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2 Dr Katherine Forsey Field Officer - North of England

3 What is the ASE?  A dynamic community of teachers, technicians, and professionals supporting science education  The UK’s largest subject association  Independent and open forum for debate  Powerful force to promote excellence in science teaching and learning  Everyone with an interest in science can join  Supporting science teachers for over 100 years

4 Aims of ASE To promote science education by:  improving the teaching and learning of science  providing a channel through which opinions of teachers of science may be expressed on educational matters  provide a means of communication among those in the science teaching community

5 communications/ Available to everyone, just sign up! You can sign up for FREE monthly newsletter to keep you up to date with all our events and opportunities

6 Who is a member of ASE?  Science teachers (Primary and Secondary)  Technicians  Teacher Trainers  Advisors  Teaching Assistants  Education Researchers  PGCE/ITT/TeachFirst/NQTs Anyone involved with science education

7 What can the ASE do for you?

8 ASE Publications - Books  Approximately 200 titles – Primary, Secondary, Post 16, TA’s, Technicians, and CD-ROMS  Members’ discounts, up to 50%  Access to past copies  Buy online  Latest titles include: ‘Be Safe! ASE Guides; to Primary Science Education and Secondary Science Education Principles and big ideas in science education

9 ASE Publications - Journals  Education in Science  Primary Science  School Science Review  Science Teacher Education  Journal of Emergent Science (NEW - 1st Edition March 2011)  50% Discount on subscription to Nature

10 ASE website  News  Conferences  Membership  Bookshop  Journals  Professional development  Resources  ASE Regions  ASE Forums Booksales Teaching Assistants Box of Tricks Teaching Assistants Box of Tricks 2009 The Teaching Assistants’ Box of Tricks is a 128-page book with an accompanying CD that holds the e-resources – selected pages from the book for use in... Season's Greetings from the ASE. ASE will not be sending Christmas cards this year but will instead be making an equivalent donation to educational charities in less advantaged countries. We understand that education (especially of girls) in developing countries can make a significant change to poverty and have a beneficial effect on sustainability. We wish all of our colleagues, members and collaborators a happy and peaceful festive season and a successful New Year. We look forward to meeting you at the Annual Conference in January REGISTER ON THE DAY AT THE ASE ANNUAL CONFERENCE If you haven’t already registered for the Annual Conference at the University of Nottingham from Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 January 2010, you can still turn up on any or all of the days and register at the Conference. ASE TRAINEE TEACHER MEMBERS GET FREE DAY AT THE CONFERENCE Trainee teacher members of ASE get a day free, yes FREE, at the ASE Annual Conference. Even if you haven’t already registered yet, you can still turn up on any or all of the days and register at the Conference News Journals ASE Resources Responses Search Site Sign up for a monthly newsletter from The ASE.... open to all Name Please copy the charac ters from the image below into the text field. Doing this helps us preven t autom ated submis sions. Captch a Code ASE’s response to the GCSE criteria consultation, September 2009 response ASE's consultation response to the Rose Primary Reviewresponse ASE’s response to the DCSF consultation on Teacher Trainingresponse ASE’s responses to the Interim Report of the Primary Review. Document 1 Document 2Document 1 Document 2 A statement from the Association for Science Education on Science Education, Intelligent Design and Creationism... Click Here >>>Click Here >>> ASE’s statement on the removal of Key Stage 3 tests for sciencestatement ASE’s response to Testing and Assessment consultation 2007 More More ASE’s response to The Sutherland Inquiry into the National Curriculum Tests 2008response ASE's response to the Secondary Curriculum Review, May 2007 MoreMore ASE’s response to The Primary Review, 'The condition and future of primary education in England’, April 2007 moremore Click to see more Responses You must be an ASE Member to use the Site Search Facility. You can become a member herehere HomeThe ASE Membership Booksales CPD Services ASE Regions ASE Global Resources EIS 235EIS is the house magazine of the Association for Science Education. Each edition having a topical theme. SSR 91/335 SSR occupies a unique niche between academic and professional journals in UK science education PS 110 PS is for sharing information and ideas that support effective practice in science education at primary level. Notes & News 16-Dec-2009 Head of Curriculum Development, new post at ASE. More...More... Association for Science Education has been awarded £200,000 by the Wellcome Trust to support the national roll out of the first Primary Science Quality Mark award scheme. More....More.... Primary Science journal – give us your viewsgive us your views National Awards for Technicians More...More.. New GCSE criteria (for Sept 2011) on the Ofqual website Ofqual website The Renewable World: a new, free resource for learning about sustainabilityfree resource ASE urges Members of the Scottish Parliament to take care of science in Scottish schools....moremore ASE CEO responds to practical science discussions in recent press. more….more… National Stem Centre teacher associate opportunities. more…more… Nobelprize.org launches a new free educational resource; Nerve Signaling. more….more…. ASE’s response to the GCSE criteria consultation, September 2009 response Association for Science Education responds to the Primary Curriculum Reviewresponds National Survey for Science Technicians - More herehere More... technicians national assessment centerechnicians national assessment center ASE Region events 2009Search Region EventsASE Field officersYorkshire Region75th AnniversaryASE Region events 2009Search Region EventsASE Field officersYorkshire Region75th Anniversary ASE Annual Conference 2010 University of Nottingham 7-9 Jan your registration now Annual Conference Course Updates your registration now Annual Conference Course Updates To download the programme preview click on the Annual Conference logo on the right or click here here For more information and to download the registration form, click here.here Area Conferences 2009 For the full list of Area Conferences click herehere ASE Scottish Science Education Conference 5-6 March 2010 © Copyright ASE. All rights reserved.

11 Social Networks  Twitter - #ASEchat Monday, 8pm - 9pm Discuss current issues in science education  Facebook - check out the ASE page  TeachMeets - see what events are in your area on the TeachMeet wiki  Keep an eye out for ASE’s Science TeachMeets

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13  ASE member benefits  Resources  E-sources  Supplies  Competitions

14 Activities for 5-11 year olds which use topical events to create uniquely engaging science lessons

15  Activities  Learning objectives  Curriculum links KS3  Web links  Feedback

16  Smooth transition from KS3 to KS4  4 context-based units  Covers more than 50% of Core Science  Provides evidence for APP  Motivates and engages students across whole ability range

17  Fits into your existing course  15 ‘Tool’ lessons to teach all the challenging skills  15 ‘Applications’ to address the changed content  Exam questions to improve students’ performance through formative feedback  Exam board specific

18 SATISrevisited SATIS (Science & Technology in Society) Units which support How Science Works at Key Stage 4

19 CPD - The ASE Annual Conference For everyone involved in science education  Attracts over 3000 delegates  350+ talks and workshops  Academic lectures  Massive exhibition - free entry  Social programme  Themed days  Network and share ideas  Certificate of attendance for CPD portfolio  4 th to 7 th January 2012  FREE day for student members

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21 Annual Conference Exhibition  More than 100 exhibitors showcasing the latest and the best in publications, materials and resources  Huge exhibition of equipment, books, ICT resources  Tools to help you teach

22 More CPD - Other ASE National Conferences  Scottish Science Education Conference (2nd & 3rd March 2012)  Primary Science Education Conference (15 th June 2012)  Technicians’ Conference (5th & 6th July 2012)  Association for Tutors in Science Education – ATSE - Conference (August 2012)  National Advisers and Inspectors Group for Science – NAIGS - Conference (July 2012)

23 More CPD - ASE Regional Conferences & Events  Area conferences – up to 6 per year  Regional events – numerous types in numerous venues throughout the UK;  Regional events - organised by Region Committees, supported by ASE Field Officers

24 CPD Accreditation - Chartered Science Teacher  Promotes high quality science teaching and learning  Recognizes high and improving professional expertise  Reflects best effective practice in science education  Provides evidence of a commitment to continuing professional development  Recognition of level of professionalism comparable with Chartered Chemist, Chartered Engineer etc.  You could be applying for this in few years! “It set me the challenge of planning where I go next”

25 CPD for Schools - Primary Science Quality Mark  If you find your self as Science Coordinator.....  Funded by the Wellcome Trust, this is a joint project by the ASE, the Science Learning Centres and Barnet Local Authority  A year long, developmental, training and mentoring led programme with bronze, silver and gold awards  Perfect for raising the standard and profile of science in your school  A total of 150 subject leaders started working towards their PSQM awards last summer term and a further 200 are beginning this term or

26 What will it do for me as a student?  Help with essays - back editions of journals available 24/7 on the web, searchable by topic  Book prices reduced for members  Instant resources for use on teaching practice  INSET at local meetings  Opportunity to network  Free day at the annual conference

27 27 ASE is…. Independent of government and business Influential nationally and internationally A professional learning community

28 ASE provides…. Top class publications (journals and books) Resources on web High quality CPD opportunities Discounts on books Advice, support and guidance Indemnity insurance Without members we could not provide all this so please consider joining and contribute to your community

29 29 The ASE is Proactive  ASE responds to the needs of its members -looks forward trying to predict what future needs will be -obtains funding to develop new projects

30 What our members say about ASE…  “I am in my 5th year of teaching…I became a member of the ASE during my PGCE year after my University encouraged us to attend the Annual Conference.”  “I had no idea about the size and impact of the organisation, and looking back did not really appreciate how being a member of the ASE would impact upon my career.”  “The ASE is a community of like- minded enthusiasts for science and science teaching. It is a source of great ideas and expertise. It also allows teachers to expand their horizons beyond their daily work in the classroom to share ideas and enthusiasm with others “  “I had no idea the ASE had so much to offer, and the more you put in the more you get back.”

31 How you can get involved with ASE  Join now as a member  Go to regional and local events  Join your regional committee  Run courses  Write or edit articles and resources  Stand for national committees and Council  Contribute to policy debates  And……Get the best from your subject association! Great networking opportunities

32 If you are serious about science teaching then

33 Find out more.....  The ASE website  Contact the Yorkshire Region or Section Committee members  Speak with your tutors  Come to an event  Sign up to the newsletter  Speak with ASE representatives today


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