Featured CPD activities

Subject knowledge enhancement: KS3 PhysicsRX013

Develop the background subject knowledge required to help planning and teaching physics for key stage 3. Start your key stage 3 teaching with the tools and confidence to plan and teach effective learning for your physics classes. You will explore ways of building student understanding, taking into account...

Moving into science leadershipRX017

For teachers who are wanting to take up their first responsibility post and will be leading colleagues perhaps for the first time. This course will provide a range of strategies to support their move into a first area of responsibility within a science department. It will look at: Leadership styles, the difference...

Teaching EYFS ScienceRX001

This course will provide a manageable approach to planning and delivering EYFS science. Return to the classroom with the tools and confidence to plan and develop effective learning for children in your class.  You will explore ways of bringing the EYFS experience to life through practical ideas and discussion tasks.

The science of learningNE709

Online course. Flexible participation. Guided by Professor Paul Howard-Jones (The Secret Life of Four and Five Year Olds) and Professor Tim Jay, develop an understanding of the science of learning and discuss its impact on your teaching. Draw upon educational neuroscience and psychology to help you interpret student...

Subject knowledge enhancement : Physics Triple ScienceRX015

Develop the background subject knowledge required to help planning and teaching physics for key stage 4 (Triple Science). Start your Triple Science teaching with the tools and confidence to plan and teach effective learning for your physics classes. You will explore ways of building student understanding, taking into...

Teaching primary science: chemistryNE005

To teach primary science effectively teachers must have sound subject knowledge, however, many primary teachers are not science subject experts. This course will examine key subject knowledge within the chemistry elements of the primary science curriculum, demonstrate common misconceptions children may have and show...

Teaching Key Stage 1 scienceRX002

Return to school feeling confident about teaching science. This course will provide a manageable approach to planning and teaching primary science in key stage 1 (KS1). You will explore ways of bringing the KS1 curriculum to life through practical ideas and discussion tasks. Carefully planned gap tasks have been...

Teaching and leading key stage 1 computing - Module 1CP450

Overview Computing is a rich and relevant subject. It includes the foundational knowledge of computer science; the applications of information technology and the implications for digital literacy in the modern world. This CPD, the first of two modules, aims to give you confidence in teaching the whole of the key stage...

Teaching and leading key stage 2 computing - Module 1CP452

Overview Through key stage 2, the computing curriculum aims to deepen understanding of computer science, information technology and digital literacy. Children become more skilled, and critical, users of technology, choosing tools that helps them achieve their goals while developing safe, and acceptable, online...

Curriculum design for secondary school scienceNE209

Online course. Discover the key components of a strong secondary school science curriculum in this introductory course. You’ll explore the advantages and disadvantages of various approaches, as well as how support for teachers can be modelled to support effective learning for students. You’ll consider how practical...

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Upcoming CPD courses

Python programming: working with data - ITT Invitation Only

Overview

As you progress beyond the basics of Python programming, this course will help you develop the...

Chemistry summer school

Building on the success of previous events, the Summer School will focus on practical work to support...

Invitation only - ITT - Python programming constructs: sequencing, selection & iteration

Overview

Take your first steps to becoming a competent teacher...

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...

New to teaching A Level mathematics summer school

Our highly acclaimed annual summer school returns this year but with a difference – we are going on line! Run in...

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Popular CPD related resources

Louis Pasteur

Marvellous Microbes I: the Pasteurs

These materials, from the Microbiology Society look at the work of Louis Pasteur and helps students to understand the growth of yeast. There are three resources that can be used together or separately and are suitable for Key Stage Two or Three students.

Marvellous microbes ...

The Solar Spark

The Solar Spark educational resources are produced by the SUPERGEN Excitonic Solar Cells Consortium. This is a group of research scientists from eight UK universities working together to do scientific research on Excitonic Solar Cells. Researchers work in the areas of polymer solar cells, dye-...

EV3 Activities for the Busy Teacher

This sample of a teacher guide introduces basic robotics using Lego EV3 hardware and software – the activities are based upon a single robot model which can be constructed from the education core set.

Students learn about basic movement of the robot rover in the context of space...

Water cycle

The water cycle

This resource from the Royal Society of Chemistry is aimed at Key Stage Two and links to the topic area of states of matter. Focusing on evaporation and condensation, it aims to develop investigative skills and contains ideas for investigations, key vocabulary and background knowledge including...

Tales from the Prep Room

The Prep Room plays a crucial role in the Royal Institution’s public communication of science. It is where all the equipment and demonstrations are prepared for Royal Institution events - not least the annual Christmas Lectures. This series provides a range of hands-on experiments and...

Indices and surds

This resource contains ten problems which require students to think, explore and explain the mathematical topic of indices and surds. The problems require students to not only be able to manipulate expressions containing indices and surds but also be able to explain and justify how conclusions...