TEACHER LAB - FREE Online Teacher Training - Teaching Primary Science through Creativity: Identifying and Classifying Nature About Teacher Lab The Teacher Lab project promotes creative practice in the classroom by supporting cross-curricular teacher and artist exchanges. It offers teachers direct access to a variety of artists, in order to re-imagine the curriculum and develop practice tools…Read More
TEACHER LAB - FREE Online Teacher Training - Teaching Primary Science through Creativity: Identifying and Classifying Nature
About Teacher Lab
The Teacher Lab project promotes creative practice in the classroom by supporting cross-curricular teacher and artist exchanges. It offers teachers direct access to a variety of artists, in order to re-imagine the curriculum and develop practice tools for learning through the arts. The Barbican first ran Teacher Lab in London, in 2019/20.
This Teacher Lab is a collaboration between Barbican Creative Learning, Creative Arts East and PEACH West Norfolk, and involves teachers Gill Sekatawa and Sarah Melia from Nelson Academy in Downham Market, and Norwich based artist Kaitlin Ferguson.
Through a series of planning, testing and reflection sessions, Gill, Sarah and Kaitlin have co-designed a range of creative activities to support the delivery of the primary science curriculum. These have been developed into a resource pack, in the form of a set of Powerpoint Slides which can be used directly in a lesson, with supportive guidance notes to assist teaching.
About the Resource
The resulting Teacher Lab Teaching Resource Pack supports both creative practice and scientific enquiry in the classroom, aiming to offer teachers access to a variety of art experiences, aligned to each year group’s science curriculum and specifically the scientific skills of ‘identifying and classifying'.
These activities introduce exciting ways to combine the deepening of scientific knowledge and skills with the development of creative practice. Each activity also aims to embed scientific understanding and help children to ‘know more and remember more’ about the chosen topic, each of which has been selected from the National Curriculum and/or the Early Learning Goals.
About the workshop
Gill and Kaitlin will demonstrate how arts practice can be used to reinforce the skills and processes of identifying and classifying. Participants will test out some of the activities first hand and be able to register for access to the final teaching resource on its release.
Who should attend?
Primary teachers and artist-educators working in primary education settings.
Please note: This is an online event. You will be sent a link out to the online Zoom session a few days before the event. Bookings must be made individually so please share this link with your colleagues to sign up directly for a place.
Please use the 'Notes' section in your booking to tell us what year group you teach, if possible. Thank you.