tutor and supporting schools in the North West of England.Pete has been around in science education since 1983 as a teacher... Read More →
avatar for Jane Turner

Jane Turner

Director of PSQM, Outgoing Chair of ASE, Primary Science Quality Mark, University of Hertfordshire
Jane Turner taught in primary schools in Hertfordshire and London. She co-instigated and is the director of the Primary Science Quality Mark, based at the University of Hertfordshire where she is an Associate Professor in the School of Education. Jane is an Honorary Member of the... Read More →


Saturday January 9, 2021 11:00 - 11:30 GMT
Room 6
  Futures
  • Twitter Feed #ASEConf2021

11:30 GMT

Exhibitor - Compassion in World Farming - Secondary
A Selective Breeding practical you can complete in a lesson. Students then discuss the ethics of breeding meat chickens to grow fast. We will be demonstrating a range of free resources designed to encourage students to consider whether we should rear animals for food using intensive vs alternative farming methods.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Brooke, Compassion in World Farming

Phil Brooke, Compassion in World Farming

Research and Education Manager


Saturday January 9, 2021 11:30 - 11:45 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  11-19
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

11:30 GMT

Cross-curricular skills progression
How can we define and show progression in Science, when it has so many facets? Is it possible to create a cohesive whole school approach to identifying and enhancing progression of the key skills (maths, literacy and practical skills) for our students? A research based discussion, with some practical suggestions.

Speakers
avatar for Allie Williams

Allie Williams

Lead Practitioner for Science, Queensbury Academy



Saturday January 9, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 2
  11-19, Curriculum and Progression

11:30 GMT

Exhibitor - Oxford University Press - The language lift: strategies for reading and writing in the secondary science classroom (LIVE RECORD)
This session looks at the recommendations from the Improving Literacy in Secondary Schools EEF guidance report and how these can be used to identify and overcome the barriers to reading and writing about science in secondary classrooms. 

Speakers
AF

Amanda Fleck

Associate Assistant Head Teacher - HOD Science, Brentford School for Girls


Saturday January 9, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 7 (Exhibitor )
  11-19

11:30 GMT

Open ended project work in the curriculum - making it happen
The British Science Association is being supported by the Gatsby Foundation to pilot integrating CREST project work into the curriculum, particularly at KS5. Join us for practical tips and resources, based on the experiences of teachers and students in our pilot study, to help you get started using open-ended investigations in the curriculum at KS3-5.

Speakers
LJ

Liz Jeavans

Education Innovations Manager, British Science Association
CB

Caitlin Brown

CREST Product Manager, British Science Association
avatar for Amanda Clegg

Amanda Clegg

School Improvement Specialist, AKC Education Consultancy
Please talk to me about Practical work, Science ITT, CPD and coaching.I am passionate about the sequencing of procedural knowledge in order to support students make sense of practical work.By nature, through coaching and mentoring, I take pleasure in seeing others grow, develop and... Read More →
avatar for Karen Collins

Karen Collins

Educational Consultant, Apogee Education Learning and Development
Talk to me about science teaching and education; I am passionate about improving science teaching, particularly practical work. You can also talk to me about science communication and the links between informal and formal science communication. If you enjoy science podcasts then please... Read More →


Saturday January 9, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 5
  11-19, Practical Science and Science Enquiry

11:30 GMT

ASE - Encouraging talk with Concept Cartoons
Part of a series of sessions introducing you to some of our key ASE and Millgate House titles: authors/editors will take you through the background to and purpose of the resource and discuss ways to make the most of this important publication. 

Speakers
avatar for Stuart Naylor

Stuart Naylor

Writer & Consultant, ASE



Saturday January 9, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 3
  All, ASE Resources

11:30 GMT

Recharge, reflect and review your next steps with the ASE Field Officers
Meet the ASE Field Officers and learn about how they work regionally, and nationally, and the many and varied ways how they can help you!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Longshaw

Sarah Longshaw

ASE Field Officer North East England, Independent Consultant, Sarah Longshaw
I am a former head of science and now lead the Cheshire & Wirral Science Learning Partnership & Computing Hub. I am science subject lead for the Cheshire East SCITT and ASE Field Officer for the North. After 20 years+ in the classroom (with experience at all stages!) I am now enjoying... Read More →
avatar for Frances Evans

Frances Evans

Field Officer Coordinator, ASE
avatar for Cerian Angharad

Cerian Angharad

Field Officer, Cymru/Wales, ASE
Anthing related to Science and Technology that is happening or could happen in Wales at both Primary and Secondary level inc teacher CPD.. Interested in all aspects of STEM
avatar for Gaynor Sharp

Gaynor Sharp

ASE Field Officer, West Midlands, ASE
Dr Gaynor Sharp, CSciTeach, ASE Field Officer West Midlands, Teacher Coordinator for the Royal Academy of Engineering, Yoga and Meditation teacher and trainer.I am a passionate science educator and love working with teachers.
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Michelle Ryan

Field Officer, Northern Ireland, ASE
I am an 11-18 Biology Teacher at Campbell College, an all boys school in Belfast. I am really interested in active engagement strategies, practical activities and information retrieval strategies to motivate boys and raise attainment. As ASE Field Officer in Northern Ireland, I facilitate... Read More →
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Rob Butler

Field Officer, East Midlands & Yorkshire, Association for Science Education
I'm a Chartered Science teacher and Field Officer for the ASE East Midlands region. I'm the secondary lead for Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Science Learning Partnership and I help the Science Council promote their professional registers. I'm an ex-special school senior leader, an... Read More →
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Steve Savill

ASE Field Officer, South West of England, ASE
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Tess Watson

Field Officer, Scotland, ASE


Saturday January 9, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 1

11:30 GMT

ResearchMeet: Research Projects
In this session we will hear from a range of researchers about their ongoing projects. After initial introductions to each project, participants will be able to select researchers to 'visit' in break out rooms, for more in-depth discussions. This would also be an opportunity to discuss your own research with one of our experienced researcher if you have a question they might be able to help with. Topics to be covered:

Professor Deb McGregor: Designing an action research project
Professor James Ladyman: Thinking science
Dr Sarah Earle: Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS)
Dr Ran Peleg: Thinking Science

Speakers
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Sarah Earle

Reader in Education, Bath Spa University
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Alastair Gittner

Teacher and Chair of ASE Research Committee, Hallam Teaching School Alliance
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Deb McGregor

Professor, Oxford Brookes University
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James Ladyman

Professor of Philosophy, University of Bristol
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Ran Peleg

Dr, University of Southampton



Saturday January 9, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 6

11:30 GMT

Developing young children's science capital (PRE RECORD)
We will think about what science capital teaching looks like in EYFS and why it’s important to start developing young children's attitudes and aspirations.  We will consider how to exploit opportunities in the community, how to work with families and about appropriate and manageable science investigations and role play activities.  Thank you to everyone who attended my session today.  If you have any follow up questions or comments feel free to email me at jane.winter@york.ac.uk.  I have uploaded the presentation without the embedded video as the file was too large to upload with the videos included.

Speakers
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Jane Winter

Professional Development Leader, University of York Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC)
I love everything to do with primary science, especially the Early Years Foundation Stage. My role at CIEC involves working with teachers to make science enjoyable and worthwhile for both them and their class. I run science and maths courses for Early Years teachers and science courses... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2021 11:30 - 12:30 GMT
Room 4
  Primary, Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

11:50 GMT

Exhibitor - Compassion in World Farming - Primary
We will be demonstrating ways of enthusing your pupils with resources about hens, pigs and cows. Film clips, PowerPoint and discussion activities to help develop empathy for farm animals, to understand their needs and to investigate different methods of farming them and stimulate discussion of the ethical questions which arise.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Brooke, Compassion in World Farming

Phil Brooke, Compassion in World Farming

Research and Education Manager


Saturday January 9, 2021 11:50 - 12:05 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  Primary
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

12:10 GMT

Exhibitor - PocketLab with C Learning
Join Paul from C-Learning to hear about how much science you can bring to life in your classroom through Pocketlab.

Pocketlab brings science in the classroom to life. This fun tool can measure with a series of sensors that can detect motion, temperature, acceleration, humidity, velocity and much more. They connect via Bluetooth to a chromebook or mobile via an app and start recording data instantly. The data saves automatically to your Google Drive to allow you to complete your analysis or experiment.

Speakers
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Paul Farrell

Consultancy and Training Manager, C Learning
Link to form to request discount codes: https://forms.gle/aJGBjhex17pD93WZ9Here is a link to my presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1oIUQ-6-XPhrfDxCeqIKF865D3CPST6CeAfpgvnv_A6w/copyPocketlab brings science in the classroom to life. This fun tool can measure with a series of sensors that can detect motion, temperature, acceleration, humidity, velocity and much more. They connect via Bluetooth to a chromebook or mobile via an app and start recording data instantly. The data saves automatically to your Google Drive to allow you to complete your analysis or experiment.Join Paul and Peter from C-Learning to hear about how much science you can bring to life... Read More →


Saturday January 9, 2021 12:10 - 12:25 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  All
  • Twitter Feed @raff31 @paulmfarrell @c_learning_net

12:30 GMT

LUNCH at 12.30 followed by AGM at 12.55 for an hour
Saturday January 9, 2021 12:30 - 12:55 GMT
Room 1

12:30 GMT

Yorkshire & Humber region lunchtime drop-in
Speakers
avatar for Sarah Longshaw

Sarah Longshaw

ASE Field Officer North East England, Independent Consultant, Sarah Longshaw
I am a former head of science and now lead the Cheshire & Wirral Science Learning Partnership & Computing Hub. I am science subject lead for the Cheshire East SCITT and ASE Field Officer for the North. After 20 years+ in the classroom (with experience at all stages!) I am now enjoying... Read More →
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Geoff Mackey

Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Diretor, BASF
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Alastair Gittner

Teacher and Chair of ASE Research Committee, Hallam Teaching School Alliance
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Richard Needham

Science Education Consultant
I have been a consultant specialising in science teacher professional development, with some expertise in use of digital technologies, practical science and mathematics in science. The Language of Mathematics in Science  and Good Practical Science - making it happen are two ASE projects... Read More →


Saturday January 9, 2021 12:30 - 13:00 GMT
Room 2

12:30 GMT

12:30 GMT

12:30 GMT

12:30 GMT

12:55 GMT

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
All ASE members are invited to join our AGM, where you will have the opportunity to hear about ASE’s activities over the past year as well as to vote on any proposed changes to the Rules of the Association. Please note that you must register in advance to attend this session.

Speakers
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Simon Quinnell CSciTeach

ASE Chair 2020-2021, University of York


Saturday January 9, 2021 12:55 - 13:55 GMT
Room 1

13:55 GMT

Exhibitor - Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) - Great Ideas for Better Biology (REPEAT)
Zoom in for advice and top-tips for using our free plant science practical resources. Your biology questions will be answered by our panel of experts and each day we will be giving away 50 practical kits! Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) supports teachers, equips technicians and engages students by producing free inspiring teaching resources.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Jenkins

Dan Jenkins

Head of Gatsby Plant Education Programme, Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Dan is Head of the Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme and directs the Science and Plants for Schools project. For over 10 years Dan has developed practicals and resources for SAPS and is a dab hand at getting any plant to behave in the school lab. Dan’s background in plant... Read More →
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Alex Jenkin

Project Manager, Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Alex project manages the Science and Plants for Schools project, overseeing SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and managing the development of our free teaching resources. Alex is keen to explore how plants can be used as examples across biology, not just in traditional... Read More →
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Jamie Biggs

Project Coordinator, SAPS
Jamie coordinates and delivers events for teachers and teacher trainers as well as overseeing our virtual presence through coordination of our database, social media and our SAPS website. Having trained and taught as a Primary School Teacher, he is aware of the need to inspire budding... Read More →


Saturday January 9, 2021 13:55 - 14:10 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  11-19
  • Twitter Feed @SAPS_News

13:55 GMT

Exhibitor - ABPI - Non-traditional routes into life sciences careers (LIVE RECORD)
This workshop will highlight the wide range of careers within pharmaceutical industry beyond what might be initially obvious, and emerging routes including apprenticeships towards these job, to enable teachers and careers advisors inspire pupils to consider careers in STEM industries that match their individual strengths.
Free resources will also be signposted.



Speakers
avatar for Alice Coburn

Alice Coburn

Education and Examinations Executive, The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry
avatar for Andrew Croydon

Andrew Croydon

Skills & Education Policy and Examinations Director, Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry


Saturday January 9, 2021 13:55 - 14:55 GMT
Room 7 (Exhibitor )
  11-19

13:55 GMT

Panel session: An Exploration of Assessment Issues with the Exam Boards
Chaired by Dr. Andy Chandler-Grevatt with Julian Clark (AQA) and other exam board representatives.

The effects of the pandemic in schools in England and recent changes in relation to examinations this year have left schools and teachers in a turmoil. While clearly there were lessons learned from the assessment processes carried out last year, the rapidly changing environment over recent weeks cannot yet provide definite answers. However, while recognising there are difficulties, there remain some key assessment issues that need discussing and addressing for science teaching and learning. We are therefore delighted that AQA, OCR and Edexcel assessment folk will be coming to ASEConf2021 to outline some of the ways they have been developing aspects of science assessment and raising ideas that teachers might focus on in using assessment tools and approaches with their learners. There will be opportunity to ask questions and while we may not know exact details of what is likely to happen, this session will provide some background, support and professional learning about assessment.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Chandler-Grevatt CSciTeach

Andy Chandler-Grevatt CSciTeach

Senior Lecturer Science Education / Assessment Editor, University of Brighton
avatar for Julian Clarke

Julian Clarke

Head of Curriculum, AQA
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Damian Riddle

Senior Qualifications Manager for Science, Pearson
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Francesca Gale

Head of Engagement and Enrichment, Wellcome Connecting Science


Saturday January 9, 2021 13:55 - 14:55 GMT
Room 1
  11-19, Assessment

13:55 GMT

Physics for Non Specialists

Teaching physics outside your specialism is a challenge, but help is on hand from Physics Partners, a charity set up to do just that.  Join Bryan and Christina for some innovative ideas for teaching forces and energy at Key Stage 3 and 4 – including some free resources! - and find out more about how the partnership between ASE and Physics Partners can support your physics teaching. www.physicspartners.com 



Speakers
avatar for Christina Astin

Christina Astin

Physics Trainer / Consultant, Astin Consulting
Education Consultant and Physics Partners Trainer
avatar for Bryan Berry

Bryan Berry

Chief Executive, Physics Partners
Bryan Berry joined Physics Partners in 2019 as the inaugural CEO. He has a strong background in STEM education as a former physics teacher and director of the South West Science Learning Centre based in the At-Bristol science and discovery centre. More recently, he was founding Principal... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2021 13:55 - 14:55 GMT
Room 3
  11-19, Subject specific CPD and teaching approaches
  • Audience 14-16
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

13:55 GMT

Teaching learners with special educational needs in science - getting your resources right
Rob will focus on the resources you use in your lessons to help engage learners with SEND/prior low attainment and help them make progress.

Rob has over 20 years of experience teaching special needs learners and creates educational resources for these learners. The session will cover written and practical work and is aimed at NQT's RQT's and experienced mainstream teachers alike. This workshop is appropriate for primary and secondary teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Butler

Rob Butler

Field Officer, East Midlands & Yorkshire, Association for Science Education
I'm a Chartered Science teacher and Field Officer for the ASE East Midlands region. I'm the secondary lead for Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Science Learning Partnership and I help the Science Council promote their professional registers. I'm an ex-special school senior leader, an... Read More →


Saturday January 9, 2021 13:55 - 14:55 GMT
Room 5
  All, SEND and EAL

13:55 GMT

Futures: CV19 – What have we learnt? Part 1 (PRE RECORD)
This session draws upon nearly a year’s worth of experience of using blended learning approaches. A range of short presentations will be provided from those who have successfully supported colleagues in schools and trainee teachers during this time.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Sinclair

Alex Sinclair

Institute of Education, St Mary's University
avatar for Pete Robinson

Pete Robinson

Science Consultant, Pete Robinson Consultancy Ltd
Pete is currently the ASE Futures Committee secretary and former Chair of the ASE (2013-14). He is an independent consultant currently working as a SCITT science tutor and supporting schools in the North West of England.Pete has been around in science education since 1983 as a teacher... Read More →
avatar for Jane Turner

Jane Turner

Director of PSQM, Outgoing Chair of ASE, Primary Science Quality Mark, University of Hertfordshire
Jane Turner taught in primary schools in Hertfordshire and London. She co-instigated and is the director of the Primary Science Quality Mark, based at the University of Hertfordshire where she is an Associate Professor in the School of Education. Jane is an Honorary Member of the... Read More →
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Sally Spicer

Senior Teaching Fellow, University of Warwick (Centre for Teacher Education)
Sally is the science module lead for all primary and early years PGCE trainees across the various ITE pathways at Warwick CTE.
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Martin Reece

School Advisor, Independent
After having taught for 15 years in secondary schools, I worked for Northamptonshire LA as a school advisor for a number of years and for the past six years have worked for myself. I work for a wide range of partners and organisations including STEM Learning, AQA, Hodder and ASCL... Read More →


Saturday January 9, 2021 13:55 - 14:55 GMT
Room 6
  Futures, Vocational including careers

13:55 GMT

STEM Escape Room: CANCELLED 6.1.21
Escape Rooms are a popular activity where participants work together to solve puzzles and complete tasks in order to ‘escape’ a room in a set time. Try a series of STEM Escape Room activities and see if you can beat the clock.

Speakers
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Emma Luckhurst

Senior Lecturer, University of Wolverhampton


Saturday January 9, 2021 13:55 - 14:55 GMT
Room 4
  Primary, Cross-Curricular Science (Primary only)
  • Audience 5-7, 7-11, ITE
  • Twitter Feed @EmmaLuckhurst_; #ASEconf2021

14:15 GMT

Exhibitor - The Royal Society - How to persuade your reluctant science students that science really is for them (REPEAT)
The Royal Society has recently produced two new animations demonstrating the key transferable skills gained from studying science and the benefits of a career in science. With the 2nd animation soon to be released (in December) I hope you can join me for a discussion in how these can be used in the classroom, in tutor time and for careers dicsussions. The animations are aimed at:
  • Those students thinking about option choices
  • Those students who like science but cannot see themselves in a science career
  • Those students who don't understand why science is a core subject
Although aimed at secondary students we have heard from many primary teachers who think they are easily accessible by younger children so do come along and join us!


There will be 3 opportunities to join this repeated session: Thursday 14.10; Friday 14.10; Saturday 14.15



Speakers
avatar for Jo Cox

Jo Cox

Schools Engagement Manager, Royal Society



Saturday January 9, 2021 14:15 - 14:30 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  11-19
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021; @royalsociety; #WhyScience

14:35 GMT

Exhibitor - Daly Procurement Services
Helping HoDs and Technicians make the most of their budget through taking advantage of 5 easy steps to improve their procurement. These strategies are simple to use and can really free up your budget, AND your time.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Daly

Chris Daly

Managing Director, Daly Procurement Services
Deliver the value schools deserve. Daly Procurement Services is a negotiating services for schools which provides significant savings against market value. By harnessing the collective buying power of schools, we provide schools the means to make ever-tightening budgets go even f... Read More →


Saturday January 9, 2021 14:35 - 14:50 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  11-19
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021

14:55 GMT

BREAK
Saturday January 9, 2021 14:55 - 15:15 GMT
Room 5

14:55 GMT

BREAK
Saturday January 9, 2021 14:55 - 15:15 GMT
Room 1

14:55 GMT

BREAK
Saturday January 9, 2021 14:55 - 15:15 GMT
Room 2

14:55 GMT

BREAK
Saturday January 9, 2021 14:55 - 15:15 GMT
Room 6

14:55 GMT

BREAK
Saturday January 9, 2021 14:55 - 15:15 GMT
Room 4

14:55 GMT

BREAK
Saturday January 9, 2021 14:55 - 15:15 GMT
Room 3

15:15 GMT

Exhibitor - The Royal Society - Royal Society Partnership Grants – apply for £3000 to support research in schools (REPEAT)
Find out more about our Partnership Grants scheme and get advice and tips from the team to help you apply for up to £3,000 to run an investigative STEM project. Learn more about the partnership, the application process and what makes a standout project at primary and secondary level.

Speakers
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Olivia Philipps

Senior Schools Engagement Officer, The Royal Society
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Jo Cox

Schools Engagement Manager, Royal Society



Saturday January 9, 2021 15:15 - 15:50 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  All
  • Twitter Feed #ASEconf2021; @royalsociety; #PartnershipGrant

15:15 GMT

Exhibitor - AQA - Support for practical science (LIVE RECORD)
Come along and join the AQA science team on our virtual exhibition stand – bring a question or just call in to say hello, we’ll be here with a freebie for everyone who signs into the session.
The session with contain a 30 minute briefing on the topic of:
• Practical work at A level and GCSE led by Catherine Witter

The briefing will be followed by a number of breakout rooms staffed by different colleagues – choose which group you want to join according to the discussion you would like to engage in. Each exhibition session will have a break out group engaging in:
• a discussion led by the person who has presented on the daily topic described above
• an exploration of MERIT and Exampro with a colleague from Doublestruck
• an open discussion with a member of the AQA science team
• general support provided by a member of the regional team

We always catch up with hundreds of colleagues and friends old and new at the conference, so please do come and join us.



Speakers
avatar for Elise Reece

Elise Reece

Head of Curriculum: Science, AQA
Elise joined AQA in 2012 and is currently interim Head of GCSE Science . Elise has a BSc in Environmental science from London University , PGCE in secondary science form Bath Spa and a MA in Education from Roehampton University. Before joining AQA Elise worked as a school improvement... Read More →
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Sara Robinson

Event Co-ordinator, AQA
Everyone has the potential to achieve, so we make sure that our qualifications give all students the opportunity to show what they can do and progress to the next stage of their lives.Our UK qualifications are highly valued by employers and universities around the world. They are... Read More →
avatar for Julian Clarke

Julian Clarke

Head of Curriculum, AQA




Saturday January 9, 2021 15:15 - 16:15 GMT
Room 7 (Exhibitor )
  11-19

15:15 GMT

Research: action learning for teacher development (PRE RECORD)
In my EdD research I evaluated action learning as a strategy to support preservice science teachers. In this session I aim to:  Identify benefits of action learning  Suggest how my approach could be developed further  Suggest implications for ITE and experienced teachers’ professional learning

Speakers
avatar for Helen Gourlay

Helen Gourlay

Development Lead, Teach First
Helen Gourlay is a Development Lead for Teach First, supporting trainee teachers and NQTs, typically in schools serving pupils with low-SES backgrounds. Before working in initial teacher education, Helen was a successful and innovative science teacher. She taught science across the... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2021 15:15 - 16:15 GMT
Room 2

15:15 GMT

Research: practical assessment of science skills: the PASS project
Reporting on the prestigious Wellcome funded PASS project - a collaboration between York University and King's College London researchers in relation to recent changes on the way practical skills are now assessed at GCSE. This session will provide a project outline and emerging findings. This is a research reporting session that will get teachers thinking more about practical work in schools at both KS4 and KS3.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Harrison

Christine Harrison

Professor of Science Education, King's College, London
Researcher keen to work at classroom level. Teacher educator. Research interest: Assessment and especially Assessment for Learning. Inquiry in science/experimental science. Professional Learning and practice-based evidence. Big, big ASE enthusiast!!
avatar for Peter Fairhurst

Peter Fairhurst

Curriculum Specialist in Science Education, University of York
I am the lead physicist for a large, research-informed curriculum development project called Best Evidence Science Teaching (BEST); and for the Practical Assessment of Science Skills (PASS) project.Previously, I taught Science and Physics for 28 years in a wide variety of secondary... Read More →
avatar for Jessie Durk

Jessie Durk

Research Associate, King's College London
I work at both King's College London (secondary science education) and the University of Cambridge (physics education), and do voluntary tutoring with the Access Project. I will soon be starting a research position in undergraduate physics education at Imperial College London, alongside... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2021 15:15 - 16:15 GMT
Room 3
  11-19, Assessment
  • Audience 14-16
  • Twitter Feed @PracSci; #ASEconf2021

15:15 GMT

Young, gifted and STEM - building a diverse future
'Young Gifted and STEM' was launched in January 2020, with the specific aims of enhancing the experiences and increasing engagement of Black and Minority Ethnic Young people with STEM subjects.     In this session, the main goals will be to share strategies and ideas, to raise STEM engagement of Black and ME students, based on the impact YGASTEM is having with young people in London this year: from school & STEM expert matching, to online sessions with people in STEM.

Speakers
avatar for Genevieve Bent

Genevieve Bent

Coordinator of Science/Founder of YGASTEM, Young Gifted And STEM


Saturday January 9, 2021 15:15 - 16:15 GMT
Room 5
  11-19, Science / STEM capital

15:15 GMT

Safety - ASE Publications can help (LIVE RECORD)
This session will raise awareness of the ASE’s health & safety publications. We will discuss some of the issues that can arise in good practical science and illustrate these with demonstrations, some novel and some often thought to be restricted. Presenters will talk through the issues, including risk assessments, and answer your questions

Speakers
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Ralph Whitcher

Chair of ASE H&S Group, ASE
avatar for Allison Barnes

Allison Barnes

Senior lecturer HudCres, School of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield
avatar for Terry Kirk

Terry Kirk

Member of ASE's H&S Group, funNY science
funNY science works to show students of all ages how much fun and relevence there is in studying STEM subjects, whether they want to be scientists and engineers or shop assistants and care workers. STEM is for everyone!!
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Chris Lloyd

Head of Advisory Service and ASE H&S Group representative, SSERC
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Peter Borrows

Member of ASE's H&S Group / Consultant / Former Director of CLEAPSS, Troye Scientific
Retired(ish) Director of CLEAPSS.Member since 1966, and former Chair, of ASE Safety in Science Group (and its predecessors).Author of 54 articles in Education in Chemistry between 1994 and 2012 on chemistry outdoors, two in School Science Review [(1984), The Pimlico chemistry trail... Read More →


Saturday January 9, 2021 15:15 - 16:15 GMT
Room 1
  All, ASE Resources

15:15 GMT

Futures : CV19 - What have we learnt? Part 2
This open forum session offers delegates the opportunity to discuss the success of blended approaches they have used to support trainee teachers, colleagues in schools and when delivering CPD. Come and gather hints and tips to raise the quality of your online sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Sinclair

Alex Sinclair

Institute of Education, St Mary's University
avatar for Pete Robinson

Pete Robinson

Science Consultant, Pete Robinson Consultancy Ltd
Pete is currently the ASE Futures Committee secretary and former Chair of the ASE (2013-14). He is an independent consultant currently working as a SCITT science tutor and supporting schools in the North West of England.Pete has been around in science education since 1983 as a teacher... Read More →
avatar for Jane Turner

Jane Turner

Director of PSQM, Outgoing Chair of ASE, Primary Science Quality Mark, University of Hertfordshire
Jane Turner taught in primary schools in Hertfordshire and London. She co-instigated and is the director of the Primary Science Quality Mark, based at the University of Hertfordshire where she is an Associate Professor in the School of Education. Jane is an Honorary Member of the... Read More →
avatar for Martin Reece

Martin Reece

School Advisor, Independent
After having taught for 15 years in secondary schools, I worked for Northamptonshire LA as a school advisor for a number of years and for the past six years have worked for myself. I work for a wide range of partners and organisations including STEM Learning, AQA, Hodder and ASCL... Read More →
avatar for Sally Spicer

Sally Spicer

Senior Teaching Fellow, University of Warwick (Centre for Teacher Education)
Sally is the science module lead for all primary and early years PGCE trainees across the various ITE pathways at Warwick CTE.


Saturday January 9, 2021 15:15 - 16:15 GMT
Room 6

15:15 GMT

Adopt a scientist. Working with our members to support education
Our regional programme manager for Ireland Declan McGeown will outline how members in Northern Ireland worked with primary teachers to support pupil STEM learning and skills progression. The session will include practical activities and information to support teachers to use external bodies to provide career information. This helps to enthuse and excite children about a career in STEM.

Speakers
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Declan McGeown

Education Coordinator, Ireland, Royal Society of Chemistry


Saturday January 9, 2021 15:15 - 16:15 GMT
Room 4
  Primary, Science / STEM capital

15:55 GMT

Exhibitor - ZSL - STEAM blended learning at ZSL
ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos are in unique positions to support students and teachers to gain knowledge and hands-on experience expanding your classroom STEAM curriculum into the everyday workings of STEAM. With scientists, field biologists and zookeepers to hand, give your students the opportunity to experience STEAM first hand.

Speakers
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Kerry Bailey

Community & Learning Manager, ZSL London Zoo
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Cathriona Hickey

Zoo Engagement Manager, ZSL


Saturday January 9, 2021 15:55 - 16:10 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  All

16:15 GMT

BREAK
Saturday January 9, 2021 16:15 - 16:30 GMT
Room 6

16:15 GMT

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Saturday January 9, 2021 16:15 - 16:30 GMT
Room 1

16:15 GMT

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Saturday January 9, 2021 16:15 - 16:30 GMT
Room 5

16:15 GMT

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Saturday January 9, 2021 16:15 - 16:30 GMT
Room 3

16:15 GMT

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Saturday January 9, 2021 16:15 - 16:30 GMT
Room 2

16:15 GMT

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Saturday January 9, 2021 16:15 - 16:30 GMT
Room 4

16:30 GMT

Exhibitor - Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) - Motivating ways to approach Biology topics
Sharing principles or structure underlying a topic can be motivating for learners and help them build a deeper understanding of Biology. We will see how this approach can be used when teaching about enzymes and how it applies to enhancing learners appreciation of the importance of biological knowledge to society.

Speakers
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Dr Chris Graham

Head of Biology, SAPS
Chris is Head of Biology at Hills Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge and is seconded to Science and Plants for Schools to support resource development. He is passionate about supporting learners, at Hills Road and beyond, to develop a deeper understanding of, and enthusiasm for... Read More →


Saturday January 9, 2021 16:30 - 16:45 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  11-19
  • about Chris is Head of Biology at Hills Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge and is seconded to Science and Plants for Schools to support resource development. He is passionate about supporting learners, at Hills Road and beyond, to develop a deeper understanding of, and enthusiasm for, Biology. He does this by helping students to see the underlying principles behind what they are learning, to be in awe of the incredible elegance of life's solutions to problems, and to realise how the life they see in the world around them relates to what they learn in the classroom.

16:30 GMT

Assessment - diagnosis to reflection
Exploring how we use diagnostic testing, multiple choice questions, target driven feedback and automated feedback to lower teacher workload, improve outcomes and develop reflective learners. A case study of transforming assessment in a Science department. Helpful and practical tips and resources of how you can do the same.

Speakers
avatar for William Barron de Burgh

William Barron de Burgh

Deputy Head of Science, Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School


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Saturday January 9, 2021 16:30 - 17:30 GMT
Room 5
  11-19, Assessment
  • Audience 11-14, 14-16
  • Twitter Feed @WRBdB; #ASEconf2021

16:30 GMT

Keynote: All students' ideas matter (LIVE RECORD)
Learners of all ages possess a wide range of experiences, information, and existing conceptions that they use to make sense of ideas they encounter in the classroom. Surfacing these ideas and understanding where they come from informs responsive teaching. We will examine questions and techniques that activate students' initial thinking, support all students in representing their thinking publicly, and provide insight into their reasoning.

Speakers
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Page Keeley

Science Education Consultant, Maine Math & Science Alliance (retired)
Page Keeley is an American science education consultant and author of over 20 books linking research to practice, including several award-winning books in the Uncovering Student Ideas in Science series. She works with school districts, universities, and organizations throughout the... Read More →


Saturday January 9, 2021 16:30 - 17:30 GMT
Room 1
  All, Curriculum/Broad Science Education

16:30 GMT

Leveraging technology for STEM instruction during a pandemic
The switch to online/remote/hybrid teaching throughout the pandemic has created a need for educators to embrace and leverage technology to help meet instruction and learning needs. This session will provide strategies and resources that can be used to do just this.


Speakers
avatar for Christine Royce Ed.D

Christine Royce Ed.D

Professor, Shippensburg University
Christine Anne Royce is a Professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Co-Directs the MAT in STEM Education at Shippensburg University (PA).  Royce teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses for preservice and inservice educators. While at Shippensburg, she has... Read More →


Saturday January 9, 2021 16:30 - 17:30 GMT
Room 6
  All, Real world science

16:30 GMT

STEM support from the IET
Derrick Willer, a volunteer Schools Liaison Officer, will outline the extensive support provided by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and by the IET's Local Networks.  Derrick was awarded a MBE for his service to education in 2018.

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Derrick Willer

Volunteer Education Officer, IET
Derrick was awarded an MBE for services to education in 2018.He has been active supporting schools since the 1980's. Initially as a Neighbourhood Engineer, then as Chair of the local YES and CPE campaigns in the 1990's and 2000's. He became a volunteer Schools Liaison Officer, now... Read More →
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David Lakin

Head of Education and Safeguarding, IET


Saturday January 9, 2021 16:30 - 17:30 GMT
Room 4
  All, Practical Science and Science Enquiry

16:50 GMT

Exhibitor - OCR - Assessment in the time of Covid-19 – How OCR is supporting you (REPEAT)
We'll look ahead to the impact of COVID-19 on assessments in summer 2021 and beyond and outline the support that OCR is offering to teachers and students. OCR teachers can let us know their thoughts on our resources here:  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=1NjzSzm5KkO73ZEHtXVI0OlHXbeqbjpPg3VWUkdZ5oxUQ0RPN0VNWEFQTktEUU5STU5TOEhCTTk0Mi4u

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Ann Wolstenholme

Subject Advisor, OCR
Ann is passionate about supporting students of all abilities in their education and has worked for OCR looking after GCSE Sciences for over ten years, with specific responsibilities for Entry Level Science and Cambridge Technicals in Applied Science. Ann has a degree in Chemistry... Read More →
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Francesca Gale

Head of Engagement and Enrichment, Wellcome Connecting Science



Saturday January 9, 2021 16:50 - 17:05 GMT
Room 8 (Exhibitor)
  11-19
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