Winter teacher support sessions: January timetable

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Tuesday 12 – Thursday 28 January, online

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

Tue 12 Jan

4 pm

Using online simulations to support chemistry education

(suitable for non-chemistry specialists, early career or NQT who have pre-university chemistry students)

We will highlight the online simulations on the education website and guide teachers through their use.

There will also be time for teachers to discuss the resource and have a go themselves.

Thur 14 Jan

4 pm

Chemical bonding misconceptions

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

We will have a look at the commonly identified misconceptions in education research that students have relating to bonding at the secondary level.

There will be time for discussion and time to try out some of the suggested activities.

Tue 19 Jan

7 pm

Climate emergency – on the road to COP26

(suitable for anyone teaching or supporting secondary science)

We will provide a mixture of ready to use resources that can be used immediately in the classroom, as well as climate emergency practicals.

These have been developed to be accessible and low hazard for secondary teaching and will be alongside links to integrated instructions and discussion topics that will have a positive impact on your students learning and teacher wellbeing.

Thur 21 Jan

4 pm

Online simulations and assessments – titration

(suitable for non-chemistry specialists, early career or NQT who have pre-university chemistry students)

The need for pupil assessment is critical to help our students identify areas of improvement and to develop personalised learning targets. This assessment data has become even more essential during this time of social distancing.

By using an online simulation the teacher can obtain assessment data and allow the pupils to practice the techniques and address common errors before they get into the lab.

Tue 26 Jan

4 pm

Acids and bases – tackling common misconceptions 

(best suited for specialist and non-specialist teachers of chemistry)

This session will examine the common misconceptions students have when learning about acids and bases. We will highlight some resources from the Royal Society of Chemistry and other sources that chemistry 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.

Thur 28 Jan

4 pm


Online simulations and assessments – aspirin 

(suitable for all teachers of post-16 chemistry)

The main focus of the session will be to examine all four sections of the aspirin screen experiments. We will also explore the registration process, how the lab e-lab book can be used and shared and how as teachers you can examine progress.

There will be time for discussion and time to try out sections of experiments.

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

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