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Food: a fact of life from the British Nutrition Foundation

In 2014, after 15 years of teaching food and nutrition in secondary schools, I decided to take a change of direction and started working for the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) as part of the Education team.

Throughout my teaching career, I regularly used BNF’s resources and was also involved in many of the...

VEX IQ

Raising the profile of design and technology in your primary school

Raising the profile of design and technology in primary schools is a key priority for teachers around the UK. Helen Genney, a primary teacher and design and technology leader at Winterton Junior School, is no exception.

Helen recently attended two CPD activities run by STEM Learning – Leading an effective primary design...

Fixperts design workshop

Fixperts: teach your students to design for impact

We’re experiencing a global revolution in how things are made. It includes everything from new digital technologies like 3D printing, to internet-based tools for design collaboration, distribution, and improvement. It’s influencing where we get our ideas and how we choose to make them real. 

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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...

Take the TDI Challenge

Submit your students' work to the Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge and you could win £2,000 to spend on design and technology equipment.The MTA's TDI Challenge exists to help teachers and lecturers promote the great work of their design and technology and engineering students and to celebrate the creativity and innovation taking...

Applications open for the Autodesk Design School!

Are your students ready for the future of design and making?Applications are now open for a newly developed teacher CPD with a world leader in 3D design and engineering software, Autodesk.We’re working together this summer term to run a unique, bursary funded training event that will explore how digital design and manufacturing tools can be used...

Engineering the future: MACH 2018

MACH 2018 will be showcasing the technologies of over 600 exhibitors 09th – 13th April and the NEC Birmingham. If you and your students work with machinery MACH is a great place to get a feel for what manufacturing is all about.The show has an Education & Development Zone specifically designed for students aged 11–19, featuring companies and...

Join in: Schools micro-Gravity Rocket Experiment

Bletchley Park based science innovation company offers school children the opportunity to fly a sculpture into space on board a NASA rocket for free.SμGRE-1 (pronounced ‘sugar’- Schools micro-Gravity Rocket Experiment) is an exciting opportunity for schools, colleges and home-schooling households to design a sculpture to be part of a micro-gravity...

Be celebrated for your impact: Design and Technology Association Excellence Awards

Do you know someone who has made a real impact on design, technology and engineering? Nominate them for a Design and Technology Association Excellence Award.The awards give professional recognition to individuals for their contribution to design and technology education.STEM Learning is pleased to announce the sponsorship of the 2018 Design and...

New CAD training programme for schools and colleges

Fusion 360 is an online tool that connects your entire product development process in a single cloud-based platform.You can design, render, virtually assemble parts and test designs through this one tool.Launching this autumn, we're running a new programme of Fusion 360 CPD. Taking teachers and technicians from Computer Aided Design (CAD)...

Design Ventura: challenge your students to design a new product for the Design Museum shop

Open to students in years 9, 10 and 11, the Design Ventura competition offers students the opportunity to consider the whole process of design, from initial ideas to manufacturing and budgets to marketing and branding.Working in teams, students develop a new product that could be sold in the Design Museum shop, demonstrating...

Check out the Design and Technology Association’s Summer School 2017

The annual Design and Technology Association’s Summer School takes place on 6 and 7 July 2017 at De Montfort University’s new state of the art campus in Leicester.The summer school provides the opportunity for all those involved in design and technology education to come together, listen, observe, and take part in workshops and discussions about...

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