At Chiltern Teaching School Hub we are proud to promote and work with specialist curriculum hubs to ensure schools continuously receive the highest standards of curriculum-specific support. Use the links below to access the curriculum hubs you would like to engage with.
If you are not sure which curriculum hub to contact then please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Curriculum Hub events
Checking understanding with Adam Boxer31st January via Zoom
Checking understanding with Adam Boxer
One of the most important but underexplored areas of science teaching is the effective check for understanding. All too often, we finish our explanation and send students off to practise before they are really ready, resulting in students who flounder at the first hint of challenge or - even worse - embedding mistakes and misconceptions. In this session, we will explore an incredibly simple technique for checking understanding that can be implemented with ease and minimal preparation in any lesson.
This session, is also part of our science department Recovery Curriculum Package - to find out more about this cost effective package of CPD for the whole department, go to our website:www.hertsandessexsciencehub.co.uk/CPD-and-Courses
Developing Oracy Skills in Science Lessons - Learning through talk17th March via Zoom
Developing Oracy Skills in Science Lessons - Learning through talk
Classroom Strategies for learning through talk in science - How can we as classroom practitioners make the most of students' talk to help learning? We will discuss some of the rationale behind the development of oracy teaching, and share easy-to-implement classroom techniques.
This hands on one-day course is for the school Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS), i.e. the person responsible for managing the safe storage, use and monitoring of radioactive sources in the science department. The RPS will normally be a member of the teaching staff, often the Head of Physics. However any teacher or technician who handles radioactive sources will also benefit. The course includes practical hands on experiences to improve confidence and knowledge when handling radioactive materials. It aims to provide answers to questions frequently asked on the CLEAPSS helpline and provides opportunities for delegates to raise issues and ask specific questions. The course is based on the CLEAPSS guide L93 Managing Ionising Radiations and Radioactive Substances.
Integrating climate change into the secondary curriculum8th March - Springfield Primary School
Integrating climate change into the secondary curriculum
Climate change is among the greatest threats and challenges of our time. From scientific analysis and technology to global political debate, tackling climate change requires a multi-disciplinary approach and encompasses a wide range of topics. During this course, you will learn about the science behind climate change, the strategies that are being employed to tackle the problem and explore creative ways to integrate this topic into the secondary curriculum.