The Royal Society of Chemistry has launched a new education website. The new site brings all of our support and resources for teachers, technicians and school leaders into one place.
‘We’ve made it easier than ever to access our support,’ says Mark Jordan, education publisher at the RSC. ‘Our new site brings everything we do to support teaching and learning into one place. It makes it easier to discover and use our resources and services. And it makes teachers’ experience of our support more personalised and relevant.’
New features like the curriculum explorer make searching through our thousands of teaching resources simple, taking you straight to the materials that are most relevant for the topics you are teaching. ‘I think it is easy to navigate and the resources are excellent,’ says Emma NicMhaoláin, head of chemistry at Coláiste Cois Life, in Lucan, Dublin, who was involved in user-testing the website.
Supporting teachers and departments
As part of the redevelopment, the Learn Chemistry Partnership has changed to Teach Chemistry. Teach Chemistry will focus on supporting teachers both to deliver engaging lessons in the classroom and also to help them build a supportive, effective department at their school.
‘This focus on supporting the whole department will be a new thing for the service,’ explains Emily Howe, service manager for Teach Chemistry. ‘It’s something that we feel is really important in order to support teachers with their well-being and development.’
The support that Teach Chemistry offers has been informed by the latest research into effective science teaching. ‘We’ve taken key themes from this research and pulled together exclusive Teach Chemistry support, support more widely from the RSC, and also support from other organisations that we think teachers should know about,’ says Emily. ‘We’re aiming to build a place where teachers know they’ll be able to find something useful, whatever they’re looking for.’
Have a browse
Whether you’re looking for training courses, mentoring or ways to enrich your lessons, you should be able to find something on the new education website. The links below will take you to some of the site’s key areas:
- Teach Chemistry
- Curriculum explorer
- Education in Chemistry
- Professional development
- Education events