Online Secondary Science | General Courses

Online secondary science general courses and network meetings for teachers and technicians. The following packages provide opportunities to network and learn with colleagues in the same role in other schools. The sessions are aimed at subject leaders and other key school staff. Each session is professionally facilitated by STEM consultants.

 

A full list of courses on STEM careers, employability and employers can be found here.

Introduction to Maximising Impact and Progression for Learners in Science

RK298 A94

This programme introduces delegates to a range of practical strategies that they can take and use in their own settings for improving learning and progress of learners with special educational needs.

The workshop is aimed at adults who support learners in science lessons, both teachers and teaching assistants. It would also be of benefit to early career stage teachers who want to improve their teaching of learners with special educational needs

Critical Thinking for Achievement Programme

Date: 26 September 2022

Venue: Online
Time: 3pm – 4pm
Cost: £40

Reintroducing extra curricular STEM activities in a post pandemic world

RK298 A83

This is an opportunity for teachers and those who run school STEM clubs to discuss ways of reinvigorating their enrichment offer.

We will consider ways of engaging with STEM Ambassadors as well as looking at competitions and projects which will enthuse and excite youngsters about STEM.

There will be time for sharing of good ideas as well as hearing about ways in which STEM Learning can support you.

 

This is aimed at Primary and Secondary Teachers and Technicians.

Primary STEM

Date: 27 September 2022

Venue: Online
Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Cost: £40

H&S for Trainees and Early Career Teachers

RH298 A151

This course is designed to 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.

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Dates:

  • 28 September 2022
  • 12 October 2022
  • 2 November 2022

Venue: Online
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Cost: £100

Supporting Students to Reach Grades 7-9

RK298 A80

This session will focus on the skills needed by core and higher attaining students. You will look at strategies to develop and integrate higher level skills within your schemes of learning.

Exam guidance

Dates:

  • 28 September 2022
  • 6 October 2022

Venue: Online
Time: 2pm – 3.30pm
Cost: £95

Maximising Learning in Practical Science (very useful for ECTs)

RK358 A01

The Gatsby Good Practical Science report is the starting point for this course as schools return to embedding hands-on practical science into their curriculum delivery.

You will develop tools and strategies to ensure that practical work that you incorporate into your teaching / curriculum is purposeful and builds on prior learning. You will also consider the importance of apparatus and techniques and working scientifically and you will reflect on your coverage of these areas in your own curriculum.

You will look at some required practicals and plan progression through the curriculum from the perspective of both substantive and disciplinary knowledge that is required to be developed for the practical to be completed successfully. There will also be consideration of the demands of some practical activities and strategies that can be introduced to reduce the cognitive load of the task.

Finally you will consider the facilities and technical support that is required for effective practical science. You will reflect on your own setting and share ideas and good practice about issues you may have with lab space and facilities.

The course is suitable for early career and established teachers as well as subject leaders. There will be some differentiation of tasks during the course depending upon your role.

Learning science

Dates:

  • 29 September 2022
  • 6 October 2022

Venue: Online
Time: 4pm – 5.30pm
Cost: £95

Improving Reading in Science Lessons

RK298 A90

This workshop will look at strategies that support learners with their reading in science lessons. There will be an opportunity to network and share ideas as part of the workshop

Delegates will identify

  • strategies to support reading in science lessons
  • Strategies to support the teaching and retention of scientific vocabulary
Primary Science Subject Leader Reading

Date: 11 October 2022

Venue: Online
Time: 4pm – 5.15pm
Cost: £40

Getting Girls into STEM

RK298 A89

This session will use data from CASE as well as the National Pupil Database, to look at differences in the patterns of choice for girls and boys in different types of schools.

You will consider unconscious bias, both for staff and students, how this may manifest itself in our classrooms and thought about a range of strategies to promote girls and women in STEM.

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Date: 11 October 2022

Venue: Online
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Cost: £95

Classroom Strategies to Maximising Impact and Progression for Learners in Science

RK298 A95

This programme introduces delegates to a range of practical strategies that they can take and use in their own settings for improving learning and progress of learners with special educational needs.

The workshop is aimed at adults who support learners in science lessons, both teachers and teaching assistants. It would also be of benefit to early career stage teachers who want to improve their teaching of learners with special educational needs.

Aspiring and New Leaders Programme with DTSA

Date: 13 October 2022

Venue: Online
Time: 3pm – 4pm
Cost: £40

Physics misconceptions and teaching the tricky bits

RK298 A43

This session will focus on Physics. There will be an emphasis on Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) for those who might be looking to improve their understanding in this particular area of science, those new to teaching science, or more experienced teachers interested in the development of new ideas.

The emphasis will be to build confidence by considering a selection of physics ideas; those where misconceptions arise or where describing the scientific concepts is a challenge.

Physics Magnetic fields

Dates:

  • 13 October 2022
  • 20 October 2022

Venue: Online
Time: 3.30pm – 5pm
Cost: £95

Graphs for GCSE Science – MIST – Maths in Science Teaching

RK298 A86

Develop subject knowledge and teaching strategies to confidently deliver mathematics elements of the GCSE science specifications. You will apply these skills, using appropriate resources, in biology, physics and chemistry contexts.

You will be equipped with know-how and resources to deliver the Maths in science : Graphs

The course will cover how to deliver:

  • Sketching graphs
  • Interpreting graphs
  • Drawing graphs
Equation Maths Science

Date: 19 October 2022

Venue: Online
Time: 3.30pm – 5.00pm
Cost: £60

Embedding Cultural Capital in Science Lessons for Primary and Secondary

RK198 A08

EAL language learning science

Date: 20 October 2022

Venue: Online
Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Cost: £75

Encouraging Girls into A Level Physics

RK298 A84

This course will consider ways we can promote physics to a more inclusive audience. What is it about physics that turns some students off? How can we make the subject more engaging for all of our students and, particularly girls, encourage them into physics degrees and careers?

Girls physics

Date: 1 November 2022

Venue: Online
Time: 3.45pm – 4.45pm
Cost: £20

Improving Writing in Science Lessons

RK298 A91

This workshop will look at strategies that support learners and get them writing in science lessons. There will be an opportunity to network and share ideas as part of the workshop

Delegates will identify strategies to support writing in science lessons.

SEND science writing

Date: 2 November 2022

Venue: Online
Time: 4pm – 5.15pm
Cost: £40

Literacy in KS3 and GCSE Science – from keywords to extended writing

RH298 B150

You will reflect on the literacy-related reasons why some learners struggle with science, and how best-practice literacy teaching can be used to overcome these problems. You will explore and develop practical approaches that are known to work well in science – from using keywords, to reading and understanding exam questions, and developing structured extended answers.

Literacy in Science

Dates:

  • 3 November 2022
  • 10 November 2022

Venue: Online
Time: 4pm – 5.15pm
Cost: £60

Equations for GCSE Science – MIST – Maths in Science Teaching

RK298 A87

Develop subject knowledge and teaching strategies to confidently deliver mathematics elements of the GCSE science specifications. You will apply these skills, using appropriate resources, in biology, physics and chemistry contexts.

You will be equipped with know-how and resources to deliver the Maths in science : Algebra.

The course will cover how to deliver:

  • Algebra basics
  • Solving equations
  • Rearranging equations
Equations and number

Date: 8 November 2022

Venue: Online
Time: 3.30pm – 5pm
Cost: £60

Promoting Inclusivity in Your STEM Curriculum

RH385 B156

We will explore how we can create an inclusive STEM curriculum that promotes a positive perception of STEM careers and STEM further study with students.This short course forms part of our suite of STEM Career professional development modules that can be accessed via our Science Learning Partnerships.

Inclusivity and diversity

Dates:

  • 9 November 2022
  • 16 November 2022

Venue: Online
Time: 4pm – 5.15pm
Cost: £40

How To Motivate Girls In Secondary Sciences

RK298 A104

This session will use data from CASE as well as the National Pupil Database, to look at differences in the patterns of choice for girls and boys in different types of schools.

You will consider unconscious bias, both for staff and students, how this may manifest itself in our classrooms and thought about a range of strategies to promote girls and women in STEM.

Girls physics

Date: 15 November 2022

Venue: Online
Time: 3.15pm – 4.45pm
Cost: £75

Scaffolding Lessons to Maximising Impact and Progression for Learners In Science

RK298 A96

This programme introduces delegates to a range of practical strategies that they can take and use in their own settings for improving learning and progress of learners with special educational needs.

The workshop is aimed at adults who support learners in science lessons, both teachers and teaching assistants. It would also be of benefit to early career stage teachers who want to improve their teaching of learners with special educational needs.

Primary Science Assessment and Progression Derby SLP

Date: 15 November 2022

Venue: Online
Time: 3pm – 4pm
Cost: £40

Stretch & Challenge

RK298 A76

The aim of this CPD is to look at techniques, strategies and ideas to challenge students at all levels and stretch their cognitive processes. Looking at open and rich questions, as well as science in different contexts, in order to allow students to confidently articulate logical thought processes.

This course outlines how to develop teaching and curriculum design to stretch and challenges pupils in science. Participants will gain an understanding of what stretch and challenge should look like based on evidence from Ofsted and research. Participants will develop a tool kit of strategies to support teaching and will reflect on how curriculum design can help to stretch and challenge learners.

stretch and challenge

Dates:

  • 16 November 2022
  • 23 November 2022

Venue: Online
Time: 3.30pm – 5pm
Cost: £95

Improving Outcomes By Getting Students Talking In Science

RK298 A92

This workshop will support the development of discussion and oracy skills in science lessons

Delegates will identify:

  • Strategies to promote structured discussion in science
  • Strategies to move students on and improve their discussion skills
Thinking and talking science

Date: 17 November 2022

Venue: Online
Time: 4pm – 5.15pm
Cost: £40

Number for GCSE Science – MIST – Maths in Science Teaching

RK298 A88

Develop subject knowledge and teaching strategies to confidently deliver mathematics elements of the GCSE science specifications. You will apply these skills, using appropriate resources, in biology, physics and chemistry contexts.

You will be equipped with know-how and resources to deliver the Maths in science : Number.

The course will cover how to deliver:

  • Using a calculator, significant figures and standard form
  • Dealing with units
  • Proportional reasoning
Number

Date: 21 November 2022

Venue: Online
Time: 3.30pm – 5pm
Cost: £60

Narrowing the Gap: Supporting Disadvantaged Learners in Science

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School closures due to COVID-19 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 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.

Network for Triple Science Teachers

Dates:

  • 23 November 2022
  • 30 November 2022

Venue: Online
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Cost: £60

Strategies for Success Teaching EAL Learners in Science Lessons

RK298 A93

This workshop will introduce teachers to some strategies they can use in their lessons to support EAL learners in science

Delegates will be able to

  • explain who an EAL learner is in the English context
  • identify language barriers specific to the subject of Science
  • identify a range of strategies that teachers can use with their EAL learners
Network for Triple Science Teachers

Date: 29 November 2022

Venue: Online
Time: 4pm – 5.15pm
Cost: £40

Teaching Resources to Maximising Impact and Progression for Learners in Science Lessons

RK298 A97

This programme introduces delegates to a range of practical strategies that they can take and use in their own settings for improving learning and progress of learners with special educational needs.

The workshop is aimed at adults who support learners in science lessons, both teachers and teaching assistants. It would also be of benefit to early career stage teachers who want to improve their teaching of learners with special educational needs.

Books resources science reading learning

Date: 10 January 2023

Venue: Online
Time: 3pm – 4pm
Cost: £40

Practical Work to Maximising Impact and Progression for Learners in Science Lessons

RK298 A98

This programme introduces delegates to a range of practical strategies that they can take and use in their own settings for improving learning and progress of learners with special educational needs.

The workshop is aimed at adults who support learners in science lessons, both teachers and teaching assistants. It would also be of benefit to early career stage teachers who want to improve their teaching of learners with special educational needs.

Getting practical: Working Scientifically in your classroom

Date: 26 January 2023

Venue: Online
Time: 3pm – 4pm
Cost: £40

Specific SEND Needs to Maximising Impact and Progression for Learners in Science Lessons

RK298 A9

This programme introduces delegates to a range of practical strategies that they can take and use in their own settings for improving learning and progress of learners with special educational needs.

The workshop is aimed at adults who support learners in science lessons, both teachers and teaching assistants. It would also be of benefit to early career stage teachers who want to improve their teaching of learners with special educational needs.

SEND science writing

Date: 8 February 2023

Venue: Online
Time: 3pm – 4pm
Cost: £40

Leading Health and Safety in Your Science Department

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Heads of department and key stages need to consider how effective the implementation of health and safety really is. Identify areas for development, understand the legal requirements and how you move towards everyone having a good understanding of effective health and safety. We will focus on the core areas of concern in science departments and support you with identifying good practice, as well as being able to audit in an appropriate way.

Technicians' Health & Safety

Dates:

  • 5 June 2023
  • 7 June 2023
  • 8 June 2023

Venue: Online
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Cost: £100

FAQs

REGISTRATION, BOOKING AND OTHER FAQs

Check out the FAQ page for assistance on how to register, make bookings, fees and other information. For any other queries regarding a course please contact Anna Cummings on STEM@dtsa.org.uk.

 

FACE-TO-FACE COURSES

In-person courses are available in your local area of Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire or Leicestershire & Northamptonshire, which are great for networking and practicals.

Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Science Learning Partnership (SLP), trading as Developing Teachers of Science Association (DTSA) covers the entire geographical area including Derby and Nottingham for STEM Learning UK. Our aim is to allow all staff to support students to ensure they are the best that they can be. We are proud to have provided teachers, technicians and other educators with high impact, subject-specific professional development in science and the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.