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Science Learning Partnership: CPD Courses (Discounts Available)
February 05th 2018

Science Learning Partnership: CPD Courses (Discounts Available)

The Science Learning Partnership (SLP) for Cheshire & Stockport have a vast array of CPD training courses available. Take a look, many are coming up and some have fantastic discounts!

Technician network session 2/3 (RA607 / C02)

Date and time – 9 Feb 18, 13.30 – 15.30
Location – Sandbach School, CW11 3NS

Summary
With curriculum change at A level and GCSE on the horizon presenting challenges for school science departments, it seems an appropriate time for those supporting school science to meet to discuss and share good practice

For more information, please click here

Mathematics in science teaching (RA210 / C04)

Date and time – 13 Feb 18, 13:00 – 16.00
Location – The Catholic High School, CH4 7HS
Price – Only £50 per person*(state funded schools)

*price includes 50% discount off listed price – please contact [email protected] for your discount code

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.

For more information, please click here

Strengthening practical work in the new GCSE physics (RA201 / C02)

Date and time – 13 Feb 18, 09.15 – 16.00
Location – Ormiston Horizon Academy, Tunstall, Stoke on Trent ST6 6JZ

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.

For more information, please click here

FREE Subject leaders’ network meeting (RA219 / C10)

Date and time – 28 Feb 18, 08.00 – 10.00
Location – Alsager School, Stoke on Trent, ST7 2HR

Summary
This is a chance for collaboration with your peers so you can share information and develop as a leader. Expert consultants will help you identify priority issues in teaching and learning and professional development for your teams. You will be able to develop solutions, drawing on the expertise within the group. This strengthening of informal school-to-school support will create an effective network of information, advice and guidance.

For more information, please click here

Preparing for practical teaching and assessment in A level biology (RA510 / C01)

Date and time – 1 Mar 18, 10.00 – 16.00
Location – City of Liverpool College, L1 9DW

Summary
This course is designed to prepare teachers to make effective use of practical work in the new A level science courses and use them to improve outcomes for students

The incoming A level courses involve practical skills being developed and assessed in a different way. The stipulated activities are expected to be integrated with the teaching of topics so that they support the development of concepts and provide opportunities for a range of competencies to be developed and assessed. However, 15% of the marks in the final exams will also be based on these practical tasks and so teaching needs to ensure that students are prepared for these. The course looks at how the activities can be run effectively, used to support the awarding of the practical endorsement and to improve exam grades.

For more information, please click here

Strengthening practical work in GCSE biology (RA200 / C02)

Date and time – 15 Mar 18, 10.00 – 16.00
Location – City of Liverpool College, L1 9DW

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.

For more information, please click here

Free Edexcel GCSE Science Collaborative Hub Meetings

In our two hour sessions there will be an opportunity to focus on and discuss:
• Key challenges in teaching maths in Science led by our Regional Science leads – Tracey Baxter and Christine Boyd
• Effective revision strategies
• Exam board update, information and questions

Booking is essential to meet security and safeguarding procedures at our host schools
To book onto any of the meetings below please go to this link, you may need to scroll down and click ‘show more’.

Friday 26th January
1.30 – 3.30 pm at Reddish Vale School 62 Reddish Vale Rd, Stockport SK5 7HB
Thursday 8th February
2.00 – 4.00 pm at Broughton High School Woodplumpton La, Preston PR3 5JJ
Wednesday 28th February
3.30 – 5.30 pm at Manchester Communications Academy, 2 Silchester Dr, Manchester M40 8NT
Wednesday 21st March
3.30 – 5.30 pm at Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy, Barnfield Ave, Runcorn WA7 6EP

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