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PRIMARY COURSES

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 16th January 2019 (Session 2)

Duration: 1.30 - 4.30pm

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

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.

Date: Tuesday 20th November 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.

Date: Friday 18th January 2019

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/444674/literacy-secondary-science


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.

Date: 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.

Date: 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.

Date: 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.

Date: 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 ATTACHMENT 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