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Continuing your professional development

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.

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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 Biology courses to complete the Teaching Practical Science program.

To go further with the pedagogical concepts introduced in Week 2 and 3, take part in Assessment for Learning and Differentiating for Learning, both led by Dylan Wiliam, Chris Harrison and Andrea Mapplebeck.

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.

Our professional development is proven to make a real difference to individual teachers, departments, schools and colleges, and ultimately to students’ learning. 99% of participants on our intensive CPD at York reported an impact on their practice, with 96% reporting an impact on their pupils, and 97% an impact in their school more widely.

CPD is made affordable through Project ENTHUSE and ENTHUSE Bursary which are available for many of our CPD activities, and can be used towards the cost of CPD fees, expenses and resources. ENTHUSE Bursary is available to individuals from all UK state funded schools, including maintained schools, academies and free schools.

It would be great to meet some of you on our high impact residential CPD which can further transform your practice.

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

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