UPGRADE OFFER: Teaching for home learning: secondary science NE211 / B20

2 Weeks
Learning Method
Online Delivered CPD


Due to COVID-19 related school closures around the world, many teachers are having to adjust their teaching. 

Whilst teaching remotely may be new, this online course will help you to develop new online and offline teaching strategies for supporting learning at home and at a distance. You’ll consider the issues of student engagement, time management, assessment and feedback, and the role of parents, as well as how to keep up with practical science activities. 

You’ll draw upon the resources you already have, use a variety of asynchronous teaching and learning tools, and collaborate with other teachers in designing teaching sequences. 

Join this courseBook onto our Teaching for home learning: secondary 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 is a professional development course for teachers of science to students aged 11-19 years, who are providing support for students to learn at home. Heads of science departments may also find this course useful to devise their approach to home teaching.

What subjects are covered on the course?

  • setting expectations for time management and learning routines
  • planning for synchronous and asynchronous learning
  • simple tools to support home learning tasks
  • assessing student learning remotely and providing feedback
  • teaching practical science remotely
This course takes around three hours per week to complete and you do not need to be online at any specific time. This course will be facilitated in course discussions between 18 January 2021 – 14 February 2021.

Who is the course leader?


  • design an approach to teaching secondary science, with offline and online activities to support students learning from home
  • evaluate a range of teaching strategies and tools, appropriate to your teaching context and teaching remotely
  • plan assessment and feedback opportunities to support home learning
  • reflect on the role of parents in supporting home learning



Teaching for home learning: secondary science04 January 202100:00-00:00Online course


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If you have booked in advance of the course being available, you will receive access to the course on FutureLearn no later than the course start date.

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* Your school or college will receive the subsidy 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 collegeActivity fee£10.00 +VATSubsidy available*£0.00

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