Facilitating effective professional development in science FD104

Science-specific aspects of facilitating effective professional development.


Summary

Note that this course is for facilitators that are undertaking Stage 1 of the Facilitator Development Programme. You should have completed FD101 and FD102 before completing this course.

This course looks at what can help make science CPD as effective as possible, with some practical guidance for science staff. It starts by exploring what the evidence suggests and then looks at how this can be put into practice. The whole process of running a course is considered: starting at the planning phase as outcomes are written; examining the sort of activities (including assessment) that could be part of the CPD itself; and finishing with techniques to support participants post-course. It will also examines why and how we should be involving science practical work in our science CPD, and what we can do to improve engagement from all staff.

Outcomes

You will be able to:

  • facilitate effective science CPD sessions that are likely to have a lasting positive impact on teachers, support staff and students;
  • be aware of the challenges involved in running practical sessions during CPD, and how you can plan them to get the most from your time.

Notes

This is the third of three courses in our Associate facilitator CPD quality mark training.

The following courses form part of the suite and you will need to complete FD101, FD102 and the subject specific course that is relevant to you in order to be awarded CPD mark at Associate level. The suite is made up of:

FD101 Facilitating effective professional development - this will help you to identify the principles, strategies and resources that can be used to deliver high quality effective professional development which demonstrates impact in the classroom. 

FD102 Facilitating with STEM Learning - this will cover the processes and rationales for delivering professional development to ensure participants get the highest impact from their learning.

FD103 Facilitating effective professional development in science - this will help you to identify science subject-specific principles and considerations when delivering effective professional development.

FD104 Facilitating effective professional development in computing - this will help you to identify computing subject-specific principles and considerations when delivering effective professional development

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