Welcome to our fortnightly STEM planner. Keep reading to find out more about exciting STEM developments across Scotland. Please feel free to share this planner with colleagues and school partners.
Midlothian Early Years STEM Network
Join us tomorrow 4-5pm to develop a Midlothian Early Years STEM Network building on local, regional and national activity. This participative session will explore STEM in Midlothian Early Years with Education Scotland STEM Education Officers.
Contact Kristina.Robb@midlothian.gov.uk for more details and to register.
STEM in the North professional learning
The first session on 17 November examines the big picture of STEM Industry in the North; the context within the region, the economy and changes in the last few years and an overview of the current & projected Labour Market Information (LMI) and what this means for your learners.
Improving Gender Balance and Equalities
The Improving Gender Balance and Equalities team are excited to announce the launch of their IGB Self-Evaluation Framework. This framework is designed to support schools and settings to take a long term, whole setting approach to addressing gender imbalance and creating a more equal learning environment. The framework consists of five main sections, which encourage both changes to classroom practice, alongside changes to school ethos and policy. The framework is designed to provide a foundation for schools to explore issues relating to gender balance and equalities in a way that suits the specific needs of each setting, whilst also providing a springboard for schools to explore wider inequalities and barriers. The team will also be providing professional learning for senior leaders looking to use the framework in their setting, and any practitioners leading on specific aspects of the framework.
Improving gender balance and equalities – looking at data through an equalities lens.
This workshop will provide the opportunity to look at the IGBE data guides (primary/ELC and secondary) in more detail. Whether you have used them already, or are just starting to consider data in this way, come along to discuss and learn.
Thursday 24th February 16:00 – 17:00 (click here to sign up via Eventbrite)
Repeated Wednesday 2nd March 16:00 – 17:00 (click here to sign up via Eventbrite)
Education Scotland Annual STEM Professional Learning Practitioner Surveys
Help shape the future of STEM professional learning by completing our 10 minute online survey by Monday 20 December.
The Scotsman Annual Life Sciences Conference
The theme of this year’s Scotsman Annual Life Sciences Conference is Realising the COVID Legacy.
Examining key areas such as accelerating science, data, digital redesign, digital biology & skills: realising potential, the conference takes place on 2 December.
Dates for your diary
STEM in the North Professional Learning September 21 – June 22