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...

Volunteer award

Why volunteering is good for you

It’s always nice to be recognised for your efforts which is why I was delighted to be selected as one of three Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Inspirational Committee Members for 2017. 

Volunteering is something I have always cared about and have done throughout my life, starting as a voluntary...

Project Steminist: tackling inequality on a global stage

Two students from the City of Glasgow College are the first in Scotland to present their work at a prestigious international educational conference.

Bunmi Onanuga and Laura Phillips showcased their pioneering computer game, Eco City, at the International STEM Students’ Forum in Hong Kong....

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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...

From boats to board games: winners of the classroom displays competition announced

A massive thank you to everyone who has shared photos of their most inspiring and creative classroom displays. If you haven’t taken a look at the entries, then it is well worth doing so - you may even find an idea for your own classroom!Classroom displays: primaryClassroom displays: secondaryWith so many fantastic displays to choose from, it is...

Engineer the chocolate bar of the future

The IET and Mondelēz International have teamed up to launch an engineering-themed competition for students aged 8-16.Students are invited to enter their designs for the chocolate bar of the future. The winning entry will be invited to the Bournville Factory for a once in a lifetime experience to engineer their chocolate bar in real life!The...

STEM Ambassadors demonstrate the power of science at arts festival

On Saturday 1 July, volunteers from a collective called BrumSciComm delivered science activities to around 800 children at the Cotteridge Community Festival of Music, Art & Dance (CoCoMAD) in Cotteridge Park.  All of the CoCoMAD scientists are STEM Ambassadors and are committed to getting more young people to enjoy learning about STEM...

Youth Grand Challenges 2017 now open for applications

The British Science Association, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has launched an exciting and innovative competition, the Youth Grand Challenges.Youth Grand Challenges is a competition which aims to engage 11-19 year old students with looking at how science and technology can be used to tackle global health and development...

Have you started planning your next STEM Ambassador activity?

STEM Learning is developing a new STEM Ambassadors digital platform to increase the functionality and impact of the programme, which will launch in September. STEM Ambassadors are an important and exciting free of charge resource for teachers and others engaging with young people in and outside of the classroom. Across the UK, over 30,000...

Shortlisted award winners announced

This year’s ENTHUSE Celebration Awards will be presented at a prestigious event at the House of Commons on 20 July 2017.The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards were set up to celebrate the impact of continuing professional development (CPD) on teachers and technicians, their colleagues, their school or college and their students.This year, for the...

The ‘M’ in STEM

Our mathematics specialist Michael Anderson is waving the flag for the ‘M’ (mathematics) in STEM. In his latest article which featured in SecEd, Michael discusses the role of mathematics in STEM and the significant overlaps there are between the STEM subjects. He talks about what this means for schools and the renewed importance of cross-curricula...

Check out the Design and Technology Association’s Summer School 2017

The annual Design and Technology Association’s Summer School takes place on 6 and 7 July 2017 at De Montfort University’s new state of the art campus in Leicester.The summer school provides the opportunity for all those involved in design and technology education to come together, listen, observe, and take part in workshops and discussions about...

Explore the science shaping our future

The Royal Society is holding a week-long festival from 4-9 July celebrating cutting edge science from the UK.Held at The Royal Society’s main offices in London, the festival is completely free and has a programme packed with workshops, talks and activities held alongside over 20 exhibitions. From science cocktails to supernovas, there is something...

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