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October 11, 2018
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Take part in the Children’s Conference at the PSEC in June 2019

The PSTT Children’s Conference at PSEC is an exciting and unique opportunity for schools to participate in a dedicated primary science conference. The event will take place on Friday 7th June 2019 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre as part of the … Continue reading

February 3, 2017
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STEM Insight

STEM Insight           The STEM Insight programme offers staff in schools and colleges a unique chance to experience STEM-related work in industrial settings. You will be able to participate in a placement with an employer, be supported by … Continue reading

October 21, 2015
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Halo Harp: an Open Source Project for Schools

The Halo Harp project comprises the construction of a unique interactive laser based musical instrument exhibit. This is a Laser Harp which uses a circular ring containing 8-16 eye safe red laser pointers with photodiode detectors to monitor “plucking” of … Continue reading

October 20, 2015
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Sciences, Technology and Mathematics e-bulletin

Welcome to our e-bulletin for sciences, technologies, engineering and maths (STEM). Please forward to those who may be interested. Received this from someone else? Sign up to receive it directly. Sciences Education Secretary announces campaign to attract more STEM teachers … Continue reading

October 19, 2015
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New science funding – £135,000 to support science in schools

£135,000 will be invested into Scotland-wide science initiatives that complement and support young peoples’ STEM learning at school and help bring ‘real life’ STEM into the classroom. The funding will go towards four separate initiatives as follows: Generation Science – … Continue reading

September 30, 2015
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Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy for Scotland – Public Consultation Launch

At this year’s Scottish Learning Festival Dr Alasdair Allan, Minister for Learning, Science, and Scotland’s Languages, MSP launched a consultation on the development of a Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy for Scotland. Digital technology has rich potential to support education … Continue reading

September 24, 2015
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STEM Teacher Recruitment Drive

The Scottish Government will launch a campaign to encourage more teachers to enter the teaching profession, the Education Secretary announced at the Scottish Learning Festival in Glasgow on Wednesday 23 September 2015. The recruitment campaign will particularly focus on attracting … Continue reading

September 22, 2015
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CPD Activities

The National STEM Centre has teamed up with the National Science Learning Network to provide tailored CPD activities from across the UK. Details of the activities on offer can be found here.

August 10, 2015
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Announcement – Twig and Tigtag online resources

  Twig and Tigtag Announcement We are pleased to announce that Twig and Tigtag have been procured, through competitive tender, by Education Scotland for a further 12 months through to July 2016.  As a result, these award-winning online resources will … Continue reading

January 11, 2013
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STEM Central and IDL

STEM Central contexts present ideal opportunities for an interdisciplinary approach to learning, and the learning journeys exemplify what IDL can look like in practice. STEM Central can be used in conjunction with Education Scotland’s recently published Curriculum for Excellence briefing … Continue reading

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