STEM competitions and challenges

How to introduce STEM competitions into design and technology

STEM competitions provide a huge opportunity for teachers and technicians to engage and enthuse students. They are fun, help students to cement new friendships, develop their CV experience and their ability to problem solve real-life challenges.

The benefits are not just limited to students - as a teacher, you can trial...

Directed numbers - example using number four

A guide to adding and subtracting directed numbers

The Adding and subtracting directed numbers resource is a concept development lesson from the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service. The resource has a strong focus on developing conceptual understanding.

The lesson develops a model for addition and subtraction of directed numbers by using positive and negative ‘...

Design and technology support

Kickstart the autumn term with design and technology support from STEM Learning

Never has a design and technology department been so diverse. One day you are teaching students how to design digitally for 3D printing, the next you might be solving a maths problem or explaining the science behind a technical textile. This can all feel like a bit of a whirlwind at the start of a new term, don’t panic – we’re...

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STEM Learning magazines

Our insightful magazines contain interviews, features, news, and tips on teaching and learning in STEM-related subjects.

Nominees announced for National ENTHUSE Celebration Awards

Finalists for the National ENTHUSE Celebration Awards have been announced in the build-up to the annual event, which takes place on 26 June in London.Celebrating the inspirational teachers and technicians around the UK, the awards recognise excellence in education at all levels in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).Nominees...

Are you attending the first ATM/MA Maths Festival?

The Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM) and The Mathematical Association (MA) are hosting their first joint Maths Festival in partnership with STEM Learning and The OR Society.The festival takes place on Saturday 15 September 2018 at the University of York and will include an inspiring programme of free events.Tickets for this event have...

Nurturing partnerships between schools to inspire STEM teaching

Learning best practice and building relationships was central to our ENTHUSE Partnership Celebration Day held at our National STEM Learning Centre in York.Over 70 teachers attended the annual celebration bringing together active partnerships at different points in the programme to share and celebrate their experiences and look at ways in which...

Sisters are doing it for STEMselves

Two Teesside sisters have bucked the trend of women in STEM by climbing the ladder in both the science and engineering sectors.Statistics show that women make up only 12% of all STEM employees in the UK, yet 18-year-old Klaudia Robinson from Hartlepool, swapped her childhood dream of becoming a hairdresser for a career in engineering, thanks to an...

Inspirational schools and colleges honoured in Northern Ireland

Inspirational teachers and staff from throughout Northern Ireland were honoured at the regional final of the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards.Taking place annually, the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards recognise the dedication of teachers in the development of STEM subjects.The Parliament Buildings in Stormont was host to the regional...

Share your STEM story

Has one of our projects, programmes or courses had a real impact on you this year? Maybe you signed up as a STEM Ambassador or you’ve completed CPD that has changed the way you teach?As the academic year draws to a close, we want to celebrate your achievements.Over the next few months, we will be sharing a series of blogs from teachers,...

Celebrate brilliance at the STEM Inspiration Awards 2018

 Do you or someone you know deserve recognition for impactful work within STEM education? Nominate them for a STEM Inspiration Award today! Applications are now open for the 2018 STEM Inspiration Awards, giving professionals involved in STEM education the opportunity to be recognised for their inspiring work.  The annual event is a...

See how teachers, universities and employers can come together to improve STEM education

STEM Insight provides teachers with a unique opportunity to experience life in cutting-edge industry or university.It’s the chance to go on a placement to learn about jobs and career paths, ensuring students have access to the best possible STEM careers information. This is a core part of the Government’s new policy paper, ‘Careers strategy:...

Showcase your STEM projects on an international stage

Do you have an innovative, inspiring teaching approach or project that you would like to share with your peers? Would you like to represent UK STEM teachers on an international stage?Science on Stage, the biennial European STEM event “from teachers, for teachers,” is now accepting applications for UK delegates.The festival gives STEM teachers and...

Get involved with International Women in Engineering Day

International Women in Engineering Day takes place annually on 23 June and aims to raise the profile of the amazing career opportunities open to females in this vast and varied industry.Organised by the Women’s Engineering Society, this year’s theme is “Raising the Bar”. As 2018 is the Year of Engineering, this year’s International Women in...

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