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To develop scientists of the future and informed citizens, our students need  access to high-quality science education which gives them the skills and knowledge to contribute to society.  Atlas recognises the necessity of keeping up to date with the diverse range of information, abilities and attributes required by science teachers to deliver in schools which expect high standards and accountability.  With this is mind, Atlas’ science-specific CPD provides current and aspirant science leaders, post holders and teachers with the right tools, knowledge and skills to excel. E

Transition from KS2 to KS3 Science

KS2 teachers, Primary Science Leader, KS3 teachers have the opportunity to learn and improve science transitions between KS2 and KS3.

Who is it for?

• KS2 teachers and leaders
• KS3 science teachers and leaders

Programme Outcomes:

• Improved cross phase planning and sequencing of units
• Improved knowledge, understanding and implementation of curriculum and
 assessment in both phases
• Improved quality of learning for pupils and interest in pursuing science in the future

Dates:

Session  

 Date 

Time 

Identifying the Issue 

November 14, 2019 

4:00 – 6:00pm 

Science in Action 

November 5, 2019 

8.30 - 10.30pm  

KS3- Fit for Purpose? 

March 26, 2020 

4:00 – 6:00pm 

Thinking Strategically  

June 17, 2020 

4:00 – 6:00pm  

 

Know When to Rock the Boat: The Role of Challenge in the Science Classroom

 

Overview

At some point during your teaching career you may well have been given feedback to ‘increase the level of challenge’ in your classroom; but why is this a good thing?! In this session we will explore what challenge is and why challenge is so important for learning and teaching science. Finally, we will think about the dangers of challenge and when it might not be such a good idea to rock the boat!

Atlas Teaching School Alliance is delighted to be working with Dr Jasper Green and the Oxford Expert Speaker Programme to share new ways of thinking about teaching and learning.

Who is it for?

All science teachers and leaders

Event Description:

We will start by examining the research literature to see if we can find out why challenge works, before thinking about how these ideas apply to the science classroom. Participants will then have the opportunity to work in groups to complete a series of science challenges, before reflecting on the design of the materials: How did they challenge? What was the purpose of the challenge and did they work?

About Dr Jasper Green:

Dr Jasper Green is a senior teaching fellow at the UCL Institute of Education. He is also founder of thescienceteacher.co.uk – a social enterprise providing science teachers worldwide with ideas, resources and pedagogy to help teach the big ideas of science. Jasper began his teaching career working in London secondary schools before becoming head of science at Mossbourne Community Academy in Hackney. He joined Ark Schools in 2015 as network lead for science, later becoming head of curriculum and assessment. Jasper is passionate about teacher education, and is especially interested in understanding the roles played by theory, practice and curriculum resources in developing and supporting science teachers.

 

Date: Friday, 22nd November, 2019, 9.45-11.15am