General Science CPD

General science courses. CPD for teachers and science leads. STEM CPD LIVE* Remote delivery science courses and networks.

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.

* These courses are live and not recorded and cannot be watched back at a later date.

BOOKINGS

Online bookings close 24 hours before the course start date. Last minute bookings can be made by email and not the website.

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

FEES

Fees shown are for maintained (state-funded) schools.

Scroll to the bottom of the page for information on Resources, Registration, Booking and more.

Tracking of Science for Your School

RK198 A236

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to best practice tracking science for your school. This course will give primary subject leaders and teachers the opportunity to explore how to track science in your school and a chance to investigate the resources that are available in the wider educational world.

This course is ideal for primary school teachers who want to familiarise themselves with how to track science in their school.

science lab

Date: 28 March 2024

Venue: Online
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Cost: £40

EP2313 Teaching Working Scientifically Skills

RK198 A188

This course is fully funded for all schools from Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and Northampton. All other bookings will be cancelled.

Getting practical: Working Scientifically in your classroom

Date: 18 April 2024

Venue: Online
Time: 4pm – 5.30pm
Cost: Free

EP2413 Primary Teaching Assistants Supporting Learning

RK198 A168

This course is fully funded for all schools in the Primary L.E.A.D Trust Enthuse partnership and maintained schools from Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and Northampton. All other bookings will be cancelled.

EAL language learning science

Date: 24 April 2024

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

EP2537 Metacognitive Framework Called Thinking Moves

RK198 A212

Thinking Moves A – Z is a vocabulary of 26 types of thinking. The Moves are understandable, comprehensive and memorable. They make metacognition simple for teachers and learners, bringing big benefits in school and everyday life.

 

Our thinking ability is what makes us distinctively human.  Yet we have no generally accepted approach to teaching thinking – and no common vocabulary to describe different ways of thinking.  This, when you think about it, is extraordinary.  Imagine trying to teach or learn maths if we did not have commonly accepted terms such as add, subtract, multiply and divide.

Thinking Moves A – Z  provides a vocabulary for thinking.  The moves themselves are not new – we all use them in our learning and our life every day.  But now we have a way of talking about how we think, and that gives us a means to work on improving the effectiveness of our thinking.

 

For schools from Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and Northampton Only. All other bookings will be cancelled.

This is session 5 of 6.

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Date: 25 April 2024

Venue: Online
Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Cost: Free

Metacognitive Framework Called Thinking Moves

RK198 A270

Thinking Moves A – Z is a vocabulary of 26 types of thinking. The Moves are understandable, comprehensive and memorable. They make metacognition simple for teachers and learners, bringing big benefits in school and everyday life.

 

Our thinking ability is what makes us distinctively human.  Yet we have no generally accepted approach to teaching thinking – and no common vocabulary to describe different ways of thinking.  This, when you think about it, is extraordinary.  Imagine trying to teach or learn maths if we did not have commonly accepted terms such as add, subtract, multiply and divide.

Thinking Moves A – Z  provides a vocabulary for thinking.  The moves themselves are not new – we all use them in our learning and our life every day.  But now we have a way of talking about how we think, and that gives us a means to work on improving the effectiveness of our thinking.

 

For participants from all schools. Schools from Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and Northampton are welcome to book onto the funded course RK198 A212.

This is session 5 of 6.

Thinking-Moves-book-cover-e1592415891687

Date: 25 April 2024

Venue: Online
Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Cost: £40

EP2313 Progression in Working Scientifically and Skills Enquiry – Focus of Ofsted Report

RK198 A189

This course is fully funded for all schools rom Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and Northampton. All other bookings will be cancelled.

Tuxford Primary Science Subject Leader Network

Date: 1 May 2024

Venue: Online
Time: 4pm – 5.30pm
Cost: Free

EP2608 Adaptive Teaching: How To Use ‘Microadaptations’

RK198 A381

Adaptive teaching represents a welcome shift away from some of the problematic practices associated with differentiation. Yet, if you ask teachers exactly what adaptive teaching looks like in action, the answers will not typically be confident or consistent.

This is a problem, because if adaptive teaching is to live up to the hype, and not become a passing fad, we need to be able to define what it is, what it isn’t and how it works in practice.

 

Funded course for attendees within the Derby, Leicester, Northampton and Nottingham areas only. Bookings from outside of this area will be cancelled.

To avoid places being lost due to absence, non-attendance on this course is charged at £40.

Maths science primary teacher child assessment leading

Date: 8 May 2024

Venue: Online
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Cost: Free

EP2413 Supporting the Memory: Strategies and Techniques to Retain and Retrieve Knowledge in Primary Science

RK198 A169

This course is fully funded for all schools in the Primary L.E.A.D Trust Enthuse partnership and maintained schools from Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and Northampton. All other bookings will be cancelled.

Primary Maths

Date: 20 June 2024

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

REGISTRATION, BOOKING AND FEES

Click on these links for more information 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 & PAST COURSES

In-person courses are available in your local area which are great for networking and practicals, and a list of past courses is available to view showing courses we are able to run again on request.

Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire and Leicester, Leicestershire & Northants Science Learning Partnerships (SLP), trading as Developing Teachers of Science Association (DTSA), cover the entire geographical area including Derby, Nottingham, Leicester & Northampton 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.