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Provide training to STE(A)M teachers for INSET days #1359

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ajlennon opened this issue Dec 23, 2019 · 4 comments
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Provide training to STE(A)M teachers for INSET days #1359

ajlennon opened this issue Dec 23, 2019 · 4 comments

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@ajlennon ajlennon commented Dec 23, 2019

Was talking to a teacher recently who was telling me it is hard for schools to find decent training courses for teachers for INSET days.

It struck me DoES could be ideally positioned to offer some teacher-focussed courses on STE(A)M.

Spoke to @ka81 who thought it could be a good idea.

What are thoughts?

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@ajlennon ajlennon commented Dec 23, 2019

There’s so much stuff we could do here. Not sure how to begin though

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@RiverMersey RiverMersey commented Dec 23, 2019

Having looked through a few UK, European, and worldwide websites referring to STEAM, it seems the term itself is reasonably vague. One theme is that it is generally teacher-lead and so can concentrate on any of the lettered field strengths the teacher may have.
Add to that the variability of the age groups that the teacher is teaching at - trying to teach teachers in this area would seem to be a very difficult task indeed.

Yes, DoES does indeed have the resources, skills, knowledge, space and personnel to teach teacher each of the letters of the STEAM fields but is that what the goal of this issue is?

Would it be about teaching teachers the fields or would it be about teaching teachers how to become more rounded in their knowledge of their weaker fields? For example teaching a science teacher a little more about art?

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@ajlennon ajlennon commented Dec 26, 2019

"Teachers can catch up with work and also have the opportunity to train for any new technology or new ways of doing things within the school. "

ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inset_day

DoES is perfect for this.

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