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Closing the practical gap in science RH298 / E36
9 Jul 21, 12.30-3.30pm


Westcliff High School for Girls, Kenilworth Gardens, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 0BS View on Google Map

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that a number of science teachers have not been able to experience the required practicals first hand.  Sometimes the first experience a teacher may have had on this topic could have been remotely.  Now that we are, hopefully, returning to normality, this CPD opportunity will give delegates the opportunity to experience key science required practicals, understand what makes an effective practical lesson and how to plan for this effectively.
The event will make links to the recent OFSTED ‘Research review on science’ as well as the Gatsby ‘Good Practical Science report: and the ‘Good Practical Science – making it happen post-COVID-19:

Who is this course aimed at?

  • Newly Qualified Teachers
  • Recently Qualified Teachers
  • Returning teachers
  • Anyone who has felt that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on their practical delivery in Science

Teachers who have not had adequate experience of the required practicals will get hands on with equipment.
Teachers will develop an understanding of what makes an effective practical experience for students so that it isn’t just a ‘tick box exercise’
Teachers will gain an understanding of how to plan for a practical activity so that it is a differentiated learning experience for all students involved
Teachers will reflect on how missing student practical skills can be built into lessons for September


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