CLPL (Career Long Professional Learning)

Planned CLPL for 2020/2021

Online CLPL

The below CLPL was released during lockdown.  We followed each of these sessions up with a Q and A live on teams.  The notes from each of the Q and A sessions can be found in the teams drive with the resources associated with that CLPL.

Online Mini CLPL, STEM through Stories

Online mini CLPL Tools in School

Forces CLPL

Electricity CLPL

Vibrations and Waves CLPL

STEM Self Evaluation Framework CLPL

Improving Gender Balance and Equalities CLPL

Engineering CLPL

Computational Thinking CLPL


Career Education CLPL

A summary of the sessions which were run:



4th May 2020 Exploring STEM through Stories 7th May 2020
11th May 2020 Introduction to Tools 15th May 2020
18th May 2020 Forces

(Early, First and Second Level)

22nd May 2020
25th May 2020 Electricity

(Early, First and Second Level)

29th May 2020
1st June 2020 Vibrations and Waves – Sound

(Early, First and Second Level)

5th June 2020
8th June 2020 STEM Self-Evaluation and Improvement 12th June 2020
15th June 2020 Gender Balance and Equality 19th June 2020
22nd June 2020 Coffee Morning 25th June 2020

Below are the CLPL sessions we would hope to run throughout the academic year 2020/2021.


STEM Stories

Three sessions, one for each level to introduce you to the STEM story resources and provide examples of how these could be used to teach your whole curriculum through STEM.

Teaching Engineering

Three sessions, to demonstrate where engineering appears in the Es and Os in the curriculum, how to use the design process and practical projects to teach the key concepts in engineering.

Topic specific sessions:

Electricity- ways to teach this for all levels and with various kit.

Waves, sound and light- resources for teaching this in an escape rooms     format.

Forces – practical examples of how to teach this abstract concept at all levels.

Programming- what you need to know to teach this valuable skill.

Computational Thinking   what is this and practical examples of how to make this accessible in the classroom.

Digital Technology – ongoing support with upskilling yourself in digital    technologies.

Developing STEM

Leading STEM—guidance on successful ways practitioners have led the development of STEM in their schools.

Recognising STEM – STEM doesn’t have to be an add on, you probably teach it already.  This session will help you ensure you are crediting the STEM work you do.

Planning for STEM—there are many ways this can be done and we will exemplify some possibilities.

Self evaluation for STEM—an introduction to the tools available for this process.

DYW and STEM – practical suggestions for ways to make a start with this or capitalise on opportunities for this.

Self study resources

Learn how:

To make anything

To code

To code in space

Stuff works

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