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Teachers' CPD

Teachers' event at Peterborough Museum or at your school

At Peterborough Museum: £10 per trainee (min charge £90)

At your school: £200 per session (up to 30 participants)

Various times available
Peterborough Museum or at your school
Find out more

Overview

Enrich your classroom practice and creativity through working with heritage education experts at either Peterborough Museum or at your school. Ideal as part of teacher training days, a valuable addition to a staff meeting or an ITT event.

We aim to empower and inspire teachers, enhancing the learning of pupils with the history of their city, developing a sense of place and developing life-long skills.

We offer three unique local history sessions for teachers:

Story of Peterborough

How good is your knowledge and understanding of the city you teach in? And the city that your pupils live in? Let us help.

Our interactive CPD session will take you back millions of years, giving you a whistle stop tour through the ages of Peterborough with the help of some original objects from the museum collection.

Aims of this CPD:

  • Develop teachers’ knowledge and understanding of Peterborough’s heritage and inspire teaching of local history.
  • Develop awareness of the value of handling historical objects as a teaching and learning tool.
  • Take ideas back to the classroom.

Using objects to develop creativity across the curriculum:

Using objects from the Peterborough Museum’s collection as an example, there will be a carousel of ideas for using them to inspire learning across the age/ability range and curriculum. As a whole group we will be sharing good practice of using objects in learning. Enjoy lots of hands-on stuff!

Aims of this CPD:

  • Raise confidence using objects in different ways to stimulate curiosity, creativity and make connections.
  • Use objects more effectively to develop analytical, observation, communication and deeper thinking skills.
  • Take ideas back to the classroom.

Making History Real

Our learning programme involves us dressing up a lot and taking on the role of a local historical character in order to make history feel more real to our learners. With simple costume and different characters, find out how role playing can be utilised in the classroom across the curriculum – for both teachers and learners!

Aims of this CPD:

  • Feel more confident in using costume/role cards as an effective learning strategy.
  • Adapt ideas to suit different learners and curriculum needs.
  • Take ideas back to the classroom.

Can't find what you're looking for? Contact us to see how we can adapt our programme to your needs.

Teachers' CPD

Teachers' event at Peterborough Museum or at your school

At Peterborough Museum: £10 per trainee (min charge £90)

At your school: £200 per session (up to 30 participants)

Various times available
Peterborough Museum or at your school
Find out more

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