The group, which includes the Science Museum in London and the National Railway Museum in York, has launched the free resources in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Staff have created CPD (Continuing Professional Development) training sessions online for teachers across the UK which are available to book now and are designed to support teachers in increasing student attainment in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects.
The Science Museum Group’s team will lead sessions and encourage teachers to take part in activities and discussions, and to learn creative and practical ideas to take back into the classroom. There will also be fun, informal activities, including a ‘Teacher Trivia’ quiz, which replaces the ‘Teacher Zone’ events that are on hold for now due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Alongside the online CPD sessions, the team have created a new suite of maths resources, including using bubbles to explore geometry and making animations to investigate fractions. There will be training available soon for teachers to join to complement these resources.
One of the teachers who has already taken part is science teacher Peter Tabichi who said: “I enjoyed a great conversation and a truly constructive exchange of ideas with teachers and I think we all learned a lot from one another.”
About the Science Museum Group
The Science Museum Group welcomes more than five million visitors each year to five sites: the Science Museum in London; the National Railway Museum in York; the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester; the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford; and Locomotion in Shildon.
Its mission is to inspire futures - igniting curiosity among people of all ages and backgrounds. Each year, the museums attract more than 600,000 visits by education groups, while the touring exhibition programme and websites bring creativity and scholarship to audiences worldwide.
Teachers can find out more about the sessions, including booking details, here: learning.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/academy/academy-training/