Mathematics and getting stuck

The importance of getting stuck in mathematics

President of the Mathematical Association and Director of University of Cambridge initiative NRICH, Ems Lord, talks about the all-important process of getting stuck when solving mathematical problems, and the tools your students can use to help.

At NRICH, the home of rich mathematics...

Enthuse in early years

The power to ENTHUSE in early years

ENTHUSE Partnerships are part of a funding initiative which aims to provide the support necessary to inspire young people into STEM subjects and careers. They enable groups of schools to improve young people’s achievement and engagement in STEM, developing a bespoke two-...

Future technology

Our future cities (and how we get there)

Ask the young people in your classroom or club what they think a future city might look like. Delivery robots? Driverless cars? Flying pods? They might not be far off.

The global technological breakthrough we’re approaching will influence all of our lives. Future mobility means smart cities. Cities with intelligent...

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New BBC science campaign for UK primary schools to launch in 2017

BBC Learning are planning their next major education campaign to inspire 9-11 year olds with science.Launching in early 2017, the campaign will be designed to support the primary curriculum through a number of exciting, fun and interactive UK-wide science experiments. A range of classroom resources and videos will be available later this year....

The holidays are coming - what are your plans?

The summer holidays are approaching fast - why not use the break to give your skills a boost? Book your place on one of our fantastic summer schools or conferences. Newly qualified teachers New and recently qualified teachers' conferenceDrawing on the experiences of expert leaders and other practitioners will give you new strategies to...

Design for a better world: get involved in Practical Action’s latest design challenge

Design for a better world is Practical Action’s latest global design challenge and competition for students aged 11-14 years.The challenge offer students the opportunity to: enter their work into a design competitionaccess a range of global contexts including water and sanitation, food security and climate actionexplore a range of...

Secondary summer schools to leave you bursting with inspiration

Summer is a busy time for us at the National STEM Learning Centre and Network. Not only do we have a number of primary conferences coming up in July and August, we have a range of secondary summer schools and conferences, packed full of ideas for when you’re back at school in September! Covering a range of subjects and areas across the...

Royal Society Partnership Grants: your chance to be awarded £3,000!

The Royal Society have opened their Partnership Grant scheme to support schools in enabling students aged 5-18 the chance to get involved in STEM projects. There are grants of up to £3,000 available to schools.Since its inception in November 2000, over £1.3 million has been awarded to over 800 schools and colleges promoting engagement within...

Interact and engage with biology

The Royal Society of Biology are dedicated to engaging and encouraging people’s interest in biology and how it can contribute towards improving life for all.To help achieve this objective, they run a number of different education-related schemes and events. TalkBiology and the International Biology Olympiad are just two of the many discussion...

Free careers and enterprise events at a location near you

Plotr is hosting a free careers and enterprise event for careers advisers, heads of sixth form and school leaders at a venue near you!This roadshow will be taking place in June and July, with additional locations being visited in the autumn and winter. There will be a number of workshops at this event from: Barclays LifeSkills, Education...

What makes an amazing school science technician?

This is the question that Simon Quinnell aims to answer in his most recent article in SecEd. Simon is the senior professional development leader for technicians at the National STEM Learning Centre in York and his article talks about our dedicated technicians programme – STACS (Senior Technicians Accredited Co-Leaders in Science). This...

Take part in the IET's survey for your chance to win £500

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) are asking for your views on the IET Faraday programme. Take part in this 10 minute survey for your chance to win £500.The survey will close at midnight on Friday 10 June 2016, with the winner being chosen at random on Monday 13 June. Your honest feedback will help the IET to understand how...

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...

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