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Trainee teacher? We are here to help

We recognise that it is a very challenging time for trainee teachers. You should be consolidating your skills and knowledge this term in a school environment, but instead you may be feeling under-equipped to start teaching in September.

At STEM Learning, we are determined to support you to develop your subject knowledge...

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Simple STEM activities to do at home

I’m a teacher who has lots of experience teaching primary age children. Teaching at home should be easy, right? No, it most certainly isn’t!

There is a distinct lack of enthusiasm from my nine-year-old, who is under the impression that he’s on holiday. With the constant interruptions, dive-bombing of online...

Rolls-Royce science and technology prize now open

From developing an outdoor education hive and an eco-friendly hanging garden to robotics and virtual reality, an incredible range of science-related projects have been recognised and rewarded through the Rolls-Royce science prize, claiming thousands of pounds in prizes.

And you could join them as entries open for the now-...

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

Inspire the next generation of cyber security experts

Following on from the success of 2016, young people across the UK will once again have the chance to take part in an expanded range of CyberFirst courses.Designed by cyber security experts from the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ), the nationwide courses will be delivered by experienced training partner QA, and the national...

Planning to teach computer aided design to your students?

If you are looking for some ideas to get your lower key stage 3 students working in computer aided design (CAD), why not take a look at Project Ignite?  Project Ignite is a collection of hands-on projects, lesson plans and resources, that bring together computer 3D modelling and circuit design.The 3D modelling element of the projects is...

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...

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...

Achieving the eSafety Mark at your school

eSafety, also referred to as internet safety, aims to ensure that everyone who uses technology does so in a safe and responsible way. Now that the online world is becoming increasingly inhabited by children, appropriate eSafety is a requirement for all schools.With organisations such as Ofsted and the Department for Education (DfE) publishing...

Congratulations to the BBC micro:bit, winner of the 2016 BIMA Awards!

We supported the launch of the BBC micro:bit in March this year, and we’re delighted to hear that it has become an Education category winner at the 2016 BIMA Awards.Winners were announced at the Awards ceremony in London on Thursday 15 September.This spring, BBC Learning provided a programmable piece of hardware – called a BBC micro:bit  to 1...

See the latest organisation to join our STEM Insight programme

You are probably familiar with computer networks as the cables, switches and network-card equipped computers in your classroom. These in turn are physically joined to other computers and switches and, ultimately, to the internet.Star, bus and ring topologies are taught in the computer science curriculum, resembling those found in textbooks for...

Be inspired by our primary conferences this summer

Over summer, the National STEM Learning Centre and Network is hosting a number of practical, hands-on conferences to support your teaching in the primary classroom.With opportunities to hear from a range of subject specialists and education leaders, these conferences are the perfect chance to stay up to date with the changes to the primary...

Cream of the crop at our computing conference

Our computing conference held in conjunction with CAS Regional Centre for Yorkshire and Humber, will prove to be one of our most exciting and informative events yet. With leading names in computing, we guarantee that there is something for every teacher at every phase.Check out some of our leading line-up:Miles BerryMiles Berry is one of the...

BBC micro:bit delivery date confirmed for students

The BBC have been working hard to develop the BBC micro:bit, which will be delivered to Year 7 students across the UK. This project is the biggest BBC Education project in 30 years.Over the past few weeks, teachers have been receiving their own devices to use before they are delivered to their students. The BBC have said that the reaction they...

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