Inspiring teenagers to pursue maths further

‘What’s the point of Pythagoras Miss?  He’s been dead for more than 2000 years!’ It’s the sort of question that every teacher dreads, though teenagers have every right to ask it. 

The answer: ‘Because it will help you get a good grade in GCSE’ might be true, but it’s not a response likely...

Jane Winter, course facilitator

Introduction to assessment for learning: process over product

Jane Winter and Yeasmin Mortuza are our experienced mentors for our free online courses on Assessment for Learning. Here, they share a highlight from the course discussions, captured as part of their course video diary.

Yeasmin and I have been enjoying working with participants on STEM Learning's...

Students from Wimbledon High at the BP STEM festival

The Engineering Education Scheme: the benefits of volunteering as a mentor

Brogan MacDonald is a Graduate Structural Engineer at Ramboll who has recently completed a six-month-long STEM Ambassador activity. She discusses the benefits of long-term STEM engagement and how mentoring has developed her personally and professionally.  

As a STEM Ambassador, it is certainly...

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The Royal Institution has opened a mathematics grant scheme for UK schools

Grant scheme for enriching mathematics teaching now open!The Royal Institution and the Clothworkers’ Foundation are offering UK schools grants of up to £500 to host a show, talk, workshop, challenge or other mathematics activity to supplement their students' classroom activities. Grants of up to £500 are being offered to eligible state-funded...

News roundup from National Science Learning Network and the National STEM Centre | Autumn 2015

Now we are into the Autumn school term, we can look back on a busy and productive summer period for the National Science Learning Network, the National STEM Centre and Project ENTHUSE. Our recent impact report was very well-received and shows how the work we have done over the past ten years, supported by our valuable network of government...

October's free Physics CPD from the Stimulating Physics Network

The Institute of Physics and the National Science Learning Network work in partnership to run a support network for teachers and pupils of physics. We're known as the Stimulating Physics Network. As we’re funded by the Department of Education, our workshops are run at no cost to schools or participants.  Find a workshop near you in...

Free online CPD

The National Science Learning Network has high quality, free, online professional development delivered by world-leading experts. We have supported nearly 10,000 UK teachers so far in 2014/15.Register your interest now:Managing Behaviour for LearningTransform your classroom by making small shifts in your own behaviour. Paul Dix, a leading voice in...

BLOODHOUND SSC World Debut

The BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car will make its World Debut this weekend at Canary Wharf, which will include an amazing display of engineering, driving simulators and support vehicles on show. It is a two-day free public event taking place on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 September. The 135,000 thrust hp land speed racer will be presented in record...

National Science Learning Network receives prominent mention in TES

Last week, at a high profile forum at the Wellcome Trust in London, the National Science Learning Network revealed its Impact report on ten years of supporting teachers.The new report outlines five key lessons that the Network has learned from a decade of supporting STEM teachers, and summarises evaluative evidence of the impact of the...

BBC micro:bit and the National STEM Centre

The BBC micro:bit is the biggest BBC Education project in 30 years, and the National STEM Centre is a key educational partner. Throughout the BBC Make it Digital season we’ll be supporting teachers to make the most of this unique opportunity, which climaxes with the delivery of one million micro:bit programmable devices to 11 and 12 year...

New initiative for teacher development triples in size

A further 10 schools have been awarded the status of SPN Link School with Adviser – providing the opportunity for these schools to lead on the professional development for teachers of physics in schools across their areas. The 10 schools, located in Hull, Cheshire, Nottinghamshire, Birmingham, Wiltshire, Kent, East Sussex, Hampshire and Devon...

The National Science Learning Network celebrates 10 years of supporting science education

The National Science Learning Network has today released a report “Lessons in Excellent Science Education” which shows the significant impact that the Network has had on teaching of science and other STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects across the UK.This year, 2015, marks ten years since the National Science Learning...

Join our ten year celebration

On 1 November, the National Science Learning Centre will be celebrating ten years since the first course took place. To celebrate this, we are hosting an open day between 12:30-17:00, and you’re invited! To coincide with the upcoming Bonfire Night on 5 November, we investigate the chemistry of fireworks with help from Matthew Tosh – a...

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