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STEM Learning: Inspiring Young People in STEM – STEM Ambassador Courses
If you’re a STEM volunteer, we know you want to create fantastic practical activities for young people.
These four courses are designed specifically for STEM Ambassadors, and other volunteers from STEM backgrounds. These courses are FREE and take just three hours a week for two weeks.
Start your volunteering and learn how to make STEM activities relevant to a diverse range of young people.
Increasing diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is vital, it’s the only way STEM industries can ensure they are addressing the full range of the world’s problems. So how do we improve diversity? One answer: working with young people.
On this course for volunteers and others working with young people, you will learn how to find and adapt resources for STEM activities. You will explore current research on diversity and learning how to engage every young person in practical STEM activities by understanding different audiences and contexts.
Learn how to obtain and use feedback to help you improve your volunteering and STEM activities with young people.
Responding to feedback is a crucial part of volunteering with young people, it can quickly help you understand how effective you are and show you what you need to change to improve.
On this course you will learn how to use different tools to get immediate feedback during STEM activities. You will also reflect on and explore further ways to improve your ability to work with educators and inspire young people about STEM subjects. Through reflecting on feedback you’ll consider links with your personal and professional development.
Improve your communication skills when presenting STEM activities and volunteering with young people.
Engaging young people through practical STEM activities is a proven way to get young people excited about STEM subjects, a passion that may lead to further learning and greater awareness about STEM careers.
On this course you will learn how to improve your communication with young people as a volunteer. You will build your confidence in presenting and collaborating so that you’re able to carry out activities that help young people develop an enjoyment of STEM subjects.
Inspiring Young People In STEM: Planning Activities
Learn how to plan and design effective STEM activities that engage young people through your volunteering.
Bringing to life science, technology, engineering and maths with practical activities is one of the best ways to engage young people in STEM subjects. As a volunteer you have a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw upon, but how do you best inspire young people?
On this course you will learn how to plan, organise and design practical STEM activities effectively. You’ll learn how to select STEM activities to suit different contexts, such as running an activity with a teacher in a school, or being a guest speaker to a Guides or Scout group in a village hall.
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