Secondary Science

Secondary science 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.

Please note, online bookings close 36 hours before course start date. Last minute bookings can be made by email and not the website.

For any queries regarding the courses please contact Anna Cummings on finance@dtsa.org.uk.

Upcoming Courses

An Introduction to teaching A-level Chemistry – Derby and Nottingham areas only

The session is designed to run as a network where we will discuss and share strategies to:

Outcomes

  • The session is designed to run as a network where we will discuss and share strategies to:
  • Consider the teaching sequence for A-level chemistry and how we develop both knowledge and skills.
  • Signpost sources of good resources and how they can enhance our practice
  • Share hints and tips for teaching A-level chemistry topics.
Introduction to A-Level Chemistry

Dates: Monday 25 January 2021

Venue: Online
Time:
3.45pm-5.45pm
Cost: Free

Triple Science Network Meeting – East Midlands area only

The triple science network meetings are ideal opportunities to share practice around the delivery of your triple science curriculum. Triple science network meetings will run with specific themes. All will start with an overview of the latest research and evidence to inform and underpin discussions within the group. Teachers should be able to leave the meetings with ideas, tools and strategies that they can use within their own contexts to improve curriculum provision and to improve outcomes studying a triple science pathway.

Triple Science Network Meeting

Dates:

  • 25 January 2021
  • 22 February 2021
  • 23 March 2021

Venue: Online
Time:
3.30pm-5pm
Cost: Free

FE Sector Taster Session (East Midlands area only) – Preparing your department for the new Ofsted framework

STEM Learning Centre are offering an opportunity to find out about the FE focus STEM CPD offer. We are running a series of free taster sessions for courses that we have developed for the FE STEM subject areas.

STEM Learning is committed to STEM education, from the delivery of teacher/lecturer CPD in STEM subjects, bringing STEM role models into schools as part of the STEM Ambassador Programme or providing bespoke, long-term support for groups of colleges in collaboration with companies through our ENTHUSE Partnerships, our aim is always the same – to provide a world-leading STEM education for all young people across the UK.

The taster network meetings will be an opportunity to participate in 30/45 minutes of CPD, discuss the topic in question with other teachers and lecturers and find out more about the range of courses that we can offer to you and your college departments.

Preparation for Ofsted framework

Dates:

  • 26 January 2021, 1-2pm

Venue: Online
Cost: Free

Subject Knowledge Enhancement: KS4 Biology

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, genes and gene expression and 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.

cell division

Dates: 3 sessions

  • Tuesday 26 January 2021
  • Wednesday 27 January 2021
  • Thursday 28 January 2021

Venue: Online
Time:
4.30pm-5.30pm
Cost: £100 / £150

 

To book or for more information email finance@dtsa.org.uk

Subject Knowledge Enhancement: KS3 Physics

Develop the background subject knowledge required to help planning and teaching physics for key stage 3. Start your key stage 3 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.

SKE KS3 Physics

Dates (5 sessions):

  • Tuesday 2 February 2021
  • Wednesday 3 February 2021
  • Thursday 4 February 2021
  • Friday 5 February 2021
  • Monday 8 February 2021

Venue: Online
Time:
4.30pm-5.30pm
Cost: £100 / £200

To book and for information email finance@dtsa.org.uk

Wednesday night is Physics Night! Forces and Motion

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • name some common forces and agree a common language when describing and labelling them
  • describe the links between forces and motion
  • quote Newton’s laws, and apply them to new situations
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Dates: Wednesday 3 February 2021

Venue: Online
Time:
3.30pm-4.30pm
Cost: £20 / £30

Effective delivery of blended practical work for Triple Science

Delivery of practical science is likely to remain a challenge for a considerable time, given the current climate of uncertainty. It is therefore timely to look at strategies, techniques and resources that can support the delivery of practical science via blended delivery methods. The purpose of this course will be to evaluate different methods of blended delivery, with a specific focus to Triple Science, which can support learners to develop their practical knowledge and skills. You will be signposted to identify various resources that can assist with blended delivery of practical science and learn from current practitioners.

Science Network - Primary Science Derby SLP

Dates (3 sessions):

  • Wednesday 3 February 2021
  • Tuesday 9 February 2021
  • Tuesday 23 February 2021

Venue: Online
Time:
4.30pm-5.30pm
Cost: £100 / £150

Wednesday night is Physics Night! Energy

By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • recognise the importance of  scientific models to describe physical  concepts
  • describe physical processes in terms of energy stores and transfers
  • explain the law of conservation of energy
  • construct Sankey diagrams to show the energy transfers in a physical system
  • evaluate some activities to show heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation
Strengthening practical work in physics

Dates: Wednesday 10 February 2021

Venue: Online
Time:
3.30pm-4.30pm
Cost: £20 / £30

Maths in the Secondary Science Curriculum

Develop your teaching of key areas of mathematics in the science curriculum. You will be able to develop strategies to support the teaching of graphs to enable students to sketch, interpret, draw and find lines of best fit as well as more general skills required to manipulate ‘number’, such as rounding, standard form and links to appropriate units. As well as developing specific skills, you will consider how to build confidence in students to enable them to solve and manipulate equations.

Appropriate Bodies Roles and Responsibilities

Dates: 15th February 2021, 17th February 2021 and 19th February 2021

Venue: Remote Adobe
Time: 
9:30am – 11:30 am 15th and 19th

9:30am – 10:30 am 17th
Cost: £100 maintained schools

Subject Knowledge Enhancement: Biology Triple Science

This course will help you to prepare for teaching Level 3 BTEC Applied Science (NQF) and will focus on the subject knowledge needed to teach the physics component of Unit 1 (Principles and Application of Science I) – Waves in Communication.

The course will also provide insight into some teaching approaches and resources that can be used to deliver this topic.

Biology

Date (3 sessions):

  • Tuesday 23 February 2021
  • Tuesday 2 March 2021
  • Thursday 4 March 2021

Venue: Online
Time:
3.30pm-4.30pm
Cost: £100 / £150

SKE for Level 3 BTEC Applied Science Unit 1 – Physics

This course will help you to prepare for teaching Level 3 BTEC Applied Science (NQF) and will focus on the subject knowledge needed to teach the physics component of Unit 1 (Principles and Application of Science I) – Waves in Communication.

The course will also provide insight into some teaching approaches and resources that can be used to deliver this topic.

Electromagnetic_waves

Date: Monday 1 March 2021

Venue: Online
Time:
3.30pm-5.30pm
Cost: £60 / £75

Wednesday Night is Physics Night – Electricity

Physics Electricity

Date: Wednesday 3 March 2021

Venue: Online
Time:
3.30pm-4.30pm
Cost: £20 / £30

Wednesday Night is Physics Night – Atomic Structure and Radioactivity

Radioactivity and atomic structure physics

Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021

Venue: Online
Time:
3.30pm-4.30pm
Cost: £20 / £30

Wednesday Night is Physics Night – Waves

By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • Describe how waves are created and their properties
  • Describe the properties of the family of waves known as the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Use the wave equation to calculate the speed of a wave
Physics Waves

Date: Wednesday 17 March 2021

Venue: Online
Time:
3.30pm-4.30pm
Cost: £20 / £30

FACE – Inspiring Students Through a Farming Context

FACE is committed to helping teachers to overcome barriers and introduce innovative ways of embedding food, farming and the countryside in their schools.

This day would enable teachers and school leaders to access great content, relevant training and tailored advice so that they are able to create powerful learning experiences about food and farming, in both the classroom and the countryside, all based on a working farm for the day.

Farming and Countryside Education -FACE with Derby SLP

Date: Thursday 18 March 2021

Venue: Snitterton Road, Matlock DE4 2JG
Time:
9-4pm
Cost: Free

Developing Learner’s Resilience and Independent Learning Skills in Post 16 Science

Explore different methods to help learners manage the transition from level 2 (KS4) to level 3 (KS5), cope with the challenges of independent learning and develop the resilience to endure a full post-16 programme. Develop strategies to ensure that the culture of the classroom is right and that learners develop the metacognitive skills and motivation needed to progress to higher levels of study and employment

Developing Learner's Resilience and Independent Learning Skills in Post 16 Science

Date (3 sessions):

  • Monday 22 March 2021
  • Tuesday 23 March 2021
  • Thursday 25 March 2021

Venue: Online
Time:
4-5pm
Cost: £100 / £150

Subject Knowledge Enhancement – KS3 Physics – Remote Delivery

Develop the background subject knowledge required to help planning and teaching physics for key stage 3. Start your key stage 3 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

Date: 22nd March 2021 and 25th March 2021

Venue: Remote Adobe
Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm Day 1 and 3:30pm – 4:30pm Day 2
Cost: £100 Maintained schools

Wednesday Night is Physics Night! Magnetism and Electromagnetism

By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • Describe the strength of a magnetic field with regard to distance
  • Describe the motor effect and the LH motor rule
  • Use ratios to form the transformer rule
Electromagnetism Physics

Date: 24 March 2021

Venue: Online
Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Cost: £20 / £30

FACE – Cross Phase – Inspiring students through a farming context

FACE is committed to helping teachers to overcome barriers and introduce innovative ways of embedding food, farming and the countryside in their schools.

This day would enable teachers and school leaders to access great content, relevant training and tailored advice so that they are able to create powerful learning experiences about food and farming, in both the classroom and the countryside, all based on a working farm for the day.

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FACE - Science

Date: Thursday 22 April 2021

Venue: Farm Eco, Home Farm, Screveton NG13 8JL
Time: 9am – 4pm
Cost: Free