National Coding Week: if I had a time machine…

On day 5 of #nationalcodingweek, expert computing teachers share the one piece of advice they would give to their former selves before teaching coding for the first time.

Two Computing at School leaders agree on their key time-travel message. Lecturer Miles Berry suggests you should “Make more time for reading code” to...

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...

Hearing is believing for an acoustics specialist at Atkins

Vicky Stewart is an acoustics specialist and STEM Ambassador at Atkins, one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We chatted to her about her role in inspiring young people to pursue STEM subjects, and how this has benefited her and her...

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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...

Darwin Plus: environment funding scheme for UK Overseas Territories

The Darwin Initiative, a UK Government grant scheme, helps to protect biodiversity and the natural environment in developing countries and UK Overseas Territories (OTs).The scheme’s Overseas Territories Environment and Climate Fund (also known as Darwin Plus) supports the delivery of long-term strategic outcomes for the natural environment in the...

Code Club is now available for 12 and 13 years olds

Code Club is a global network of volunteers and educators who run free coding clubs to inspire the next generation to get excited about computing and digital making. The network provides club leaders with everything they need to run engaging and fun sessions.                       ...

Five brand new BBC Terrific Scientific investigations for your primary school

Take part in the BBC’s Terrific Scientific campaign this year and inspire your pupils to become the next generation of scientists! Join over 5,000 schools taking part in investigations.Terrific Scientific aims to inspire a love of STEM subjects in primary children aged 9-11 with a series of classroom-based investigations, online resources, live...

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...

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...

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