UPGRADE OFFER: Teaching for home learning: primary science NE006 / A20
Online course. Primary school science teaching often involves sparking students’ imagination through practical activities. As schools close due to the coronavirus pandemic, primary science teachers must learn innovative new ways of teaching young students science using online and offline learning.
On this course, you’ll consider the new learning environment of your pupils, the role of parents in your teaching, and discover new science activities your pupils can do from home. You’ll explore a variety of asynchronous teaching and learning tools, and have the chance to collaborate and discuss these new challenges with other teachers.
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Book onto our Teaching for home learning: primary science online course through the STEM Learning website and you can purchase an upgrade for only £10 +VAT. You will get unlimited access to the course and recognition with a STEM certificate on successful completion.
Usual upgrade price is £32 on FutureLearn.
Join on FutureLearn for free to get time-limited access without a certificate.
Who is this course for?
This course is designed for primary teachers of pupils aged 5-11 years, who are supporting parents and pupils with learning from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Science and STEM subject leaders and heads of primary schools may also find this course useful for devising their approach to home teaching.
If you are a secondary science teacher, please join NE211.
What subjects are covered on the course?
- Setting expectations for time management and learning routines.
- The roles of teachers and parents in remote learning.
- Planning science learning activities for primary pupils at home.
- Engaging and motivating primary pupils in learning.
- Activities to support scientific enquiry.
This course takes around three hours per week to complete and you do not need to be online at any specific time.
Why should learners join this course?
Keep your primary school students inspired by science whilst learning at home. Primary school science teaching often involves sparking students' imagination through practical activities. As schools close due to the coronavirus pandemic, primary science teachers must learn innovative new ways of teaching young students science using online and offline learning. On this course, you’ll consider the new learning environment of your pupils, the role of parents in your teaching, and discover new science activities your pupils can do from home. You’ll explore a variety of asynchronous teaching and learning tools, and have the chance to collaborate and discuss these new challenges with other teachers.
What are the learning outcomes for this course?
- Design a blended approach to teaching primary science, with offline and online activities to support pupils learning from home.
- Plan to work with parents to support pupils learning at home.
- Evaluate a range of teaching strategies and tools, appropriate to your teaching context and teaching remotely.
- Identify primary science activities that can be undertaken at home.
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* Your school or college will receive the bursary on successful completion of the CPD and impact toolkit. Find out more.
|Fee-paying school or college (independent)||Activity fee£10.00 +VAT|
|State-funded school or college||Activity fee£10.00 +VAT||Standard bursary available*£0.00|
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