Outdoor learning at Settrington School

Tough mudder: taking maths outdoors

Being based in the countryside, our school has ample opportunity to make use of the area around us. I am passionate about outdoor learning and am drawn to the idea of using the resources all around us. This particularly relates to teaching maths.

However, we also want to ensure that we are focussing on how outdoor...

Earth from space

The most cataclysmic event in one afternoon

How do you incorporate the complete story of the Big Bang and other galactic phenomena into your key stage 4 and 5 lessons?

The trick is to draw on the expert experience and amazing resources of the University of Hertfordshire at the Bayfordbury Observatory. This is where a group of teachers visited as part of a CPD...

BP Ultimate STEM Challenge 2016

Exploring the world creatively: teachers share their experiences of the Ultimate STEM Challenge

The Ultimate STEM Challenge invites 11-14 year old students to put their STEM skills to the test.

With the entry deadline for this year’s competition fast approaching, we chatted to some schools that took part in last year’s challenge who told all about how the competition has impacted them and their students.

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Underground Mathematics Teacher Conference: delve deeper into the new mathematics A level

If you have previously attended Underground Mathematics professional development sessions, then this is the conference for you!This free one day CPD conference will help you to get the most out of Underground Mathematics as you prepare to teach the new A level. Taking place on 12 July 2017 at the National STEM Learning Centre, this conference...

Tell us what you think about STEM Learning's online and physical resources

We are conducting some research to establish how effective STEM Learning’s physical and online resource collections, as well as the online community groups, are for those that use them. If you have ever used our online resources, visited our physical resource library in York or engaged with our online community groups, we would be...

Explore the science shaping our future

The Royal Society is holding a week-long festival from 4-9 July celebrating cutting edge science from the UK.Held at The Royal Society’s main offices in London, the festival is completely free and has a programme packed with workshops, talks and activities held alongside over 20 exhibitions. From science cocktails to supernovas, there is something...

How you can celebrate UK Fungus Day

UK Fungus Day is taking place on 8 October 2017 – to bring this into the classroom, why not take part in the British Mycological Society’s competition?Fungi are an incredibly diverse group of organisms ranging from single celled yeast to the largest living organism.Perfect for key stages 3, 4 and 5, the aim of the competition is to develop an...

There is still time to register for the MEI conference

The MEI 2017 Conference runs from Thursday 29 June to Saturday 1 July. This year it is being held at the beautiful campus and excellent conference facilities at Keele University.There will be over 100 engaging sessions across a range of topics, each designed to enrich your experience and provide valuable opportunities for...

What is your STEM story?

As the academic year draws to a close, we want to celebrate all of the amazing things that have been achieved this year.We love to hear about your experiences and how STEM subjects or related work have changed your lives. Throughout June we will be posting a series of blogs that highlight the fantastic work you do to inspire those around you.Read...

New scheme aimed at supporting technicians launched

The Technician Commitment launched at the Higher Education Technicians Summit (HETS) at the University of Warwick.HEaTED has been the leading provider of professional development and networks for the technical workforce for almost a decade, working to support and promote the recognition, career development, visibility and...

Enthuse, engage and empower: STEM Clubs impact report published

STEM Clubs are out of timetable sessions that give school and college students the chance to explore aspects of STEM subjects in more informal settings, allowing them to experiment, ask questions and tackle challenges that interest them.To help you get the most out of your STEM Club, STEM Learning offers guidance on setting up clubs, ideas for...

2017 STEM Inspiration Awards open for nominations

This year’s STEM Inspiration Awards have opened for entries, and there are even more categories to choose from.The STEM Inspiration Awards recognise and celebrate the work done by a wide range of people to enrich young people’s experience of STEM subjects.Whether you work inside or outside of the teaching profession, there is an award for you. We...

Be a part of the Royal Society’s Associate Schools and Colleges network

The Royal Society’s Associate Schools and Colleges network is currently accepting new applications for membership from UK schools and colleges at all levels of primary and secondary education.The network supports teachers accessing high-quality, subject-specific support, CPD and provides opportunities to learn and share from its members.  The...

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