Teaching for Home Learning: Primary Science Course - National STEM Learning Centre

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Program Description

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Learn teaching strategies and tools to make the transition to online primary science teaching easier during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keep your primary school students inspired by science whilst learning at home

Primary school science teaching often involves sparking students’ imagination through practical activities.

As schools close due to the coronavirus pandemic, primary science teachers must learn innovative new ways of teaching young students science using online and offline learning.

On this course, you’ll consider the new learning environment of your pupils, the role of parents in your teaching, and discover new science activities your pupils can do from home.

You’ll explore a variety of asynchronous teaching and learning tools, and have the chance to collaborate and discuss these new challenges with other teachers.

What topics will you cover?

  • Setting expectations for time management and learning routines.
  • The roles of teachers and parents in remote learning.
  • Planning science learning activities for primary pupils at home.
  • Engaging and motivating primary pupils in remote learning.
  • Activities to support scientific enquiry at the primary level.

When would you like to start?

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts.

  • Available now
  • 28 September 2020

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:

  • Design a blended approach to teaching primary science, with offline and online activities to support pupils learning from home.
  • Evaluate a range of teaching strategies and tools, appropriate to your teaching context and teaching remotely.
  • Develop your plans to work with parents to support pupils learning at home.
  • Identify primary science activities that can be undertaken at home.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for primary teachers of pupils aged 5-11 years, who are supporting parents and pupils with learning from home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Science and STEM subject leaders and heads of primary schools may also find this course useful for devising their approach to home teaching.

Who will you learn with?

Karen Hornby

I taught science for ten years and was Head of Science for three years, before becoming a subject specialist at the National STEM Learning Centre.

Matt Cornock

Online CPD Coordinator, STEM Learning. MEng MA Senior Certified Learning Technologist. I work with expert authors to design impactful CPD for teachers and STEM Ambassadors.

Who developed the course?

National STEM Learning Centre

The National STEM Learning Centre provides world-class professional development activities and resources to support the teaching of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects.

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Last updated Oct 2020

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