As part of the RAF100 Schools Project, the Historical Association and the Institute of Physics are offering a day of free CPD to teachers at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea on Saturday 28th April 2018.
This CPD is funded by the RAF and intended to support and enhance the RAF100 Schools programme of history and STEM materials. All teachers and technicians, regardless of their specialist subject, are welcome.
The day will include practical sessions on ideas that teachers can take back to their schools and use with pupils, whether in STEM and History clubs or in lessons. The material in the project is aimed at 11-16 year olds, but could be adapted for use with younger pupils, or by sixth-formers.
Programme for the day
10:30 Registration and coffee
11:00 RAF History workshop
The History workshop will focus on one or two of the History activity topics on the website to build subject knowledge for the classroom. Using the resources and additional materials the teachers will have an opportunity to develop their understanding of the topics and how to deliver them in the classroom with a greater understanding of the scientific and technical history behind them. The CPD is provided by an experienced teacher and workshop facilitator.
12:30 Lunch- a buffet lunch will be included
13:00 STEM workshop
The STEM workshop will focus on one or two of the STEM activity topics on the website to build subject knowledge for the classroom. Using the resources and additional materials the teachers will have an opportunity to develop their understanding of the topics and how to deliver them in the classroom. The CPD is provided by an experienced teacher and workshop facilitator.
This workshop will use practical activities that are outside, but linked to, school curricula. Play with the kit: how would this work back in school? The aim is to be confident both in running a practical session and in encouraging pupils to make links, at an appropriate level, with their formal studies.
1430 Guided tour of the museum
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The Museum is easily accessible by car, bus and train.
By car, from outside Swansea, exit the M4 at junction 42 and follow the brown signs. From inside Swansea, the Museum is located on Oystermouth Road next to the LC, Swansea’s Leisure Complex. The post code SA1 3ST.
A pay and display car park is situated just a short walk away from the Museum on Oystermouth Road. There are dropping off and pick up points close to the entrance during busy times.
The brand new Swansea City Bus Station is now open. For the latest information and nearest stops visit www.traveline-cymru.info.
The nearest train station is Swansea and from here it is a fifteen minute walk or ten minute bus ride. Local taxi services are also available.
How do I book a place?
Simply visit the Eventbrite page.