April 2009 - Posts
The STEMPOINT contract was awarded to canterbury Christ Church University College and they have now set up a web site to support STEM subject development and enrichment and engagement. This can be found at www.canterburystem.org.uk . The new STEMPOINT are charged with brokerage for stem based activities and the administer the STEM Ambassadors programme (previously the SEA's Ambassadors). They are updating their list of ambassadors and training new volunteers. Visit the site or contact the STEMPOINT for more information.
A teacher from Westlands school (Holly Mason) has kindly agreed to share the resources & SoW she has written for the OCR Science Nationals course so that other schools can use them.
I have attached the resources that she thinks will be most helpful to other people. This is a zipped file. Click on post and download the zipped file from the new window.
The Science Learning Centre have an AfL course (with Impact Award funding of £200) running at the University of Sussex, Brighton on 7th May. This venue is just off the A27 and M23, so should in theory be accessible to schools in Kent. Attached are details in a word document.
Just got this in from Edexcel. FREE Getting Ready to Deliver BTEC Firsts Applied Science events!
Edexcel have organised FREE Getting Ready to Deliver events to take place in May and June 2009. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, to find out more and book your place.Here is the link: http://www.edexcel.com/notices/Pages/FREEGettingReadytoDeliverBTECFirstsAppliedScienceevents!.aspx
I have received the following request from Josephine Querido [Josephine.Querido@cancer.org.uk]. I hope some of you can help her out.We’re currently evaluating the Youth & Schools section of our News & Resources website and we’re looking for some feedback from teachers. Would you be able to publicise this amongst local science teachers? If teachers aren’t already familiar with this section of the website, it would be great if they could take a few minutes to look around http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/youthandschools/before answering our short online survey: https://survey.cancerresearchuk.org/Survey.aspx?s=b98fffd1aec14f8e8de48b5c48c13e71 There are only 5 questions, so it shouldn’t take long….The survey closes on April 30th. Many thanks for your help! Best wishes, Josephine
Please find attached details of all training taking place during the Summer Term. (Click on title of this post and open the attachment to be found on the new page that opens). There are details of:-
Subject Leader Training
APP training for Non subject leaders
Science Network Meetings and
Learning Skills for Science training.
Full instructions of how to apply are included in the attachment.
Please find attached details of some KS5 Masterclasses organised by the Science Learning Centre (SE). These are aimed at teachers of KS5 science. Impact awards are available for some teachers / schools. Full details are attached to this post.