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.
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 the National STEM Learning Centre
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 Introduction to Assessment for Learning and Differentiating for Learning. Both courses are 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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