Engineering and computing

What has engineering got to do with computing?

Engineering offers different ways of learning in computing, from problem-solving techniques to systems for managing code development. There are also many, many routes into engineering and technical careers open to students interested in computing.

Britain needs engineers. With around 25% of GDP being generated in...

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Clubbing together to inspire the next generation

Growing up, my father and brother were both engineers, so we were always having fun designing, building and fixing things. When I came to choosing a career, I wanted one that I would enjoy and be good at, that would be useful to society, something practical and creative but also challenging. Engineering was really my only...

Computing newbies: dive right in!

This September, lots of you will be diving into computing at the deep end. Don’t worry, there’s tonnes of help available to stay afloat.

As computing continues to replace ICT in secondary schools across the country, some of you will be teaching computing for the first time in the new academic year. This...

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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...

Micro:bit CPD for design and technology coming to a venue near you this summer

The micro:bit, and its free online software, are a great way for design and technology departments to embed electronics in the curriculum.Its simple drag and drop coding platform allows students to quickly move from learning the basics of electronics, to creating their own prototype intelligent product, perfect for creating electronic projects in...

Primary STEM conferences: you have what it takes

In June, the National STEM Learning Centre in York is hosting the annual science, mathematics and computing conferences to support your teaching.Whether you are looking for support with teaching coding, ways of linking science to the rest of the curriculum or simply looking for new inspiration for your lessons, we have something for you. Each...

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...

STEM Learning’s CEO, Yvonne Baker, to chair the Women in STEM Conference

Building upon the great success of last year’s conference, this year’s highly anticipated Annual Women in STEM Conference returns on 22 May 2018 in Central London.With considerable demand to attend, the 2018 conference will provide a vital opportunity for all education providers and employers across the STEM landscape to examine how to effectively...

Connect your classroom live to the Arctic

Schools can join XL Catlin Arctic Live, the northernmost live education event from the UK Arctic Research Station in Svalbard, at 79 degrees north, kicking off May 1.This is a unique opportunity for teachers to complement the Polar Explorer programme for students across all key stages.  Classes will get first hand access to an extreme...

ENTHUSE Partnerships: nurturing the innovators of the future

In collaboration with GSK, we have announced a pilot of six new fully funded GSK ENTHUSE Partnerships, bringing much-needed support to groups of schools around the UK.STEM Learning and GSK are committed to encouraging more pupils, from all backgrounds, to progress in STEM studies and careers; supporting social mobility and underpinning the UK...

Last chance to enter the 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards

The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards are an annual celebration of schools, colleges, teachers and technicians.Whether you’ve undertaken CPD at the National STEM Learning Centre, locally, online or through our partners in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you deserve to be celebrated.We have just extended the deadline to apply for our ENTHUSE...

Sharing ideas and inspiration at CPD for maths scholars

Last month, STEM Learning hosted CPD for the Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarship Scheme, organised by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).The scholarship gives the best maths graduates the chance to start an exciting career in teaching, with scholars receiving access to resources, two years’ free membership of professional...

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