The STEM Hub Canterbury Christ Church University STEM Learning
The STEM Hub

CPD COURSES FOR TEACHERS
Science Learning Partnership (SLP)

The SLP for Kent and Medway is a collaboration between Canterbury Christ Church University and Rainham Mark Grammar School; which together offer a comprehensive range of science CPD courses. Our aim is to provide relevant, local, affordable CPD that has a positive impact for pupils learning.

In addition to the courses listed below, we can arrange bespoke science staff meetings, INSET days and class demonstration lessons, if required. Contact us for more information.

Email: thestemhub@canterbury.ac.uk or call 01227 922662

  • PRIMARY COURSES »

    Mon18Nov

    £95

    Science with Everyday and Low Budget Items

    Ever feel that it would be great if there were quick and easy practical activities that did not cost the earth and could be undertaken by the children. This course will show you how to teach exciting science on a budget.

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    Thu21Nov

    £95

    Early Years Science

    How learning about the world can develop all aspects of children’s early learning skills. This course will link stories, rhymes, play and exploration to provide meaningful scientific learning for those in early year’s settings.

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    Fri6Dec

    £50

    Science From Christmas

    An afternoon course filled with cross-curricular ideas, things to do in assembly and opportunities to link with the world outside your classroom.

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  • SECONDARY COURSES »

    Fri22Nov

    £95

    Engaging and Ensuring Progress of Low Attainers in Science

    This course provides participants with strategies to improve the progress made by low attaining students in science. It supports the development of numeracy and literacy skills in science and the identification of science misconceptions.

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    Fri6Dec

    £95

    Essential Skills for New and Aspiring Science Leadership

    New to the role of Head of Science or are you ready to take on the challenge and looking for promotion? This course is designed to provide the strategies and techniques you will need to be successful. Working with an experienced science leader, you will develop your vision and leadership skills to enable you to lead an effective and vibrant science team.

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    Tue10Dec

    £95

    Elementary Chemistry Day 1 - Ensuring the Basics are Taught Well

    This course is for non-specialists who want to become more confident in teaching chemistry at KS3 and KS4. It will provide a range of simple, safe and effective practical work as well as addressing the key concepts that form the basis of chemistry.

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    Thu23Jan

    £95

    So You’ve Survived the First Term

    Supporting new entrants to science teaching is vitally important. This course, aimed at Newly Qualified Teachers and others in the early stages of their careers aims to develop a supportive network for science colleagues in Kent & Medway. Key skills that new teachers should develop will be highlighted along with strategies for managing workload and avoiding 'burnout'. Making practical work effective will be emphasised and local agencies that support science teachers locally identified.

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    Thu30Jan

    FREE

    British Science Week - Creating a Buzz - Tonbridge

    This free CPD twilight session will provide ideas and resources on getting involved in British Science Week. In 2020 British Science Week is 6th to 15th March. the session will demonstrate how easy, and the different ways your school can take part in celebrating British Science Week.

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    Tue4Feb

    FREE

    British Science Week - Creating a Buzz - Medway

    This free CPD twilight session will provide ideas and resources on getting involved in British Science Week. In 2020 British Science Week is 6th to 15th March. This session will demonstrate how easy, and the different ways your school can take part in celebrating British Science Week.

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    Thu6Feb

    FREE

    British Science Week - Creating a Buzz - Canterbury

    This free CPD twilight session will provide ideas and resources on getting involved in British Science Week. In 2020 British Science Week is 6th to 15th March. This session will demonstrate how easy, and the different ways your school can take part in celebrating British Science Week.

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    Thu6Feb

    £95

    GCSE Biology

    Some of the challenging topics in Combined Science and Biology GCSE specifications will be covered. A highly experienced teacher will take participants through practical work, emphasising the key learning objectives. Related theory will be covered with strategies for engaging teaching identified and shared.

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    Thu13Feb

    £95

    Towards Outstanding

    Secure knowledge of what outstanding practice looks like, strengthens the ability to support colleagues, for the benefit of themselves and their students. On this course we will consider how to embed outstanding practice in all lessons and improve outcomes. Explore and evaluate key pedagogical approaches in science, including work, literacy and numeracy and active learning techniques.

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    Tue25Feb

    £95

    Physics for Non-Specialists Day 2 (energy & radiation)

    This course is ideal for teachers being asked to teach physics but is outside the specialist area. Throughout the course an experienced facilitator will help to develop understanding of the principles of physics and the skills and strategies needed to teach the subject effectively at KS3 & KS4. This course focuses on energy and radiation.

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    Thu5Mar

    £95

    Stretching the More Able Pupils in Science

    'Stretch and Challenge' is a priority for many science departments. This course introduces a range of strategies that support able students to reach their potential. The aim of this course is to enable teachers to explore a range of ways in which able students can be challenged to maximise their potential. This might be through focusing teaching to the more demanding exam questions; looking at approaches to effective differentiation or challenging students to problem-solve, investigate and research.

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    Tue17Mar

    £95

    Elementary Chemistry Day 2 - Going Beyond the Basics

    This course is Day 2 for non-specialists who want to become more confident in teaching chemistry at KS4. It will provide a range of simple, safe and effective practical activities. During develop strategies for teaching quantitative chemistry and identify effective ways of linking chemical concepts and take away resources to help with the next day's lessons! As well as addressing key concepts that stretch students.

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    Thu19Mar

    £95

    Metacognition and Self-Regulated Learning in Science

    This course explores the concept of metacognition and self-regulated learning. Based on the latest educational research, the course focuses on what is meant by self-regulated learning and how the interplay of knowledge (self, strategies and motivation), planning, monitoring and evaluation determine a successful approach to learning. Throughout the course, participants will consider the barriers to self-regulated learning and various strategies that can develop metacognitive skills in their learners.

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    Thu26Mar

    £50

    Technician Conference

    Join us for this annual conference for science technicians. The conference involves a full day of practical ideas and activities including a keynote speech and hands-on workshop sessions across the sciences.

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