Your next steps and professional development
Coming up with some clear actions is a great way to ensure that you embed your learning from this course into your practice. Review your reflection grids, tasks and your contributions to discussions during the course. Identify where you’ve come from, where you are now, and plan what you’ll do in the future.
In the self-audit task we’ve offered to send you a prompt in a few months time to see how you’ve taken your learning on the course into your classroom practice. You may also want to listen again to some or all of the recordings of the first Q&A and second Q&A where specific classroom practices have been discussed.
The action plan is a key stage to enable you to think about the impact of your participation on the course for your own professional practice, your students’ learning and your colleagues’ practice.
Share your plan
In the comments below, let us know:
- What you plan to do next week that’s been influenced by this course.
- What you plan to do sometime this term as a result of your learning on this course.
- What you plan to do in the upcoming year.
Consider also your next steps for professional development, how you may be supported to achieve your action plan or address any gaps from your self-audit. We regularly welcome participants back to this course, so feel free to sign up to the next run.
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 email@example.com. You will need a free STEM Learning account before you submit proof of completion.
Continuing your professional development with STEM Learning
During the Covid-19 lock down, STEM Learning continues to provide its online courses through FutureLearn with our distinct approach.
Courses include maths subject knowledge, assessment for learning and a complementary course for secondary science: Managing the practical classroom. You may also find The Science of Learning course useful as it builds upon some of the ideas relating to engagement seen earlier in the course.
We also have a number of remote CPD courses offering synchronous facilitator-led sessions to UK participants. This includes a dedicated course for NQTs looking at successful strategies as a science teacher, including behaviour management.
Free online teaching and learning resources
The National STEM Learning Centre’s website houses the largest open collection of resources for teachers of science, design and technology, engineering and mathematics in the UK.
Alongside contemporary resource materials including print, multimedia and practical resources, is an archive collection which showcases several decades of curriculum development. Resources for use with early years to post-16 students are freely available.
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