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Events

Last updated: 2 July 2021

July

Bangor Physics Teachers' Conference 2021. Saturday 3rd – Friday 9thJuly. Online

The traditional day we go to Bangor has moved online again this year.

There will be a range of sessions over the week, details will be posted on Eventbrite as soon as they are confirmed.

Open to anyone with an interest in Physics teaching.

For more details contact Anthony Clowser via bangorphysicstc2021@gmail.com

Register here.

ASE Cymru - Chemistry in the Curriculum for Wales. Tuesday 6 July 4.30 - 5.30pm. Online

This session will explore the Royal Society of Chemistry's Chemistry in Curriculum for Wales: curriculum planning support (progression step 4), including how to best use it. We will look at how different progression statements are linked and how chemistry skills and knowledge can be taught in a local, relevant context. There will be an opportunity to discuss and share possible contexts with other teachers.

This session is best suited to science teachers who are seeking ideas and support with how to include chemistry in their new curriculum.

This session will be repeated in September (see below)

Details and booking here.

Cardiff University - Spring into STEM. 6 - 8 July. Online

Spring Into STEM is our first online event that highlights careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) with input from a range of different disciplines across the University.

Between 6 and 8 July 2021, we will be running a series of panels, workshops and discussions.

During the school day, there will be up to five sessions, aimed at demonstrating the career pathways that have their foundations in STEM subjects.

After school, there will be sessions for teachers and educators which will aim to inform, provide discussion and offer support.

This event is open to any students that are interested or studying STEM subjects at university.

The content will be provided bilingually in Welsh and English and there will be access to recordings and additional resources after registration.

Details and registration here.

ASE Techmeet - Technician Meeting Wales. Wednesday 7 July 1.30 - 2.30pm. Online

This as an informal meeting to share ideas, resources and good practice. We will share experiences about working in schools during the first 2 weeks of July and some the barriers that technicians face when returning in September.

Please indicate when registering if you wish to share anything in the meeting.

Register here.

The Magic of Maths in Numeracy: webinar for Teachers and STEM Ambassadors. Wednesday 7 July 4 - 5pm. Online

STEM Ambassador Alan Jackson introduces a series of fun activities in Maths for primary and secondary pupils.

Alan Jackson’s session makes use of Numbers 1 – 10 demonstrating curricular links to ‘What Matters in Mathematics and Numeracy’.

Covering areas of the new Curriculum for Wales but applicable to all teachers and Ambassadors. The session can be adapted for upper Primary and yr7 - 8 Secondary pupils

• The Numbers system

• Algebra to represent mathematical relationships

• Statistics in everyday use

• Geometry and mathematical relationships

Alan worked with the Welsh Government as a Statistician. As a member of the Magic Circle Alan has used Maths in his shows as a Magician.

Register here.

ESERO - UK WALES 'Using space as a context for STEM' Primary CPD.  Tues 13th July 4 - 5pm. Online

The topic of Space is fascinating for all ages. But did you know that we can use “Space” as a context of delivery through which much of the primary science curriculum can be taught? This is a great way of engaging young students and inspiring them in those all-important STEM subjects.

This free online session will show you a fantastic range of quality assured resources developed by European Space Agency (ESA) and ESERO-UK (the European Space Educational Resource Office) which can be used free of
charge to support your teaching. 

From material science to forces, plants to chemistry, there is something there for everyone. Each resource is designed to link specifically to the National Curriculum and is laid out in a way that is easy to follow and implement. 

We will also help to support your school to reflect on your long-term planning for science and help colleagues to gain confidence in transforming either individual classrooms or indeed whole schools into “space rich” learning environments.

Resources offered can be used with KS1 right through to KS4, with adaptations. There are also a wealth of opportunities available for teachers and educators to develop their own skills and knowledge, thus enabling an increase of confidence and enthusiasm for teaching STEM subjects.

Register here

IET Engineering Open House Day. 23 July

On Friday 23 July, we will be bringing together engineering and technology companies from across the UK to host a range of online activities geared to inspire young people about the world of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Now in its sixth year, Engineering Open House Day aims to help children aged 5-16 years and their parents understand what it’s like to work as an engineer or technologist by giving exclusive behind the scenes access to a range of organisations.

More information and registration here.

August

September

ASE Cymru - Chemistry in the Curriculum for Wales. Monday 20 September 4.30 - 5.30pm. Online

This session will explore the Royal Society of Chemistry's Chemistry in Curriculum for Wales: curriculum planning support (progression step 4), including how to best use it. We will look at how different progression statements are linked and how chemistry skills and knowledge can be taught in a local, relevant context. There will be an opportunity to discuss and share possible contexts with other teachers.

This session is best suited to science teachers who are seeking ideas and support with how to include chemistry in their new curriculum.

Details and booking here.

October

November

Tomorrow's Engineers Week. 8 - 12 November

The role of engineers and engineering in tackling climate change and achieving net zero will be the main themes of #TEWeek21, taking place 8 to 12 November 2021.

Details here.