CPD events in October

Local STEM Learning events running in October can be found below…

7 Oct 2019 – Planning for learning: formative assessment in science and mathematics – 5 week online course

(with mentor support until 22/11/2019)

The course takes around three hours per week to complete and covers:

  • planning to gather evidence about your students’ learning
  • planning to address misconceptions
  • collecting evidence to inform your teaching
  • planning to respond to student understanding during lessons
  • medium-term planning to respond to student understanding across lessons


15 Oct 2019, 9:00 – 16:00 – Working Scientifically in Primary Science

Effective teaching of scientific enquiry is central to developing children’s ideas, skills, knowledge and understanding in science. After this course you will be able to:
  • demonstrate increased knowledge of progression in scientific enquiry
  • implement a wide range of strategies for planning, resourcing and organising enquiry
  • appreciate the different types of enquiry children can engage in to explore the world around them

(The Dean Academy, Church Road, Lydney GL15 5DZ View on Google Map)

18 Oct 2019, 9:00 – 17:00 – Primary programming and algorithms

(Delivered as part of the National Centre for Computing Education)

Programming and algorithms are fundamental to the primary computing curriculum. You will be equipped to develop their knowledge of how technology works, and the skills to make computers follow instructions in simple programs. A range of approaches will be explored, including ‘unplugged’ activities that require no computer, and multimedia activities that allow creativity and promote widespread engagement. The professional development will highlight the differences and commonalities across Key Stages 1 and 2, helping all primary teachers to plan for age-appropriate learning while developing an understanding of progression through computing.

(Culverhay Campus – Bath Spa University, Rush Hill, Bath BA2 2QL View on Google Map)


23 Oct 2019 – Working scientifically in the primary curriculum – pupil led investigations

Pupils are enthused and motivated when they are involved in planning their own enquiries and when they can see the relevance of them to their everyday life. You will explore a range of techniques to draw out their ideas and develop strategies to inspire and incorporate these ideas into your science lessons.
(Blaise Primary and Nursery School, Clavell Road, Henbury, Bristol BS10 7EJ View on Google Map)


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