A complete package to the whole series of remote-delivered Teaching & Learning Support Sessions.
Teaching & Learning sessions are as follows:
- Autumn 1 Thursday 24th November – Linking Science and Maths
How supporting use of Maths in KS2/3 Science lessons can enable students to deepen learning in Science and manipulate data effectively.
Learning becomes embedded through students recalling and applying it to new problems. Science provides a wide range of contexts for this to happen. If this is done well both subjects can gain in terms of both learning time and mastery of common skills and knowledge and students’ ability to transfer these effectively.
- Spring 1 Wednesday 15th February – Reading in Science
How the Science curriculum can effectively support reading development including use of Science texts and active reading strategies in KS2/3 Science lessons.
Reading widely across the curriculum and reading for pleasure are two key aims for most schools. Can Science support this agenda without taking up valuable learning time? Should science texts be used when teaching some aspects of literacy and English?
- Summer 1 Wednesday 24th May – Teaching the tricky bits and misconceptions in KS2/3 Science.
How to plan learning in KS2/3 Science to identify and then support teaching to address misconceptions in Science to help pupils to know and understand more.
Misconceptions can be a significant barrier to developing sound understanding of composite ideas.
Teachers need to know what the most common misconceptions are and how best to tackle these – and how to avoid implanting new ones!
*This booking is for whole school access to all 3 sessions for £90 per school*
- Autumn 1 – Linking Science and Maths: This session will:
- Explore how we can Map and track Maths within the Science curriculum.
- Highlight some of the potential conflicts between how the two subjects approach key topics.
- Provide a concise guide to some of the most effective (and mainly free) resources to support the teaching of Maths in Science.
- Provide some strategies to make graphical data analysis more meaningful and perhaps fun!
- Highlight to common problem areas of maths which for students progressing through to KS4.
- Suggest ideas for developing more enquiry-based approaches within maths lessons using simple practical Science activities.
- Give examples of how Science can help support the modelling of key scientific concepts and provide contexts to make this new learning concrete and meaningful.
- Spring 1 – Reading in Science: This session will
- How reading and language in Science may vary compared to English based literacy work.
- Give examples of how but fiction and non-fiction texts can be used creatively within Science.
- Provide an overview of DARTS text analysis skills and how this can be used to support learners in accessing and comprehending more challenging and extended text.
- Explore some strategies for supporting learners in reading and extracting understanding from mixed format information (text, tables, graphs, diagrams).
- Summer 1 – Teaching the tricky bits and misconceptions in KS2/3 Science: This session will
- Explore how misconceptions commonly arise.
- Outline the important of interactive dialogic teaching in revealing both prior learning and misconceptions.
- Provide a useful guide to the most common misconceptions in each topic area.
- Explore examples of how we can use cognitive conflicts to help tackle misconceptions.
- Suggest a rage of strategies which if used regularly will minimise new misconceptions developing.
There is also the option to purchase a subscription package that includes all of the above AND the Middle School Science Subject Leads sessions to – Middle School Subscription Package