Our professional development opportunities for Secondary Schools are hosted across the county and are tailored to the current needs and trends in science education at the moment. Below is a list of upcoming events, but if you're unable to see what you're after please browse the secondary course brochure  or consider getting in touch so that we can work with you to provide a more bespoke package of support.

 

Events Below!

Events Below!

 November Events 

Facilitating with STEM Learning - Stage 2 (Invitation only)

Facilitating with STEM Learning - Stage 2 (Invitation only)

Course Code: FD102 NC02

Facilitator Name: Anthony Lees

Session Dates:

Session Online: 29th November 09:30 - 12:00

Note that this course is for facilitators that are undertaking Stage 1 of the Facilitator Development Programme. You should have completed FD101 before completing this course.

This course will enable participants to understand more about STEM Learning, our programmes and our expectations. We will cover how our programmes have research and evidence embedded within them and how we maximise impact to those accessing our CPD. We will explain how we support facilitators through the provision of course materials and how these can used to plan delivery. The STEM Learning processes of the Impact Toolkit and STEM Certificates will also be covered to ensure that, as facilitators, you will be able to encourage participants to engage with these systems.

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Metacognition and self-regulated learning in science

Metacognition and self-regulated learning in science

Course Code: RN350

Facilitator Name: TBC

Session Dates:

Session 1 Online: 30th Nov 1 hour wrap around

Session 2 F2F: 7th Dec

Session 3 Online: 14th Dec 1 hour wrap around

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 December Events 

 

Adding value and helping students make progress in post 16 science

Adding value and helping students make progress in post 16 science

Course Code: RN524 C01

Facilitator Name: Dr N. Rorke

Session Dates:

Session 1 Online: 14th Dec 16:00 - 17:00 (plus gap task)

Session 2 F2F: 6th January 09:00 - 15;00 (plus gap task)

Session 3 Online: 9th Feb 16:00 - 17:00

This course will give you the chance to gain an understanding of the drivers and barriers to student progress, and discover teaching and learning strategies to maximise progress of learners. Learn how to use analytical data to diagnose and remedy problems/issues, and develop practical strategies to ensure that all learners make outstanding progress.

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Delivering effective professional development in science

Delivering effective professional development in science

Course Code: FD104 NC02

Facilitator Name: Anthony Lees

Session Dates:

Session 1 Online: 14th Dec 14:00 - 17:00

Note that this course is for facilitators that are undertaking Stage 1 of the Facilitator Development Programme. You should have completed FD101 and FD102 before completing this course.

This course looks at what can help make science CPD as effective as possible, with some practical guidance for science staff. It starts by exploring what the evidence suggests and then looks at how this can be put into practice. The whole process of running a course is considered: starting at the planning phase as outcomes are written; examining the sort of activities (including assessment) that could be part of the CPD itself; and finishing with techniques to support participants post-course. It will also examines why and how we should be involving science practical work in our science CPD, and what we can do to improve engagement from all staff.

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Mathematics in science teaching

Mathematics in science teaching

Course Code: RP210

Facilitator Name: TBC

Session Dates:

Session 1 Online: 10th Jan 1 hour online wrap around

Session 2 F2F: 17th January

Session 3 Online: 31st Jan 1 hour online wrap around

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Strengthening practical work in biology

Strengthening practical work in biology

Course Code: RP200

Facilitator Name: TBC

Session Dates:

Session 1 Online: 11th Jan - 1 hour online wrap around

Session 2 F2F: 18th January

Session 3 Online: 25th Jan - 1 hour online wrap around

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 January Events 

 

Mathematics in science teaching

Mathematics in science teaching

Course Code: RP210

Facilitator Name: TBC

Session Dates:

Session 1 Online: 10th Jan 1 hour online wrap around

Session 2 F2F: 17th January

Session 3 Online: 31st Jan 1 hour online wrap around

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Strengthening practical work in biology

Strengthening practical work in biology

Course Code: RP200

Facilitator Name: TBC

Session Dates:

Session 1 Online: 11th Jan - 1 hour online wrap around

Session 2 F2F: 18th January

Session 3 Online: 25th Jan - 1 hour online wrap around

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Strengthening practical work in physics

Strengthening practical work in physics

Course Code: RP201 C01

Facilitator Name: Jeremy Pollard

Session Dates:

Session 1 Online: 27th Jan 15:45 - 16:45

Session 2 F2F: 3rd February 09:30 - 16:30 - Cullompton

Session 3 Online: 10th February 15:45 - 16:45

The aim of this course is to enable teachers and technicians of physics to explore a range of ideas for teaching topics across the physics curriculum. Through hands-on activities you will undertake new and established strategies and relevant practical techniques to make students' learning more effective.

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 Feburary Events 

 

Essential skills for new and aspiring science leadership

Essential skills for new and aspiring science leadership

Course Code: RP206 C02

Facilitator Name: Ed Walsh

Session Dates:

Session 1 Online: 1st Feb 15:45 - 16:45

Session 2 F2F: 8th Feb - 09:30 - 16:30 at Eggbuckland

Session 3 Online: 28th Feb 15:45 - 16:45

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Strengthening practical work in Chemistry

Strengthening practical work in Chemistry

Course Code: RP202

Facilitator Name: Nik Rorke

Session Dates:

Session 1 Online: 7th Feb 15:45 - 16:45

Session 2 F2F: 14th Feb 09:30 - 16:30 at Colyton

Session 3 Online: 28th Feb 15:45 - 16:45

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 March Events 

 

Physics for non-specialists

Physics for non-specialists

Course Code: RP208 C04

Facilitator Name: Dorian Pascoe

Session Dates:

Session 1 Online: 2nd March - 15:45 - 16:45

Session 2 F2F: 16th March - 09:30 - 16:30

Session 3 Online: 30th March - 15:45 - 16:45

If you have been asked to teach physics and it is outside your specialist area, this course is for you.

It has been developed with the Institute of Physics and throughout the course we will develop your understanding of the principles of physics and the skills and strategies needed to teach the subject effectively and improve student motivation and attainment. This, in turn, will increase take-up of physics at GCSE, A level and beyond.

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Delivering effective professional development (invitation only)

Delivering effective professional development (invitation only)

Course Code: FD101 NC03

Facilitator Name: Michael Kimber

Session Dates:

F2F Session : 15th March 09:30 - 16:00 at Monkerton

This course is designed to equip school and college based colleagues (teachers and technicians) with the skills to become an effective facilitator of subject specific CPD. It explores what makes CPD effective and how its impact can be evaluated as well as providing new facilitators with the strategies and tools they need when leading learning with adults.

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Primary Conference

Primary Conference

Course Code: RN124 C01

Facilitator Name: Michael Kimber

Session Date:

F2F Session : 18th March 09:30 - 16:00 at Marjon

Our primary conferences always provide outstanding learning opportunities linked to topical developments in primary science teaching along side time to talk and share ideas with other primary practitioners. Please see each entry for more detail of the focus in your locality.

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Science for low attainers - how to engage and ensure progress

Science for low attainers - how to engage and ensure progress

Course Code: RP355

Facilitator Name: TBC

Session Dates:

Session 1 Online: 21st Mar - 1 hour online wrap around

Session 2 F2F: 28thth Mar

Session 3 Online: 4th Apr - 1 hour online wrap around

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Facilitating with STEM Learning

Facilitating with STEM Learning

Course Code: FD102 NC03

Facilitator Name: Michael Kimber

Session Dates:

Online Session : 22nd March 09:30 - 12:00

Note that this course is for facilitators that are undertaking Stage 1 of the Facilitator Development Programme. You should have completed FD101 before completing this course.

This course will enable participants to understand more about STEM Learning, our programmes and our expectations. We will cover how our programmes have research and evidence embedded within them and how we maximise impact to those accessing our CPD. We will explain how we support facilitators through the provision of course materials and how these can used to plan delivery. The STEM Learning processes of the Impact Toolkit and STEM Certificates will also be covered to ensure that, as facilitators, you will be able to encourage participants to engage with these systems.

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Metacognition and self-regulated learning in science

Metacognition and self-regulated learning in science

Course Code: RP350

Facilitator Name: TBC

Session Dates:

Online Session : 23rd Mar - 1 hour online wrap around

Face to face course on Wed 30th Mar

Online Session : 6th Apr - 1 hour online wrap around

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Effective transition between Y6 and Y7 science

Effective transition between Y6 and Y7 science

Course Code: RX028 NC01

Facilitator Name: Joe Lyons

Session Dates:

Session 1: Online 29th Mar 15:30 - 16:30

Session 2: Online 1st Apr 15:30- 16:30

Session 3: Online 5th April 15:30 - 16:30

This course will focus on how to establish effective transition between year 6 and year 7 in science. You will have the opportunity to consider the nature and content of the year 6 science curriculum, how to develop creative activities that build on prior learning and how to use diagnostic teaching to identify and address gaps in knowledge and skills. You will also evaluate case studies from a variety of sources that showcase effective strategies, techniques and activities to support transition between year 6 and year 7 in science.

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 April Events 

 

Delivering effective professional development in science

Delivering effective professional development in science

Course Code: FD104 / NC03

Facilitator Name: Michael Kimber

Session Dates:

F2F Session : 1st April 14:00 - 17:00 at Monkerton

Note that this course is for facilitators that are undertaking Stage 1 of the Facilitator Development Programme. You should have completed FD101 and FD102 before completing this course.

This course looks at what can help make science CPD as effective as possible, with some practical guidance for science staff. It starts by exploring what the evidence suggests and then looks at how this can be put into practice. The whole process of running a course is considered: starting at the planning phase as outcomes are written; examining the sort of activities (including assessment) that could be part of the CPD itself; and finishing with techniques to support participants post-course. It will also examines why and how we should be involving science practical work in our science CPD, and what we can do to improve engagement from all staff.

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 May Events 

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 July Events 

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Not seeing what you're after, please browse the secondary course brochureor consider getting touch so that we may work to provide you with a more bespoke package of support.