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Wednesday, June 29
 

08:15 BST

08:45 BST

Welcome by ASE Chair Elect and Chair of ASE Technicians Committee
All technicians are invited to join the welcome to the start of the day, by Jane Oldham, Chair of ASE Technicians Committee and Helen Harden, ASE Chair Elect. 

Speakers
avatar for Jane Oldham RSciTech

Jane Oldham RSciTech

Lead Science Technician, De Ferrers Academy
Lead Science Technician at a large multi-site academy in the midlands and Trust Leader for Science Technicians across the Multi Academy Trust, I have been a Science Technician for 16 years and specialize in supporting KS4 and KS5 chemistry.
HH

Helen Harden

Chair of ASE and Secondary Science Education Consultant


Wednesday June 29, 2022 08:45 - 09:00 BST
Lecture Theatre E

09:00 BST

Basic Practical Electronics
A hands-on session that introduces common electronic components and how to solder. The session will include an introduction of the most common electronic components, soldering practice and participants will be able to build and take away their own light-activated switch or similar

Speakers
CP

Chris Pambou

Lab Expert


Wednesday June 29, 2022 09:00 - 10:00 BST
Lab 1

09:00 BST

Biotechnology - an introduction to the skills needed
A hands on session introducing micropipettes and electrophoresis with fun ideas for the classroom

Speakers
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 June 29, 2022 09:00 - 10:00 BST
Lab 2

09:00 BST

How to organise and run a STEM club
This session will cover aspects such as how to plan and organise activities, how to choose the topics and where to find the resources and ensure they are safe and suitable. I will share practical ideas for engaging activities relating to a variety of different topics

Speakers
avatar for Emilia Angelillo

Emilia Angelillo

RSciTech Science Technician, Sancton Wood School
Hi there! I am a RSCiTech Science Technician and a STEM ambassador working at the Sancton Wood School in Cambridge.⁣ I am a former Microbiologist, I have been working in Education for the past seven years. I am also the creator of the Instagram science page @emilia.science. In... Read More →



Wednesday June 29, 2022 09:00 - 10:00 BST
Lecture Theatre E

10:00 BST

Refreshments and Exhibition
Wednesday June 29, 2022 10:00 - 10:30 BST
Lecture Theatre Building

10:30 BST

From Glowsticks to Rhubarb
A series of demonstrations and experiments that can be used in the rates of reaction topics of KS3 and KS4 Chemistry. I'll be using not only glow-sticks and rhubarb, but custard, coffee whitener and alka-seltzer as well. These experiments will expand your repertoire and can be used as hooks to introduce the topic and to enthuse students (and teaching colleagues!) and to add variety to re-cap and revision lessons. The session is suitable for all technicians and it is hoped that there will be an opportunity to discuss and share delegates' own favourite rates experiments.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Oldham RSciTech

Jane Oldham RSciTech

Lead Science Technician, De Ferrers Academy
Lead Science Technician at a large multi-site academy in the midlands and Trust Leader for Science Technicians across the Multi Academy Trust, I have been a Science Technician for 16 years and specialize in supporting KS4 and KS5 chemistry.



Wednesday June 29, 2022 10:30 - 11:30 BST
Lab 1

10:30 BST

SAPS: Is it biology or is it chemistry?
In this session we will be looking at some of the resources from SAPS and will cover: 
  • Plants need chemicals 
  • how to make your own plant food
  • which seeds to use 
  • how seedlings need different chemicals for good growth
Can we extract oil from olives? Can we find out what the pH of a leaf is? Do plants have reactions? How to use equipment which may have been sitting in the back of cupboards for ears will also be included.

Speakers
LR

Lynne Rawlings RSciTech

Science Technician, Southampton Education School, University of Southampton
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 June 29, 2022 10:30 - 11:30 BST
Lab 2

10:30 BST

Technicians Wellbeing
Science technicians, like teachers, have been hit hard by the pandemic and the impact is still being felt in schools. In this session, based on the research from ASE Science Teacher SOS and ASE RISE (Retention Initiative for Science Education). Andy will explore practical strategies that can be used to support ourselves, our departments and the science teaching profession.  

Speakers
avatar for Dr Andrew Chandler-Grevatt

Dr Andrew Chandler-Grevatt

Senior Lecturer in Science Education, University of Brighton
Past ASE 11-19 Chair (2021-2022) and current Chair of Surrey and Sussex Region Curriculum Editor for Oxford University Press Smart Activate Senior Lecturer in Science Education, University of Brighton (ITE tutor) CSciTeach Talk to me about: assessment without testing, teacher... Read More →



Wednesday June 29, 2022 10:30 - 11:30 BST
Lecture Theatre E

11:30 BST

Please visit the Philip Harris Exhibitor Stand to find out more about the newly created BEK GCSE Kit
Join us to discover a newly created BEK GCSE kit to enable students to carry out the required practical investigations into electrical components and circuits at GCSE level.

We will showcase various demos of our new BEK GCSE kit, with some inspiration of how to bring the exciting concepts to life with your students. You can even have a go yourself at setting up the practicals, using the work cards written by our in-house experts.

Speakers
avatar for Jacqueline McKie

Jacqueline McKie

Technical Support Manager, Philip Harris


Wednesday June 29, 2022 11:30 - 12:00 BST
Exhibition Stand

12:00 BST

13:00 BST

Developing Essential Skills as a Technician Facilitator
Science technicians require a very specific set of skills and practising, experienced technicians are best placed to lead the necessary training. In this workshop you will consider how you might support new technicians in developing their skills and become an effective facilitator yourself.

Speakers
KF

Kevin Frost

Assistant Headteacher and Head of Science / SLP Lead for Kent & Medway, Rainham Mark Grammar School



Wednesday June 29, 2022 13:00 - 14:00 BST
Lecture Theatre E

13:00 BST

Food tests with less mess - it's all white! (max 20 participants)
Fed up with yucky foodstuffs, mess, and heaps of horrible washing up? Come along and explore some different ways of doing the traditional food test practical with less mess and guaranteed results. A hands-on session with tried and tested hints and tips from technicians for technicians.

Speakers
TB

Tracey Black

Senior Science Technician
Hi.  I am Tracey Black and have been a science technician for 19 years. I am passionate about developing technicians and training new technicians to be the best that they can. 


Wednesday June 29, 2022 13:00 - 14:00 BST
Lab 2

13:00 BST

Free and low-cost physics resources
With science departments always mindful of their budget, this session explores some free and low-cost resources for teaching physics that are engaging for the student, making physics fun!

Speakers

Wednesday June 29, 2022 13:00 - 14:00 BST
Lab 1

14:00 BST

Quick break
Wednesday June 29, 2022 14:00 - 14:10 BST
All rooms

14:20 BST

CANCELLED - Prep Room Management
Hints and tips to help your prep room run smoothly and efficiently. I will include storage ideas, check lists and when to do what, streamlining, requisition systems, workload management, and more if we have time!

Speakers
TS

Tracy Sherwood-Farnfield RSciTech

Science Technician, St Augustine Academy, Kent


Wednesday June 29, 2022 14:20 - 15:20 BST
Lab 1

14:20 BST

RSciTech and Technicians' Professional Registration
Join Ann and other panel members as they help technicians to understand the benefits of professional registration and take questions from participants.

Speakers
AB

Ann Bullen RSciTech

Retired Science Technician, Association for Science Education
PK

Pat Kingston

Science Council


Wednesday June 29, 2022 14:20 - 15:20 BST
Lecture Theatre E

14:20 BST

Understanding chemistry through microscale practical work
Microscale chemistry allows students to carry out practicals more quickly, safely, and cheaply, and allows for better observations, leading to improved skills development and understanding of chemical ideas. I'll discuss some common practicals that can be used immediately in the classroom and highlight some of the cheap and easy to make equipment that can be used.

Recommended resources include the new book Understanding Chemistry Through Microscale Chemistry, which will be available in the ASE/Millgate Bookshop during Conference or online at www.millgatehouse.co.uk

Speakers
avatar for David J Paterson

David J Paterson

Head of Digital Learning / Teacher of Chemistry / Chemistry Adviser, Aldenham School / CLEAPSS
David is Head of Digital Learning and a Teacher of Chemistry at Aldenham School, Elstree. He is also a part-time chemistry adviser at CLEAPSS.During his teaching career, David has been head of chemistry, physics and science at state comprehensive schools in Hertfordshire. He was chemistry... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2022 14:20 - 15:20 BST
Lab 2

15:20 BST

TechMeet and Tea
Join fellow technicians at the end of the Conference day for a relaxing networking session over a cuppa.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Oldham RSciTech

Jane Oldham RSciTech

Lead Science Technician, De Ferrers Academy
Lead Science Technician at a large multi-site academy in the midlands and Trust Leader for Science Technicians across the Multi Academy Trust, I have been a Science Technician for 16 years and specialize in supporting KS4 and KS5 chemistry.


Wednesday June 29, 2022 15:20 - 16:15 BST
Lecture Theatre Building
 
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