PD materials

Welcome to the commented selection of high-quality STEM PD materials!

Introduction

Being aware that there are not so many ready-to-use STEM professional development (PD) materials existing or those existing are not easy to identify, STEM PD Net project partners did their best to collect tested, self-explaining and ready-to-use STEM PD materials and provide comments on their educational approaches, applicability and compliance with the quality or specific criteria (e.g., applicable in the diverse contexts etc.).

Here you find the commented selection of ready-to-use STEM PD materials collected from STEM PD Net project partners, designed in various STEM-related European projects.

Collection

TitleObjectivesSubjectLevel
Assessment for Learning in Science - Training MaterialsTo improve teachers’ understanding and skills in student assessment.Science.Lower secondary, upper secondary.
Collaborative Learning EnvironmentsFocus on the implementation of virtual and in-person collaborative learning opportunities, and explore structures and systems that can be implemented to leverage technology in collaborative learning while building the skills necessary to students.Science, Mathematics, TechnologyLower secondary
Creating a Progress CultureTo strengthen teaching skills on active learning strategies’ application in science lessons. Science. Science teacher leaders.Lower secondary, upper secondary.
Departmental Evaluation and Forward Planning for Key Stage Three Science Training MaterialsTo strengthen departmental capabilities in department performance monitoring, evaluation and action-planning.Science. Science teacher leaders.Lower secondary, upper secondary.
Effective day to day provision for able, gifted and talented studentsTo involve teachers in series of activities that seek to support teaching mathematics for able, gifted and talented students.Mathematics.Primary, lower secondary, upper secondary.
Effective Lessons Training MaterialsTo help science teachers develop structured three-part lessons by using engaging starters, main and plenary activities.Science.Lower secondary.
Effective Teaching and Learning in Science Training MaterialsTo help science teachers design and develop effective science lessons that might involve writing, practical and group work.Science.Lower secondary.
GeoCapabilitiesTo develop teachers as curriculum leaders.Geography.Lower secondary, upper secondary, trainee teachers, teacher leaders.
Going for Gold: Securing AttainmentTo support science teachers in effective and different strategies for better student achievements. Science. Science teacher leaders.Lower secondary, upper secondary.
Handling DataTo provide support for handling data teaching and learning in lower and upper secondary education.Mathematics.Lower secondary, upper secondary.
HANDSON toolkitTo facilitate the inclusion of ICT tools in educationAll subjects.Primary, lower secondary, upper secondary.
Improving the learning environmentThe aim of this workshop is to structure a team activity in auditing and improving the learning environment.Mathematics.Primary, lower secondary, upper secondary.
Increasing Pupils' Rates of Progress in Science Training MaterialsTo raise standards in science by ensuring clear expectations for pupils’ progress of between one and two levels over Key Stage 3. To identify a number of key strategies for improving progress for all pupils in science. To consider the actions science subject leaders will take in their own departments to lead the changes associated with increasing pupils’ progress.Science.Lower secondary.
Learning and Education in and through Modelling and Applications (LEMA)To support teachers to introduce mathematical modelling in the classroom.Mathematics.Primary, lower secondary, upper secondary.
Literacy in Science Training MaterialsTo help teachers develop literacy in science – through a focus on scientific words, reading, writing and talk.Science.Lower secondary.
Mascil toolkit for teacher professional developmentThe toolkit is designed to support teacher groups by providing a set of flexible resources that will help them explore new and innovative teaching practices.Mathematics and science.Primary, lower secondary, upper secondary.
MiMa – Mathematics in the MakingThe training course aims to support primary school teachers in developing a stronger interest and competence in mathematics of their students, enhancing their social and civic skills, and so contributing to an increase in students' chances of success both in school and in life.Mathematics.Primary, lower secondary.
Misconceptions in Key Stage Three Science Training MaterialsTo identify and to consider the implications of pupils’ misconceptions in key scientific ideas for teaching science.Science.Lower secondary.
MOSEM² Teacher SeminarTo allow upper secondary teachers to experience first-hand modelling tools as well as pedagogical methods for facilitating active learning, building on the outcomes of projects SUPERCOMET 2 and MOSEM.Physics.Upper secondary.
Number and AlgebraTo provide support for algebra teaching and learning in lower and upper secondary education.Mathematics.Lower secondary, upper secondary.
Planning and Implementing Progression for Science in the Classroom Training MaterialsTo demonstrate how key scientific ideas and the yearly teaching objectives can be used to aid planning for progression and to derive appropriate lesson objectives and to introduce a range of methods to check pupils’ progress part way through a unit. Science.Lower secondary.
Planning for progressionTo support teachers in planing for the teaching of mathematics on a long, medium and short term basis.Mathematics.Primary, lower secondary, upper secondary.
Preparing for the Online Competition "Mathematics with a Computer"To form knowledge and skills to prepare and organize learning activities in inquiry-based style by combining classical tools and ITC (dynamic geometry software constructions). Mathematics, informatics, information technologies. Primary TeachersPrimary, lower secondary, upper secondary.
PRIMAS - professional development coursesTo provide insights into approaches to mathematics and science teaching that are motivational and enjoyable for learners. To support teachers with inquiry-based learning pedagogies in mathematics and science and to help teachers understand the nature and importance of inquiry-based learning.Mathematics, sciencePrimary, lower secondary, upper secondary.
Problem solvingThe aim of this unit is not to provide teachers with definitive answers about problem solving but rather to provide them with an opportunity to continue to develop the understanding and the answers that teachers already have.Mathematics.Lower secondary, upper secondary.
Scientific Enquiry Training MaterialsTo clarify how specific skills and processes of scientific enquiry can be taught within the context of practical and enquiry activities.ScienceLower Secondary
Shape and SpaceTo provide support for shape and space teaching and learning in lower and upper secondary education.Mathematics.Lower secondary, upper secondary.
STING – STEM teacher training innovation for gender balanceTo make educators aware of the subtle influence of gender on classroom atmosphere, activity and learning preferences and equip them with ideas to change their classroom practices. To raise gender awareness in STEM teaching and learning.Science, technology, engineering and maths.Primary, lower secondary, upper secondary.
Strengthening Teaching and Learning in Science Through Using Different PedagogiesTo help science teachers improve practice in particular aspects of teaching and learning and are designed to support individuals, pairs or groups of teachers.Science.Lower secondary, upper secondary.
SUPERCOMET 2 Teacher Seminar To enrich teaching and learning of magnetism, electric conduction, electromagnetic induction and superconductivity in upper secondary school. To demonstrate some activities and show how the animations can be integrated with the regular teaching of the subject, alternatively suggest a pedagogical path for this part of the curriculum.Physics.Upper secondary.
Teaching low attainersTo involve teachers in series of activities that seek to support teaching mathematics for low attainers.Mathematics.Primary, lower secondary, upper secondary.
Teaching Mixed Ability MathematicsTo involve teachers in series of activities that seek to support teaching mathematics in heterogeneous (mixed ability) groups.Mathematics.Primary, lower secondary, upper secondary.
Using Online Labs in the ClassroomTo assist science teachers incorporating the use of online labs and supportive inquiry learning apps into their teaching and learning activities.Science.Lower secondary.
Working with other departmentsTo help the department identify and discuss where mathematics features in other subject areas as well as highlight consistency.Mathematics.Primary, lower secondary, upper secondary.
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5 thoughts on “PD materials”

  1. The material “Number and Algebra” offers great opportunities to work on conecptual knowledge of rational numbers !

  2. 1. would you add also STEM journals’ link from open sources.

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