CPD and Events for Teachers

We run a number of events for teachers throughout the year.  This includes networking and consultation, subject specific training and project development days.

Booking is essential for attendance on all courses at Beamish Museum.

All training listed below is FREE.

Ring or email Simon Woolley, Head of Learning; 0191 370 4011, education@beamish.org.uk for more information or to book your place.

Sunday Morning

Combine a free training session with a visit to the museum. Bring the family to see the museum with three complimentary tickets, see what we have to offer in terms of resources and activity then join the family for the rest of the day, (if you want to). Family members will not be expected to attend the training!

Local History Coal Mining
22nd March 2020 9.30am-12pm   
KS2     

Most places in the North East have a close historical association with coal mining. The Learning Team will show you what resources, such as census, newspaper reports, paintings, photographs and artefacts are available at the Museum, where to find them and how to use them. Then walk through our enquiry-based activity, looking at the investigation of the death of a 12-year-old who works at the mine, explore the cross curricula links and see how other teachers have used the resources. Finish with an exploration of how the museum can support your school in your specific curriculum.

Toys, Homes and Games
10th May 2020 9.30am-12pm
KS1

The everyday side of life can be effectively explored here at Beamish. Enabling children to physically engage at the museum is what we do best. During this training session, the Learning Team will show you how chores were carried out 100 years ago, what toys children played with through time with activities that help to explore the materials they are made from, the chronological order of their use and how they were being played with. Lots of cross curricula ideas to explore and share.

Steam Power Early Industrialisation
14th June 2020 9.30am-12pm                         
KS1/KS2/KS3   

The North East was the hotbed for the development of power in the early stages of the Industrial Revolution.

KS1 teachers will focus on the life of George Stephenson, a man of the region famous for his work developing the early steam engines and railways. How can a visit to the museum make this man and his work relevant to children today?

KS2 and 3 will find out how the North East adopted steam power, explore the financial benefits and the associated risks. Investigate real documents and artefacts that illustrate the story, would we have made the same decisions they did in the past given the same circumstances?  How does a steam engine actually work? Interview characters from the past, ask them critically the reasons for their actions.

Twilight Training

Alternatively, if you can’t make our Sunday morning training sessions, come to the museum straight after work for some twilight training.

Local History Coal Mining
26th March 2020 4-6pm         
KS2   

Toys, Homes and Games
21st May 2020 4-6pm
KS1

Steam Power Early Industrialisation
18th June 2020 4-6pm                               
KS1/KS2/KS3 

Norman Cornish and the Arts Award
19th May 2020 4-6pm
KS2

In anticipation of the Children’s Art Week (6th to the 14th June 2020) this training seeks to explore the paintings of Norman Cornish. Understand his method of drawing and painting and his motivations, his loves and hates. Draw and sketch like Norman Cornish. This training is linked to 10 free sessions of Discover in a Day (a class at a time) available 8th to the 12th June, include £100 towards transport and includes the cost of the Arts Award certificates (£4 per child). (Book early to avoid disappointment).

 

Midweek Half Day or Whole Day Training (includes lunch)

Coal Mining and Steam Engines
21st May 2020 9am-3pm 
KS2/KS3 Enquiry Based Learning                             
KS1 George Stephenson focus

The North East was the hotbed for the development of power in the early stages of the Industrial Revolution. Find out how the region adopted steam power, explore the financial benefits and the associated risks. Discover how the one led to the other and vice versa. What came first coal or steam? Who were the key individuals involved? Find out about key characters, such as George Stephenson, and what they did. Aspects of the learning for this training will be based in the STEM curricula.

Crime and Punishment and Medicine Through Time
30th June 2020 9am-3pm                 

KS4 Crime and Punishment
Medicine Through Time

Come for half a day depending on which aspect of the curriculum suits you or for the full day if they both do, either way stay for lunch and a spot of networking! Explore what resources are available at the museum linked to the curricula. Find out how the museum encourages students to get involved in the stories as we bring the past to life. Who do the students trust for healthcare in the 1800s? The Physician, the Wise Woman or the Quack Doctor? How can a school make the best use of a museum visit to support learning?

Discover in a Day Norman Cornish
15th September 2020 9am-3pm 
KS2

Understand Norman’s method of drawing and painting and his motivations, his loves and hates. Draw and sketch like Norman Cornish. This is in anticipation of the opening of the 1950s terrace in our 1950s Town, which will include a studio setting just like the one Norman had in his terraced house in Spennymoor. This combines the strengths of the museum using a physical historical environment and the Engagers in costume to question and debate to move the learning on.

Booking is essential for attendance on all these courses.

All training is FREE.

Ring or email Simon Woolley, Head of Learning; 0191 370 4011, education@beamish.org.uk for more information or to book your place.

 

 

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