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Teacher events

The Royal Society runs a small number of events for teachers, focusing on current research and policy initiatives from the Royal Society and external organisations. These events range from continuing professional development (CPD) to teachmeets and round table meetings.

The range of events aims to support teachers as practitioners and professionals, ensuring they feel part of the scientific community and supporting everyday curriculum teaching through sharing good practice. The events include unique content from the Royal Society and offer an opportunity for teachers to develop subject confidence and expertise by networking with other teachers, researchers and industry contacts.

All events are free to attend, although a refundable deposit may be required for CPD events. Teachers who are part of the Network will be able to claim additional support as indicated for each event.

Past events

CPD: Using 'big data' in the classroom (Newcastle)

Date: Thursday 21 February, 2019. Location: The Centre for Life, Newcastle

Organisations are becoming increasingly reliant on large amounts of data, which requires their staff to be confident and competent in data handling and data manipulation techniques. Do your students have these skills?

Aimed at both primary and secondary (5-18 years) science and mathematics teachers in the UK, this event will introduce the theme of using ‘big data in the classroom’. Teachers will be guided through what big data is and why data manipulation is a vital skill for students to start engaging with now, and receive some practical training on the sourcing of data sets and visualisation examples.

The event aims to develop confidence in teaching data science techniques, help develop professional networks, and provide links to free resources that can be used to stretch and challenge students.

This event is most suitable for those teaching primary science, biology, geography, chemistry, maths, physics or any other subjects that use basic data sets at the moment.

Support to attend: Attendees to this CPD event who have signed up to the Royal Society Schools Network can claim up to £150 to help towards reasonable travel costs (with proof of expenses) for the day.

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