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TEACH MEET ON TRANSITION (Primary & Secondary)

We are holding a FREE Science Teach Meet for Primary Teachers of Year 5 / 6 students and Secondary Teachers of Year 7 students to discuss transition between the school phases. Please bring along samples of work for discussion.

Date:   Wednesday 4th July

Time:  4.15 - 5.30pm

Venue:  St Clement Danes School, WD3 6EW

Book on via the STEM Learning website https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/435738/science-teach-meet-transition

or email enquiries@hertsandbuckstsa.co.uk


PRIMARY COURSES

Primary Science Conference

We are thrilled and privileged to have Naomi Hiscock from the  Primary Science Education Consultancy leading our Primary Science Conference in 2018 based around Creative & Challenging Science. Learn how to assess students to challenge and enrich them all.

A packed day full of exciting Science workshops with great opportunities to network with like-minded teachers who will be inspired to improve the teaching and learning of Science. We will be joined by the Bucks Learning Trust, STEM Ambassadors and Subject Specialists. In partnership with the Primary Science Teaching Trust.

Fantastic value with a delicious lunch and refreshments included!

Date: Wednesday 13th June 2018

Duration: 09.30 - 3.30pm

Location: St Clement Danes School, Chorleywood WD3 6EW

Activity fee: £99

Book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/418611/primary-science-conference
 


Developing the Role of the Primary Science Subject Leader

Good subject leadership has a positive impact on the quality of science teaching in primary schools. You will explore a range of strategies to audit and lead science in your school, understand your role more fully and be able to identify and promote effective primary science. Gain a deeper understanding of the aims of the curriculum, develop your own subject knowledge and identify the role subject leaders’ play in developing a whole school approach to teaching science for KS1 and KS2.

Dates: Wednesday 3rd October 2018 and and Wednesday 16th January 2019

Duration: 1.30 - 4.30pm (both sessions)

Location: St Clement Danes, Chorleywood, Herts WD3 6EW

Total activity fee: £160 Total

Book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/437483/developing-role-primary-science-subject-leader


Introducing Literacy and Science

Explore the curriculum links between science and literacy and how to develop literacy skills to improve the quality of children’s written explanations in science.

You will be able 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 scientific learning and begin to identify progression in science.

Date: Wednesday 7th November 2018

Duration: 1.30 - 4.30pm

Location: St Clement Danes, Chorleywood, Herts WD3 6EW

Total activity fee: £80

Book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/437499/introducing-literacy-and-science


Introduction to Working Scientifically

Pupils are enthused and motivated when they are involved in planning their own enquiries and when they can see the relevance of them to their everyday life. You will explore a range of techniques to draw out their ideas and develop strategies to inspire and incorporate these ideas into your science lessons.

Date: Thursday 15th November 2018

Duration: 1.30 - 4.30pm

Location: St Clement Danes, Chorleywood, Herts WD3 6EW

Total activity fee: £80

Book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/437485/introduction-working-scientifically-primary-curriculum


Assessment & Progression in Primary Science

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.

You will be able to use a range of AfL strategies effectively to promote children’s learning, acquire a deeper understanding of progression and make confident and reliable teacher assessment of learning in science and identify children’s next steps.

Date: Tuesday 29th January 2019

Duration: 1.30 - 4.30pm

Location: St Clement Danes, Chorleywood, Herts WD3 6EW

Total activity fee: £80

Book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/437493/assessment-and-progression-primary-science


Embedding Working Scientifically

Following on from the introduction to working scientifically, You will be able to: incorporate children’s ideas into your science lessons, plan for science with a creative approach, explore a range of techniques to draw out students ideas and help develop strategies.

Date: Tuesday 5th February 2019

Duration: 1.30 - 4.30pm

Location: St Clement Danes, Chorleywood, Herts WD3 6EW

Total activity fee: £80*
*25% discount for teachers who attended 'Introduction to Working Scientifically' course

Book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/437486/embedding-working-scientifically-primary-curriculum


Embedding Literacy and Science

Following on from the introduction to Literacy and Science, 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.

Date: Wednesday 27th February 2019

Duration: 1.30 - 4.30pm

Location: St Clement Danes, Chorleywood, Herts WD3 6EW

Total activity fee: £80*
*25% discount for teachers who attended 'Introducing Literacy and Science' course

Book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/437497/embedding-literacy-and-science


Supermarket Science

This practical course will provide you with new ideas for science experiments that will encourage your pupils’ curiosity and develop their understanding. It includes a bank of easy to use practical ideas that you can take away with you to enable your pupils to
conduct experiments in the fields of biology, chemistry and physics and have fun!

By the end of the session you will be able to understand the importance of engaging children in practical work that enables them to make links to everyday life, understand what working scientifically means and know what good teaching and learning in primary science looks like and have a bank of ideas to use with your class.

Date: Wednesday 13th March 2019

Duration: 1.30 - 4.30pm

Location: St Clement Danes, Chorleywood, Herts WD3 6EW

Total activity fee: £80

Book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/437500/supermarket-science


SECONDARY COURSES

Secondary Science Teachers & Technicians Conference

Following on from our successful Science Teachers and Technicians Conference last year, we are holding an even bigger and better one this year!

We have some amazing key note speakers - Daisy Christodoulou, Dr Emily Grossman and David Weston (Chief Ex of the Teacher Development Trust) - coming along to fire up your enthusiasm after a hard year’s work! 

This conference is right on your doorstep. We have some fantastic workshops with plenty of time to network and bounce ideas off each other. Perfect end to the academic year for Teachers and Technicians alike.

We will add more information as we get the day planned out.

Date: Friday 29th June 2018

Duration: 09.30 - 3.30pm

Location: St Clement Danes School, Chorleywood WD3 6EW

Activity fee: £75 for each Teacher or Technician

TEACHERS book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/418610/secondary-science-conference-teachers

TECHNICIANS book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/418612/secondary-science-conference-technicians


Mastery of Science: Build Your 5 - Year Plan Workshop

Do you need to improve your curriculum, or join KS3 and 4 into a 5-year plan? Arguably the most important change you can make is to reshape your curriculum around key concepts and scientific thinking skills  - the essential content that opens up higher grades at GCSE. Doing this gains you time to teach concepts in depth so that more students can succeed, and helps students remember the facts better by connecting them to bigger ideas.

How do you build a 5-year plan? And what changes to teaching and assessment are needed?

Kickstart your 5-year plan is designed to help you implement your own big ideas curriculum, based on the framework and principles we have developed (called Blueprint). It's a combination of a highly practical workshop aimed at KS3/4 teachers or heads of department, plus all the teaching and assessment materials for you to pilot one Year 7 concept.

The workshop is facilitated by Tony Sherborne and the Mastery Science team, who designed the KS3 Science Syllabus for AQA.

Date: Monday 2nd July 2018

Duration: 9.30 - 3.30pm

Location: Watford Boys Grammar School for Boys, Rickmansworth Road, Watford WD18 7JL

Total activity fee: £169 Early bird price until 27th April then £199.

Book now at https://shop.masteryscience.com/collections/cpd/products/kickstart-your-5-year-curriculum-1?variant=1618855591956


Non-Specialist in Science

Are you a non-specialist teaching key stage 3 or 4 science? Do you want to build your confidence and develop your knowledge of teaching science?

Build upon your knowledge and gain a greater understanding of science. Learn how to deliver lessons in an engaging way and get hands-on experience with practical activities. Acquire all the skills you need to develop mastery within your students in preparation for assessment.

LAST SESSION: Tuesday 25th September 2018

Duration: 9.30 - 3.30pm

Location: St Clement Danes, Chorleywood Herts WD3 6EW

Total activity fee: £160

Book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/437555/non-specialist-science


Literacy in Science

If your students understand the science but can’t understand the questions, this
is the course for you! We will support you in responding to the increased literacy
demands of the National Curriculum. You will develop strategies to ensure that your students have the skills to be effective, independent learners who have a range of
literacy skills, not only for their exams but for their futures.

LAST SESSION: Friday 28th September 2018

Duration: 9.30 - 3.30pm

Location: St Clement Danes, Chorleywood, Herts WD3 6EW

Total activity fee: £160

Book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/437507/literacy-science


How to Teach Difficult Chemistry Topics (Triple)

This afternoon course will show how specific activities can be used to get across key
concepts: use maths skills and develop practical skills for both Double and Triple
Chemistry.

The course will focus on teaching, in the best possible way, the requirements of all
major exam board specifications. This course is suitable for experienced GCSE
Chemistry teachers.

LAST SESSION: Wednesday 10th October 2018

Duration: 1.30 - 4.30pm

Location: St Clement Danes, Chorleywood, Herts WD3 6EW

Total activity fee: £80

Book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/437506/how-teach-difficult-chemistry-topics


How to Teach Difficult Physics Topics (Triple)

Explore active learning approaches to the most challenging content in key stage 4
physics courses, both Double and Triple and develop your teaching methods to
improve student understanding. You will be given really useful resources to
support your teaching.

The course will be delivered by a former Head of Physics, a current SLE and an
experienced classroom practitioner who has a record of teaching excellent physics.

LAST SESSION: Wednesday 21st November 2018

Duration: 1.30 - 4.30pm

Location: St Clement Danes, Chorleywood, Herts WD3 6EW

Total activity fee: £80

Book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/437505/how-teach-difficult-physics-topics


How to Teach Difficult Biology Topics (Triple)

This course looks at strategies of teaching the difficult concepts in both Double and
Triple Biology. With the latest resources, we will look into students’ understanding of those topics and how to make them more focused.

LAST SESSION: Wednesday 5th December 2018

Duration: 1.30 - 4.30pm

Location: St Clement Danes, Chorleywood, Herts WD3 6EW

Total activity fee: £80

Book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/437501/how-teach-difficult-biology-topics


Teaching 1 - 3 Science GCSE

Within many mainstream secondary schools there are likely to be students for whom
appropriate outcomes at the end of Key Stage 4 in science are in the range of GCSE grades 1 to 3.

This course is designed to address needs, provision and practice for these students, assuming that they are following and being assessed on a GCSE course. Explore ways to support your students who are likely to attain grades 1 to 3 at GCSE science.

LAST SESSION: Wednesday 12th December 2018

Duration: 9.30 - 3.30pm

Location: St Clement Danes, Chorleywood, Herts WD3 6EW

Total activity fee: £160

Book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/437556/how-teach-1-3-science-gcse


Maths in Science

The increased mathematical demand in science and a greater understanding is
necessary to accelerate learning and raise attainment. Exploring the use, and failure to use, mathematics in science. This course looks at typical weaknesses in mathematics that hinder students’ ability to understand and solve scientific problems.

LAST SESSION: Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Duration: 1.30 - 4.30pm

Location: St Clement Danes, Chorleywood, Herts WD3 6EW

Total activity fee: £80

Book now at https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/437504/maths-science-gcse


FULL DETAILS OF THE ABOVE COURSES ARE ON THE PDF ATTACHMENTS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

If there is anything that you would like us to do that would enable you to support the teaching and learning of Science in your school then please contact Paula Moore at:

enquiries@hertsandbuckstsa.co.uk