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Why should teachers care about what happens in the brain?

How can a scientific understanding of how the brain works inform the way you teach?

On our free Science of Learning online course, teachers from all over the world have come together to work out their meaning to the big question ‘what is learning?’ Throughout the course, participants are exploring the science...

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...

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A global coding challenge, coming soon!

Technology is everywhere and is changing every industry on the planet.To help encourage more young people into a technology-related career, CSC Charitable Foundation is launching a new global coding challenge – CSC Codes.This fun and engaging competition uses Scratch to inspire a passion for programming and sciences in today’s youth.Aimed at 10-14...

Got an idea for a new internet enabled product? The Little BIG Awards want to hear from you!

The Little BIG Awards are a chance for your students to show off their ideas for an internet enabled future!What are the Little BIG Awards?Watch this short video to find out more about the Little BIG Awards and the benefits of getting involved. How does my school enter?Firstly, your students need to design an internet enabled idea. What can...

Do you know a teacher who is inspiring young engineers?

The ERA Foundation is looking for nominations for the David Clark Prize – awarded to an exceptional teacher who has gone the extra mile in inspiring young people in primary school, secondary school or college to consider engineering as a career.As well as becoming a fellow of the ERA Foundation, the winner of the David Clark Prize will receive a...

There’s still time to enter the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge

Are you eager to get involved with the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge but need some more information before you dive in?The deadline to submit your entries is fast approaching, so we’ve put together a helpful list of FAQs to answer your queries. So get stuck in and inspire your students with these exciting challenges.What is the BP Ultimate STEM...

First cohort of ENTHUSE Partnerships now complete

The ENTHUSE Partnership programme provides groups of schools with funding for collaborative activities to improve teaching and learning in STEM subjects. The 2014-16 programme provided state funded primary and secondary schools and FE colleges with a maximum of £12,000 to work in partnership with at least four other schools wishing to work...

New report shows wide-reaching impact of STEM Ambassadors

An important new report, based on independent evaluation and feedback, looking at the impact made by STEM Ambassadors shows:STEM Ambassadors inspire young people to better engage with, and continue to study, STEM subjects and explore STEM careers.STEM Ambassadors have a positive impact on their own organisations, bringing back new skills and...

PISA study reveals UK is a “top performer” for science

The UK is one of only 7 OECD countries achieving the optimum balance of enjoyment, performance, attainment, understanding, aspiration, likelihood and expectation of a career in science.New data published today (Tuesday 6 December) in the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015 report showed:by age 15, students in the...

BBC micro:bit Partnership shortlisted for two Bett Awards

The BBC micro:bit Partnership has recently been shortlisted for two Bett Awards: The ICT Innovator of the Year and Free Digital Content/Open Educational Resources.Bett Awards are a celebration of the inspiring creativity and innovation that can be found throughout technology for education. This year’s winners will be announced at a...

STACS: our 100th technician

This year we passed a significant milestone on our technician’s programme, with the 100th technician attending the Senior Technicians Accredited Co-leaders in Science (STACS) course.As part of the course technicians complete the University of York certificate in leadership and management in education, making STACS one of the few courses available...

Get creative with the latest Maths Careers poster competition

Maths Careers has announced this year’s poster competition – Everyday Maths.Designed to inspire students with the variety of exciting mathematics careers available, this poster competition requires students to think outside the box in how mathematics is used in the workplace.There are three categories for judging:Years 7 and 8Years 9, 10 and...

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