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    The Science Moodle will be under maintenance on 24th November

    by Cormac Wilton -

    Our Science Moodle will be undergoing an upgrade on 24th November and the site will not be available for use during this time. This upgrade will enable us to benefit from more recent improvements to the platform and ensure the ongoing security of the site. There will not be any changes to the site content or to the way that you access resources and links.

    Apologies for any inconvenience caused - we are working closely with our Moodle provider to minimise any disruption to users so that we can get the site back up and running as soon as we can.


    Have you booked your place on our Autumn 2021-22 Science Secondary Subject Leader Network (Webinar) yet? – 9 and 23 November 2021

    by Cormac Wilton -

    This is an exciting and demanding time for Heads of Science. The past two years have left teachers and children in our schools facing additional challenges. This is why it is vital we get our curriculum and teaching right so that we can overcome this learning deficit and make sure all children make excellent progress in science.

    With a new team at HIAS science, we are ready to support you in responding to these issues and developing the teaching of science across Hampshire.

    Some of the areas we are looking to address within this network are:
    Moving towards research informed practice in your department

    • Clarifying and sharing powerful knowledge for clear learning intentions
    • Diagnosis of Year 11 and how to prepare for Summer 2022 exams
    • Planning and teaching so children remember knowledge.
    • Formative assessment and the difference between assessing performance vs learning.
    • Ensuring practical work at all levels has a clearly defined knowledge-based purpose

    The Subject Leader Network provides a forum where such strategic questions are explored, and solutions developed and shared.

    The network is 2 x 1.5 hour virtual sessions.

    Search and book on the learning zone using keywords: Autumn science secondary

    Price: Sub £60 / SLA £50 / Full £72

    New science course starting this term - Applying Cognitive Science in the Science Classroom will begin in December – 6 December 2021, 7 February 2021 4 April, and 6 June 2022

    by Cormac Wilton -

    With more and more teachers expressing an interest in the applications of cognitive science research in the science classroom, this is an exciting opportunity for Heads of Science, Seconds in Science or Science Teachers to deepen their understanding of the different areas of cognitive science and take back to their schools a range of resources and methodologies to use within their school context.

    The course is split into four two-hour sessions:

    • Session 1- Introduction to Cognitive Science and Effective use of Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction

    • Session 2- Embedding Effective Retrieval Practice and Daily Review Across the Curriculum

    • Session 3- Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) and Dual Coding

    • Session 4- Direct Instruction, Guided and Independent Practice, and Assessment.

    Please note, upon booking part 1 of this course you will automatically be enrolled onto part 2 of the course. 

    Search and book on the learning zone using keywords: Applying Cognitive Science

    Price: Full £420 / Sub £350 / SLA £245 / FY Split across two financial years


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