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University of Manchester

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Greater Manchester Open Network Autumn 2019

DATE& TIME: Tuesday 15th October 2019 9am-12pm
LOCATION: The University of Manchester, Sackville Street Building - Room B46, Manchester M13 9PL

Objectives for the day
 Reflect on current practice of cross-curricular science and/or problem solving
 Recognise the benefits of teaching problem solving skills to pupils (TASC)
 Identify other areas of the National Curriculum which will enhance and support science learning
 Plan some simple ways to make explicit links between DT (engineering), Maths and Science
Information about the day
Network meeting are funded from your Local Authority or Teaching School Alliance. We appoint consultants on a range of contemporary topics focussing on improving the quality of teaching and learning in Primary Science.
Please cancel any bookings that you are unable to fulfil via your Eventbrite booking link to enable us to free your space to someone on the waiting list function for Network Meetings.
Beverages will be provided on the day, please arrive promptly, prepare fully and arrange to stay for the duration of the network meeting.

Pre-Course Task: Essential Please think about the following and bring your responses with you, they will form an integral part of the day 1. GAP Task for those who attended the session on Active Approaches to teaching Primary Science: Try one new activity from Active Assessment or the A-Z document. Bring samples of children’s work to your next session and be prepared to talk about how it went. Pre-course reading - please review, and ensure that you have access to the following websites or resources on a suitable device, prior to the session: https://seerih-innovations.org/tinkering4learning/ https://www.ase.org.uk/primaryupd8/ http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/resource/listing?searchtext=topic%20webs 2. Bring and Share: Share and discuss examples of pupil questions/problems from your current science topic. These can be from pre/post learning records e.g. KWLs, post-its, photos of wonder walls or anecdotal examples.

About the Event Leader
Melissa Loughran is a Middle School science teacher and STEM leader with many years’ experience in Primary teaching. She is on the Editorial Board of the ASE’s Primary Science journal and works as a STEM Learning UK Facilitator. She is also a science education consultant in the Midlands and North West; including projects such as JCB Junior Innovators.
Additionally, Melissa is as a coach and mentor for science leaders and primary school teachers in Staffordshire for the “Science Across the City” program. She has worked with the University of Manchester on a variety of science and engineering projects over the years and is a SEERIH Network Consultant for Greater Manchester.
1pm Arrival & sign in
9.05am – 9.20am Welcome / review GAP task
9.20am – 9.50am Bring and share
9.50am – 10.20am Problem solving in practice – why do it?
10.20am Comfort Break
10.35am - 11.00am Putting the “E” into STEM; making DT links with Science
11.00am – 11.15am Online resources to support cross-curricular teaching and learning
11.15am – 11.40am Planning explicit links with the wider curriculum in science
11.45am – 12.00pm Critical evaluations and action planning
12.00pm Close

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