Group teacher training
Find out more about our group teacher training days at Kew Gardens.
We are accepting bookings for teacher training from 1 September 2020 onwards.
Make the most out of training at Kew on a teaching training day.
You can choose one of our day packages which are made up for four modules, or you can choose a combination of four modules.
Our day packages are made up of four modules (each module lasts an hour)
Kick off the day by learning how Science Capital can enhance your teaching, then head outside to learn how to engage pupils through outdoor learning.
After lunch it’s your chance to explore the learning opportunities in the Gardens at your own pace, followed by a subject masterclass of your choice.
Begin the day by honing your inquiry skills, then head to the glasshouse for our Learning Outside the Classroom session.
After lunch you'll explore the uses of Science Capital in teaching, then finish the day with a subject masterclass of your choice.
Get the whole school involved with sessions for staff and teachers. Start your day with a team building challenge in the iconic Palm House.
Then choose either a session on Science Capital or Learning Outside the Classroom. After lunch you'll explore the Gardens at your own pace before coming back together for a nature and wellbeing session.
Create a bespoke training day by choosing four modules.
Learning outside the classroom part I
Step into the shoes of a KS3 pupil and take part in an outdoor learning activity. Discover how this session can be facilitated and get to grips with managing groups outside the classroom.
Learning Outside the Classroom Part II
Explore how Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) and Science Capital can be incorporated into your teaching, discuss other opportunities for outdoor learning, and try your hand at designing an outdoor activity.
The more science-related experiences someone gains during their life, the more confident they are in engaging with and participating in science. Discover how to include Science Capital in your lessons to inspire pupils to see science as relevant to their lives.
Explore our iconic site at your own pace. Follow the trail and consider opportunities for learning with your pupils, as well as enjoying seasonal highlights in the Gardens.
Inquiry based science education part l
Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE) encourages pupils to ask questions, use reasoning and think critically about problems and solutions. Discover the principles and practicalities of IBSE.
Inquiry-Based Science Education Part II
Discover how to apply the principles of Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) and learn how to embed this practice in your teaching, through designing your own IBSE activity.
In this session you will explore how to use Kew Science to bring real-life context into the curriculum, including example exam questions and looking at Kew Career Cards highlighting different pathways to STEM careers.
How can the plants in the tropical rainforest help us to survive? Build your communication and collaboration skills as your team explore, make choices and work out a survival plan, based on the useful plants in Kew’s rainforest.
Take part in this unique opportunity to experience the NHS steps to mental wellbeing in our beautiful Gardens. Connect with other people, be physically active and learn mindfulness.
Subject specific masterclass
Brush up on your knowledge while learning some tips and tricks to deliver these subjects at school or outside the classroom. Choose from Evolution, Plant Science, Plant Adaptations, Biodiversity, Climate Change or Classification.
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