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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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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What’s happening at UK Robotics Week 2017?

UK Robotics Week takes place between 24-30 June 2017 and is a week-long celebration of all things robotics.

Now in its second year of running, the nationwide series of events demonstrates the latest technologies and research, and offers some fantastic competitions for schools to engage with robotics.

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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...

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...

Spark children’s curiosity with Explorify

Explorify is a free new programme by the Wellcome Trust for primary school teachers that sparks pupils’ curiosity and develops their thinking skills. It’s free to use, requires very little preparation, and is easy to slot into your everyday timetable.The programme is open to all teachers of primary school pupils aged 5-11. There are over 50...

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...

Opportunity for UK primary schools to boost attainment in STEM subjects

We now have spaces for 200 primary schools to join an exciting free programme - the Polar Explorer Programme.Primary schools across the UK, who are keen to raise aspirations and attainment in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in their school, are invited to apply for the Polar Explorer Programme – a £1m government funded...

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...

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...

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...

2017 STEM Inspiration Awards open for nominations

This year’s STEM Inspiration Awards have opened for entries, and there are even more categories to choose from.The STEM Inspiration Awards recognise and celebrate the work done by a wide range of people to enrich young people’s experience of STEM subjects.Whether you work inside or outside of the teaching profession, there is an award for you. We...

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