Autumn teacher support sessions: November timetable

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Tuesday 3 – Thursday 26 November, online

Join us for any of our online sessions planned for November. Your education coordinators will be delivering lots of different live sessions to support you with new ideas and resources for teaching post-lockdown. Each session will last from 45 to 60 minutes.

We have been working all summer to develop a rigorous quality assurance (QA) process that incorporates national and international recommendations for teacher professional development standards. We hope that you will now find our sessions even more beneficial.

Find out what sessions are coming up this month using the timetable below. All teachers and teaching support staff welcome, please invite your colleagues.

Tues 3 November4 pm

Aspirin synthesis

(suitable for chemistry teachers delivering pre-university chemistry courses)

Screen experiments help reinforce understanding and ensure, when undertaken, that lab classes are more efficient. This session will examine the key points of the RSC aspirin online screen experiment. It will focus on the registration process, the process of assessment, the students e-lab book and a chance to explore all of the four aspirin modules to discover how to produce personalised learning targets.

Thurs 5 November

4 pm

Acids and bases 

(suitable for all teachers of secondary science)

Join us to find out more about the RSC resources available to teach the Acids and Basis topic. There will be time to explore new ideas and ask questions.

Weds 11 November

4.30 pm

Delivering practical chemistry in a challenging environment (ASE)

(best suited for early career and non-specialist teachers)

Chemistry practicals often need specialist equipment and are almost always wet. This can present challenge in itself for schools, but add in the current landscape of distancing with restricted movement, and teachers need to think even more strategically about delivery of the practical aspects of the curriculum. This session will draw on recent education research to consider strategies for delivering practicals in the context of the current situation as well as look to the future of practical chemistry in general. We will be using titrations as our practical exemplar.

Thurs 12 November

4pm

On the road to COP26

(suitable for all teachers of secondary science)

This climate change session has been developed to discuss the implications and possible solutions to climate change on a global scale. Alongside easily accessible but effective supporting practicals to visualise and engage.

Tues 17 November

4 pm

Smartphone spectroscopy

(suitable for all teachers of secondary chemistry)

Using a smartphone as a light meter, some fruit juice and a torch, we can measure changes in concentrations across different juice drinks.

Thurs 19 November

4.30 pm

Delivering practical chemistry in a challenging environment (ASE)

(best suited for early career and non-specialist teachers)

Chemistry practicals often need specialist equipment and are almost always wet. This can present challenge in itself for schools, but add in the current landscape of distancing with restricted movement, and teachers need to think even more strategically about delivery of the practical aspects of the curriculum. This session will draw on recent education research to consider strategies for delivering practicals in the context of the current situation as well as look to the future of practical chemistry in general. We will be using titrations as our practical exemplar.

Tues 24 November

4 pm

Chemistry in your cupboard

(suitable for all teachers of secondary chemistry)

We will be exploring a series of experiments that can be performed using easily accessible store cupboard materials. This session would be most suitable to support students aged 11–16 years.

Thurs 26 November

 

4 pm

Online simulations

(suitable for all teachers of secondary science)

Join us as we highlight online interactive simulations that the RSC and other organisations have to offer.

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