Techniquest manages opportunities for teachers in Wales to access high quality CPD, with funding secured by The National Science Learning Centre (NSLC). Techniquest has been working with representatives from the Welsh Government, the All Wales Science Advisors Group, science teachers, the WJEC and the ASE who have all identified the need for CPD in Wales. All courses offered through this scheme will be directly related to the curriculum for Wales, and relevant post-16 qualifications.
Learning Skills for Science - Secondary
The Learning Skills for Science (LSS) programme
Literacy in Science- are your students struggling to prepare for this component of the science curriculum at KS3 and KS4?
The skill areas which are featured in the course will help with examination preparation as well as controlled assessments, including scientific reading (data, text etc), scientific writing and data representation, scientific writing and knowledge presentation.
Participants will gain access to the LSS website and publications. They will also be able to:
- explore the LSS programme and experience hands-on activities across all six Skill Areas
- discuss strategies for implementing LSS in the classroom
- design flexible teaching and learning tasks suitable for different levels of students and a variety of learning styles
The course will be funded by the National Science Learning Centre (NSLC) and will include payment for cover to release teachers from schools; £200 per day. To access the funding participants MUST attend both days.
North Wales: Venue Cymru, Llandudno
23 April and 23 May 2013
Course 2: Teaching the Tricky Bits - Primary
You will find out about ways to teach both science skills and the range and be provided with interesting and exciting activities to take back to the classroom. You will have an opportunity to plan and carry out science activities with your class and to work with other non-specialist science teachers.
Facilitator - Anne Goldsworthy renowned expert in teaching and learning strategies for KS2 Science.
Day 1 Professional Development
A day full of interactive and enjoyable sessions which will give you workable ideas to take straight back to the classroom. You will find out how to teach science skills and aspects of the range, such as different kinds of forces, the Earth and other planets and the forming of materials. You will also see how to develop thinking, communication and number through science.
Day 2 Professional Development & Planning
Building on Day 1, you will look at ways to use children’s ideas in science and discover how to take their thinking forward. You will look at different and interesting ways to record science so that children can communicate what they have learnt. You will also hear from experienced and enthusiastic teachers who were originally non-specialists and who have made science come alive for their children. You will get an opportunity to plan what you are going to do with your class with support from the course leaders.
Day 3 Reporting Back and Moving Forward
There will be an opportunity to tell others on the course about the impact of the course on your children’s learning and on your teaching. You will also get to hear how everyone else got on and get more ideas and suggestions for your own classroom. You will find out about a range of resources you can use in school in the classroom and in science clubs and will have an opportunity to make your own resources or to plan further for your class.
The course will be funded by the National Science Learning Centre (NSLC) and will include payment for cover to release teachers from schools; £200 per day. To access the funding participants MUST attend all 3 days.
How to apply
You can only apply via the NSLC and so you MUST register using the relevant web link for your chosen course. Registration does not guarantee a place; you will be notified asap if you have been successful.
South Wales: Waterton Technology Centre, Bridgend
North West Wales: Ty Menai, Parc Menai, Bangor
15, 16 April and 23 May 2013
North East Wales: Beaufort Park Hotel, Mold
17, 18 April and 22 May 2013