Science CPD for teachers in UK museums and science centres

By Rachel Hayward | 23 March 2010
Photo showing teachers trying out the experiments in the Launchpad area of the Science Museum

Teachers enjoying one of the Science Museum's popular teacher CPD sessions. © Science Museum

Inspired by National Science and Engineering Week 2010 and the International Year of Biodiversity 2010 and want to develop your own science knowledge and expertise?

The UK's museums and science centres offer a wealth of CPD opportunities. Here's a taste of what's out there:

Thinktank, Birmingham's Science Museum, supplies a range of CPD for teachers. Thinktank is a satellite venue for the West Midlands Science Learning centre and is hosting a training event coming up on April 30, 2010, entitled Learning Outside The Classroom: Science in informal settings.

MOSI (the Museum of Science & Industry) in Manchester even host shorter INSET and CPD sessions for free.

The Science Museum in London has a whole-school CPD package for you. Once you click on the link, take a look at the menu too for more training.

The Natural History Museum outlines courses, previews and workshops specially for teachers on its website.

At-Bristol's CPD training courses and sessions are held throughout the year too.

Many museums and science centres include free previews and visits for teachers. Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham provides free teacher preview visits as does Glasgow Science Centre with its free teacher visits.

CPD sessions in Wales are detailed on the Techniquest website.

Find out more about ISSET Teacher Training at Armagh Planetarium.

Finally, why not try our Places to Go section for a science venue near you and to find out about their CPD for teachers?

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