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.
Secondary Sciences Network
Join us as the Linlithgow Academy Science Team share their thoughts and experiences about how they have developed their BGE Science curriculum, their successes and plans for the future.
BGE Science Curriculum Rationale, led by staff from Linlithgow Academy, supported by the Education Scotland STEM Team.
Tuesday 2nd November 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Sign up via the Eventbrite link HERE
COP26 – Use Data Science to reduce your school’s carbon footprint
Just launched – a new live lesson for learners P7-S4.
The free event ‘Use Data Science to reduce your school’s carbon footprint’ is on 9 Nov and aligns with COP26. Each live lesson focuses on a data science topic and brings together a YouTube livestream event with a series of guided web-based activities. The first live lesson, ‘Defend the Rhino’, focused on machine learning (training cameras to spot poachers and save rhinos!). The second ‘Data Selfie’ live lesson supports learners to explore data visualisation.
Access both lessons from the events page in the Data Education in Schools website: Events for data education – Data Education in Schools (dataschools.education)
STEM Online Resource
Spotlight on Professional Learning
As practitioners we need to keep up to date with what is happening in the STEM landscape. Within this PL section we have selected reading material which can support you to deepen your professional knowledge and understanding and help you develop progressive and innovative practice. Here you will find policy documents and reports relating to STEM, Improving Gender Balance and equalities, Digital, Developing the Young Workforce and research demonstrating effective approaches to STEM education.
A professional learning offer from the STEM Education Officers at Education Officers is available and further details can be found in the section titled STEMedscot professional learning.
STEM Summary page
The STEM Summary page provides a summary of key information, resources, and exemplification relating to Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
This page aims to support policy makers and practitioners from all sectors with an interest in, or responsibility for, STEM-related learning.
With Computing Science, CDT, Home Economics and Business Education – there are materials stored online which can be used for each curricular area. The links take you to the National Improvement Hub, Glow, websites or YouTube – easy to access materials in one place.
National e-Learning Offer
The National e-Learning Offer complements the delivery of teaching and learning by schools and settings, local authorities and Regional Improvement Collaboratives in Scotland. You will find resources to support learning across the curriculum.
Dates for your diary
Secondary Science Network Linlithgow Academy 2 November
STEM in the North Professional Learning September 21 – June 22
COP26 Glasgow 1 November – 12 November