Spring teacher support sessions: April timetable

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Tuesday 13 April – Thursday 29 April, online

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Join us for any of our online sessions planned for April. 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.

Find out what sessions are coming up using the timetable below.

Tuesday 13 April

4pm

Literacy in chemistry

(Suitable for anyone teaching or supporting secondary science)

Join us for a live and interactive session that will explore ideas for teaching literacy in chemistry, which can be integrated into your teaching practice straight away. We will start by considering a range of approaches for teaching literacy in chemistry. We will then focus on the benefit of teaching literacy in chemistry and the direct impact that this has on your students understanding of the chemistry in everyday life.

Thursday 15 April

4pm

Numeracy in chemistry

(Suitable for anyone teaching or supporting secondary science)

This session will explore ideas for teaching numeracy in chemistry that can be integrated into your teaching practice straight away. We will start by considering a range of approaches for teaching numeracy in chemistry. We will then focus on the benefit of teaching numeracy in chemistry and the direct impact that this has on your students understanding of the chemistry in everyday life.

Tuesday 20 April

4pm

Analytical chemistry part 2

(Suitable for post-16 chemistry teachers and technicians supporting these topics)

The session will touch on CPD opportunities for analytical chemistry, ways to link these concepts to careers and provide you with ready-to-use resources including starters, videos, online assessment and context and problem based learning projects. This session follows on from Analytical chemistry part 1, which ran in March 2021.

Thursday 22 April

4 pm

Smartphone spectroscopy community of practice

(Suitable for anyone teaching or supporting secondary science)

Spectroscopy can be a difficult concept for students to grasp due to the “black box” nature of the many devices we use to teach the subject (such as colorimeters). Over the past year, education coordinator John O’Donoghue has given us a simple way to run a beer-lambert law experiment at home using everyday items. This Community of Practice (COP) session will give teachers an opportunity to share their feedback about how the resource worked for them with their students.

Tuesday 27 April

4pm

Chemistry subject knowledge enhancement for biology specialists

(Suitable for non-chemistry specialists, early career or NQT chemistry specialists)

We will cover subject knowledge and teaching ideas for atomic structure, the periodic table, general word equations, and how to balance chemical equations. This will give us the opportunity to cover the basics of fundamental chemistry concepts that are not covered in biology (or other science) curriculums. There will be time for discussion and time to try out some of the suggested activities.

Thursday 29 April

4pm

 

Rates of reaction pre-16

(Suitable for non-chemistry specialists, early career or NQT chemistry specialists)

In this live and interactive session we will examine the underlying concepts students need to understand in order to master the topic of rates of reaction at pre-16 level. There will also be discussion about the practical difficulties learners may encounter when carrying out investigations of factors affecting reaction rates.

Keep a look out for more information on the different sessions on the events page.

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