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STEM Learning: Covid 19 Support for Teachers & Parents
June 26th 2020

STEM Learning: Covid 19 Support for Teachers & Parents

STEM Learning have so much support on offer during these times.

The STEM Ambassador Programme is a nationwide volunteering programme linking business to young people and their teachers.  There are currently over 30,000 ambassadors nationwide from over 2,500 companies working together to address the skills gap and provide young people with the knowledge and understanding of the range and variety of STEM subjects available to them through a variety of activities, including practical skills support, contextualising the curriculum for teachers and students, careers sessions all the way through to employability skills such as mock interviews, project management support and mentoring. 

All ambassadors are DBS checked and at the current time, all activity is being hosted online, which is proving popular!

Teachers can request support through the online platform, and with recent changes, they can also see what ambassadors are offering and opt in through the same platform, and this is all fully funded and evaluated.

Home Learning STEM Activities for Families

  • Curriculum links for activities by age group and subject matter, as well as guidance for families including our Home Learning Survival Guide!
  • Careers advice and information through videos from STEM ambassadors, including Tim Peake and activity ideas.

Remote Learning Resources & Support for Teachers

Online STEM Clubs Workshops for Schools
STEM Clubs Week: Inspiration, Online Sessions & Resources

Science CPD:

Home Teaching and Continued Professional Development for Teachers/Educators:

  • Remote Delivery
    CPD which is fully funded for all state maintained schools. 
    There are lists of courses available and Science subjects across all educational phases for teachers and technicians.  Topics covered include CPD for teaching/pedagogical topics, career development for teachers moving into leadership roles and Early Careers Teachers who are training or just starting out in their career. 

  • Online CPD – this is fully funded for all state maintained schools in Science.  CPD includes Teaching Practical’s in science, Managing Behaviour and Introduction to Assessment for Learning.
    Also Maths and Design & Technology CPD sessions.

  • Remote Lessons for teachers, parents and students:
    Across all the key stages of science.  These lessons cover a range of topics including evolution, forces, and the human body; they have been created and recorded by subject experts and can be accessed at any time of day at https://www.stem.org.uk/remote-lessons

  • Home Teaching resources for teachers to help them plan lessons for home teaching and in-classroom teaching for those still in classroom education.

Computer Science:

STEM Learning are part of the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE), a collaboration with BSC and Raspberry Pi.  The project’s aim is to address the gaps in Computer Science knowledge and teaching in order to fulfil the digital requirements of the future from both society and industry.

  • CPD for educators:

    Remotely delivered CPD: 
    Computer Science subject matter CPD across all educational phases. 

    Online CPD:  for all Computer Science educators with topics including subject knowledge such as Introducing Databases, Cyber-security and Web Development, as well as pedagogical CPD such as Leading classroom discussions on the impact of Technology and Creating an inclusive classroom to accommodate SEND students.
  • Remote Lessons Across all key stages of Computer Science which can be accessed online at https://teachcomputing.org/home-teaching/

  • Computer Accelerator Course – this is designed at increasing the number of CS teachers and incorporates an initial audit of skills, leading to a bespoke offering of packages of 10 hours of CPD and, on completion, a certificate and bursary for the school.

    This course is open to all teachers at all state maintained schools.  The educator does not need to be a current teacher of Computer Science, in fact this training is available to primary staff, trainee teachers, returning teachers and supply teachers.

    The courses are being delivered remotely at this time and therefore all costs of attendance have been waived.

    A bursary for completing the 10 hours is available and paid to the school.

  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) support is available to support schools with developing an action plan to improve their Computer Science provision.  Support is through an application online.

    Primary Schools in LADs 5&6 are eligible for this support.

    An Enhanced Bursary of £1,400 is also available on application to any state maintained secondary school that on LAD 5&6 or is not delivering GCSE.

Visit the STEM Learning website.

All About STEM works on lots of exciting STEM projects. As part of the STEM Learning family, we manage the STEM Ambassador Hub in Merseyside, Cheshire and Warrington, working closely with the regional Science Learning Partnerships in Merseyside and Warrington and Cheshire and Stockport. Follow STEM Ambassador Hub Merseyside & Cheshire on Twitter .

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