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Secondary Science

Subject Knowledge Enhancement for secondary science non specialists 

28th February

This face-to-face full day session is aimed at non specialist, Secondary Science teachers who wish to develop their confidence in understanding and teaching various areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. 2 Professional Development Leads will be available to provide personalised subject knowledge enhancement that suit the needs of the participants, with participants able to specify their requirements prior to attending the session.  

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Tanners Brook Primary School, Elmes Drive, Millbrook, Southampton, SO15 4PF

Outcomes

Develop confidence in your understanding of specific areas of the curriculum of your choosing. 

Identify various approaches to teaching subject content. 

Identify and rectify and misconceptions that may arise in the classroom. 


 

Teaching Triple Science at GCSE 

2nd February

This training day aims to support science teachers new to teaching GCSE Triple Science. Prior to the day participants will be able to select the specific Triple Science topics that they wish to cover during the day so that it is personalised to their needs. They will be supported through developing their subject knowledge and by also being provided with resources to use in the classroom.

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Thornden School, Winchester Road, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh SO53 2DW


 

Supporting pupils with SEN in mainstream schools: secondary science 

2nd March (10:00-15:00)

This course will explore and summarise the recommendations from the EEF’s SEN in mainstream schools guidance report, and the Whole School SEND teacher handbook, in a science context. Over the course of the day we will exemplify and provide an overview of strategies to use in the secondary science classroom to support pupils with SEN. Themes will include: 

  • Creating an inclusive environment
  • Strategies to scaffold learning
  • Evidence informed teaching strategies
  • Working effectively with Teaching Assistants

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Tanners Brook Primary School, Elmes Drive, Millbrook, Southampton SO15 4PF


 

Using the Ofsted science research review to move your secondary science curriculum towards excellence 

22nd March (10:00 - 15:00)

Following the publication of the Ofsted Research Review: science in 2021, this course is designed to enable participants, from any phase, to review their curriculum against the key messages. The course will highlight the key findings and provide a facilitated forum for sharing ideas with peers. Participants will work together, evaluating their curriculum against Ofsted's findings and planning the next steps in the development of their curriculum. PDL support will be available to begin any re-design process following this evaluation. 

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Highcliffe School, Parkside, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 4QD

Please use code TRP2223 when booking for your school to receive £100 back after attending the CPD

Outcomes

By attending this session you will: 

  • Become familiar with the key findings of the OFSTED Research Review: science
  • Discuss implications with peers within and across phases
  • Be able to review their curriculum against the findings
  • Begin, with support if required,  to develop their curriculum in the light of the evidence presented. 

 

Online Subject Knowledge Enhance Chemistry Series KS4

23rd Jan Start Date 

The Subject Knowledge Enhancement Chemistry courses is aimed at KS4 chemistry teachers, however if you are looking to improve your subject knowledge then they are suitable for chemistry teachers teaching at KS3 and KS5. Ideal for non-specialists (those teaching chemistry outside their degree specialism), early-careers teachers, NQTs, trainees are also welcome looking to deepen their understanding. These 3 workshops will help you gain confidence in your understanding of chemistry and your ability to teach it engagingly. You will be introduced to lots of ideas and resources to help in your teaching and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

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Outcomes

Structures & Bonding Workshop 1: 

In this workshop we will look at the different models and strategies used to teach ionic, covalent and metallic bonding. We will explore how these different types of bonding and structures are related to the properties of substances, unpicking some common misconceptions along the way. 

Organic Chem Workshop 2: 

The processing of crude oil to produce fuels, polymers and various other useful substances requires an understanding of several chemistry concepts, linking several areas of the GCSE syllabus. In this workshop we will look at how crude oil is separated by fractional distillation, the structures and properties of different hydrocarbons, and how cracking produces smaller, more useful molecules. 

Chemical Changes Workshop 3: 

In this workshop we will look at the process of electrolysis, including the electrolysis of molten ionic compounds, extracting metals, and the electrolysis of aqueous solutions. This will include how to represent the reactions at the electrodes as half equations. 

Sessions

STRUCTURES & BONDING WORKSHOP 1 23 JANUARY 2023 16:00-17:00 VIRTUAL
ORGANIC CHEM WORKSHOP 2 30 JANUARY 2023 16:00-17:00 VIRTUAL
CHEMICAL CHANGES WORKSHOP 3 06 FEBRUARY 2023 16:00-17:00 VIRTUAL

 


 

Online Enriching Science Pedagogy 

Start Date - 16th March 

This course series explores and exemplifies some of the key recommendations from the EEF’s ‘Improving secondary science’ and ‘Metacognition and self-regulated learning’ guidance reports, as well as the ‘Cognitive science approaches in the classroom’ systematic review.  

These 3 workshops aimed at KS3/4 science teachers. Participants will develop an understanding of evidence informed approaches they can use back in the classroom to refine their practice.  

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Outcomes

Metacognition: By the end of the session you will have a greater understanding of:  

  • What metacognition and self-regulation means
  • Strategies to help pupils direct their own learning
  • How to promote metacognitive talk in the classroom

 Memory and cognitive science: By the end of this session you will have a greater understanding of: 

  • How to support pupils to retrieve and retain knowledge
  • How to manage cognitive load
  • Approaches to working with schemas

Misconceptions, modelling and feedback: By the end of this session you will have a greater understanding of: 

  • How to identify and address pupil misconceptions
  • Using models to support understanding
  • Effective approaches to feedback

Sessions

METACOGNITION 16 MARCH 2023 16:00-17:00 VIRTUAL
MEMORY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE 23 MARCH 2023 16:00-17:00 VIRTUAL
MISCONCEPTIONS, MODELLING AND FEEDBACK 30 MARCH 2023 17:00-18:00 VIRTUAL

Online Leading on secondary science curriculum design

Start Date - 20th June

Consider what makes an effective curriculum.  Progression in content and skills are explored and also how we can plan to support long term learning at curriculum level. External influences on curriculum development are considered and participants will explore development of schemes of learning to suit their own setting and identify next steps. 

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Outcomes

You will be able to:

  • consider and begin to apply principles of effective curriculum design to develop the science curriculum in your school
  • plan content as a sequence of progression and provide rationale
  • plan for progression in practical skills through a secondary curriculum 
  • critique examples of schemes of learning and identify good practice for your own setting

Book now and you will be automatically registered for the scheduled sessions for the course. Remote CPD courses have live, Professional Development Leader-led sessions and are not available for instant access. Please refer to the schedule of dates published for each course instance.

Sessions

1. APPLYING PRINCIPLES OF CURRICULUM DESIGN TO TURN CURRICULUM AIMS INTO A LONG TERM CURRICULUM MODE 20 JUNE 2023 14:00-17:00 VIRTUAL
2. PLANNING PROGRESSION IN CONTENT 27 JUNE 2023 16:00-17:00 VIRTUAL

 

Effective transition between year 6 and year 7 in science

Start Date 13th March

This course will focus on how to establish effective transition between year 6 and year 7 in science. You will have the opportunity to consider the nature and content of the year 6 science curriculum, how to develop creative activities that build on prior learning and how to use diagnostic teaching to identify and address gaps in knowledge and skills. You will also evaluate case studies from a variety of sources that showcase effective strategies, techniques and activities to support transition between year 6 and year 7 in science.

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Outcomes

You will be able to:

  • Establish links between the year 6 and year 7 science curriculum and consider some of the issues around effective transition
  • Consider creative ways in which diagnostic teaching can lead on to addressing gaps in knowledge and skills
  • Develop strategies and techniques to differentiate lessons and support pupils in building a strong base of scientific knowledge and skills
  • Evaluate case studies of transition between year 6 and 7 in science

Sessions

     
1. ESTABLISHING LINKS BETWEEN THE YEAR 6 AND YEAR 7 SCIENCE CURRICULUM 13 MARCH 2023 16:00-17:00
2. DIAGNOSTIC TEACHING 21 MARCH 2023 16:00-17:00
3. ESTABLISHING GOOD TRANSITION BETWEEN YEAR 6 AND YEAR 7 SCIENCE 29 MARCH 2023 17:00-18:00