Continuing your professional development
Thank you for joining us on this course. We hope you have found it interesting and it has given you information and ideas that will help you in your own teaching practice. We also hope you have enjoyed working with other learners, sharing knowledge and opinions.
Recognition from STEM Learning
If you have successfully completed the course and earned a certificate (either through upgrading or perhaps you have an have an Unlimited subscription), you can get recognition from STEM Learning for your professional development on this course. STEM Certificates digital badges give you a place to present your CPD with STEM Learning, showing the outcomes of courses and time spent on your professional development. Simply send a digital copy of your FutureLearn certificate as proof of completion to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need a free STEM Learning account before you submit proof of completion.
Taking your learning further
This course is one of three as part of our assessment for learning collection. Differentiation for Learning builds upon the ideas introduced in our two other courses, but if you have not yet completed them, they run regularly through the year:
- Introducing Assessment for Learning
- Planning for Learning: Formative Assessment in Science and Mathematics
If you have found this course useful to your own practice, we would strongly encourage you to adopt a peer leadership role and support your colleagues through each of the three courses. You can develop a departmental or school approach to assessment for learning that will really make a difference to the learning of your students.
The following documents will help you plan for group professional development in your school:
The video below explains the STEM Learning Impact Journey: our approach to supporting your continuing professional development as a teacher, teaching assistant or technician.
This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.
Online CPD from the National STEM Learning Centre
We have a number of other courses for teachers, technicians and volunteers in STEM education available on FutureLearn. Our online CPD is supported by educational experts and professional development leaders, enabling you to adopt a reflective approach to your learning. Our aim is to enable you to make a positive impact with the young people you teach, learning flexibly around your work.
National STEM Learning Centre
The National STEM Learning Centre is the largest UK provider of subject-specific Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for teachers and technicians working with pupils aged 5 to 19.
Science Learning Partnerships
Across England, our Science Learning Partnerships can support your school or college to implement the ideas from this course. Running local and bespoke CPD, SLPs can help you use this course to scaffold professional development for your colleagues.
We wish you and your students all the best as you continue your learning together.
What will your next steps for professional development be? Capture your ideas in the comments below.
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