Summer term residential and intensive CPD programme
23 March 2022
We are delighted to launch our summer term residential programme, which takes place between May and July at the National STEM Learning Centre in York. Excitingly this term, we are extending our offer to include a brand new selection of multi-day intensive courses, run across the country by our network of Computing Hubs, in response to popular demand from course participants.
These courses cover a range of topics, including core topics such as algorithms and programming, the transition from key stage 3 to GCSE and will develop your subject knowledge.
Upcoming residential courses:
Residential CPD provides high-impact, intensive training within a classroom environment, where you can reflect, network with other teachers and create action plans for the classroom. Participate in CPD while taking advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, with accommodation and meals throughout the course included.
Plus, for any of our residential courses in York, we are offering an additional night's stay to participants at the Centre's on-site accommodation, which can be taken either on the day the course finishes or another date of your choice up until 31 July 2022. Participants can email firstname.lastname@example.org, providing their course booking information and confirming the night they would like to stay.
New: upcoming intensive courses:
Following the popularity of our residential CPD programme, we are introducing a selection of new multi-day, intensive courses available to book across the country. Intensive courses share many of the benefits of our residential CPD, the main difference being they are designed to be attended locally and therefore do not include accommodation. Check out our exciting schedule of courses for the term ahead.
What have other participants said?
Over the last academic year, we have run a number of residential events in York, and each one has resulted in much positive feedback. Here are some of the comments from participants:
- The CPD was fantastic. We were so well looked after from the moment we arrived on site until the moment we left. There was a lot of information to take in, but the course facilitators were really experienced and knowledgeable about where the 'sticking points' usually are to help guide us through. It was great to network with other teachers and share experiences and be introduced to all the resources and ways of seeking advice and help.”
- “Excellent residential - the subject knowledge was appropriate for my needs and nice being able to stay over and have two days dedicated to computer science. Very knowledgeable and approachable staff.”
- “The session on computer systems was particularly useful and interesting. I discovered that this is a key area of development for myself as there are a few misconceptions that I need to address.”
- “I found the vast array of different resources that were signposted very useful, and the course leader was extremely knowledgeable.”
In addition to our residential and intensive programme, we also offer an extensive selection of face to face, remote and online courses, which you can browse on our website.