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Next steps for your professional development

Now you have reviewed your reflection grids, you’ll have a clearer idea of how to take your learning from this course and your professional development forward.

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 awards@stem.org.uk. You will need a free STEM Learning account before you submit proof of completion.

Action plan

To finish this course, in the comments below share what you will do differently in your teaching as a result of this course:

  • Next week
  • Next term
  • Over the next year

Draw upon your ideas from the course, and further professional development opportunities outlined below.

Continuing your professional development

Watch the video below to learn about 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.

Further online CPD

Your next steps with the National STEM Learning Centre are our online courses on Teaching Practical Science. Take part in the Physics, Chemistry and Biology courses.

Explore the rest of our Online CPD programme. Access the schedule via our Google Calendar.

At the National STEM Learning Centre

The National STEM Learning Centre located in York, UK, offers high quality, affordable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for teachers and technicians working with pupils aged 5 to 19 in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

It would be great to meet some of you on our high impact residential CPD which can further transform your practice. ENTHUSE Bursary is available to individuals from UK state-funded schools, including maintained schools, academies, and free schools.

Join STEM Groups to connect with other teachers

The online community groups from the National STEM Learning Centre offer free support for STEM educators. Use the discussion groups to get information, advice, and share good practice. Read resource reviews by teachers and submit your own comments.

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 that showcases several decades of curriculum development. Resources for use with early years to post-16 students are freely available.

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