This course is designed for Primary Teachers and covers First and Second Level.
This event is part of a range of STEM professional learning available from the Early Years and Primary Team at SSERC.
The Early Years and Primary Team at SSERC
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Cost and funding
This course is supported through funding from STEM Learning. SSERC will support you to complete the application process.
Your setting pays for the course in advance. Once the course activities and evaluations are completed, the course cost will be reimbursed in full by STEM Learning, usually around 8 weeks after the course has been completed.
Course cost: £320
Funding from STEM Learning: £320
With a focus on the Biological Systems Organiser within CfE, we will explore activities which could be used to help to meet a range of Es and Os across First and Second Level.
Part 1 – Training Day – Friday 10 May 2024
09:00 – 09:15 Arrival and Registration at SSERC
09:15 – 09:30 Introduction and Welcome
09:30 – 11:00 Sensory organs workshop
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 13:15 Inheritance workshop
13:15 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:15 Body systems workshop
16:15 – 16:30 What next? Close and Evaluations
Part 2 – Gap Task – to be completed between 10 May – 29 May 2024
The Gap Task will be explained in further detail during the Training Day. Help and support to complete this will be provided by the SSERC Team.
You will be asked to allocate a total of 2 hours to complete the Gap Task – this is split into 2 sections.
1. Self-Study practical activity: Select and carry out at least one practical activity using the selection of resources provided on the Training Day. (1 hour)
2. Reflect on the activities you have seen during the Training Day / Self-Study practical activity. Pick one activity to try with your learners or share with colleagues. Produce one PowerPoint slide with a few lines of notes about what you did and the outcome and impact, to share with other delegates in Part 3. Slide to be submitted by 29 May 2024. (1 hour)
Part 3 – Online session on Teams – Friday 31 May 2024
14:00 – 14:45 Welcome and review of Gap Tasks
14:45 – 16:00 Microbes and Disease workshop (Microbes for Minors SSERC Meet – an alternative will be provided if you have previously attended this SSERC Meet)
If you are travelling more than 70 miles or 2 hours, SSERC may be able to arrange overnight accommodation to support your attendance on this course. Successful applicants will be contacted about this in their offer letter. For further information, please email email@example.com.
SSERC in Dunfermline. The SSERC buildings are at 1-3 Pitreavie Court, Dunfermline, KY11 8UU. SSERC is a short (5-10 mins) walk from Rosyth railway station and close to the end of the A823(M) spur off Junction 2 of the M90 motorway. Car journey times (approximately): Edinburgh – 30 min; Glasgow – 60 min; Aberdeen – 2.5 hours; Inverness – 3 hours.