Fortnightly Planner – 8/6/2021


Welcome to our fortnightly STEM blog post. Keep reading to find out more about exciting STEM developments across Scotland. Please feel free to share this post with colleagues and school partners.

National Education Officer – RAiSE

The Wood Foundation and Education Scotland are seeking a National Education Officer to lead the development and delivery of its Raising Aspirations in Science Education (RAiSE) programme.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the continued successful delivery of the RAiSE programme which has engaged 16 local authorities to date.  The post-holder will be based in Education Scotland, reporting to a Senior Education Officer, and will be line managed by The Wood Foundation.

Deadline for applications 4pm Friday 11 June.

New National e-Learning Offer website is now live!

The new National e-Learning Offer website is now live: National e-Learning Offer | Education Scotland.

Developed through a partnership involving Education Scotland, e-Sgoil and ADES, all content previously hosted on Excel NeLO spreadsheets is now available through this new platform.  Content includes lessons, videos, calculations, assessment materials, West OS videos, Scholar, BBC Bitesize and e-Sgoil content and more. 23,000 resources are available with over 5000 sciences resources. Sciences and STEM teachers, networks and partnership organisations have played an enormously important role in initiating and supporting this work. Thank you from the STEM Team at Education Scotland – it has been a pleasure working in partnership with you. Further developments are being planned – please send feedback, suggestion and ideas to:

Scottish Learning Festival 2021

This year’s Scottish Learning Festival (SLF) will take place on Tuesday 21 – Thursday 23 September. For the first time ever the festival will be an entirely virtual event, offering an amazing 3D experience over 3 days.

Each year we try to explore, review and adapt SLF to ensure we bring an event that’s current and inspiring. This year you will be able to enjoy the ever popular conference programme through a range of live and recorded sessions, take a tour around the exhibition area and find a space to network with colleagues in a fantastic digital arena – all from your own device. Find out more on our website.

SSERC STEM bulletin

SSERC STEM bulletin Summer 2021 – with a Chemistry Map of Scotland, Young STEM Leader Programme case study and more.

STEM Online Resource

Science Planning Resource – Context Planners & Remote Learning Resources

These planners were created to help develop rich contexts for learning.  There are examples for early, first and second level.  The planners follow a natural theme and weave in relevant curricular areas.  Care was taken to consider activities and approaches which could be shared in the classroom, alongside learning that could be delivered remotely.


Dates for your diary

11 – 13 June  G7 Summit, Cornwall

23 June  International Women in Engineering Day

28 – 30 September  UN Youth COP26 Milan

11 – 24 October  UN Summit on Biodiversity China

1 – 12 November  UN COP26 Glasgow

1 November  10th anniversary of One Planet Schools Working Group

4 November  Outdoor Classroom Day

As we are approaching the end of term, this is the last fortnightly planner this session.  Have a well earned rest, enjoy your summer and see you back in August.

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