Featured CPD activities

Using 3D printers creatively in KS3 and KS4 design and technologyTY214

“I feel I am now prepared to plan ahead for the use of 3D printing as part of our DT curriculum”Course participant, 2015 Are you looking for support with getting your printer up and running in the classroom? Would you like to see ideas for how 3D printing can be used in KS3 and KS4? Are you looking to integrate a 3D...

Preparing to teach the new design and technology GCSEsTY223

This two-day course will support your department to implement the new GCSE from 2017. It will give you the essential information that you need to embed change, along with ideas and strategies that will help you do this in a manageable way. The course content will include references to all material areas of the new...

Assessment with no levelsNY703

"I have loved this course – most stimulating and worthwhile training I have ever done."Past participant This course is for teachers who are looking to lead their colleagues in embedding Assessment for Learning (AfL) practices in science. During the course you will explore strategies to make assessment purposeful and...

Behaviour for learning in scienceNY228

This will help you develop a behaviour repertoire and improve relationships with your students. Sessions will explore: how to manage students’ learning in a science laboratory, how to restore positive relationships with students, how to encourage positive behaviour management strategies, and how to establish a...

Summer school for newly and recently qualified teachers NY255

Have you completed your NQT year? Do you feel that you would like to hone your skills in delivering challenging and inspirational practical activities and develop your teaching skills further to inspire and engage your students? The summer school will provide time and space to reflect upon your practice working in a...

Aiming for promotion and preparing for your first leadership roleNY218

"It has given me a lot to think about and implement and I definitely feel more equipped to take on management and leadership responsibilities and to succeed"Past participant This course is designed and timed for science teachers early on in their careers, looking to take on some responsibility at their first post-...

Using STEM research conference: using research to improve teaching and learning of STEM subjectsNY259

Schools and teachers are increasingly expected to engage with research to enhance teachers’ professional practice, student outcomes and school capacity for self-improvement. However, ‘research engagement’ can take multiple forms and it’s not easy to decide what approaches work best in different circumstances and how...

Supporting SEN pupils in the primary STEM subjectsNY043

To differentiate or not to differentiate? That is the question! This course explores different ways of supporting children who are working below age-related expectations or have challenges that affect their ability to access the curriculum. It can be difficult to deliver practical, enquiry driven science lessons...

Primary mathematics conferenceMY007

"An fantastic course with very knowledgeable people, highly recommend it." Past participant "An excellent day of CPD-Super Keynote Speakers." Past participant Explore ways of developing fluency, reasoning and problem solving across the mathematics curriculum from early years foundation stage through to the end of...

New to teaching A level mathematics summer schoolMY500

We have an exclusive opportunity for teachers to join us here at the National STEM Learning Centre for this CPD activity. We are offering a 100% discount when you book onto this activity using the discount code MATHS16. Simply book your place using the code and bring the voucher along to the CPD activity when it...

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Upcoming CPD courses

NSLN SLP meetings

These meetings are intended to share important information with Science Learning Partnerships, and to allow SLPs to...

Primary science subject leaders’ network

These meetings are a chance for subject leaders to learn about the latest local and national initiatives in science...

Mathematics in the science classroom

There is an increased mathematical demand in science and a greater understanding is necessary to accelerate...

Developing expertise in practical chemistry for NQTs and RQTs

This course is designed to help newly qualified teachers to develop their own practical skills and understanding of...

Bursary support for CPD

Many of our CPD activities are supported by bursary funding for state funded schools and colleges in the UK.

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Popular CPD related resources

Behaviour for Learning

This collection of resources has been collated by the National STEM Centre and covers a wide range of topics related to effective behaviour management.

Head STEAM

Head STEAM, produced by TV and online production company 360Production, is an educational channel that aims to inspire students to become a future leader of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) industries. The short videos explore a variety of STEAM topics such as sound waves...

Autodesk

Autodesk design software, curricula, and teaching resources support the advancement of design and engineering education. They aim to provide educational software, certification, and learning materials to align classroom teaching with industry practices, allowing students to use free 3D design...

Primary Mathematics Classroom Resources

This collection of teaching resources are produced by the Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM) and are intended for use in the primary mathematics classroom. The activities are a mixture of problem-solving tasks, open-ended tasks, games and puzzles designed to develop students'...

Operational Research

This collection of resources, produced by the O.R. Society, supports the teaching and learning of decision mathematics. The collection contains seven short films explaining what operational research is, how it is used in a variety of every day situations and what career opportunities the study...

Science for All

Since 2010, Science for All has brought together science teachers and teaching assistants with expertise in special educational needs with curriculum developers from the Centre for Science Education (CSE) at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). This collaboration has developed a range of resources...