Summer of STEM launches

STEM Learning’s Enrichment Lead Tom Lyons introduces our Summer of STEM activities to engage, entertain and educate young people over the summer holidays.

As I write this, my two daughters are finishing their last week of school…at home, in their bedrooms. They’ve worked hard with their home learning, and so have their...

Inspiring Young People in STEM: Feedback Tools

Confidence in communication

When first stepping into a classroom, one of the biggest worries for STEM Ambassadors is “Will these young people enjoy the activity or just switch off? Will they understand what I’m telling them?” Nabih Asif, from our London STEM Ambassador Hub reflects on how you can improve your confidence in...

Smoothing secondary school transition in STEM

All Year 7 teachers know that new cohorts arrive from primary school with varying levels of knowledge, skills and confidence. These variations are compounded by multiple feeder schools all having different approaches.

 

How can this be managed at the point of transition, so all students make progress, not...

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Longitude Explorer Prize: get your students involved in the challenge

On 9 January 2017, this year’s Longitude Explorer Prize was launched. Aimed at secondary school students and run by Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre and IBM, the prize is looking for innovative, practical solutions that use the Internet of Things to improve the health and well-being of people in the UK.Areas of particular interest include...

Leadership CPD to get 2017 off to a good start

Still looking for a New Year’s resolution? We have a fantastic suite of ‘new and aspiring’ leadership courses for you and your school, a great way to start the New Year.With pupil numbers on the rise, the need and importance of having high-quality leaders is growing year on year, making it essential to encourage more people into a leadership role....

Get creative: classroom displays competition reopened

Last term, we ran a competition asking people to share photos of their STEM-related classroom displays.This competition was so popular and received so many fantastic entries that we have decided to run it again this term!By entering this competition you could be one of six people to win £100 worth of gift vouchers. Not only this, your entries...

First Lego League UK and Ireland: opportunities to get involved

First Lego League (FLL) is an international science and technology competition with over 250,000 young people taking part each year.This competition aims to inspire young people to discover and love STEM, whilst teaching them valuable life skills that are crucial for their future careers.Working in teams of up to ten with a supporting adult coach...

Winners of the classroom displays competition announced

In September 2016, the National STEM Learning Network launched a competition asking teachers to share photos of the classroom displays they’re particularly proud of.Teachers were tasked with sharing a photo of their display and the resources they used to create it, enabling other teachers to be inspired and replicate these ideas in their own...

What is the future of Initial Teacher Education in England?

On Thursday 2 March 2017, the Westminster Education Forum is hosting a seminar looking at the future of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in England and the future for Qualified Teacher Status.Following the publication of ‘A framework of core content for ITT’, this is a great opportunity for key policymakers and stakeholders to come together and...

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...

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...

Winner of Rolls-Royce Science Prize 2016 announced

Earlier this month, the winners of this year’s Rolls-Royce Science Prize were announced at their annual awards ceremony, held at the Science Museum in London.The Rolls-Royce Science Prize is the company’s flagship UK education programme and helps teachers implement science and mathematics teaching ideas in their own schools and colleges.As usual,...

Winners of 2016 STEM Inspiration Awards announced

The winners of the STEM Inspiration Awards 2016 were announced on 24 November at a prestigious event at the House of Lords.The STEM Inspiration Awards recognise the work done by a wide range of people and organisations, to enrich the experience of young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects, and to promote the...

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