Next steps for your teaching

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

In this final part of the course, you’ll discover great resources to support your teaching provided by Science and Plants for Schools and further professional development from the National STEM Learning Centre. When you’ve taken a look, complete your short action plan and put them in your calendar.

SAPS resources

This course has been co-developed with Science and Plants for Schools. Take a look at their secondary resources and subject knowledge materials to further your understanding and your students’ engagement with plant science.

Continuing your professional development with the National STEM Learning Centre

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.

Online CPD

This course is one of three online courses from the National STEM Learning Centre on Teaching Practical Science. Take part in the Chemistry and Physics courses to complete the Teaching Practical Science collection.

To go further with the pedagogical concepts introduced in Week 2 take part in our Introducing Assessment for Learning collection, led by Dylan Wiliam, Chris Harrison and Andrea Mapplebeck.

To look further at the importance of linking across the curriculum, take our Science of Learning online course.

At the National STEM Learning Centre

STEM Learning provides high-impact, bursary-supported, residential CPD at York, local CPD through Science Learning Partnerships and development pathways through our online CPD. In addition, we have thousands of quality assured resources and online community groups by subject:

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

Working with colleagues

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 the next run of this course. You can develop a departmental, school or multi-academy trust approach to practical science that will really make a difference to your students.

The following documents will help you plan for group professional development in your school:

We look forward to you taking part in professional development with us again.

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