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Ri Masterclass Speaker Training Day, March 2019

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The Royal Institution

21 Albemarle Street

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W1S 4BS

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The Ri Masterclass programme opens young people’s eyes to the diversity of mathematics, engineering and computer science. All over the UK, keen young people who have been nominated by their teachers attend series of workshops to explore areas of these subjects outside their school experience. Our Masterclasses are led by inspiring workshop leaders (known as speakers) who each share their enthusiasm and experience in a workshop based around their own favourite topic in mathematics, engineering or computer science. Our speakers help nurture curiosity and a sense of inquiry among the Masterclass students, enabling them to explore ideas and applications of these far-reaching subjects and continue their interest and engagement into later life.


At this training event you will gain an overview of some of the essential skills needed for creating and delivering an Ri Masterclass. This event is aimed at those interested in public engagement/outreach and would like to get involved in the programme, as well as existing Masterclass speakers who would like to develop their skills or design a new workshop. Speakers come from a wide variety of backgrounds – many from within education, industry and academia - all sharing a love of their subject and an enthusiasm for sharing it with young people. This event is part of our Masterclass Speaker Development Programme; find out more about becoming a Masterclass speaker and our development programme. Please note that this event is for those aged 18+. Any 16 and 17 year-olds who are interested in getting involved with the programme as speakers or helpers should get in touch with us to discuss the options.


If you wish to discuss getting involved in a local Masterclass series before the date of this training, would like to visit one of the Saturday morning Masterclass workshops or want to volunteer as a helper, please get in touch: masterclasses@ri.ac.uk. You can also see here for details of more training and taster events across the UK.


Masterclass Speaker Training Day


In the morning we will focus on some of the skills needed and some of the key factors to consider when developing and delivering Masterclass workshops. We will include sections on presentation skills, classroom management, questioning, unconscious bias and inclusivity in a Masterclass setting.


In the afternoon we will be focusing on the initial development of your workshop content. You will need an initial idea to bring to this session. This idea does not need to be fully formed, but you should have thought about a topic you would like to cover and considered some potential activities that the students may be able to take part in during the Masterclass workshop. You will receive guidance on turning this idea into a working Masterclass as well as time to discuss and share ideas with your peers and Masterclass team representatives. Be prepared to give input and feedback into other speakers' ideas as well as receiving feedback on your own. We will also consider different ways that students might access activities and think about accessibility. You can contact the Masterclass team to discuss any initial ideas before the training session if you would like some additional guidance.


Please arrive by 9:45 for a prompt 10:00 start. Lunch and tea/coffee/refreshments will be provided, with lunch at approximately 12:45.


If you have any questions about the training day please get in touch: masterclasses@ri.ac.uk. The training day will be led by members of the Ri Masterclass team.


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