Wednesday, 11th February 2015
National Space Centre, Leicester, 4.30pm - 6.30pm
The National Space Academy's programmes have all been developed by a network of scientists working with current outstanding science teachers seconded to the Academy ("Lead Educators") to ensure maximum relevance to the curriculum and individual schools' needs.
This showcase event will highlight how the programme works and includes a FREE CPD session delivered by Sophie Allan (National Space Academy Lead Physics Teacher) at he National Space Centre, Leicester. Local schools and colleges, local authorities education business partnerships and other interested parties are all welcome.
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.
Exeter School, Exeter, 9.30am - 3.30pm
The National Space Academy supports teaching and learning in the sciences and maths in order to encourage young people to engage with STEM subjects and to consider careers in the space sector. This session, supported by the Ogden Trust, will give teachers the opportunity to explore new ways of approaching topics such as forces and motion, gravity, electromagnetic radiation, environment, phase of matter, and much more.
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.
National Space Centre, Leicester, 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.
National Space Centre, Leicester
"Space" and the physics curriculum – it's so much more than just the orbits of the planets or the ultimate fate of the Universe. Contexts from space science can be successfully used for teaching topics as diverse as gravity, phases of matter and even the physics behind the motor effect.
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.
Wednesday, 25th February 2015
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.
Wednesday 22nd April 2015
The National Space Centre, Leicester 9.30am - 3.30pm
This session will enable teachers of chemistry to explore a range of ideas for teaching topics across the chemistry curriculum and develop an understanding of how practical work can be made more relevant and effective using the inspirational context of Martian exploration. There will be hands-on opportunities to explore interesting and creative approaches to new and familiar practical techniques using a range of resources, publications and ICT applications.
March 2015 - June 2015
Various Dates and Locations
This full-day, intensive CPD session will introduce you to a range of hands-on teaching ideas, demonstrations and activities to allow you to bring the topic of Astronomy alive in your classroom. Whether you are teaching the space topic in GCSE science, the evolution of the Universe to your KS5 Physicists or teaching GCSE Astronomy, this course is packed full of ideas and resources to implement immediately in your classroom. From concepts of gravity to using multi-spectral analysis to find out more about our universe than we could ever have hoped to know, these approaches can enrich many topics of your general science teaching.
To find out more about our CPD sessions and teacher conferences, please contact us.