Overview

15 Dec, 20219:15 am-1:20 pm16 Dec, 20219:30 am-1:20 pm
Online Event

This science teaching and learning event will provide the latest insights into outstanding science teaching and updates on next steps after COVID-19.

The ‘Delivering Outstanding Science Teaching and Learning’ Curriculum Event provides a unique opportunity to gain updates from subject associations and exam boards regarding the next steps for KS3-KS5 science teaching and learning to catch up after the COVID-19 lockdown period. Attendees will also learn about the latest innovative pedagogy and best practice approaches to remote teaching and learning, to equip all science teachers, leaders, and specialists to successfully support secondary school pupils. Through a combination of keynotes, case-studies, and interactive workshops, attendees will gain key insights into science teaching and learning, supporting the implementation best practice approaches in the classroom.

Key Features of an Online IG Event

  • Match making networking and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • Next generation conference engagement platform
  • Topic based discussion groups

Key Speakers

Professor Ian Abrahams photo
Professor Ian Abrahams
Head of Research & Knowledge Exchange in the School of Education and Professor of Science Education
University of Roehampton
Sarah Robertson photo
Sarah Robertson
Director of Education and Professional Practice
Royal Society of Chemistry
Emily Yeomans photo
Emily Yeomans
Head of Programme Strategy
Education Endowment Foundation
Henna Ambasna Nathwani photo
Henna Ambasna Nathwani
Product Manager (Science)
Pearson

Agenda

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
9:15 am
Login and Accessing Online Event Platform

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9:50 am
Chair's Welcome Address

Dr Robert Abayasekara will open Forum proceedings by reflecting on how the last 2 years has impacted science education for KS3-5 students in England. In doing this, he will also consider what the future may look like as we emerge from Covid-19 restrictions, with boundless opportunity to capitalise on the innovation and flexibility of learning experienced throughout the pandemic.

 

Dr Robert Abayasekara
Dr Robert Abayasekara
Science Admissions Tutor
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University
Invited
9:40 am
Retaining Brilliant Science Teachers: The ASE SOS Project

In this session Dr Andy Chandler Grevatt will:

  • Share findings from the recently published ASE SOS Project, investigating how to retain good science teachers
  • Offer insights into the emotional needs of science teachers, including job satisfaction and career progression, and how you can better support your colleagues in meeting these
  • Explore the relationship between Science teachers and senior leaderships, drawing upon SOS Project findings

 This session will include time for questions.

Dr Andy Chandler Grevatt
Dr Andy Chandler Grevatt
Senior Lecturer in Science Education
University of Brighton
Invited
10:20 am
OCR
Edexcel
Examining Student Performance Through the Pandemic, Analysing Delivery Guides for Improvement, and Preparing for the Summer 2022 Assessments

In this session the 2020/21 Science assessment results will be analysed, and any proposed changes to the 2021/22 assessments for GCSE and A-Level students outlined.

This will include:

  • Discussing how COVID-19 affected the 2020/21 exam season, and what the 2021/22 assessment period may look like
  • Exploring the ‘Delivery Guides’ for GCSE Science, learning how to approach science teaching and developing conceptual thinking among students through engagement tasks, particularly being back in the classroom after COVID-19
  • What you need to be doing to ensure students are prepared to tackle topics that challenges them by making conceptual links to other areas of the specification that they have a strong understanding of
  • Exploring updates to the GSCE Gateway including an additional Assessment Objectives elements table and a table of command word definitions

This session will include time for questions.

Bethan Foulkes
Bethan Foulkes
Biology Subject Advisor
OCR
Confirmed
Examining Student Performance Through the Pandemic, Analysing Delivery Guides for Improvement, and Preparing for the Summer 2022 Assessments

In this session the 2020/21 Science assessment results will be analysed, and any proposed changes to the 2021/22 assessments for GCSE, A-Level and Core Science students outlined.

 This will include:

  • Reflecting on the 2020/21 assessment results for KS4-5 students, analysing trends across biology, chemistry, physics, and core science and considering the role of CPAC grades and TAGs
  • Summarising the outcomes of the summer 2021 consultations, explaining how this will impact those using the Edexcel assessments and sharing guidance on what assessments will look like for teachers and students over the 2021/22 academic year
  • Exploring how Pearson resources can provide teachers with a comprehensive pathway to guide KS3-5 students through to achieving ‘Mastery in Science’

This session will include time for questions.

Henna Ambasna Nathwani
Henna Ambasna Nathwani
Product Manager (Science)
Pearson
Confirmed
10:50 am
Sponsored Session
11:10 am
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections, tour our real-time resources, and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

11:30 am
Solutions Focused Workshop: Greening Science Teaching in Schools by Looking Beyond the National Curriculum

In this session, delegates will join Dr Meryl Batchelder to:

  • Discuss some of the challenges facing teachers in educating students about climate change in schools, beyond cause and effect.
  • Explore examples of the practical solutions Dr Batchelder has implemented in an attempt to green the curriculum in her school; sharing advice and tips on how to enrich and enhance your understanding of the climate crisis to better teach students about these issues.
  • Compare the English curriculum’s coverage of climate change with that of Scotland and Wales; examining key areas for improvement on education for environmental sustainability in English schools and how this can be achieved.
Dr Meryl Batchelder
Dr Meryl Batchelder
UN Accredited Climate Change Teacher
Corbridge Middle School
Confirmed
12:10 pm
Interactive Workshop: ‘Research-2-Practice' - Research informed science lesson plans for busy teachers

Outlining the findings of his project to identify the issues preventing the effective teaching of science in schools, Professor Ian Abrahams will:

  • Provide an overview of the main themes emerging from the consultations that were conducted with teachers throughout the project
  • Share the exemplar lesson plan created as a result of the research project that illustrate the most effective way of teaching those various aspects of science, identified by the teachers as being problematic
  • Discuss the constraints on teachers’ time, limiting their engagement with pedagogic research pertaining to effective classroom practice in science, sharing guidance on how to overcome this in a time-effective manner moving forwards
  • Share with delegates examples of exemplar lesson plans, culminating from his research project in association with Wellcome
Professor Ian Abrahams
Professor Ian Abrahams
Head of Research & Knowledge Exchange in the School of Education and Professor of Science Education
University of Roehampton
Confirmed
1:10 pm
Chair’s Closing Address

*Programme subject to change

Dr Robert Abayasekara
Dr Robert Abayasekara
Science Admissions Tutor
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University
Invited
9:30 am
Chair’s Welcome Address
Dr Robert Abayasekara
Dr Robert Abayasekara
Science Admissions Tutor
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University
Invited
9:40 am
The Future of Science Teaching and Learning with the Royal Society of Chemistry

This session will:

  • Introduce some of the recent work RSC has been conducting to support teachers develop a home-grown approach to teaching in order to compensate for the learning deficit caused by pandemic related school closures
  • Consider the future Chemistry teaching in schools, sharing recent research conducted by RSC on the curriculum and pedagogy
  • Present though-provoking questions resulting from research around topics including the place of sustainability in the curriculum
Sarah Robertson
Sarah Robertson
Director of Education and Professional Practice
Royal Society of Chemistry
Confirmed
10:10 am
Unlocking Science for All with the British Science Association
  • Exploring BSA’s CREST programme, including teacher packs which include timetables
    for innovative science sessions, teaching resources and student workbooks to help teachers run fun, one-day challenges
  • Sharing information on how to create a connection with a CREST mentor – an academic or person from industry with expertise in their project’s theme
  • Discuss the role of the CREST awards in encouraging underrepresented groups into science learning and science careers
  • Offer guidance on how to best prepare for British Science Week, capitalising on the events and activities on offer to inspire secondary science students

This session will include time for questions and answers.

Maria Rossini
Maria Rossini
Head of Education
British Science Association (BSA)
Confirmed
10:40 am
Workshop: Achieving Excellence in Science Teaching Through the ‘Best Evidence Science Teaching’ Toolkit
  • Exploring preconception by building on pupils’ ideas brought to lessons by being aware of preconceptions that pupils are likely to hold and knowing how to build on them
  • Using self-regulation to help pupils direct their own learning by analysing the metacognitive knowledge cycle and demonstrating how to use this in science teaching
  • Learning how modelling can support understanding of scientific concepts through
    the three levels of scientific knowledge
  • Supporting pupils to retain and retrieve knowledge by understanding the difference
    between working memory and long-term memory
  • Learning about how to develop the language of science and support pupils to read
    and write about science through demonstrating the links between words and their composite parts
Emily Yeomans
Emily Yeomans
Head of Programme Strategy
Education Endowment Foundation
Confirmed
11:00 am
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections, tour our real-time resources, and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

 Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

11:20 am
Committing to Excellent Outcomes for All Students Beyond the Classroom: Innovation, Engagement, and Instagram?
  • Sharing the experiences of Sedgefield Community College in engaging students in their science education using non-traditional means such as Spotify podcasts, Instagram and more
  • Outlining the innovative teaching practices used that translated into academic achievement in GCSE science
  • Providing tips, tricks, and tools on how to best implement new learning initiatives at secondary level, maximising buy-in from KS3-5 students beyond the classroom
  • Capitalising on the passion, ambition, and determination of students by presenting science education in the wider context of society

 This session will include time for questions.

Sarah Kidd
Sarah Kidd
Head of SMSC
Sedgefield Community College
Invited
11:50 am
Case Study: Supporting Disadvantaged Students Getting into Chemistry Through Stimulating Learning Experiences

Zoe Schnepp, founder of the award-winning outreach project that showcases the exciting world of chemistry in schools, will share her experiences of running the ChemBAM project including the challenges they have faced, and what the future of practical science may look like in schools.

Key takeaways will include:

  • Learn about some of key methods used by the award winning ChemBAM outreach project, that have proven success in bringing science to life for disadvantaged school pupils facing education inequality
  • Gaining key insights into how the ChemBOX projects have impacted students in areas with large gaps in attainment for disadvantaged pupils, and how this can be measured to evidence tangible results
  • Guidance on how the key-stage specific resources available on ChemBAM can support you in showcasing modern chemistry to students in your school, inspiring a new generation of scientists

 This session will include time for questions.

Zoe Schnepp
Zoe Schnepp
Founder
ChemBAM
Invited
12:30 pm
Interactive Workshop: Adapting to the Digital World By Integrating Virtual Learning into Your Classrooms

In this session, attendees will join David Thorpe to explore how COVID-19 impacted science education in your schools, offering guidance on what a strong toolkit of digital resources looks like, and sharing how best to achieve this despite a return to face-to-face teaching. David will:

  • Share how to maximise impact when using The Salter’s Institute funded Best Evidence Science Teaching (BEST) collection of research-informed teaching and learning resources
  • Offer guidance on how to best integrate the STEM Learning online A-Level and GCSE Science Resource Packages across Biology, Chemistry and Physics into both the classroom and at-home work
  • Demonstrate how using these resources can support you in meeting the recommendations of Ofsted’s science subject review
David Thorpe
David Thorpe
Chief Operating Officer
STEM Learning
Invited
1:20 pm
Chair's Closing Address

*Programme subject to change.

Dr Robert Abayasekara
Dr Robert Abayasekara
Science Admissions Tutor
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University
Invited

Audience

This event is designed for the Education Sector, specifically those with a focus on Science Teaching. Typical job titles will include:

 

  • Directors of Science
  • Heads of Science
  • Headteachers
  • Deputy and Assistant Headteachers
  • Science Teachers
  • Curriculum Managers
  • Subject Coordinators
  • STEM Ambassadors
  • Science Learning Partners
This Forum is also open to the wider Education, Private and Voluntary Sectors to encourage debate and networking.

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