Primary Conference - Building for the Future - working smarter not harder RC124 / B05

Start date
23 Feb 21
Location
Virtual, MS Teams, Remote Delivered CPD View on Google Map

Summary

Building for the future – working smarter not harder

We are delighted that keynote “Wow! Why? Aha!” will be delivered by Tom Pringle. Using emotional engagement to grab attention, enhance understanding and improve retention will support teachers working with students who have been having a very mixed experience of education over the last months. Tom Pringle will share strategies and tips to turn dry content into engaging and accessible learning experiences where students are involved, questioning, emotionally engaged and talking (on topic) with each other. Tom has spent 30 years as both a formal and informal science educator.  He has travelled worldwide teaching & performing in schools, theatres and on TV (best known as Dr Bunhead from Brainiac).

Please note that the cost for this conference is per school and you can choose which sessions you and your science colleagues attend.  So that your school is only charged once, please choose a lead person for your school to make a booking.  All joining instruction information, including the on-line link, will be sent to the person that has made the booking and can then be shared to all individuals that will join the session.  All can attend as many or as few sessions as is appropriate.

The cost of the conference will be £99 per school.  

Outcomes

We will have the following workshops available:
  • The Maths, Music and Mess Lab - this cross-curricular workshop blends KS1 and KS2 maths skills with STEAM activities
  • Teaching evolution through story - Jules Pottle, experienced primary science teacher and trainer, will walk us through the benefits of teaching science through stories. She will also provide training on tackling the tricky topic of evolution using her award winning picture book for Y6 - 'The Molliebird".
  • Tricky Physics Bits: Electricity – enhance your own Physics knowledge in a working scientifically context
  • Linking science with literacy – explores making links between literacy and science to develop natural curiosity and motivate children to talk and write about science. 
  • Linking science with Maths - explores how children can develop mathematical skills by collecting and analysing real and relevant data through scientific enquiry.
  • Careers in STEM - Getting your pupils started with careers related learning. It’s never too early to think about careers in STEM! This workshop for primary and secondary colleagues will be run by the West Midlands STEM ambassador hub and Becky Patel from the TechSheCan team at PWC.
  • Leading Science with maximum impact - Drawing on the experiences of science subject leaders undertaking PSQM, this session explores how taking time to reflect on and identify clear impact of actions is essential for effective leadership.  Learn to ask ‘so what’ and in the spirit of Albert Einstein, ‘be a voice not an echo’. Primary Science Quality Mark is not like other quality marks: it is a year-long CPD programme that helps schools to achieve a quality mark, whether science within the school has been a low profile for a while or the school wants to improve the provision further. It focuses on developing effective, confident science leadership for whole school impact on science teaching and learning
  • Royal Society of Chemistry - Words Matter: Tackling terminology in primary science - looking at why words are so important in science.
  • Teaching evolution through story - Jules Pottle, experienced primary science teacher and trainer, will walk us through the benefits of teaching science through stories. She will also provide training on tackling the tricky topic of evolution using her award winning picture book for Y6 - 'The Molliebird". Included in this session will be a hard copy of “The Molliebird” and an opportunity for you and your children to virtually ‘meet the author’.

Sessions

DateTimeLocation
Day 1 - Session 123 February 202108:00-09:00Virtual
Day 1 - Session 223 February 202113:30-14:30
Day 1 - Session 323 February 202116:00-17:00Virtual
Day 2 - Session 124 February 202108:00-09:00Virtual
Day 2 - Session 224 February 202113:30-14:30
Day 2 - Session 324 February 202116:00-17:00Virtual
Day 3 - Session 125 February 202108:00-09:00Virtual
Day 3 - Session 225 February 202113:30-14:30Virtual
Day 3 - Session 325 February 202116:00-17:00Virtual

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Cost

State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£99.00 +VAT
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£150.00 +VAT

Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 

 

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