Spring teacher support sessions: March and early April timetable

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Tuesday 2 March – Thursday 1 April, online

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Join us for any of our online sessions planned for March and early 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 2 March

4pm

Chemistry subject knowledge enhancement for biology specialists 

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

Join us for a live workshop specifically aimed for biology specialists who are teaching chemistry in secondary schools. 

We will have a look at the common areas in early secondary chemistry education. There will be time for discussion and time to try out some of the suggested activities.

Thursday 4 March

4pm

Careers in your classroom – meet the scientists

(Suitable for any teacher or career lead supporting school students aged 11+, you do not have to be a science specialist)

We are very happy to invite you to our career session, where we will be covering some easy ways to engage your students in STEM careers. There will also be a networking opportunity with some scientists who are interested in supporting careers information in schools.

Tuesday 9 March

4pm

Analytical chemistry part 1

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

The session will cover CPD opportunities for analytical chemistry, ways to link these curriculum concepts to careers and provide you with ready-to-use resources including starters, simulations and online assessment. We will also touch on how these resources link to evidence based learning.

Thursday 11 March

4 pm

Olfactory chemistry

(Suitable for anyone teaching or supporting secondary science)

Join us for an exciting session exploring the chemistry of smell. 

Tuesday 16 March

4pm

Escape the Classroom  

(Suitable for anyone teaching or supporting secondary science)

This session will explain how you can run an escape room activity with your class either in the classroom or virtually. We will give you ideas on how to set up your classroom, how to run it online and examples of activities to use.

Thursday 18 March

4pm

 

From kitchen to classroom 

(Suitable for early career teachers, trainee teachers and technicians supporting students in the age range 11–16)

We will view some of the videos in the From kitchen to classroom series, and discuss the chemistry happening in the videos, the curriculum links, and how you could take the activity further. There will be time to discuss how you could use these experiments in the classroom or in remote learning, and share your experience of performing these experiments.

Monday 22 March

4pm

Chemistry & the new Curriculum for Wales 

(Suitable for all teachers of chemistry in Wales seeking ideas and support with planning their new curriculum)

We will showcase the curriculum planning support documents that we have produced and discuss how these could be used in planning your chemistry curriculum. There will be an opportunity to find out about contexts that can be used and discuss these with other teachers.

Tuesday 23 March

4pm

Biomolecules

(Suitable for specialist and non-specialist teachers of chemistry and biology)

We will highlight some resources from the Royal Society of Chemistry and other sources that teachers can use immediately in the classroom whether that be for bubbles of students, socially distanced classrooms or remote teaching. There will be time to explore some interactive resources which are suitable for use in these situations.

Thursday 25 March

4 pm

 

How to make the most of our practical videos 

(Suitable for anyone teaching or supporting secondary science)

Join us for a live and interactive session on our new practical videos and associated support. We will look at recent articles on the use of practical videos and some suggestions on the ways to include them in your teaching. 

Thursday 1 April

4pm

 

Pedagogical approaches to organic chemistry 

(Suitable for anyone teaching chemistry to the 14-16 age group)

Join us for a live and interactive session on pedagogical approaches to organic chemistry at the 14-16 secondary education stage.  

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

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