Getting started - STEM club workshop GM001 / A01

Start date
24 Mar 20
Location
Baltic Creative CIC, 49 Jamaica St, Liverpool L1 0AH View on Google Map

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Summary

The workshops aim is to assist schools to start and sustain STEM subject clubs through their first 18 months. Providing valuable information that will support and guide club leaders. The workshop is open to secondary schools, Sixth Form and FE colleges across England with KS3, KS4 and KS5 provision. Designed as a 2.5 hour session, the workshop includes hands on practical activities, opportunities to network and explores the following topics:

  • defining what a STEM Club is and what makes it successful and thriving
  • how to gain support from senior leadership, colleagues and other departments
  • scrutinising the benefits and impact of clubs, how they enrich the curriculum and enhance student learning
  • how to maximise club leaders skill sets and support best practice in the classroom
  • where to find support: STEM Ambassadors, parents, colleagues, older students, local industry etc
  • where to look for funding and resources and how to ask
  • planning your club, needs analysis and methodology; how long, how often, when and where, which age group, how many students etc
  • how to advertise and market the club to students and colleagues
  • exploring ideas for first activities and longer term projects
  • top tips on how to reward students and maintain attendance¬†
  • stretching student capabilities, promoting essential skills and knowledge of potential careers
  • monitoring success and gathering evidence

Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • identify the benefits of your school running a STEM Club for school and the benefits for attendees
  • utilise best practice techniques from experienced club leaders to ensure a successful first 18 months, including how to recruit students and gain support from colleagues
  • discover potential sources of funding and resources
  • explore avenues of support including working with STEM Ambassadors, parents and local industry

Sessions

1 Getting started - STEM club workshop24 March 2020 16:00-18:00

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Cost

State-funded school or collegeActivity feeFree

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Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.

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