CPD Sessions

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The National Space Academy's intensive CPD events are delivered at the National Space Centre in Leicester, the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire, and schools across the country by a network of outstanding Lead Educators, sharing a large range of inspiring, curriculum-focused hands-on activities, teaching ideas, and access to electronic resources that can be  immediately implemented in the classroom.

Bespoke CPD Sessions
If your school, academy, or trust has specific training requirements the National Space Academy is able to tailor CPD support to suit you. Bespoke sessions can be delivered on-site at the institutions which request them, or at one of our partner sites.  For further details please contact us.

 Search CPD courses by subject below or look at our key dates

Twilight Rosetta Mission CPD

4November 2014 - March 2015

Various locations


Our twilight CPD sessions are designed to make our training more accessible to teachers constrained by time, and thanks to STFC funding for Rosetta Education and Outreach we are able to offer places on these courses free of charge. Locations and dates will be announced shortly, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register your interest to be kept informed of events in your area. 

Rosetta Mission CPD

Rosetta orbiting Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko mediumFriday 31st October 2014

Open University, Milton Keynes, 9.00am - 3.30pm

The Open University and the Science Technology Facilities Council (STFC) have called upon the expertise of the National Space Academy to share the science of the Rosetta mission with teachers across the UK. 

Read more: Rosetta Mission CPD

Using Space to teach GCSE Physics

thermalfootprintsThe National Space Centre, Leicester - Various Dates

Series of six twilight sessions, 4.00pm - 6.30pm

This series of six twilight sessions has been designed in response to teachers who wish to explore even more 'space related' strategies for teaching GCSE Physics. Each session will focus on different areas of the Physics currciulum. Teachers can attend either single days as standalone CPD sessions or attend all six as part of a complementary CPD suite for a thorough immersion into Space Physics in the classroom. 

Read more: Using Space to teach GCSE Physics

Physics CPD at Harwell

Wednesday, 26th November 2014

Harwell, Oxfordshire 9.00am - 3.30pm

This session will enable teachers of physics to explore ideas for teaching topics across the physics curriculum and develop an understanding of how practical work can be made more relevant and effective using the inspirational context of 'space'. Hands-on opportunities will explore interesting and creative approaches to new and familiar practical techniques using a range of resources, publications and ICT applications.

Read more: Physics CPD at Harwell

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