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...

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STEM Learning magazines

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

New partnership launched to drive uptake of STEM careers

A new partnership, the STEM Accord, has been established to provide coordinated actions to inspire more young people and particularly girls to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.The STEM Accord has been created by WISE, the ERA Foundation, STEM Learning, Design and Technology Association (DATA) and the...

Get on track this British Science Week with new resources from Network Rail

British Science Week 2019 is all about journeys. So, what better time to officially launch a brand new set of resources developed by STEM Learning and Network Rail?Themed around Network Rail and the UK rail system, students of all ages will be able to investigate and explore issues applying their science, design and technology and physics...

Royal Society announces new funding for schools and colleges

The Royal Society has announced that its 2019 round of Partnership Grants is now open.Since it started in November 2000, the Partnership Grants scheme has awarded over £1.3 million to over 800 schools and colleges, igniting enthusiasm for STEM in thousands of young people across the UK.Partnership Grants of up to £3,000 are available to schools...

ERA Foundation announces further support for UK teachers

ERA Foundation has announced a further £50,000 of funding for STEM support to UK schools. This will improve the lives of over 16,000 young people by building young people’s STEM knowledge, skills, confidence and career aspirations. The funding will pay for four new ENTHUSE Partnerships in West Sussex, London, Liverpool and Derbyshire, as well...

2019 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards open for nominations

The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards recognise teachers, technicians, support staff, ENTHUSE Partnerships and schools and colleges who have shown commitment to continuing professional development (CPD), which in turn, has improved young people’s achievements and progression in STEM.At STEM Learning, we believe in recognising those who are dedicated to...

Government staff help the Year of Engineering legacy live on

As 2018, the Year of Engineering draws to a close, more than 30 staff from across government have helped ensure the legacy will live on by signing up to become STEM Ambassadors.The Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Transport (DfT) Prof Phil Blythe welcomed colleagues from DfT, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial...

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...

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