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Science Learning Partnership Cheshire & Stockport: CPD Courses
June 14th 2017

Science Learning Partnership Cheshire & Stockport: CPD Courses

The Science Learning Partnership (Cheshire & Stockport) have fantastic CPD courses coming up, they have a Summer special offer too!

Secondary School CPD Courses Summer Term Special Offer
Buy 2 courses get a third course half price!

If your school would like to register places for teachers on any two of the following Secondary SLP courses, your school receives a place on a third course at half the usual price.
The Summer offer applies to all secondary courses: RA201/C02, RA200/C02, RA202/C01, RA210 C02, RA208 C02, RA229 C02

Enhancing practical work in the new GCSE: Physics
(RA201 / C02) 22nd June 2017 9.30am to 3.30pm

Summary
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.

Outcomes
You will be able to:
Develop an understanding of the nature, purpose and importance of practical work in physics lessons
Employ new and established practical strategies and techniques to teach physics effectively
Plan how to incorporate these ideas into schemes of learning

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Enhancing practical work in the new GCSE: Biology
(RA200 / C02) 29th June 2017 9.30am to 3.30pm

Summary
We will explore strategies for teaching topics across the biology curriculum and develop an understanding of how practical work can be made more relevant and effective. There will be hands-on opportunities to explore interesting and creative approaches to new and familiar practical techniques using a range of resources, publications and ICT applications to make students learning more effective.

Outcomes
You will be able to:
Develop an understanding of the nature, purpose and importance of practical work in biology lessons
Employ new and established practical strategies and techniques to teach biology effectively
Plan how to incorporate these ideas into schemes of learning

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Enhancing practical work in the new GCSE: Chemistry
(RA202 / C01) 7th July 2017 9.30am to 3.30pm

Summary
Research evidence indicates that practical learning improves student motivation, attainment and overall school performance. Through hands-on activities you will undertake new and established strategies and practical techniques to make students’ learning more effective.

Outcomes
You will be able to:
Develop an understanding of the nature, purpose and importance of practical work in chemistry lessons
Employ new and established practical strategies and techniques to teach chemistry effectively
Plan how to incorporate these ideas into schemes of learning

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Maths in science teaching: maths language and skills for GCSE Science
(RA210 / C02) 30th June 2017 9.30am to 3.30pm

Summary
There is an increased mathematical demand in science and a greater understanding is necessary to accelerate learning and raise attainment for science GCSE’s.
This course explores the typical weaknesses in mathematics that hinder students’ ability to understand and solve scientific problems. It will give teachers an increased confidence in teaching the mathematical aspects of secondary science and the skills and strategies to meet these requirements.

Outcomes
You will be able to:
Appreciate how weaknesses in understanding mathematics can lead to difficulty in understanding secondary science
Identify pedagogies to address these weaknesses
Understand how mathematics is used to make simple descriptions and predictions in science and how this might be supported by software examples
Access mathematics in science resources for teaching GCSE science

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Physics for non-specialists
(RA208 / C02) 13th July 2017 9.30am to 3.30pm

Summary
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.

Outcomes
You will be able to:
Increase your understanding of physics topics at 11-16
Become more confident and competent in your teaching of physics at 11-16
Develop an understanding of common student misconceptions and how these can be addressed
Employ the effective use of scientific models relevant to the teaching of physics
Rehearse opportunities for practical work and the use of ICT-based activities
Teach the mathematical aspects of physics with greater confidence

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Engaging and Ensuring Progress of Low Attainers in Science
Course Code: RA229 / C02
(Secondary Education)

Location: Eaton Bank Academy, Congleton
Full Day: 9.30 am – 3.30 pm
Date: Tuesday 13th June 2017

Developing numeracy and literacy skills in science and being able to identify the misconceptions your students have about science will improve the progress made by low attaining students.

Course Details
Develop strategies to improve student motivation by linking their interests to the curriculum. Explore new methods to support students with the unique literacy challenges linked to science achievement.

Outcomes
Gain new strategies for supporting low attaining students to progress. You’ll be able to develop new and exciting science practicals using the new and interesting challenges you have identified. You’ll begin to develop a five year numeracy road map to support improved attainment.

Cost:
State funded school or college £175.00
Fee paying school or college (independent) £230.00

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