January 2007 - Posts
RSC runs Chemistry for Non-Specialist courses at SLCSE (Science Learning Centre South East). These are high quality, high profile courses designed to help those non-specialists teaching chemistry at KS3 and 4. The courses will be run at Science Learning Centres around the country and are highly subsidised by GlaxoSmithKline, so cost only £120 for four days. RSC organise the courses, providing high quality trainers who have attended the RSC train-the-trainer courses.
There are two courses at Southampton (6th March 2007, 31st May 2007). The SLCSE are looking to set up further RSC Chemistry for Non-Specialist courses around the region. If you know of a suitable venue within Kent (high quality laboratories with access to fume cupboards, accommodation nearby for a one-night residential), and you think there is a demand for such a course, please do let me (Keith Milchem) know and I'll see what can be organised.
Please find flier for one of the dates attached to this post. Contact me for the other.
Follow link for SLCSE:- http://www.sciencelearningcentres.org.uk/WebPortal.aspx?page=8
For National Centre go to:- http://www.sciencelearningcentres.org.uk/
Here is the application form. Early application is advised due to interest from outside the county.
Please find attached the flier for the RPS course due to be taught on March 1st in Maidstone. The following entry will have the application form.
Here's the second exemplar. Once again, thanks to those sharing this with us.
Please find attached an exemplar ISA shared at the recent meeting (see other blog entry). Thanks for those willing to share their efforts with the rest of us. A separate additional ISA can also be found.
The attached file contains notes from a recent cluster meeting of schools in the West in the county called to discuss ISA's. The notes are helpful for others elsewhere in the county following the AQA Specs.
Aynsley Cowie kindly organises and runs these for us. She is a school based AST in science.
This takes place on March 14th at the Russell Hotel in Maidstone. We will have a keynote address by Jonathon Osborne (Kings College) followed by a choice of 3 workshop sessions. These will be aimed at awareness raising of a variety of teaching and learning tools / techniques which might support the development of the new PoS for KS4 (but applicable to all age groups).
We are also arranging for a range of publishers and suppliers to exhibit at the conference.
The flier is attached for applications. e-mail back to 'email@example.com'
You will be sent a "workshop choice" form before the conference.
If you haven't looked at this web site it's well worth a browse. Some really useful resources for a variety of topics and age groups. Try the Science Jamboree link for some further resources and ideas.
Click on a date to find out about the science and ideas of that time. Useful for HSW and Ideas in Evidence. http://www.timelinescience.org/
There are some issues in science which seem to get a lot of coverage in the media - and vaccination is certainly one of these. Vaccination is also an important topic in the Science National Curriculum and in GCSE and A level examinations. Try this site from local science supporter Pfizer. http://www.thevaccinesite.org/
HIV/AIDS is referred to in the media every day. It is written into the plots of dramas and soaps. It is a crime knowingly to infect someone with HIV/AIDS. We discuss the ethics of dealing with people affected with AIDS and how to stop the pandemic.
The Association for Science Education has launched a new "one stop" site for science education. Follow the link below and discover some of the treasures within!