General Science CPD

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

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.

Planning and Delivering a Remote Science Lesson

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Develop the skills required to deliver remote science lessons in an effective and engaging way for your learners. You will have opportunity to consider the most effective ways of using the technology available and will be able to practise and reflect on mapping your existing lessons towards remote delivery.

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Dates:

  • 17 April 2024
  • 8 May 2024
  • 5 June 2024

Venue: Online
Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Cost: £100

Effective Group Work in Science

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We know that scientists often work as part of a team – sharing parts of a larger task and collaborating to ensure success as a group. We also know that our learners need to start this collaborative working when they are in our schools, not because they need these skills later on, but because they need them now.

This workshop will unpick how to get learners working effectively in practical and classroom scenarios to improve their group work and plan for progression.

Ofsted science review

Date: 30 April 2024

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

Linking Your STEM Curriculum to Careers

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This course explores ideas for developing STEM career learning content in lessons and extra-curricular activities.

This short course forms part of our suite of STEM Career professional development modules that can be accessed via our Science Learning Partnerships.

Early careers Teacher (ECT) for teachers with 1-3 years experience

Date: 6 May 2024

Venue: Online
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Cost: £80

EP2504 Adaptive Teaching: How To Use ‘Microadaptations’

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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

EP2502 New to Leading Science or Aspiring Science – Effective action planning and leading change

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The aim of these half-termly network meetings is to offer support and guidance to those new to leadership in science or aspiring to be leaders in secondary science. It will provide the opportunity for new/ aspiring leaders to come together, learn and share ideas promoting excellent teaching of science. Each session will include an expert who has experience of being a Head of Science.

 

This Network meeting is FREE for New Science Leaders or Aspiring Science Leaders in State funded schools in the areas of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Any person booking from outside of these areas will be cancelled.

For schools in the Leicestershire and Northamptonshire areas please book for FREE onto the sister course RK219 B19.
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Date: 9 May 2024

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

EP2206 New to Leading Science or Aspiring Science – Effective action planning and leading change

RK219 B19

The aim of these half-termly network meetings is to offer support and guidance to those new to leadership in science or aspiring to be leaders in secondary science. It will provide the opportunity for new/ aspiring leaders to come together, learn and share ideas promoting excellent teaching of science. Each session will include an expert who has experience of being a Head of Science.

 

This Network meeting is FREE for New Science Leaders or Aspiring Science Leaders in State funded schools in the Areas of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. Any person booking from outside of these areas will be cancelled.

For schools in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire areas please book for FREE onto the sister course RK219 A15.

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Date: 9 May 2024

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

EP2502 New to Leading Science or Aspiring Science – Health and safety for science leaders

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The aim of these half-termly network meetings is to offer support and guidance to those new to leadership in science or aspiring to be leaders in secondary science. It will provide the opportunity for new/ aspiring leaders to come together, learn and share ideas promoting excellent teaching of science. Each session will include an expert who has experience of being a Head of Science.

 

This Network meeting is FREE for New Science Leaders or Aspiring Science Leaders in State funded schools in the areas of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Any person booking from outside of these areas will be cancelled.

For schools in the Leicestershire and Northamptonshire areas please book for FREE onto the sister course RK219 B20.
Technicians' Health & Safety

Date: 13 June 2024

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

EP2206 New to Leading Science or Aspiring Science – Health and safety for science leaders

RK219 B20

The aim of these half-termly network meetings is to offer support and guidance to those new to leadership in science or aspiring to be leaders in secondary science. It will provide the opportunity for new/ aspiring leaders to come together, learn and share ideas promoting excellent teaching of science. Each session will include an expert who has experience of being a Head of Science.

 

This Network meeting is FREE for New Science Leaders or Aspiring Science Leaders in State funded schools in the Areas of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. Any person booking from outside of these areas will be cancelled.

For schools in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire areas please book for FREE onto the sister course RK219 A16.

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Date: 13 June 2024

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

EP2504 KS3 Science for Non-Specialists

RK298 A216

This course includes a practical element involving mini experiments.

Covering:

  • KS3 National Curriculum
  • Microscopes
  • Solids, Liquids and Gases
  • The Periodic Table
  • Energy
  • Photosynthesis
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Dates:

  • 25 June 2024
  • 26 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.