Progression, recognition and reflection: how I became a National Expert

As a teacher and middle leader with only two years’ experience in the profession, I was delighted to receive the highest level of recognition from STEM Educators – National Expert.

Having previously held the Effective and Leading STEM Teacher levels, it was a great honour to receive the National Expert...

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Paving the way for females in engineering

In 2014, the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) launched National Women in Engineering Day, an annual day to highlight the huge gender imbalance within the engineering industry.

They brought light to the fact that there was a massive lack of engineering skills on a global level, partly due to less...

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The benefits of learning outside the classroom

There is much awareness of the benefits of taking students outside the classroom to learn. However, little is often made of the benefits of teachers developing their own expertise through experiencing continuing professional development outside the classroom environment.

Research and studies show that...

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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...

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...

How you can celebrate UK Fungus Day

UK Fungus Day is taking place on 8 October 2017 – to bring this into the classroom, why not take part in the British Mycological Society’s competition?Fungi are an incredibly diverse group of organisms ranging from single celled yeast to the largest living organism.Perfect for key stages 3, 4 and 5, the aim of the competition is to develop an...

There is still time to register for the MEI conference

The MEI 2017 Conference runs from Thursday 29 June to Saturday 1 July. This year it is being held at the beautiful campus and excellent conference facilities at Keele University.There will be over 100 engaging sessions across a range of topics, each designed to enrich your experience and provide valuable opportunities for...

What is your STEM story?

As the academic year draws to a close, we want to celebrate all of the amazing things that have been achieved this year.We love to hear about your experiences and how STEM subjects or related work have changed your lives. Throughout June we will be posting a series of blogs that highlight the fantastic work you do to inspire those around you.Read...

New scheme aimed at supporting technicians launched

The Technician Commitment launched at the Higher Education Technicians Summit (HETS) at the University of Warwick.HEaTED has been the leading provider of professional development and networks for the technical workforce for almost a decade, working to support and promote the recognition, career development, visibility and...

Enthuse, engage and empower: STEM Clubs impact report published

STEM Clubs are out of timetable sessions that give school and college students the chance to explore aspects of STEM subjects in more informal settings, allowing them to experiment, ask questions and tackle challenges that interest them.To help you get the most out of your STEM Club, STEM Learning offers guidance on setting up clubs, ideas for...

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