STEM Learning magazine: secondary - summer 2016

Mathematics Subject Specialist, Michael Anderson, discusses the questions the Principia mission poses, as well as the range of support materials available to teachers as Tim Peake returns to Earth from the International Space Station.

Gill Collinson, Head of Centre, National STEM Learning Centre and Network, explains why we should inspire the next generation to study the STEM subjects. After engaging with thousands of technicians on hundred of CPD activities over the last ten years, National Technician Lead Simon Quinnell shares some of the things he has learnt which could make your technical service more effective.

Dave Gibbs, STEM Computing and Technology Specialist, explores the mathematics behind computing, while Regional Development Lead Ed Walsh looks at the mathematics in the new science specifications.

We also investigate how our world -  including bins, light bulbs and vacuum cleaners- is getting smarter; put a spotlight on the BBC micro:bit and discover the future of food.

Professional Development Leader, Gill Gunnill shares 10 ways to get the most out of your CPD, and with significant modifications across GCSE and A level, we look at what you need to know about the science, mathematics, design and technology and computer curriculum changes.

We share our top picks of events to put in your calendar, plus details of upcoming 2016 Summer conferences, as well as listings of our high quality professional development offering.

 

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