• NATIONAL STEM LEARNING CENTRE

Teaching for Home Learning: Secondary Science

Ease the transition to teaching science to secondary pupils during the COVID-19 pandemic with online and offline approaches.

Teaching for Home Learning: Secondary Science
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study3 hours
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Overcome the challenges of teaching science remotely to your secondary students

Due to COVID-19 related school closures around the world, many teachers are having to adjust their teaching.

Whilst teaching remotely may be new, this course will help you to develop new online and offline teaching strategies for supporting learning at home and at a distance. You’ll consider the issues of student engagement, time management, assessment and feedback, and the role of parents, as well as how to keep up with practical science activities.

You’ll draw upon the resources you already have, use a variety of asynchronous teaching and learning tools, and collaborate with other teachers in designing teaching sequences.

What topics will you cover?

  • Setting expectations for time management and learning routines.
  • Planning for synchronous and asynchronous learning.
  • Simple tools to support home learning tasks.
  • Assessing student learning remotely and providing feedback.
  • Teaching practical science remotely.

When would you like to start?

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Design an approach to teaching secondary science, with offline and online activities to support students learning from home
  • Evaluate a range of teaching strategies and tools, appropriate to your teaching context and teaching remotely
  • Develop assessment and feedback opportunities to support home learning
  • Reflect on the role of parents in supporting home learning

Who is the course for?

This is a professional development course designed for teachers of science to students aged 11-19 years who are providing support for students to learn at home.

Heads of science departments may also find this course useful for devising their approach to home teaching.

Who will you learn with?

I taught science for ten years and was Head of Science for three years, before becoming a subject specialist at the National STEM Learning Centre.

Online CPD Coordinator, STEM Learning. MEng MA Senior Certified Learning Technologist. I work with expert authors to design impactful CPD for teachers and STEM Ambassadors www.stem.org.uk/online-cpd

Who developed the course?

National STEM Learning Centre

The National STEM Learning Centre provides world-class professional development activities and resources to support the teaching of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects.

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