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Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses

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Online Secondary Science SKE (Subject Knowledge Enhancement) Courses 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.

KS4 Biology – Genes and the Genome

RK298 B62

This course will provide subject knowledge to help in planning and teaching biology for Key Stage 4 (Coordinated Science and Triple Science) with a focus on the genome. Develop your biology teaching with the tools and confidence to plan and teach effectively, engaging your students and supporting their achievement and attainment. You will be supported to find ways to enhance students’ learning skills. You will explore ways of building student understanding, taking account of preconceptions, misconceptions and common issues in teaching these biology concepts.

 

You will be able to:

  • develop an understanding of key concepts in KS4 biology
  • identify common preconceptions and misconceptions held by students
  • investigate teaching approaches to develop student knowledge and understanding
  • increase your confidence to plan and teach for more effective learning for GCSE biology students
COVIDgenome

Date:  12 September 2022

Venue: Online
Time:
3.45pm-4.45pm
Cost: £40

SKE – KS4 Chemistry

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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.

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 knowledge and understanding

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

Secondary science Chemistry - Structure and bonding with Rates of Reaction

Dates:

  • 13 September 2022
  • 19 September 2022
  • 22 September 2022

Venue: Online
Time:
3.45pm-4.45pm
Cost: £120

KS4 Chemistry – Atomic structure and the Periodic Table

RK298 B46

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.

Periodic table

Date: 13 September 2022

Venue: Online
Time:
3.45pm-4.45pm
Cost: £40

SKE – Physics KS4

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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.

 

Physics KS4

Dates:

  • 14 September 2022
  • 20 September 2022
  • 26 September 2022

Venue: Online
Time:
3.45pm-4.45pm
Cost: £140

KS4 Physics – Forces and Motion

RK298 B58

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.

 

Physics forces and motion

Date: 14 September 2022

Venue: Online
Time:
3.45pm-4.45pm
Cost: £40

KS4 Biology – Gene Expression

RK298 B63

This course will provide subject knowledge to help in planning and teaching biology for Key Stage 4 (Coordinated Science and Triple Science) with a focus on the genes and gene expression. Develop your biology teaching with the tools and confidence to plan and teach effectively, engaging your students and supporting their achievement and attainment. You will be supported to find ways to enhance students’ learning skills. You will explore ways of building student understanding, taking account of preconceptions, misconceptions and common issues in teaching these biology concepts.

 

You will be able to:

  • develop an understanding of key concepts in KS4 biology
  • identify common preconceptions and misconceptions held by students
  • investigate teaching approaches to develop student knowledge and understanding
  • increase your confidence to plan and teach for more effective learning for GCSE biology students
Gene expression biology

Date: 15 September 2022

Venue: Online
Time:
3.45pm-4.45pm
Cost: £40

KS4 Chemistry – Structure and Bonding

RK298 B47

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.

Chemistry - Structure and bonding with Rates of Reaction

Date: 19 September 2022

Venue: Online
Time:
3.45pm-4.45pm
Cost: £40

KS4 Biology – Cell Division

RK298 B64

This course will provide subject knowledge to help in planning and teaching biology for Key Stage 4 (Coordinated Science and Triple Science) with a focus on the cell division. Develop your biology teaching with the tools and confidence to plan and teach effectively, engaging your students and supporting their achievement and attainment. You will be supported to find ways to enhance students’ learning skills. You will explore ways of building student understanding, taking account of preconceptions, misconceptions and common issues in teaching these biology concepts.

 

You will be able to:

  • develop an understanding of key concepts in KS4 biology
  • identify common preconceptions and misconceptions held by students
  • investigate teaching approaches to develop student knowledge and understanding
  • increase your confidence to plan and teach for more effective learning for GCSE biology students
Biology cell division

Date:  21 September 2022

Venue: Online
Time:
3.45pm-4.45pm
Cost: £40

KS4 Chemistry – Rates of Reaction

RK298 B48

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.

Energy transfers in system chemistry reactions

Date: 22 September 2022

Venue: Online
Time:
3.45pm-4.45pm
Cost: £40

KS4 Physics – Nuclear Radiation and Hooke’s Law

RK298 B66

By the end of the session you will have:

  • Considered some myths and misconceptions about radioactivity
  • Investigated a wide range of different teaching ideas
  • Evaluated different models for the decay of a radioactive material
  • By the end of the session you will have in depth theories on Hooke’s Law
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Date:  26 September 2022

Venue: Online
Time:
3.45pm-4.45pm
Cost: £40

SKE Biology Triple Science

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Explore background subject knowledge to help planning and teaching biology for key stage 4 (Triple Science) with a focus on coordination and control. Start your Triple Science teaching with the tools and confidence to plan and teach effective learning for your biology classes.

Cells Biology

Dates:

  • 28 September 2022
  • 4 October 2022
  • 10 OCtober 2022

Venue: Online
Time:
3.45pm-4.45pm
Cost: £100

SKE Chemistry Triple Science

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Develop the background subject knowledge required to help planning and teaching Chemistry for Key Stage 4 (triple science). 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.

You will be able to:

  • develop an understanding of key concepts in the triple content of key stage 4 chemistry
  • identify common misconceptions students may have
  • investigate teaching approaches to develop student knowledge and understanding

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

STEM Clubs - East Midlands

Dates:

  • 29 September 2022
  • 5 October 2022
  • 11 October 2022

Venue: Online
Time:
3.45pm-4.45pm
Cost: £100

KS4 Chemistry Triple Science – Energy Changes

RK298 B49

Develop the background subject knowledge required to help planning and teaching Chemistry for Key Stage 4 (triple science). 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.

Introduction to A-Level Chemistry

Date: 29 September 2022

Venue: Online
Time:
3.45pm-4.45pm
Cost: £40

SKE – Physics Triple Science

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Develop the background subject knowledge required to help planning and teaching physics for key stage 4 (Triple Science). Start your Triple Science 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.

You will be able to:

  • make an informed decision over when to use different types of teaching to communicate physics concepts.
  • use tactile, physical models to simulate nuclear experiments in the classroom.
  • develop students’ understanding of mathematical models, including stopping distance, transformers and Boyle’s law.
  • use a range of external resources to enhance your teaching of physics, such as Perimeter Institute to help teach the expanding universe, and PhET to explore optics.

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

Physics

Dates:

  • 3 October 2022
  • 6 October 2022
  • 12 October 2022

Venue: Online
Time:
3.45pm-4.45pm
Cost: £100

Physics Triple Science – Stopping Distance and Other Maths

RK298 B71

Develop the background subject knowledge required to help planning and teaching physics for key stage 4 (Triple Science). Start your Triple Science 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.

You will be able to:

  • make an informed decision over when to use different types of teaching to communicate physics concepts.
  • develop students’ understanding of mathematical models, including stopping distance, transformers and Boyle’s law.
Maintaining your prep room science technicians

Date: 3 October 2022

Venue: Online
Time:
3.45pm-4.45pm
Cost: £40

Biology Triple Science – Hormonal Control

RK298 B67

Explore background subject knowledge to help planning and teaching biology for key stage 4 (Triple Science) with a focus on coordination and control. Start your Triple Science teaching with the tools and confidence to plan and teach effective learning for your biology classes.

 

You will be able to:

  • develop an understanding of key concepts in KS4 biology
  • identify common preconceptions and misconceptions held by students
  • investigate teaching approaches to develop student knowledge and understanding
  • increase your confidence to plan and teach for more effective learning for GCSE triple science biology students
hormonal control

Date: 4 October 2022

Venue: Online
Time:
3.45pm-4.45pm
Cost: £40

KS4 Chemistry Triple Science – Equilibria and Reversible Reactions

RK298 B50

Develop the background subject knowledge required to help planning and teaching Chemistry for Key Stage 4 (triple science). 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.

Chemistry reversible reactions

Date: 5 October 2022

Venue: Online
Time:
3.45pm-4.45pm
Cost: £40

Physics Triple Science – Fission and Fusion / Space Physics

RK298 B72

Develop the background subject knowledge required to help planning and teaching physics for key stage 4 (Triple Science). Start your Triple Science 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.

You will be able to:

  • make an informed decision over when to use different types of teaching to communicate physics concepts.
  • use tactile, physical models to simulate nuclear experiments in the classroom.
  • use a range of external resources to enhance your teaching of physics, such as Perimeter Institute to help teach the expanding universe
STEM careers science space work employability

Date: 6 October 2022

Venue: Online
Time:
3.45pm-4.45pm
Cost: £40

Biology Triple Science – The Kidney

RK298 B68

Explore background subject knowledge to help planning and teaching biology for key stage 4 (Triple Science) with a focus on coordination and control. Start your Triple Science teaching with the tools and confidence to plan and teach effective learning for your biology classes.

You will be able to:

  • develop an understanding of key concepts in KS4 biology
  • identify common preconceptions and misconceptions held by students
  • investigate teaching approaches to develop student knowledge and understanding
  • increase your confidence to plan and teach for more effective learning for GCSE triple science biology students
kidney

Date: 10 October 2022

Venue: Online
Time:
3.45pm-4.45pm
Cost: £40

Post-16 Chemistry Subject Knowledge Enhancement: Thermodynamics

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Are you teaching outside of your specialism or looking to improve your subject knowledge for delivery of A Level Chemistry? This course will help you to prepare for teaching thermodynamics and will focus on the subject knowledge needed to teach the content. This course may also be useful in supporting these topic areas within other Level 3 science qualifications.

heat loss body thermography

Dates:

  • 10 October 2022, 4-6pm
  • 12 October 2022, 4-6pm
  • 17 October 2022, 4-5pm

Venue: Online
Cost: £100

KS4 Chemistry Triple Science – Electrolysis

RK298 B51

Develop the background subject knowledge required to help planning and teaching Chemistry for Key Stage 4 (triple science). 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.

electrolysis

Date: 11 October 2022

Venue: Online
Time:
3.45pm-4.45pm
Cost: £40

Physics Triple Science – Waves and Optics

RK298 B73

Develop the background subject knowledge required to help planning and teaching physics for key stage 4 (Triple Science). Start your Triple Science 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.

You will be able to:

  • make an informed decision over when to use different types of teaching to communicate physics concepts.
  • use a range of external resources to enhance your teaching of physics, such as PhET to explore optics.
Physics Waves

Date: 12 October 2022

Venue: Online
Time:
3.45pm-4.45pm
Cost: £40

Post-16 Chemistry Subject Knowledge Enhancement: Analysis

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Are you teaching outside of your specialism or looking to improve your subject knowledge for delivery of A Level Chemistry? This course will help you to prepare for teaching chemical analysis and will focus on the subject knowledge needed to teach the content. This course may also be useful in supporting the teaching of this topic area within other Level 3 science qualifications.

Physics Waves

Dates:

  • 7 November 2022, 4-6pm
  • 14 November 2022, 4-6pm
  • 16 November 2022, 4-5pm

Venue: Online
Cost: £100

BESPOKE COURSES: QUICK COURSES FOR BIG IMPACT

The following bespoke 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.

Would you like bitesize subject knowledge sessions to support you when teaching out of specialism?

Just £40 for 1 hour, courses run 3.30pm – 4.30pm or 4pm – 5pm with a minimum of 3 participants.

We offer short, twilight courses in the following areas:

Biology

Homeostasis

Genetics

Respiration

Biology photosynthesis

Photosynthesis

Chemistry

Quantitative Chemistry

Quantitative Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Chemical analysis

Chemical Analysis

Energy transfers in system chemistry reactions

Energy Changes in Reactions

Physics

Energy transfers in system physicss

Energy transfers in a system (SHC)

Forces and Motion physics

Forces and Motions

Physics Electricity

Electricity

Physics Waves

Waves

Email STEM@dtsa.org.uk to register your interest, specifying which course you are interested in!

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.

For any queries regarding a course please contact Anna Cummings on STEM@dtsa.org.uk.

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.