Colin Louden receiving an ENTHUSE Celebration Award

Meet the winners of 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: Colin Louden

Colin Louden is Head of Science at Lisneal College, Londonderry, Northern Ireland and the winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Award for Excellence in STEM teaching – Secondary. We asked him about his experience of winning the award and what it meant to him, the school and the pupils.

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Computing STEM Ambassador

Starting out as a STEM Ambassador: tell your story and inspire young people

I count myself to be extremely fortunate with the exposure I got to STEM careers as a kid. Even at a very young age I saw what a day to day work of an engineer involves as my father was a civil engineer.

I loved the experience I got when I went on site visits with him, looked at project designs and asked...

IT Apprentice

A day in the life of an IT apprentice

Stephanie Yarrow is the IT Support Trainee at STEM Learning, a role she has been doing for around a year. We chatted to Steph about her experiences of being a trainee and the benefits of doing an apprenticeship.

Tell us a bit about yourself and your role

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ENTHUSE Partnerships open for entries

On 10 February 2017, ENTHUSE Partnerships reopened for entries.ENTHUSE Partnerships are groups of between four and eight local schools and/or colleges in England. These groups can apply for a grant of up to £12,000 and can use this money to work together and address local issues of underachievement in science, technology, engineering and...

100% discount on selected primary and secondary professional development

100% discount available on selected primary and secondary professional developmentTake a look through the high-quality CPD activities listed below, all of which are eligible for a 100% discount off the activity fee*.PrimaryWe’ve handpicked the following CPD to help primary teachers develop their teaching of STEM subjects. To get 100% off the...

Results from first Science Education Tracker released

This week, the Wellcome Trust published the results from the first Science Education Tracker and found that teachers are key in forming young people’s attitudes and ambitions.The survey questioned more than 4,000 14-18 year olds and looked at their attitudes towards and experiences of science education and careers.Conducted by Kantar Public...

What do a zoo, a planetarium and a research institute have in common?

They are all hosting CPD run by the National STEM Learning Network and RCUK Bringing cutting edge research into the classroom.This Spring, you’ll find our high quality CPD in some more unusual and inspirational places.The Rothamsted Research Institute in Harpenden is home to one of the longest running experiments in modern science – the park grass...

Show your colleagues how much you care this Valentine’s Day

Are you lucky enough to have an amazing colleague? Perhaps they inspire you with their subject knowledge, or have fantastic ideas on innovative activities in the classroom.This Valentine’s Day, take the time to show how much they inspire you by nominating them for the 2017 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards.This year, for the first time, you can nominate...

Encouraging active learning in secondary mathematics

The National STEM Learning Network is pleased to announce a new hands-on residential CPD activity exploring manipulatives and how they can be used to enhance understanding in secondary mathematics.During the course, you will discover ways to encourage active learning in mathematics through the use of manipulatives such as counters, interlocking...

STEM Educators: your chance to be celebrated

Designed to recognise the impact professional development has had on you, your colleagues and your students, STEM Educators is a fantastic opportunity to achieve professional recognition.We’ve put together a helpful list of FAQs to answer your queries.What is STEM Educators?STEM Educators is a free recognition scheme, designed to highlight the...

Encouraging teachers out of the classroom and into industry

An award winning teacher, Elaine Manton, was recently invited to Brussels to sit on a panel advising the European department of education about embedding STEM careers in teaching.Elaine, a teacher at Loreto Grammar School in Altrincham, said:“It was an honour to sit on this panel and discuss what needs to be done in classrooms across Europe to...

BBC Terrific Scientific: inspiring a generation

The National STEM Learning Network is proud to be a campaign champion of the BBC Terrific Scientific campaign.We will be lending ongoing support to the bold and ambitious new campaign from the BBC to inspire 9-11 year old pupils to engage with science through exciting, innovative and accessible mass-participation investigations.Through...

What’s coming up in the world of STEM?

The next few months are a busy time in the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.From lectures and conferences to awareness days and national events, there are plenty of ways to get involved and share your enthusiasm for all things STEM. What’s coming up?Library Lovers’ Month – FebruaryLibrary Lovers’ Month is a four week...

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