STEM skills and knowledge helps us all make sense of the world around us and STEM is also a key part of the economy across the Northern Alliance and Scotland as a whole.
To support practitioners from ELC, Primary, Secondary, Post-16 and CLD we have a number of STEM professional learning opportunities to explore the inspirational experiences, connections and opportunities for all our learners. Although primarily aimed at practitioners in the Northern Alliance region these will be delivered as webinars and as such are open to anyone in Scotland.
Please go to Education Scotland Events and search for STEM to see all of our events and the EventBrite sign up links:
Wednesday 19 January: STEM in the North Special: STEM & DYW Connect Tuesday 25th January: Planning STEM learning
Tuesday 8 February: Creative industries partnerships
Tuesday 8 March: Play pedagogy in STEM
Tuesday 26 April: Global Goals & STEM
Tuesday 10 May: Building STEM Capital
Tuesday 17 May: Inequalities in wellbeing, participation, attainment and achievement
Tuesday 7 June: Summer STEM Activities
In addition in STEM Industry in the North we will hear from regional employers in key STEM sectors about their jobs, the skills involved, pathways including apprenticeships and future direction of the industry.
Wed 26 January: Energy
Wed 23 February: Agriculture
Wed 23 March: Forestry
Wed 27 April: Technologies
Wed 18 May: Life and Chemical Sciences
Wed 8 June: Food and Drink
The Northern Alliance Early Years STEM Network launched in September in Microsoft Teams in Glow .
This network builds on local, regional and national activity including Education Scotland’s national series of STEM webinars for ELC practitioners which took place in session 2020-21.
Recordings of ES National Early Years STEM Sessions:
- Session 1 Resources: STEM Early Years – YouTube
- Session 2 Grants: EY STEM network – YouTube
- Session 3 STEM Nation Award: Stem Nation Awards – YouTube
- Session 4 IGBE: Gender stereotypes Unconscious bias ELC – YouTube
- Session 5 Outdoor Ideas: Early Years Summer Tips – YouTube
We meet informally on the last Thursday every month: at our next session at the end of January we plan to focus on Science and Engineering skills and dispositions – how do we help children to recognise these when they are exploring the world through play?
We would also like to thank our STEM partners and Northern Alliance and northern ES colleagues who have supported STEM in the North over 2021!