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October 2020

Enhancing employability skills and careers knowledge – STEM Club Workshop (Virtual Session)

14 October, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Online Learning United Kingdom
Free

STEM Clubs have incredible potential to combine a number of subjects within a single theme offering opportunities to conduct scientific investigations, experiments and engage in practical hands on activities. This workshop explores how club leaders can bring added benefit to club sessions by enhancing essential employability skills, raising awareness of careers and helping to support the school’s careers agenda. Helping to increase club leaders’ knowledge and equip them with valuable skills that can translate into the classroom. Summary The workshop…

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Subject knowledge enhancement: KS4 Chemistry (Virtual Session)

20 October, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Online Learning United Kingdom

Summary Develop the background subject knowledge required to help planning and teaching chemistry for key stage 4 . Gain the tools and confidence to plan and teach effective learning for your GCSE chemistry classes. You will explore ways of building student understanding, taking into account misconceptions and common issues in teaching these concepts. Outcomes You will be able to: develop an understanding of key concepts in KS4 Chemistry identify common misconceptions students may have investigate teaching approaches to develop student…

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November 2020

Engaging science in Key Stage 1

4 November, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

This course will enable you to plan and embed a progressive and engaging curriculum to meet the needs of the children. You will reinforce your own subject knowledge and learn how to tackle children’s common misconceptions. These module will help you to: Identify practical approaches to teaching subject specific content in Key Stage 1 science Describe how Key Stage 1 science fits within the primary curriculum Module 1: The young scientist Module 2: Misconceptions Module 3: Types of enquiry Module 4: Assessment…

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Developing Learner’s Resilience and Independent Learning Skills in Post 16 Science (Virtual Session)

4 November, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Summary Explore different methods to help learners manage the transition from level 2 (KS4) to level 3 (KS5), cope with the challenges of independent learning and develop the resilience to endure a full post-16 programme. Develop strategies to ensure that the culture of the classroom is right and that learners develop the metacognitive skills and motivation needed to progress to higher levels of study and employment Outcomes You will be able to: develop strategies to secure effective transition of learners…

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STEM Club Workshop – Enhancing employability skills and careers knowledge (Virtual Session)

4 November, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Summary The workshop will promote opportunities for club leaders to learn how to incorporate and enhance careers knowledge and build skills for students within club sessions. Club leaders will become confident in their understanding and use of STEM Ambassadors, Science Capital, Gatsby Careers Benchmarks, Essential Skills and the Skills Builder Framework. The workshop is open to secondary schools, Sixth Form and FE colleges across England with KS3, KS4 and KS5 provision. Designed as a 2.5 hour session, the workshop includes…

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Narrowing the gap – supporting disadvantaged students (Virtual Session)

4 November, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Summary School closures due to Covid have impacted more negatively on disadvantaged learners than non-disadvantaged peers.  This course brings together the findings from research on the barriers to the progress of disadvantaged learners and identifies the areas where we are likely to have impact in the classroom.  Strategies to support learners with aspects of literacy, scientific reasoning and metacognition are explored with participants also sharing their own good practice. Outcomes   increase familiarity with the research evidence linked with supporting…

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

5 November, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

We will explore strategies for teaching topics across the biology curriculum and develop an understanding of how practical work can be made more relevant and effective. Module 1: Photosynthesis Module 2: Enzymes Module 3: Microscopes Module 4: Osmosis Starts 5th November More information and to book online

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Technicians – Grants application training (Virtual Session)

5 November, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Summary Gain inspiration, ideas and practical tips to help you make a successful (science) grant application for your school. In the current situation of budgets being reduced, schools not getting as much financial help, grants can really make a difference.  From running a one-off event such as an astronomy evening to wowing your own students with extracurricular experiments to entice them into the world of Science and other STEM subjects, this session will provide help and advice to enable you…

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Early Career – Linking core subjects; science and mathematics (Virtual Session)

6 November, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Collecting, analysing and presenting data in science requires and provides opportunity for the use and development of mathematical skills. Throughout this course, you will identify how to maximise your pupils opportunities to develop their numeracy skills and improve attainment in science by planning lessons in which children effectively handle data. These modules will help you to: Plan science activities that develop mathematical skills Identify the progression of mathematical and science skills Use science activities to effectively assess mathematical skills Module 1: Why…

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Back to School: Primary Science for NQTs (Virtual Session)

9 November, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:05 pm
Virtual Online Learning United Kingdom

Summary Explore the requirements of the primary science curriculum, improve your subject knowledge, plan exciting lessons and build your confidence in teaching practical science activities. Outcomes You will be able to: understand how to teach science effectively in the primary classroom build practical investigations into your science lessons, whilst supporting children’s subject knowledge development know how to identify gaps in children’s science skills, knowledge and understanding build self-confidence in teaching practical science activities & skills Book now and you will…

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Secondary Science Subject Leads Learning Journey – Essential Skills for New and Aspiring Leadership (Virtual Session)

10 November, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Working with an experienced science leader, you will develop your vision and leadership skills to enable you to lead an effective and vibrant science team. Module 1: Vision for Subject Leaders Module 2: Self Evaluation and Lesson Observations Module 3: Leading Teams Module 4: Health and Safety Module 5: Leading Change Module 6: Effective Use of Data Module 7: Outstanding Teaching and Learning in Science Module 8: Effective Action Planning Starts 10th November More information and online booking

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Somerset primary science subject leaders’ network (Virtual Session)

10 November, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Summary Join us for a remote twilight session. Review experiences of the term to date, share advice for moving forward with catch-up and remote teaching, plan for the spring and summer terms. Outcomes You will: develop the teaching and assessment of working scientifically in your school develop your schemes of work/learning in order to enhance the teaching and learning of science in your school Save the dates: network meetings are scheduled for 9 March and 15 June 2-4pm. Remote or…

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Primary NQT Induction Training and Development Programme 2020-21 – Day 2 – Virtual Training

11 November, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
£120

Day 2: Behaviour is a communication (SEMH and Attachment) Primary NQT Induction Flyer Book online here

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Primary Subject Leaders – Developing the Role of the Science Subject Leader (Virtual Session)

13 November, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This course will enable you to plan and embed a progressive and engaging curriculum to meet the needs of the children. You will reinforce your own subject knowledge and learn how to tackle children’s common misconceptions. By working through this selection of the modules you will be able to identify practical approaches to teaching subject specific content in Key Stage 2 science and describe how Key Stage 2 science fits within the primary curriculum. Module 1: Excellence in working scientifically…

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STEM Club workshop – How to be successful and thriving (Virtual Session)

16 November, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Summary Club leaders will gain inspiration, ideas and practical tips for developing their club, as well as an understanding of the importance of STEM Clubs and an appreciation of the vital role the STEM Club leader has in supporting and enthusing students. 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…

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Subject knowledge enhancement: Physics KS4 (Virtual Session)

18 November, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Virtual Online Learning United Kingdom

Summary Develop the background subject knowledge required to help planning and teaching physics for key stage 4. It will build on your knowledge from undertaking the key stage 3 physics course.  Start your key stage 4 teaching with the tools and confidence to plan and teach effective learning for your physics classes. You will explore ways of building student understanding, taking into account misconceptions and common issues in teaching these concepts. Outcomes You will be able to: make links between…

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Subject knowledge enhancement: Physics KS4 (Virtual Session)

18 November, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Summary Develop the background subject knowledge required to help planning and teaching physics for key stage 4. It will build on your knowledge from undertaking the key stage 3 physics course.  Start your key stage 4 teaching with the tools and confidence to plan and teach effective learning for your physics classes. You will explore ways of building student understanding, taking into account misconceptions and common issues in teaching these concepts. Outcomes You will be able to: make links between…

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Primary KS2 Science – Engaging science for KS2 (Virtual Session)

25 November, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

This course will enable you to plan and embed a progressive and engaging curriculum to meet the needs of the children. You will reinforce your own subject knowledge and learn how to tackle children’s common misconceptions. These module will help you to: Identify practical approaches to teaching subject specific content in Key Stage 2 science. Describe how Key Stage 2 science fits within the primary curriculum. Module 1: The developing scientist Module 2: Dealing with misconceptions Module 3: Types of enquiry Module…

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Introduction to Working Scientifically (Virtual Session)

26 November, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Summary 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 Outcomes You will be able 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…

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

30 November, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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

South West Technicians Network

7 January @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What’s in it for me? A fantastic opportunity to receive high quality technician-focused CPD from senior technician, Stacey Wheeler. The network meetings will also include updates, guidance and the opportunity to collaborate and share good practice. What does the network package include? Two remote network meetings: ➢ 7 January book here ➢2 March 2021 book here Plus two remote CPD courses: ➢ Health & Safety: 21st January 2021 book here ➢ Maintaining your prep room: starts 2 Feb 2021 book here These events are all bookable individually at the…

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Health and Safety for NQTs in Science (Virtual Session)

13 January @ 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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