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2012 2013 Primary

Continuing Professional Development

Science Learning Centre South West

Science Learning Centre South West


Contents

Contents page Introduction Funding Outreach At-Bristol Courses at a Glance Courses: Enrichment, Behaviour and Motivation Courses: Progression, Achievement and Success Courses: Science Knowledge and Understanding Courses: Skills for Learning Science National Science Learning Centre Go Anywhere Booking Form

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With a new curriculum on the horizon 2012/13 promises to be an exciting but challenging year. Our priority is to support you by continually evaluating our courses to ensure they reflect current thinking.

Introduction

Introduction All of our courses emphasise the importance of strategies for teaching science in an engaging and interactive way. Our aim is to help you to inspire your pupils. As well as our programme of professional development and outreach courses we offer consultancy packages to support your development. We offer continuing professional development (CPD) needs analysis, subject specific audits, mentoring, general science education advice as well as tailor-made CPD sessions of any length. The educational experience within our Centre is supported by our partner institutions: At-Bristol, University of Bristol and Plymouth University. Contact us for more information and help yourself to help your pupils become scientists of the future.

The Science Learning Centre South West team

Contact us www.slcs.ac.uk/sw • 0117 915 7257 • info@slcsw.org.uk

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Funding

Making professional development affordable Until 31 March 2013, we are delighted to offer Impact Award bursaries, on behalf of the Department for Education, for many of our courses – look out for the Impact Award icon in this brochure. Claim your bursary now

How much is an Impact Award worth?

Anyone involved in science education from a state-funded school, academy or college may be eligible for an Impact Award and can apply for up to £150 per day to contribute towards the cost of attending courses at any of the regional Science Learning Centres. Schools, academies and colleges involved in bespoke CPD at a Centre or outreach CPD for a cluster of schools may also be eligible. Impact Awards make our courses excellent value for money and offer financial support to get the very best out of teaching. Schools can also benefit from up to five Impact Awards (£750) per day for professional development delivered in your school, local authority or cluster of schools. For further information about Impact Awards and eligibility criteria please contact us or visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/net/impactawards

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One-day course

£150

Second and subsequent days of multi-day and online courses

£125

In-school professional development

£150 per participant up to a maximum of £750

I didn’t realise there was funding, this makes attending CPD so much easier! Kelly Barraclough, primary science teacher, Stoke Fleming Primary School

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Outreach

Professional development in your school Our courses can be delivered in your school, local authority or cluster of schools with bursary support.

Benefits ◗◗ course fees funded with up to five Impact Award bursaries available per school ◗◗ no travel costs, we come to you ◗◗ at a convenient time and venue ◗◗ network with local schools and foster peer learning ◗◗ tailored to your needs

Costs ◗◗ one-day course fee per school: £750 + VAT Photo by Lee Pullen

◗◗ five Impact Awards available per school: £750 per day

Swimbridge Primary School contacted us to deliver in their local area. I would urge other schools to try this approach to CPD. It is a cost effective way of achieving skill development for a number of teachers within your school and enabling shared learning within your local learning communities. This peer learning experience is invaluable and something we do not get enough chance to do. Naomi Jefferies, science subject leader, Swimbridge Primary School

Over the course of a year, three CPD days were organised with Swimbridge Primary School and were attended by a total of 60 teachers from 27 primary schools across their cluster. Impact Awards received covered both course fees and supply costs in their entirety. Teachers also commented on how useful and motivating it was to meet other teachers and discuss ideas and experiences. This was strongly echoed by Naomi Jefferies, science subject leader, Swimbridge Primary School.

Contact us to benefit from funded, in-school professional development. Book now as dates are booking fast! Contact us www.slcs.ac.uk/sw • 0117 915 7257 • info@slcsw.org.uk

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At-Bristol

Hands-on science for pupils Science Learning Centre South West is based on the first floor of At-Bristol science centre. Always something new The exhibitions and education programmes are always changing, with regular updates and new additions. Opened in Summer 2012, the latest exhibition, Our World – no more waste, introduces the topic of the environment and Earth System Science to At-Bristol.

For all ages Dedicated exhibitions for Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 pupils encourage role play and storytelling, whilst older pupils can take part in laboratory experiments in the Live Lab.

Hundreds of interactive exhibits and programmes With over 50,000 school visits every year, At-Bristol is one of the UK’s most popular science centres. Innovative handson exhibits are supported by an extensive programme of workshops, science theatre shows, Planetarium shows and special theme days. School trips offer curriculum enrichment and enhancement at exceptional value for money.

The workshop broadened and extended the children’s learning with resources I am unable to provide in the classroom Teacher, Evercreech C of E Primary School, Shepton Mallet

Complementing the curriculum Covering a range of contexts to excite and engage your pupils, each exhibit and every workshop or show supports classroom teaching, providing memorable experiences in science investigation and exploration.

At-Bristol’s full education programme is available online at www.at-bristol.org.uk/education

Exciting interactions

Teachers are always welcome to visit At-Bristol free of charge for a planning visit.

At-Bristol’s experienced Live Science team are always on hand during your visit to support pupils’ learning through active questioning and exciting demonstrations. The full education programme is delivered by their expert Learning team in dedicated classrooms, science theatre and laboratories.

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Enrichment, Behaviour and Motivation

Science Knowledge and Understanding

Around the World in 80 Minutes – Celebrating International Science

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Annual Primay Science Conference - Primary Science in a Changing Curriculum

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ASE West of England Conference: Inspiring Science

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Developing Child-led Science Investigations

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Running Successful Science Clubs, Events and Visits

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Devon Annual Primary Science Teachers’ Conference

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Science in Informal Settings - How to Make the Most of Your Science Centre

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Essential Science Enquiry

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Gardening in Schools

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Scientific Play and Exploration for Young Children (Age 3-7)

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Scientists Around the World

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Stepping Outside: Learning and Thinking Outside the Classroom

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Strengthening Teachers’ Science Subject Knowledge

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Progression, Achievement and Success Action Research in the Primary Science Classroom

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Assessment in Primary Science

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Developing the Role of the Science Subject Leader

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Moving Forward with New Curriculum Developments

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Planning Cross-curricular Science

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Preparing for the New Science Curriculum Primary Science Quality Mark Raising Attainment in Science

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Supporting EAL Children in Primary Science Science Subject Leader Network Meetings

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Supporting Teaching Assistants to Support Science The Early Years: Science in the New Statutory Framework

Courses at a Glance

Courses at a glance

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Skills for Learning Science Linking the Core Subjects: Literacy and Science

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Linking the Core Subjects: Mathematics and Science

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Promoting Thinking and Talking in Science

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Using ICT to Support Science

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One of the best courses I’ve been on! More of the same! Participant on Essential Science Enquiry, September 2011

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Enrichment, Behaviour and Motivation

Enrichment, Behaviour and Motivation Professional strategies to differentiate and personalise the science curriculum, to widen participation and enhance interest.

Around the World in 80 Minutes – Celebrating International Science

ASE West of England Conference: Inspiring Science

A career in science can lead to exciting opportunities around the world. Join Science Learning Centre South West and At-Bristol in celebrating their international work in science education and the wealth of international experience available for young scientists.

This year we are starting in the Planetarium of At-Bristol with ‘Hands on Astrophysics’, a keynote demonstration from Aude Alapini and Jenny Hatchell (Exeter University). You will then attend two primary or secondary workshops of your choice.

Following the keynote you will have the opportunity to view Science Learning Centre South West’s work with the British Council India, At-Bristol’s work in Abu-Dhabi and our partners’ work with CERN and STEM Ambassadors. Refreshments will be available throughout the evening. You will:

Workshops will include: ◗◗ going for PSQM gold ◗◗ inspired by nature ◗◗ computer gaming in science ◗◗ improve the grades, increase the enjoyment – teach them the language of science

◗◗ use international projects to inspire students in their science careers

◗◗ SOLO taxonomy and science

◗◗ be more aware of science organisations around the world

Please book via aseconference@gmail.com

◗◗ meet with Science Learning Centre South West’s team, teachers, partners and other stakeholders

Code SWC12300

Code SWC12372 Ideal for

ASTs, NQTs, primary teachers, subject leaders, TAs

Age group

3 – 19 years

Length

Twilight session

Date

05 Dec 12

Venue

Science Learning Centre South West, Bristol

Course fee

No charge

◗◗ be amazed by apps!

Ideal for

ASTs, primary teachers, subject leaders, TAs

Age group

5 – 19 years

Length

0.5 days

Date

17 Nov 12

Venue

Science Learning Centre South West, Bristol

Course fee

No charge for ASE members Nominal fee for non-ASE members

For more info visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/sw/swc12300

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On this course you will experience a range of science enrichment activities and be given practical advice to organise science clubs, run a science week and plan visits to raise the profile of science. You will receive information about support and funding, ideas for themes and activities and will leave equipped to plan your own science events. You will: ◗◗ make scientific enquiry challenging and exciting through activities both inside and outside the classroom

Science in Informal Settings - How to Make the Most of Your Science Centre This course explores the evidence and ideas behind recent reports confirming science centres’ considerable impact on attainment and careers in science. Hands-on activities taken from At-Bristol’s exhibitions and education programme help participants explore how to successfully engage with science centres and create opportunities to take learning and resources back into the classroom. You will:

◗◗ access a range of local resources and organisations to support such activities

◗◗ discover key roles science centres play in supporting and enriching classroom teaching

◗◗ generate ideas for science week or science club activities

◗◗ develop and refine effective approaches to make the most of interactive exhibits as a complementary teaching tool

Code SWC12243 Ideal for

ASTs, primary teachers, subject leaders, TAs

◗◗ meet science communicators to reflect upon and develop their own practice and share demos, techniques and ideas

Age group

3 – 11 years

Length

1 day

◗◗ experience hands-on opportunities in the varied learning environments of a science centre

Outreach

Available on request to be held in your school or cluster at a cost of £750 + VAT

Enrichment, Behaviour and Motivation

Running Successful Science Clubs, Events and Visits

Code SWC12364 Ideal for

ASTs, primary teachers, subject leaders, TAs

Age group

3 – 11 years

Length

1 day

Outreach

Available on request to be held in your school or cluster at a cost of £750 + VAT

Date

15 Mar 13

Venue

Science Learning Centre South West, Bristol

Course fee

£160 + VAT per teacher

For more info visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/net/12243

For more info visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/sw/swc12364

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Evidence-based strategies for assessment and management of learning and further development of primary teachers in order to achieve the potential of all pupils.

Action Research in the Primary Science Classroom

Assessment in Primary Science

Our Action Research Project programme is a chance to join a collaborative community of teacher researchers. The programme is flexible and will be adapted to individual and local needs; you may be part of a school-based team with a shared focus, working with colleagues from schools across the region or working on your own research question.

On this course you will discuss how assessment for learning and the accurate assessment of learning are central to effective classroom practice. You will explore a range of assessment techniques to help track pupils’ progress and discuss which strategies might be most suitable for your school.

You will:

You will:

◗◗ develop your skills as action researchers

◗◗ use a range of assessment for learning strategies effectively to promote children’s learning

◗◗ conduct a small-scale action research project and share outcomes ◗◗ plan for implementing change and next personal steps Code SWC12551 Ideal for

ASTs, primary teachers, subject leaders

Age group

3 – 11 years

Length

1 day plus 2 days collaborative Action Research

Date

24 Oct 12

Venue

Plymouth University

Course fee

£160 + VAT per teacher

£150 per teacher for scheduled dates

For more info visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/net/12551

Progression, Achievement and Success

Progression, Achievement and Success

◗◗ make confident and reliable teacher assessments of science work and identify children’s next steps Code SWC12247 Ideal for

ASTs, primary teachers, subject leaders

Age group

3 – 11 years

Length

1 day

Outreach

Available on request to be held in your school or cluster at a cost of £750 + VAT

Date

29 Jan 13

Venue

Science Learning Centre South West, Bristol

Date

05 Feb 13

Venue

Merley House, Dorset

Date

09 Apr 13

Venue Plymouth Course fee

£160 + VAT per teacher

Up to £750 per school for outreach £150 per teacher for scheduled dates

For more info visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/net/12247

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Progression, Achievement and Success

Developing the Role of the Science Subject Leader

Code SWC12044 Ideal for

ASTs, NQTs, primary teachers, subject leaders

On this three-day course (with one-day online CPD), new subject leaders will work to understand their role more fully. You will explore the national priorities for primary science and how your school might need to adapt to meet these. As a subject leader, you will discuss the differences between managing and leading. As part of the course you will engage in online discussion with the other new leaders.

Age group

3 – 11 years

Length

2 days plus 1 day online CPD

Outreach

Available on request to be held in your school or cluster at a cost of £1,450 + VAT

Date

02 Oct 12 and 01 Feb 13

Venue

Merley House, Dorset

The agenda of day two will be based on a needs analysis of the group.

Date

10 Oct 12 and 06 Feb 13

Venue

Tiverton Hotel, Devon

You will:

Date

19 Oct 12 and 07 Feb 13

◗◗ set up and manage processes for leading science effectively

Venue

Science Learning Centre South West, Bristol

◗◗ lead change in your school to prepare for the new primary curriculum

Date

21 Nov 12 and 26 Feb 13

Venue Plymouth Course fee

£430 + VAT per teacher

Up to £1,375 per school for outreach £400 per teacher for scheduled dates

For more info visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/net/12044

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Planning Cross-curricular Science

An opportunity for teachers to consider how teaching and assessment developments should be implemented in their schools; sessions will consider the detail of any new policy. Previous courses have focused on assessment, transition and using models and analogies. This course can have a primary, secondary or cross-phase focus.

On this course you will explore the value of making links between curriculum subjects. This course supports you to create plans for meaningful cross-curricular links within science and explores how to make your science stimulating, exciting and relevant to the real world.

You will: ◗◗ interpret the new development and how it may impact on practice in your school, including issues related to assessment ◗◗ identify resources and devise strategies to manage the change in your school ◗◗ share ideas and resources with other schools and teachers implementing the same changes Code SWC12014 Ideal for

ASTs, NQTs, primary teachers, subject leaders

Age group

7 – 11 years

Length

1 day

Outreach

Available on request to be held in your school or cluster at a cost of £750 + VAT

For more info visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/net/12014

You will: ◗◗ raise the profile of science across the primary years through embedding science in a cross-curricular way ◗◗ create short- or medium-term plans that deepen children’s understanding ◗◗ use a range of approaches to science that encourage deeper thinking Code SWC12053 Ideal for

ASTs, NQTs, primary teachers, subject leaders

Age group

3 – 11 years

Length

1 day

Outreach

Available on request to be held in your school or cluster at a cost of £750 + VAT

Date

16 May 13

Venue

Tyntesfield Estate, North Somerset

Course fee

£160 + VAT per teacher

Progression, Achievement and Success

Moving Forward with New Curriculum Developments

For more info visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/net/12053

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Progression, Achievement and Success

Preparing for the New Science Curriculum

Primary Science Quality Mark

On this course you will discuss the new Primary Science Curriculum and explore the key issues arising and implications of the changes. You will be given time and support to consider how to lead staff in reviewing teaching and learning in science in your school. You will explore how to audit and adapt current schemes of work to accommodate the new curriculum.

The Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) award programme is a tried and tested way to raise the profile of science in primary schools. The year-long programme for science subject leaders offers the incentive and framework to improve the quality of science teaching and learning, extend the breadth and richness for the science curriculum and stimulate teachers’ and children’s excitement in the subject.

You will:

You will:

◗◗ describe key changes in the new curriculum and identify the implications for your school

◗◗ raise the profile of science in your school

◗◗ plan for curriculum change

◗◗ increase the range and quality of teaching and learning in science

◗◗ describe attributes of successful teaching and learning in science relating to the new curriculum

◗◗ recognise, promote and spread good practice in science teaching and learning

◗◗ evaluate ways of embedding the new curriculum

◗◗ use a framework to evaluate, plan and develop the quality of science teaching and learning in your school

Code SWC12249 ASTs, NQTs, primary teachers, subject leaders

Age group

3 – 11 years

Code SWC12552

Length

1 day

Ideal for

ASTs, primary teachers, subject leaders

Available on request to be held in your school or cluster at a cost of £750 + VAT

Age group

3 – 11 years

Length

2 days

Date

09 Apr 13

Date

03 Oct 12 and to be confirmed

Venue

Science Learning Centre South West, Bristol

Venue

Kingsbridge Primary School, Devon

Date

22 Oct 12 and 11 Feb 13

Venue

Science Learning Centre South West, Bristol

Course fee

£595 + VAT per teacher

Outreach

Date

26 Apr 13

Venue

Merley House, Dorset

Course fee

£160 + VAT per teacher

For more info visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/net/12249

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◗◗ celebrate a commitment to excellence in science in your school

Ideal for

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Supporting EAL Children in Primary Science

On this course you will review the latest theories of how children learn in science, including identifying misconceptions and strategies for dealing with them. You will also explore how diagnostic science tests can be used to identify areas of weakness and how they can help you to plan interventions.

At-Bristol science centre shares findings from its innovative project addressing the challenges raised through an increasingly diverse pupil population. Through partnering supplementary schools and primary schools, the project aims to empower educators with successful engagement techniques relevant to pupils from black minority ethnic (BME) communities.

You will: ◗◗ have developed an understanding of key issues relating to raising attainment ◗◗ become familiar with a range of activities that can support raising attainment to use in the classroom ◗◗ appreciate how to create a learning environment that meets learners’ needs Code SWC12550

Experience some of the techniques and resources developed as part of this project, designed to improve cultural competency and provide a more relevant repertoire of science engagement techniques. You will: ◗◗ demonstrate increased awareness of the barriers to learning facing EAL and BME pupils and engagement techniques to address these

Ideal for

ASTs, primary teachers, subject leaders

◗◗ implement a wide range of lesson ideas and strategies that are accessible to EAL and BME pupils

Age group

3 – 11 years

Code SWC12331

Length

1 day

Ideal for

Outreach

Available on request to be held in your school or cluster at a cost of £750 + VAT

ASTs, NQTs, primary teachers, subject leaders

Age group

3 – 11 years

Date

06 Nov 12

Length

1 day

Venue

Science Learning Centre South West, Bristol

Outreach

Available on request to be held in your school or cluster at a cost of £750 + VAT

Course fee

£160 + VAT per teacher

Date

06 Feb 13

Up to £750 per school for outreach £150 per teacher for scheduled dates

Venue

Science Learning Centre South West, Bristol

Course fee

£160 + VAT per teacher

For more info visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/net/12550

Progression, Achievement and Success

Raising Attainment in Science

For more info visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/sw/swc12331

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Progression, Achievement and Success

Science Subject Leader Network Meetings

Bristol Ideal for

subject leaders

These meetings are a chance for subject leaders to learn about the latest local and national initiatives in science and keep abreast of developments within their subject.

Age group

3 – 11 years

Length

1 day

Date

14 Nov 12

Venue

Science Learning Centre South West, Bristol

Course fee

£160 + VAT per teacher (discounts apply if booking onto Annual Science Conference)

Our aim is to make the subject leader meetings a real community where we can share and contact others for support. You will: ◗◗ gain up-to-date knowledge of local and national developments in science ◗◗ develop ideas and activities to support interactive teaching and learning in primary science ◗◗ share and learn about good practice, engaging learners and ensuring pupil progress

Code SWC12338

For more info visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/sw/swc12338

Torbay Code SWC12340 Ideal for

subject leaders

Age group

3 – 11 years

Length

0.5 days

Date

23 Nov 12

Venue

Oldway Primary School, Torbay

Date

01 Mar 13

Venue

Oldway Primary School, Torbay

Date

21 Jun 13

Venue

Oldway Primary School, Torbay

Course fee

£50 + VAT per teacher for one meeting £100 + VAT per teacher for all meetings

For more info visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/sw/swc12340

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Science, Knowledge and Understanding

Science Knowledge and Understanding Exciting contexts and strategies that enable pupils to access science concepts and processes.

Annual Primay Science Conference - Primary Science in a Changing Curriculum This is our annual science conference for primary practitioners. It provides an opportunity to meet and hear about the most up-to-date and exciting developments in primary science from national and local speakers who are leaders in their field. Our theme for the conference will be ‘Primary Science in a Changing Curriculum’. The keynote will be provided by Debbie Eccles and Kate Blacklock from Primarily Science, authors of Discovery Dog. Through the interactive workshops we will aim to explore what good science teaching and learning should look like and ultimately prepare us for this time of change.

Developing Child-led Science Investigations On this course you will explore how to draw out children’s ideas that can be used to lead to more independent enquiry. You will try out a range of strategies to inspire children to greater involvement and enjoyment in science so that they will be encouraged to raise their own questions to investigate. You will: ◗◗ incorporate children’s ideas into your science lessons ◗◗ plan for science with a creative approach Code SWC12241 Ideal for

ASTs, NQTs, primary teachers, subject leaders, TAs

You will:

Age group

3 – 11 years

◗◗ appreciate the latest developments in primary science and consider the implications within their own setting

Length

1 day

Outreach

Available on request to be held in your school or cluster at a cost of £750 + VAT

◗◗ experience a range of hands-on activities that illustrate a range of creative approaches to teaching and learning in science

For more info visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/net/12241

◗◗ support others in promoting high standards Code SWC12334 Ideal for

ASTs, NQTs, primary teachers, subject leaders, TAs

Age group

3 – 11 years

Length

1 day

Date

06 Jun 13

Venue

Science Learning Centre South West, Bristol

Course fee

£160 + VAT per teacher (discounts apply - see online for further details)

For more info visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/sw/swc12334

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This conference is for all primary science teachers working in Devon and the surrounding region. This is an annual event that provides updates on the latest developments in primary science education from a local and national perspective. There will be a keynote speaker followed by a range of seminars covering aspects of teaching and learning in science. There will also be an opportunity to see the latest teaching resources and publications from a diverse range of exhibitors. Please book via tina.turner@babcock.co.uk

Very useful course – changed our approach to science in school to make it more enjoyable, practical and accessible Participant on Essential Science Enquiry, January 2012

Essential Science Enquiry On this course you will examine strategies for organising, managing and monitoring effective scientific enquiry throughout the primary school. You will explore a range of starting points for different types of enquiry that will broaden children’s experiences of investigations and ensure progression across the school.

Code SWC12341 Ideal for

ASTs, primary teachers, subject leaders, TAs

Age group

3 – 11 years

Length

1 day

You will:

Date

07 Mar 13

Venue

Lord Haldon Hotel, Devon

◗◗ demonstrate increased knowledge of progression and assessment in enquiry

Course fee Contact tina.turner@babcock.gov.uk For more info visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/sw/swc12341

Science, Knowledge and Understanding

Devon Annual Primary Science Teachers’ Conference

◗◗ implement a wide range of strategies for planning, resourcing and organising enquiry Code SWC12240 Ideal for

NQTs, primary teachers, subject leaders, TAs

Age group

3 – 11 years

Length

1 day

Outreach

Available on request to be held in your school or cluster at a cost of £750 + VAT

Date

17 Oct 12

Venue

Tyntesfield Estate, North Somerset

Course fee

£160 + VAT per teacher

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Up to £750 per school for outreach £150 per teacher for scheduled dates

For more info visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/net/12240

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Gardening in Schools

Code SWC12332

Develop your knowledge and skills to make the most of learning opportunities presented by school gardens, focusing on the reasons behind gardening in schools and links to the curriculum, thereby maximising opportunities for learning. Many practical ideas and suggestions will be provided.

Ideal for

ASTs, NQTs, primary teachers, subject leaders, TAs

Age group

3 – 11 years

Length

1 day

Outreach

Available on request to be held in your school or cluster at a cost of £750 + VAT

Date

25 Apr 13

Venue

Tyntesfield Estate, North Somerset

Course fee

£160 + VAT per teacher

You will: ◗◗ become familiar with basic techniques for growing a variety of fruit and vegetables suitable for school grounds and know the optimal growing times ◗◗ have increased confidence to develop and maintain a school, food-growing plot

For more info visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/sw/swc12332

◗◗ be equipped to maximise opportunities for learning across the curriculum through school food gardening ◗◗ have increased awareness of the National Trust’s conservation work, particularly in growing sustainable food

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On this course you will explore how play-based learning encourages more active learning throughout the Early Years and KS1. You will try out ideas for practical science that can be used with young children to develop a range of scientific skills and explore the opportunities these activities offer to promote children’s social skills. You will: ◗◗ plan for progression in science from the Early Years Foundation Stage to KS1 ◗◗ demonstrate the value of purposeful play ◗◗ implement a range of ideas and activities to enhance children’s early science experiences Code SWC12049 Ideal for

NQTs, primary teachers, subject leaders, TAs

Age group

3 – 7 years

Length

1 day

Outreach

Available on request to be held in your school or cluster at a cost of £750 + VAT

Date

29 Jan 13

Venue

Plymouth University

Date

14 Mar 13

Venue

Tyntesfield Estate, North Somerset

Course fee

£160 + VAT per teacher

Science, Knowledge and Understanding

Scientific Play and Exploration for Young Children (Age 3-7)

Up to £750 per school for outreach £150 per teacher for scheduled dates

For more info visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/net/12049

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Science, Knowledge and Understanding

Scientists Around the World Discover a range of relevant science biographies to enhance your pupils’ study of science at KS1 and KS2. Hands-on activities will be used to explore historical and contemporary examples of scientists from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, demonstrating how scientists worldwide have contributed to our knowledge and understanding in science. You will: ◗◗ identify relevant case studies of science biographies from around the world, using named examples

Stepping Outside: Learning and Thinking Outside the Classroom This course will give you practical advice on how to plan exciting and inspiring investigations that can be carried out beyond the classroom. You will explore and evaluate a range of resources and consider how best to use your school grounds and surrounding areas to teach science. Every experience really does matter!

◗◗ develop hands-on activities to complement discussions about how scientists worldwide have contributed to our knowledge and understanding

You will:

◗◗ extend your knowledge of relevant resources for celebrating different cultures’ contributions to scientific ideas

◗◗ plan safe and stimulating activities that take place outside the classroom

Code SWC12378 Ideal for

ASTs, NQTs, primary teachers, subject leaders, TAs

Age group

3 – 11 years

Length

1 day

Date

23 Apr 13

Venue

Science Learning Centre South West, Bristol

Course fee

£160 + VAT per teacher

For more info visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/sw/swc12378

◗◗ identify opportunities to enhance the teaching of science using a variety of learning environments

◗◗ use a variety of resources to engage children in outdoor learning Code SWC12060 Ideal for

ASTs, NQTs, primary teachers, subject leaders, TAs

Age group

3 – 11 years

Length

1 day

Outreach

Available on request to be held in your school or cluster at a cost of £750 + VAT

Date

19 Jun 13

Venue

Tyntesfield Estate, North Somerset

Course fee

£160 + VAT per teacher

For more info visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/net/12060

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Science, Knowledge and Understanding

Strengthening Teachers’ Science Subject Knowledge

Code SWC12248 Ideal for

ASTs, primary teachers, subject leaders, TAs

This course focuses on the big ideas in primary science, what is important, what must be taught and what makes a difference to children’s learning. You will strengthen and secure your science knowledge and understanding so that you are confident about what you are teaching and how to support children’s understanding of the topic.

Age group

3 – 11 years

Length

1 day

Outreach

Available on request to be held in your school or cluster at a cost of £750 + VAT

Date

27 Nov 12

You will:

Venue

Merley House, Dorset

Date

04 Dec 12

Venue

St Cuthbert’s Conference Centre, Devon

◗◗ identify and challenge misconceptions

Date

19 Mar 13

◗◗ plan a meaningful curriculum which supports progression and deepens understanding

Venue

Science Learning Centre South West, Bristol

Course fee

£160 + VAT per teacher

◗◗ gain confidence in your subject knowledge and understanding

Up to £750 per school for outreach £150 per teacher for scheduled dates

For more info visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/net/12248

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Science, Knowledge and Understanding

Supporting Teaching Assistants to Support Science

The Early Years: Science in the New Statutory Framework

Increase your confidence, as a teaching assistant, in supporting scientific enquiry within primary science. You will participate in practical hands-on science activities to increase your understanding of primary science. The aim of this course is to help you to develop a better understanding of scientific enquiry and demystify the principles behind scientific investigations.

On this course you will explore how science contributes to the characteristics of effective teaching and learning identified in the new statutory framework. This will include a focus on use of the immediate environment and relevant ICT resources. There will be a chance to evaluate effective assessment strategies to use with young children.

You will: ◗◗ develop knowledge and understanding of the Science Curriculum and appreciate what progression in science looks like ◗◗ develop understanding of scientific enquiry and the investigative process ◗◗ develop effective questioning skills to support and encourage pupils to talk

◗◗ identify and plan opportunities for development of the three characteristics of effective learning ◗◗ have an extended range of strategies to engage children with their immediate environment ◗◗ have increased confidence in using a range of assessment approaches Code SWC12553

◗◗ be able to support the teaching of scientific vocabulary

Ideal for

NQTs, primary teachers, subject leaders, TAs

Code SWC12343

Age group

3 – 5 years

Ideal for TAs

Length

1 day

Age group

3 – 11 years

Outreach

Length

1 day

Available on request to be held in your school or cluster at a cost of £750 + VAT

Outreach

Available on request to be held in your school or cluster at a cost of £400 + VAT

Date

23 Jan 13

Venue

Date

16 Nov 12

Science Learning Centre South West, Bristol

Venue

Science Learning Centre South West, Bristol

Date

05 Mar 13

Venue

Merley House, Dorset

Course fee

£75 + VAT per teaching assistant

Course fee

£160 + VAT per teacher

For more info visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/sw/swc12343

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You will:

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Skills for Learning Science

Skills for Learning Science Pupils facilitated to acquire and practise the skills and technology that scientists use to make and communicate new knowledge.

Linking the Core Subjects: Literacy and Science

Linking the Core Subjects: Mathematics and Science

On this course you will explore the links between science and literacy skills. You will consider developing literacy skills to improve the quality of children’s written explanations in science. You will look at how to improve children’s ability to use scientific language and how to improve their speaking and listening skills.

Explore the links between science and mathematics and consider which mathematical skills are needed for different science topics. You will reflect on how the development of these skills is expected to progress in both subjects and investigate science activities that provide a context to teach and assess mathematics.

You will:

You will:

◗◗ gain an awareness of the nature and breadth of opportunities for linking science and literacy

◗◗ plan science activities that develop mathematical skills

◗◗ develop strategies for raising attainment in science through developing speaking, listening and writing skills, and to communicate scientific learning ◗◗ begin to identify progression in science and literacy Code SWC12554 Ideal for

ASTs, NQTs, primary teachers, subject leaders, TAs

Age group

3 – 11 years

Length

1 day

Outreach

Available on request to be held in your school or cluster at a cost of £750 + VAT

For more info visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/net/12554

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◗◗ identify the progression of mathematical and science skills ◗◗ use science activities to effectively assess mathematical skills Code SWC12250 Ideal for

ASTs, NQTs, primary teachers, subject leaders, TAs

Age group

3 – 11 years

Length

1 day

Outreach

Available on request to be held in your school or cluster at a cost of £750 + VAT

Course fee

£160 + VAT per teacher

For more info visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/net/12250

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Using ICT to Support Science

On this course you will consider the key elements of thinking, talking and communicating in science. You will take part in activities that will develop these skills and will create an effective learning environment in your classroom. You will experience a range of communication strategies and reflect on their suitability for use with children.

You will explore curriculum applications and consider the best use of ICT to enhance scientific enquiry. Using technology in the primary classroom is engaging and motivational as ICT enables pupils to see the unseen, make detailed observations and enhances pupils’ abilities to communicate their understanding of the world around them.

You will:

You will:

◗◗ use a range of science-based strategies to develop children’s thinking

◗◗ identify opportunities to enhance science enquiry through the use of ICT

◗◗ develop children’s collaborative working in science

◗◗ develop ICT skills through a range of hands-on investigations

Code SWC12556 Ideal for

ASTs, NQTs, primary teachers, subject leaders, TAs

Age group

3 – 11 years

Length

1 day

Outreach

◗◗ plan for effective use of ICT in science Code SWC12555 Ideal for

ASTs, NQTs, primary teachers, subject leaders

Available on request to be held in your school or cluster at a cost of £750 + VAT

Age group

3 – 11 years

Length

1 day

Date

05 Mar 13

Outreach

Venue

Science Learning Centre South West, Bristol

Available on request to be held in your school or cluster at a cost of £750 + VAT

Date

22 Nov 12

£160 + VAT per teacher

Venue

Plymouth University

Date

21 Feb 13

Venue

Science Learning Centre South West, Bristol

Course fee

£160 + VAT per teacher

Course fee

For more info visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/net/12556

Skills for Learning Science

Promoting Thinking and Talking in Science

For more info visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/net/12555

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For participants who are interested in a residential, intensive CPD experience, the National Science Learning Centre, located in York, also offers an extensive programme of professional development. This covers all approaches to science at primary, secondary and post16 level. The courses cover a wide variety of topics and are led by experienced practitioners who have expertise in science teaching, leadership and supporting change in classroom practice. Our courses are held at the National Science Learning Centre which is a state-of-the-art facility situated on the campus of the University of York. The Centre features the highest specification teaching laboratories, teaching rooms, auditorium and the National STEM Centre, which houses the UK’s largest collection of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teaching and learning resources.

Teachers, teaching assistants and technicians from state funded schools, academies or colleges in the UK may be eligible to receive an ENTHUSE Award to contribute towards the cost of participation on National Science Learning Centre courses.

National Science Learning Centre

National Science Learning Centre

For more information about the ENTHUSE Award and how to apply please visit www.slcs.ac.uk/go/nat/enthuseaward

To find out more about the National Science Learning Centre and the courses which are run at the Centre please visit: www.slcs.ac.uk/go/national To find out more about the National STEM Centre including the online eLibrary of over 4,000 free resources please visit: www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk

Contact us www.slcs.ac.uk/national • 01904 328 300 • enquiries@slcs.ac.uk

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In addition to the Science Learning Centre South West, there are eight other regional Science Learning Centres located across England and the National Science Learning Centre located in York. The Centres provide an exciting, innovative and comprehensive programme of highquality continuing professional development that covers primary, secondary and post-16. The extensive programme of support includes coverage of subject knowledge, scientific enquiry, effective and creative use of practical work, leadership skills, key elements of relevant science curriculum and for the delivery of triple science. Science Learning Centres can also work to develop CPD which meets the needs of individual schools or clusters of schools, including delivering courses at a venue to suit you. There is nothing to stop you attending a Centre outside your area if it is more convenient to visit one of the other Centres.

For further details and contact information visit our website www.slcs.ac.uk North West North East Yorkshire & the Humber West Midlands East Midlands East of England South West South East London National

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Booking Form

Course name: Course date: Course venue:

Please complete one booking form for each individual attending a course.

Enrolment details Title:

Full name:

Position Held: School Name: School Address:

Postcode:

To book: ◗◗ go online to www.slcs.ac.uk/sw ◗◗ complete this form and fax to 0117 915 7202 ◗◗ call 0117 915 7257 ◗◗ email info@slcsw.org.uk ◗◗ post Science Learning Centre South West, At-Bristol, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5DB

Telephone Number: Fax: Email address*: I do not wish to receive emails regarding other courses I do not wish to receive communications by other means

* An individual email address is mandatory in our booking process Terms and conditions Please note all courses will run subject to a minimum number of bookings; we reserve the right to amend or cancel any course and will endeavour to give adequate notice. Science Learning Centre South West will issue a full refund in the event of a course cancellation on our part.

Travel costs incurred cannot be reinbursed if the course is cancelled two or more weeks before it is due to run. Submission of this form is taken as acceptance of our full terms and conditions which can be found at www.slcs.ac.uk/sw

The national network of Science Learning Centres is a joint initiative by the Department for Education and the Wellcome Trust. Science Learning Centre South West is a partnership between At-Bristol, the University of Bristol and Plymouth University. www.sciencelearningcentres.org.uk


Primary Brochure 2012-13  

Primary Brochure for Science Learning Centre South West 2012-13

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