Science Oxford’s Brand New CPD for Primary School Teachers

Calling Oxon and Bucks Primary School Teachers! For those of you who’ve been interacting with us for a while, you might remember our Thinking, Doing, Talking Science (TDTS) research project, in partnership with Oxford Brookes University. The project’s preliminary results showed evidence that children who talk about science, investigate creatively and have opportunities to develop their own ideas, achieve more highly in science.

We’re now running a full day of CPD linked to the TDTS findings – highlighting how small but achievable changes could increase attainment in your school and really increase enjoyment of science lessons (by pupils and teachers alike!)

If you can’t manage a full day, why not try one of our twilight sessions? We’ll spend 90 minutes in your school or with your partnership developing scientific practice on a theme – choose from discussion techniques in ‘Bright Ideas Time’, get hands on in ‘Creative Investigations’ or tackle the challenge of meaningful recording in ‘Focused Recording’. Find more details here www.scienceoxford.com/schools along with our other CPD sessions.

Finally, after numerous requests from teachers, we’ve developed our first Computing CPD session. Our resident programming expert, Sarah, will introduce you to computing ‘unplugged’ as well as how to use the free online programming tool, Scratch, to develop computing skills in your class. Sarah will share her favourite software and foolproof techniques to engage learners with this sometimes tricky subject. Suitable for those with some existing knowledge as well as complete beginners, find out more here.