🎄Welcome to the Christmas edition of 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.🎄
🎄 STEM Practitioner Professional Learning Survey
Please take a few moments to complete the STEM Practitioner Professional Learning Survey and help us to help you access high quality professional learning that meets your needs.
🎄 Nuffield Research Placements
Nuffield Research Placements provide engaging, hands-on research projects, where S5 pupils have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution towards the work of a host organisation through a well-supervised but independent research collaboration relating to an area of science, quantitative social science, computing, technology, engineering or maths (or a combination). Placements will take place during the summer of 2022, with 2 weeks in-person working with an industry or university/college partner and up to 2 weeks online completing additional planning and research work. This online session is aimed at secondary school teachers and DYW Co-ordinators and will cover an introduction to Nuffield Research Placements, outlining key dates and what it involves.
🎄TechFest 24 Days of STEM
An interactive advent calendar for the classroom and at home. Facts, activities and STEMspiration each day till 24th December.
Sign up here – TechFest’s 24 Days of STEM!
🎄 SUSTEMABILITY Challenge 2021
There are still places available for primary schools to compete in North East Scotland College’s SUSTEMABILITY challenge. The programme is designed to inspire pupils to play an active role in the focus on sustainability.
🎄 National Numeracy free online training
CLD practitioners in Forth Valley and West Lothian area – are you interested in finding out ways to ease anxiety around numeracy and Maths with the young people and the families you work with? The STEM Ambassadors in Scotland Hub has partnered with charity National Numeracy to offer a series of 3 free online training sessions for CLD practitioners to help you learn how to help young people and their families to be more comfortable with Numeracy and Maths. STEM Ambassadors will take part in the course too so that they can support you after the training. The programme is not about teaching Maths, but focuses on supporting people who feel negatively about numbers to develop positive attitudes.
Training will take place on Wednesdays 12th, 19th, 26th January 4-6pm covering
- Numeracy: understanding the numeracy issue
- Supporting positive attitudes in children
- Supporting parents, carers & families
It’s first come first served, with 20 spots for CLD practitioners in Forth Valley and West Lothian area. Please note that you need to be able to attend all 3 sessions and complete a quick survey prior to the course.
To register for a place please sign up Forth Valley & West Lothian BaNC Sign Ups
If you have any questions please contact email@example.com
The course has just finished in West Partnership and South West Collaborative areas and all participants found it extremely useful. One participant said “I was unsure whether to join or not. I am so pleased that I did. I have found it really interesting and engaging.”