Supporting excellence in science teaching and learning is a vital and commonly shared vision for the Association for Science Education (ASE) and the Royal Society of Chemistry. That’s why we are delighted to be taking part in the ASE Annual Conference, where we will be participating in a fantastic array of sessions designed to support this vision.
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This conference is run by the Association for Science Education. To take part, book your place and register in advance via their website. The ASE will provide details of how to access the conference and its individual sessions.
Wednesday 6 January
Royal Society of Chemistry ITT
10.40 (GMT) with Steve Nelmes and Ross Christodoulou (details here)
Targeting our colleagues in secondary ITT, teaching or those likely to teach the chemical sciences, trainee teachers, prospective teachers and teachers, our event includes a Q&A session and chance to network.
Supporting practical skills in chemistry
13.30 (GMT) with Juliet Kennard and Kirsty Patterson (details here)
Allow us to help your learners’ minds get the most out of getting hands-on. We’ll explore a variety of new resources and old favourites, interactive experiments and preview our new practical video series.
Thursday 7 January
Does remote professional learning work?
13.30 (GMT) with Dr Stephanie Sdepanian (details here)
What will the future hold for remote professional learning and development? We’ll explore the remote professional learning and development from 2020 and the effects on classroom practice.
Friday 8 January
Supporting student skills through primary to secondary transition
11.30 (GMT) with Dr Stephanie Sdepanian and Dr Stephen Hendry (details here)
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.
The benefits of mentoring on teacher retention
15.00 (GMT) with Dr Chrissie Maitland and Nicola Jordan (details here)
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.
RSC Primary Teaching Support
16.30 (GMT) with Chloe Francis, Kate Whetter and Laura-Alexandra Smith (details here)
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.
Saturday 9 January
Adopt a scientist. Working with our members to support education
15.15 (GMT) with Declan McGeown (details here)
Our education coordinator 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.
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