Is coding an enigma?

To celebrate National Coding Week, we chatted to the development team at Code Enigma who shared some of their favourite coding tips.

Don’t crystal ball. In other words don’t try and guess every possible improvement your client might need. If you prefer that as an acronym, YAGNI (you aren’t going to need...

Mathematics CPD at STEM Learning

How to support your mathematics department

The week in the Algarve seems as though it happened ages ago. Those odd jobs around the house have been completed and then finally, reality hits home as you head back into school to take on the next lot of students studying the maths GCSE.

The new term is a time for reflection on the previous two years,...

Design and technology teacher

Planning, preparing and implementing the new design and technology GCSEs

Simon James is Head of Department at The Warriner School in Bloxham near Banbury. We chatted to him about the new design and technology GCSEs and the opportunities and challenges they will provide for both the teachers and his students.

At key stage 4, our department is teaching GCSEs in food preparation...

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Teaching practical science: free online CPD

Science practicals, in all schemes of work, are an important part of learning for students. Not only do they play a key role in the curriculum, but they can also enhance students’ understanding of theoretical concepts.Developing engaging practicals and discovering new ways of delivering them can help students piece together their learning and put...

New CAD training programme for schools and colleges

Fusion 360 is an online tool that connects your entire product development process in a single cloud-based platform.You can design, render, virtually assemble parts and test designs through this one tool.Launching this autumn, we're running a new programme of Fusion 360 CPD. Taking teachers and technicians from Computer Aided Design (CAD)...

Library of STEM activities for teachers gains new platform

The STEM Directory, an online directory of educational STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities has found a new home with STEM Learning.The STEM Directory is an online catalogue of activities that enhance the teaching of STEM in schools and colleges across the UK. Created by the Royal Institution, the STEM Directory will...

New look for Catalyst magazine

Aimed at students aged 14-19, Catalyst is packed with interesting articles on cutting edge science, interviews and new research written by leading academics. It also includes a booklet of teacher's notes, full of ideas and lesson plans to bring the articles to life in the classroom.Published for over 20 years, STEM Learning are proud to announce...

Classroom displays competition: could you be one of this term’s winners?

With the start of the new academic year comes the inevitable classroom of blank display boards.If you would like to give your classroom a new lease of life, then have a look at some of the displays teachers have sent in over the last year.As the term progresses and display boards blossom into being, then why not add your classroom display to our...

Research highlights a need for businesses to support careers in STEM

A recent survey has highlighted the importance for businesses to do more to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers in schools.The survey, carried out by Atomik Research for Centrica, the owner of British Gas, involved 1,401 secondary teachers and 1,063 pupils aged 14 to 18.Key findings:29% of the male...

Shortlist of 2017 STEM Inspiration award nominees announced

We're proud to announce the lucky shortlisted nominees for this year's STEM Inspiration awards.The STEM Inspiration awards are a free award scheme, designed to celebrate individuals and organisations working to inspire young people in STEM subjects. Shortlisted nominees for these prestigious awards will be attending an event at the House of...

Scottish teachers needed

Are you a secondary teacher working in Scotland? We need your help to fill in a quick survey for one of our key partners.For many years SSERC has provided advisory and professional development support for teachers in the secondary science and technology communities. SSERC are seeking the views of the teaching profession in Scotland on four key...

New report highlights positive impact ENTHUSE Partnerships have on pupils

An independent evaluation of ENTHUSE Partnerships has recently been completed by the respected Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education (CUREE).ENTHUSE Partnership funding enables groups of four to eight schools and colleges to work together, with support from STEM Learning, on a two-year intensive programme to raise students’...

Secondary mathematics conference: keynote speakers announced

In October, the National STEM Learning Centre will be hosting our Secondary mathematics conference designed to help you challenge and support your mathematics department.Our upcoming mathematics conference on 20 October 2017 is all about helping your mathematics department to succeed when delivering the new mathematics specifications. It’s the...

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