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Online CPD sessions for teachers just launched

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Science Museum Group launches all new online training and maths resources for teachers as part of its prestigious Academy learning programme, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Science Museum Group Academy’s mission is to ignite curiosity in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) by offering inspirational, research-informed training and resources for teachers. Whilst the Group’s five museums, including the Science Museum in London, are closed temporarily, their world-class training sessions are now available online for teachers across the UK.

Designed to support teachers in increasing student attainment in STEM subjects, the Science Museum Group’s expert 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 ever-popular ‘Teacher Zone’ events that are on hold for now due to coronavirus.

Sessions are available to book now, with plenty more coming soon. Visit the  academy training website for further information.

Alongside the online CPD sessions, Science Museum Group has created a brand-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. Visit the resources website for details.

Attendees to the Academy’s training sessions have shared positive feedback about their experience, including Peter Tabichi, Global Teacher of the Year who says, ‘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’.


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Notes to Editors

About the Science Museum Group

The Science Museum Group is the world’s leading alliance of science museums, welcoming over 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.

We share the stories of innovations and people that shaped our world and are transforming our futures, constantly reinterpreting our astonishingly diverse collection of 7.3 million items spanning science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. Standout objects include the record-breaking locomotive Flying Scotsman, Richard Arkwright’s textile machinery, Alan Turing’s Pilot ACE computer and the equipment used by John Logie Baird to transmit the first ever television pictures.

Our mission is to inspire futures - igniting curiosity among people of all ages and backgrounds. Each year, our museums attract more than 600,000 visits by education groups, while our touring exhibition programme and websites bring our creativity and scholarship to audiences across the globe.

About SMG Academy

Supported by Founding Partner bp and Major Partner MathWorks, the Science Museum Group Academy is the UK’s first dedicated centre of expertise for practitioners in the informal STEM sector.

Research-informed science engagement training courses are delivered free of charge to over 2,300 UK teachers, museum and science centre professionals and STEM practitioners (including STEM ambassadors) by the Academy.  The training pre-COVID19 was delivered at the Science Museum in London and the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester and at other locations across the UK.

About bp

bp’s purpose is to reimagine energy for people and our planet. It has set out an ambition to be a net ‎zero company by 2050, or sooner, and help the world get to net zero, and recently announced its ‎strategy for delivering on that ambition.

About MathWorks

MathWorks is a major partner of the Science Museum Group Academy and has funded a suite of maths resources. The company is the leading developer of mathematical computing software.

MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design for multidomain dynamic and embedded systems.

Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on these product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries. MATLAB and Simulink are also fundamental teaching and research tools in the world's universities and learning institutions.

Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs more than 5000 people in 16 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, USA.

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