March 2006 - Posts
Last year I surveyed the NQT's working in science departments in Kent. I used the information at a training course for HoD's. I am interested to see if there has been any change in the experiences of NQT's this year. Load the questionnaire from the link below. When complete, please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Any other comments regarding your experiences as NQT's, please feed back via this blog.
Click on the following link to view the photos from the Science Conference http://clusterweb.org.uk/cs/photos/science_advisors/picture447.aspx
The link below will allow you to get copies of all of the powerpoints used today (available to me). Other documents can be found here which are also posted on my personal blog (see me for details). What did you think of the conference? What was the highlight for you? Help us to make next year's conference even better by feeding back to us.
Are the changes right or wrong ... discuss!
Feel free to add comments by clicking on the comments link either during the conference or later.
The Science Advisory Team welcome you to the 2006 Science Conference. The keynote speaker, Martin Hollins , who played a key role in
the 2006 changes to the specifications, will talk on the subject of New Specifications, New Opportunities.
There will also be an Internet Cafe where you can read your emails and try some of the latest cool web technologies, and get to grips with blogs and RSS. If you're not sure what this all means, go to the post below and follow the links in the text.
This is National Science week, and there is a lot happening around the country.
The Cambridge Science Festival
is taking place in ... well ... Cambridge! Starting on Weds 15th March through Sunday 26th March, with lots of activities and tours, including guest appearance of Carol Vorderman.
To celebrate, Tony Blair is turning down his thermostat
... that should reduce global warming! (Of course there is an obvious joke about hot air being generated by renewable sources instead).
Below is a picture that was one of the winners of the BA illuminate competitions.
Tracking for Success is a booklet in electronic form aimed at Headteachers, school strategy managers and subject leaders.
Monitoring and tracking is fundamental to school improvement, and this guidance offers a whole school approach.
Follow this link for Powerpoint presentations on a variety of Chemistry topics. Its not all that interactive, but you may find it useful.
Thought you may be interested in a useful word search generator and a 'blockbusters' style game that can be used with a whiteboard.
Have fun with them!
Another ASE link to a a series of activities designed to improve student engagement in science. Why not try one of the exemplars or devise your own and then report it to the site?
This links to the ASE website pages specifically designed to support developments for the new specifications.
This letter was sent to all Headteachers encouraging them to support developments in KS4 science (as well as MFL)