Design and technology CPD at STEM Learning

Smart materials, but not as we know it!

Did you know that products and materials that you can find on the high street were originally designed for use in space?

The technology behind cordless handheld vacuum cleaners was inspired from the battery operated drills used to extract samples from the moon’s surface. If you’ve ever used an infrared ear thermometer,...

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...

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...

Filter by Subject

Filter by Age Range

Get our eNewsletter

Sign up for free by registering for an account and make sure that you select the eNewsletter tick box.

STEM Learning magazines

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

Six exciting new STEM Clubs resources are here!

How can STEM help us survive and thrive? Have your students ever wondered about the earth’s wild and wonderful weather? How about the science involved in surviving an asteroid impact?These are just a few of the questions posed by an exciting new set of STEM Clubs resources.The six resources are free to download, and have been developed...

Design your own drone with Airgineers and STEM Learning

STEM Learning and Airgineers are working together to bring drones into the design and technology classroom!Airgineers is a STEM challenge for secondary school-aged students that combines computer aided design (CAD), 3D printing and iterative design to create a student-designed microdrone.The miniature flying machine has a small camera mounted on...

STEM Learning and Fixperts: bringing inclusive design to life

STEM Learning has agreed a new partnership with UK award-winning learning programme, Fixperts, to deliver face-to-face training for design and technology teachers across England.Inclusive design thinking with Fixperts is a one-day, face-to-face training event that will immerse you in the principles of human-centred design, and equip you with take-...

Celebrating success: GCSE results announced

Today, hundreds of thousands of students across the UK are celebrating after receiving their GCSE results.Figures show there were more than five million entries in GCSEs in England this year, up 0.9% on last year, despite a decrease in the number of 16-year-olds in the population.Following on from the introduction of reformed maths and English...

Inspiring the next generation on an international scale

In June, Ford Motor Company Material Planning and Logistics employees Darren Bull and Colin Foley travelled to Estonia to be main hosts for the Estonian International Open Championships 2018 for the First LEGO League.The First LEGO League challenges students to think like scientists and engineers. Guided by adult coaches, teams must research a...

The Big Bang Competition now open for entries

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition aims to recognise and reward young people’s achievements in all areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).This competition invites young people aged 11-18 to showcase their STEM projects. Whether the project is brand new or has been completed as part of another competition...

Get involved with Tomorrow's Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge

Applications for the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge are open.This curriculum-linked programme challenges teams of students, aged 11-14, to solve real-world engineering, technology and computing challenges for the chance to win some great prizes.Students will learn how to build, program and control autonomous LEGO robots to complete a...

Sparking interest in science with Big Bang events

Fun-filled exhibits, interactive workshops and a wide range of careers information from local and national employers are all taking place in schools and communities from July.Designed to get students excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects, Big Bang Near Me is a programme of UK-wide events. The London events are...

Innovating your curriculum: the future of making in design and technology

It can be hard to show students how what they’re learning in the classroom relates to the real world. Learning for the sake of assessments can feel pointless both for teachers and students, creating a dull atmosphere in lessons. The trick is adapting your curriculum to demonstrate real-life design and technology through the ‘Future of...

Teacher David Hainsworth recognised at the Design and Technology Association Excellence Awards

STEM Learning was delighted to sponsor a category in the recent Design and Technology Association Excellence Awards: the STEM Learning Award for Development of STEM Learning Opportunities.The awards gave professional recognition to individuals nominated by their colleagues for their unique work in design and technology education across the...

Pages

Press release

If you would like to contact the organisation regarding any press or media opportunities please email marketing@stem.org.uk or call 01904 328300.

Contacting us

If you have any ideas for stories and features on the site please email feedback@stem.org.uk

Pages

STEM groups

Join the discussions in our vibrant educational communities, where teachers and technicians share ideas, problems and best practice. 

View some of our popular groups

View all our groups


Interested in setting up a group?

If you are interesting in running a group on the STEM Learning website we can set this up for you and support you in how to lead a group. Please contact us with some details of what you would like the group to do.