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Celebrate the biggest ever space telescope with an exciting training opportunity for primary teachers!

Published: Jun 15, 2021 3 min read

STEM learning

2021 is a big year for space! When it launches in Autumn 2021, the James Webb Space Telescope will be the biggest space telescope of all time, able to explore the Universe as never before. The successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, Webb was built and will be used by a global team including people all over the UK. It’s amazing technology, and will discover incredible things!

To celebrate the forthcoming launch, Discovery Diaries, STFC and the Webb UK campaign have teamed up to offer free resources and professional development sessions to support primary school teachers to bring the excitement of this historic mission into the classroom.

These sessions will run as a pair of webinars, with all sessions from 4-5:15pm. Join either:

The training will focus on arts-based STEM learning using the Deep Space Diary, a cross-curricular primary science resource for key stage 2 (or equivalent).

Participating UK teachers will receive a free Teacher Resource Book and will be able to register for free class-sets of individual Deep Space Diaries for their pupils.

This flexible resource can be used with classes from year 2 to year 6 as an exciting cross-curricular week of learning or as an embedded resource to teach a range of subjects – such as Solar System, light, coordinates, formal writing, D&T and coding – whilst enhancing skills such as researching and problem solving.

This training is a wonderful opportunity to use space as an inspiring context for learning across the curriculum and connect with a creative community of primary teachers, STEM learning experts and Webb mission experts across the UK.

What this professional training offers

  • 60+ hours of free primary science resources
  • Creative ways to engage students in STEM
  • Confidence-building for teaching science
  • Arts-based learning methods
  • A supportive community of educators and fellow teachers
  • Insights from real space experts working on the Webb Telescope

Sign up and secure your place

Note: If you would like to participate but cannot attend both sessions of the pair, recordings will be made available after you register. However, attendance at one of the live events is required to access the free resources and participation in both is encouraged.