March 30, 2022

Science teacher workshops at our showroom in Gamla Stan

Stockholm-local science teachers: We’d like to extend to you a warm welcome to a series of workshops for science teachers, held at our showroom in Gamla Stan, on 3 & 4 May.

The three workshops will be presented by a speaker from our partner publisher, Oxford University Press. See below for the topics and descriptions of each workshop as well as the speaker’s bio. Workshops are free of charge and space is limited.

If you’re interested, please RSVP by sending us an email and telling us which of the three workshops you’d like to attend. We have to limit attendance in our showroom, so we recommend that you RSVP as soon as possible– latest 8 April. 

Science Teacher Workshops at Witra Publishing Group’s showroom in Gamla Stan

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3 & 4 May, 2022

Tuesday, 3 May: 

13:30 Coffee

14:00 – 15:30 Workshop: Empowering Scientific Capital. In this session, Karen Collins will look at why deliberate consideration of the development of science capital is important to everyone, especially those in leadership roles. She will explore the following dimensions of science capital in particular: scientific literacy, science related attitudes and values, the transferability of science, and science media consumption.

Wednesday, 4 May: 

8:30 Coffee

9:00 – 10:30 Workshop: Building Language Strategies for Science – PRIMARY (teachers of students ages 11 and under). In this hands-on workshop, Karen Collins will highlight the importance of explicitly teaching and deliberately talking about scientific vocabulary. Scientists understand what they read because they are experts in the field. It can take a lot of knowledge to read and understand scientific material so it is vital that we never stop teaching vocabulary and etymology alongside the substantive knowledge. Karen will look use recent research to highlight effective strategies to use in the primary classroom to support pupils read and write about science with greater confidence.

11:00 Coffee

11:30 – 13:00 Workshop: Building Language Strategies for Science – SECONDARY (teachers of students ages 12 and up). In this hands-on workshop, Karen Collins will highlight the importance of explicitly teaching and deliberately talking about scientific vocabulary. Scientists understand what they read because they are experts in the field. It can take a lot of knowledge to read and understand scientific material so it is vital that we never stop teaching vocabulary and etymology alongside the substantive knowledge. Karen will look use recent research to highlight effective strategies to use in the secondary classroom to support pupils read and write about science with greater confidence.

Workshop leader: Karen Collins is an experienced science teacher and senior leader with a real passion for mathematics in science and purposeful practical work. She is a Practical Advisor for A-Level Chemistry at Oxford University Press and provides mentoring and coaching for new subject leaders. Karen has devised and delivered training to large groups of teachers and school leaders through her work with PiXL (an innovative UK-wide school improvement programme) and other organisations such as STEM Learning.

If you’re interested, please RSVP by sending us an email and telling us which of the three workshops you’d like to attend. We request that you RSVP by Friday, 8 April. Please let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!


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