SAPS at the SEETEG (South East Essex Technician's Group) Conference, June 2017
Date: Tuesday 20th June 2017
Location: Chase High School, Westcliff on Sea, Essex
For: Secondary science technicians (members of SEETEG only)
Cost: Free to members of SEETEG
SAPS at the ASE Northern Ireland Conference, June 2017
Date: Friday 23rd June 2017
Location: St Mary's University, Belfast
For: Secondary science technicians
Cost: ASE admission price
Our SAPS ambassador Gail Webdell will be sharing hints and tips for the smooth running of tricky core practicals involving plants. Gail is an experienced biology technician based at the Science Education Centre at the University of Cambridge. You'll leave with resources and inspiration to share with your school. Find out more and book your place.
SAPS Plant Science Summer School, June 2017
Date: Sunday 25th - Wednesday 28th June 2017
Location: The Hawkhills, Easingwold, North Yorkshire
For: A-level/post 16 biology teachers at UK schools
Cost: Free with ENTHUSE bursary available for state funded schools and colleges. Independent schools are not eligible for the bursary; they are however welcome to apply and attend the course (course fee £235+VAT, accommodation fee £216)
Invigorate your biology teaching with the annual Plant Science Summer School. This course gives a select group of post-16 biology teachers the opportunity to join the Gatsby Plant Science Summer School for undergratuates, hosted by some of the leading lights in plant science. This is a SAPS hosted CPD event in conjunction with STEM Learning. Find out more and pre-book your place
SAPS Train the Trainer 2017
For: Secondary biology ITE technicians and tutors
SAPS at the ASE Annual Conference, January 2018
Date: Thursday 4th - Saturday 6th January 2018
Location: University of Liverpool
For: All teachers and technicians
Join us for talks and resources to share with your school on our stand in the exhibition hall (Thursday - Saturday) and practical inspiration in the lab (Thursday and Friday) at the ASE Annual Conference in Liverpool.
Biology Practicals that Work (drop in anytime lab session)
Thursday 4th January 2018, TBC
Friday 5th January 2018, TBC
Location : TBC
Cost: ASE admission price
Looking for reliable new biology practicals? We've got a lab full of ideas, with engaging, affordable practicals on a range of key topics. We'll be troubleshooting old favourite practicals, and introducing new ones for A level set practicals. Whether you stay for 10 minutes or two hours, inspiration is guaranteed!
Courses in biology run by the national STEM Learning network can be found here
The RHS runs CPD Opportunities on gardens and plant science throughout the year, throughout both England and Scotland.
The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh run courses on secondary biology and primary science throughout the year.
The National Botanic Garden of Wales run CPD courses throughout the year, on a wide range of topics.
Kew Gardens run CPD opportunities for secondary biology and primary science throughout the year, some in association with other providers.
If you are a school, initial teacher training institution or CPD provider and you would like to include a plant-based workshop in support of science teacher CPD we may be able to put you in touch with one of our network of trainers.