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November 2020

Secondary Science NQTs and Trainee Teachers Learning Journey (Virtual Session)

30 November @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

A modular programme covering: behaviour management in science, applying knowledge & understanding, science for low attainers – how to engage and ensure progress. Starts 30th November 2020 More Information and to book online

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December 2020

Getting started – STEM club workshop (Virtual Session)

1 December @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Virtual Online Learning United Kingdom

Summary The workshops aim is to assist schools to start and sustain STEM subject clubs through their first 18 months. Providing valuable information that will support and guide club leaders. The workshop is open to secondary schools, Sixth Form and FE colleges across England with KS3, KS4 and KS5 provision. Designed as an online course it will take place as three sessions across 3-4 days: Session 1: 1 hour interactive session, Session 2: Self-learning tasks and Session 3: 1 hour…

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Science-along (Biology) (Virtual Session)

1 December @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Summary We are delighted to be able to run a series of remote mini practical sessions in primary Science where you will undertake science practicals along-side a Senior Science Technician through a remote delivered live session. This session will focus on Biology and what can be done in a classroom to inspire and engage your young learners.   Ahead of the session you will be provided with a list of materials to enable you to take part in the session. Outcomes…

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Teaching Lower KS2 Science (Virtual Session)

2 December @ 2:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Virtual Online Learning United Kingdom

Summary Get ready to return to your classroom with the tools and confidence to plan and enable effective learning for children in your class. You will develop your approaches to planning and teaching primary science in lower KS2 and explore ways to bring the curriculum to life through practical ideas and discussion tasks. Outcomes You will be able to: create a manageable approach to teaching science in lower KS2 identify and address gaps in children’s science knowledge, skills & understanding…

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January 2021

Health and Safety for NQTs in Science (Virtual Session)

13 January, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Online Learning United Kingdom

Summary Support those who are new to teaching science with the fundamentals of safe and effective practical work. We will cover what is needed in a school lab, how to produce risk assessments that help you and others do the practical well and give you support in dealing with things that can go wrong. Outcomes You will be able to: understand the basics of effective health and safety in school labs produce risk assessments that support good practical work identify…

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Teaching Upper Key Stage 2 Science (Virtual Session)

14 January, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Virtual Online Learning United Kingdom

Summary Get ready to return to the classroom by gaining the tools and confidence to plan and enable effective learning for your pupils. You will explore ways to bring the KS2 curriculum to life through practical ideas and discussion tasks, as well as how to effectively develop a strategy for dealing with common misconceptions. Outcomes You will be able to: create a manageable approach to teaching science in upper KS2 identify and address gaps in children’s science knowledge, skills &…

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Early Career – Making powerful connections between primary literacy and science (Virtual Session)

15 January, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

You will explore a range of strategies designed to improve children's ability to use scientific language. You will be able to maximise the opportunities for developing literacy skills and improving attainment in science by planning lessons in which children communicate science ideas, knowledge and understanding. These modules will help you to: Gain an awareness of the nature and breadth of opportunities for linking science and literacy Develop strategies for raising attainment in science through developing speaking, listening and writing skills to communicate…

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Secondary Subject Enhancement – Strengthening Practical Work in Physics (Virtual Session)

21 January, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Explore a range of ideas for teaching topics across the physics curriculum and develop an understanding of how practical work can be made more relevant and effective. Module 1: Forces and Motion Module 2: Energy and Matter Module 3: Electricity Module 4: Light Starts 21st January 2021 More information and to book online

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Subject knowledge enhancement : KS4 Biology (Virtual Session)

27 January, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Summary This course will provide subject knowledge to help in planning and teaching biology for Key Stage 4 (Coordinated Science and Triple Science) with a focus on the genome, genes and gene expression and cell division. Develop your biology teaching with the tools and confidence to plan and teach effectively, engaging your students and supporting their achievement and attainment. You will be supported to find ways to enhance students’ learning skills. You will explore ways of building student understanding, taking…

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February 2021

Primary KS2 Science – Developing pupil-led investigations (Virtual Session)

3 February, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

To develop the independence of children thinking and communicating as real scientists is essential to deepen their scientific understanding. You will be able to facilitate and create rich, effective and exciting strategies that provide opportunities that embed and extend scientific skills. These module will help you to: Demonstrate a clear understanding of how to structure and facilitate pupil led investigations Evaluate and implement numerous strategies that will engage children in their own learning Embed different strategies to support the ability of children…

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Primary KS1 Science – An introduction to working scientifically (Virtual Session)

24 February, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Understanding ‘working scientifically’ is vital for children to develop ideas, skills, knowledge and understanding in science. You will be able to confidently implement strategies for planning, resourcing and organising enquiry that challenges scientific thinking. These module will help you to: Appreciate and demonstrate an increased knowledge of progression in working scientifically Understand how to effectively question to elicit different types of enquiry Implement a wide range of strategies for planning resourcing and organising enquiry to support working scientifically and ‘big ideas’ in…

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Primary Subject Leaders – Assessment and Progression (Virtual Session)

26 February, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Evidence shows that effective Assessment for Learning (AfL) leads to raised attainment. Now that formal recording of levels has been removed, you need to be secure in your understanding of how to make judgements about children's achievements and progress. Throughout the course we will identify how you can integrate and embed assessment practices into your science teaching. By working through this selection of modules you will be able to use a range of AfL strategies effectively to promote children’s learning and…

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April 2021

Secondary science subject leads learning journey – Meeting the New Ofsted Framework in Secondary Science (Virtual Session)

27 April, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The new Ofsted framework, to be introduced from September 2019, will require leaders and teachers of science to have a clear curriculum vision for the subject, this course will guide participants through a review of the science curriculum offer to ensure that your students meet the Ofsted 3 Is (Intent, Implementation and Impact). The course will look at how to identify gaps in teaching and learning and how to ensure that they are filled, how to broaden your thinking beyond…

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Secondary Subject Enhancement – Strengthening Practical Work in Chemistry (Virtual Session)

29 April, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Through hands-on activities you will undertake new and established strategies and practical techniques to make students' learning more effective. Module 1: Making Effective Use of Practical Work Module 2: Using Class Practicals Module 3: Microscale Experiments Module 4: Use of Demonstrations Modelling Starts 29th April 2021 More information and to book online

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Primary Subject Leaders – Raising Attainment in Primary Science (Virtual Session)

30 April, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Where there has been a drop-in attainment in science it is important to identify and evaluate possible causes and consider strategies for making good lessons outstanding. During this course you will make use of self-evaluation strategies to develop an understanding of the key issues relating to the raising of attainment in your school. By working through this selection of modules you will be able to develop an understanding of key issues relating to raising attainment and will become familiar with a range…

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May 2021

Primary KS2 Science – Linking STEM careers in the curriculum (Virtual Session)

5 May, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Using everyday contexts in primary science helps to make science more recognisable and accessible. It is a route to enable children to engage with abstract and challenging ideas. The sessions will be structured to support teachers to plan a curriculum that meets the needs of the children in their school whilst developing their individual science capital. This course will take place over the 5th May and 23rd June 2021 (both sessions will run from 12:30 - 16:00). More information about…

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Early Career – Tinkering as an approach to learning (Virtual Session)

7 May, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

This course is an introduction to using tinkering as an approach to learning in science, computing and D&T and to build resilience in pupils at primary level. These modules will help you to: Understand the concept of tinkering and how it can be used in the classroom Explore different strategies to develop and embed tinkering in the primary classroom Develop and implement activities that foster resilience in learners Module 1: Tinkering as an approach to learning Module 2: Tinkering in computing Module…

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June 2021

Primary KS1 Science – Working scientifically outside the classroom (Virtual Session)

16 June, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Effective strategies which embrace working scientifically outside the classroom enhance enquiry skills. You will be able to build on, and extend, children’s abilities by applying different approaches to plan and resource rich learning opportunities. These module will help you to: Understand how to develop the science curriculum beyond the classroom Implement a wide range of strategies to develop the teaching and learning of biology, chemistry and physics beyond the classroom Demonstrate an increased confidence in planning, resourcing rich experiences to develop working…

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