[ASC-media] WA event: FREE school technician chemistry PD Nov 8

Nardia BORDAS n.bordas at ecu.edu.au
Wed Oct 27 09:28:23 CEST 2010

Update: the morning session is full but there are still places available in the afternoon session.  This was originally going to be 2-4pm but by popular demand it is now 1-3pm.  Lunch will now be provided 12-1pm for all attendees, morning as well as afternoon.  Those who have registered will receive more details closer to the day.

Good news: Tim Harrison is also delivering a public seminar on Friday November 5, as part of our regular SoNS Seminar Series.  The topic is slightly different but it will still be a good alternative if you can't attend on the 8th.  Details as follows, e-mail me if you'd like a full abstract:
Date and time: Friday 5th November, 3pm
Venue: ECU Joondalup
Topic: How to get the most out of undergraduate chemistry practical work: the Bristol ChemLabS experience
Followed by drinks and nibbles at our Malting and Brewing Education Centre - yes, we really do brew our own beer!
Places strictly limited so RSVPs essential - e-mail n.bordas at ecu.edu.au<mailto:n.bordas at ecu.edu.au> for registration, venue and parking details.
Hope to see you there!

From: Nardia BORDAS
Sent: Monday, 18 October 2010 6:45 PM
To: 'asc-media at lists.asc.asn.au'
Subject: WA event: FREE school technician chemistry PD Nov 8

Invitation to all Science Technicians in WA Government and Independent Schools:

ECU will be hosting Mr. Tim Harrison, Bristol ChemLabS Teacher Fellow and Science Communicator in Residence at Bristol University in the UK, for a few days in early November.  During his brief stay, Mr. Harrison has agreed to run a free chemistry PD session for school laboratory technicians and this is an open invitation to register.
Date:     Monday November 8, 2010
Time:     10am-12noon (possible repeat 2-4pm)
Venue: Edith Cowan University's Joondalup campus, room to be advised
Topic:    Chemistry demonstrations, promotion and engagement
Lunch and science resources will be provided.
Numbers are strictly limited so please e-mail n.bordas at ecu.edu.au<mailto:n.bordas at ecu.edu.au> ASAP to book your place.  Registrations close 5pm Monday November 1.
If there is sufficient interest there may be a repeat session the same afternoon.

This is a great opportunity to meet an international science communicator, experience some useful chemistry demonstrations, network with other school technicians from both Government and Independent schools, and see our ECU chemistry facilities.

Mr. Harrison has UK university qualifications in both chemistry and education; he is on several committees within the Royal Society of Chemistry and is an associate editor for Chemistry Review magazine.  He has taught chemistry at schools in England and Australia,  trained science demonstrators in South Africa and has a major interest in promoting chemistry to high school students in particular.  This year Mr. Harrison was the inaugural recipient of the Royal Society's Hawkesbee Award 'UK Science Teacher of the Year'.
Bristol ChemLabS is the UK's only Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning for chemistry, and won the UK's only ever 'Big Tick Award' for public engagement with business in 2009.

In science,
Nardia Bordas.

Nardia Bordas   (BSc GradDipEd)
Laboratory Technician, Building Warden, Promotions Officer
School of Natural Sciences
e-mail: n.bordas at ecu.edu.au<mailto:n.bordas at ecu.edu.au>
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Edith Cowan University, Joondalup (Building 19)

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