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  • Posted in: Careers, Clubs and Cross-Curricular

    The Bebras Computing Challenge introduces computational thinking to students. It's organised in over 50 countries and designed to get students all over the world excited about computing. Each participants answer questions that focus on computational and logical thinking - and it's completed online in your own school. Students aged from 6 to 18 can all ...

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  • Posted in: Careers, Clubs and Cross-Curricular

    We are working with colleagues at the DfE to find stories of teaches who joined teaching after they had already experienced careers in the forces. If you are a veteran who moved into teaching, please get in touch. We want to hear about the different journeys and experiences veterans have had in joining teaching. We know these stories can help inspire ...

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  • Posted in: Primary STEM

    The London STEM Ambassador Hub have produced a primary magazine called 'Summer of STEM' that can be used by parents and teachers across the summer holidays to continue STEM learning in an informal setting. It is full of age-appropriate resources (all from the resource library), activities for young people to connect them with STEM Ambassadors, and even ...

    2 people recommend this.
  • Posted in: Careers, Clubs and Cross-Curricular

    Would your students like to design, build and code their own simulation of a satellite? The CanSat competition provides students with the opportunity to have practical experience working on a small-scale space project. They are tasked with designing and building their own simulation of a real satellite, integrated within the volume and shape of a ...

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  • Posted in: Primary STEM

    A couple of fab activities here to get young people out and about in nature during the summer holidays! Big Butterfly Count The big butterfly count involves downloading an ID chart, watching a specific spot for 15 mins and recording butterflies, then entering the results. It's a UK-wide survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment ...

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  • Posted in: Community Noticeboard

    Hello everyone. Are you training to teach or working your way through the ECT programme? This blog is for you! (and anyone else who would like some fresh ideas). There are more on this website: https://blogdebasics.wordpress.com/2022/08/03/advice-for-ects-and-anyone-else/ Updated advice for trainees, ECTs, and anyone else who may feel a little ...

    2 people recommend this.
  • Posted in: Community Noticeboard

    The STEM Community Slow Motion TeachMeets are s hort videos produced by STEM Community members on specific topics, experiments, demonstrations, pedagogical techniques and hints and tips. In the past these have resided in specific subject groups where they have, over time dropped down the list of discussions, so... we've decided to give them a dedicated ...

    1 person recommends this.
  • Posted in: Community Noticeboard

    Share your ideas on supporting this transition in the Teaching 11-19 Science group. Following our previous comprehensive blog on the transition from year 11 to 12, we’re now taking a closer look at how to support students in their transition from years 6 to 7. Research shows that students in year 6 often have anxieties about the social aspects ...

    5 people recommend this.
  • Posted in: Community Noticeboard

    Nina Gunson is Head of Sheffield High School for Girls and Visiting Fellow at STEM Learning. In a series of exclusive blogs, she'll be discussing the challenges of recruitment, retention affecting the teaching profession in 2022, reflects on possible solutions and asks ‘what does outstanding teaching look like?’ Part 1 focuses on supporting Early ...

    7 people recommend this.
  • Posted in: Community Noticeboard

    This was originally posted last summer by our Science CPD Mark Langley and is now very relevant with teachers planning for next year - and we also have some CPD courses based on this very subject. How are you planning for September? Tell us here in the Teaching 11-19 Science group. One-size fits all, off the shelf schemes of work are not ideal. ...

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