Getting started - STEM club workshop GD001 / A02

Start date
14 Jul 20
Location
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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

DateTime
1 Getting started - STEM club workshop14 July 202013:00-14:00
Gap Task - Do in your own time14 July 202013:30-14:30
2. Getting started - STEM club workshop14 July 202014:00-15:00

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Cost

Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£30.00 +VAT
State-funded school or collegeActivity feeFree

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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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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