Armagh Observatory and Planetarium are a regional hub for education and knowledge building around the James Webb Space Telescope. We are keen to make teachers aware of free professional development sessions to support learning around the mission!
Discovery Diaries, STFC, and the Webb UK campaign have teamed up to offer free sessions to support primary teachers to use the mission as an inspiring context for learning.
These sessions will run as a pair of webinars, with all sessions from 4-5:15pm on June 15th and July 13th – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/152924416045
The training will focus on arts-based STEM learning using the Deep Space Diary, a cross-curricular primary science resource for KS2 (or equivalent). This flexible resource can be used with classes from year 2 to year 6 as an exciting cross-curricular week of learning or as an embedded resource to teach a range of subjects – such as Solar System, light, coordinates, formal writing, D&T and coding – whilst enhancing skills such as researching and problem solving. The programme will connect you with a creative community of primary teachers, STEM learning experts and Webb mission experts across the UK.
Participating UK teachers will receive a free Teacher Resource Book and will be able to register for free class-sets of individual Deep Space Diaries for their pupils.
Sign up and secure your place:
Note: If you would like to participate but cannot attend both sessions of the pair, recordings will be made available after you register. However, attendance at one of the live events is required to access the free resources and participation in both is encouraged.