All About STEM EVENTS
DBS ID Checking for New & Existing STEM Ambassadors in the All About STEM offices
If the advertised dates for DBS ID Checking are not convenient, we would be happy to see you at either of our offices in Maghull (L31 6DE) or Liverpool (L1 0AH). Please email Helen and specify which office you would like to visit together with a couple of dates and times that are suitable to you. We will check our diary for availability and confirm a mutually agreeable appointment. You will need to allow 10-15 minutes for the ID Check.
STEM Club Champions Workshop – Enhancing Employability Skills and Careers Knowledge
The workshop will promote opportunities for club leaders to learn how to incorporate and enhance careers knowledge and build skills for students within club sessions. Club leaders will become confident in their understanding and use of STEM Ambassadors, Science Capital, Gatsby Careers Benchmarks, Essential Skills and the Skills Builder Framework. The workshop is open to secondary schools, Sixth Form and FE colleges across England with KS3, KS4 and KS5 provision.
Designed as a 2.5 hour session, the workshop includes hands on practical activities, opportunities to network and explores the following topics:
– understanding the value that thriving and successful clubs bring to a school
– current club practice to promote careers, employability and essential skills
– why essential employability skills are important and the role clubs can play
– reviewing the Science Capital approach and how it can be used to raise student awareness of skills and careers knowledge
– identifying essential skills and the methodology of the Skills Builder Framework
– understanding the role and value of STEM Ambassadors and STEM Ambassador Hubs and how to engage with STEM Ambassadors
– reviewing the Gatsby Career Benchmarks and how STEM Clubs can assist in addressing the skills shortage
– embedding Careers and Essential Skills in club activities and projects to maximise value with short, medium and long term goals
– how clubs can reward and add value to students demonstrating excellence in skill sets
– what additional support is available, websites, organisations, STEM Clubs resources
Zoom: Discover Primary CREST Awards!
The Inside Scoop Online – Primary CREST Awards Information Evening
29 September 2020 – 4 pm-5pm
If you are a primary teacher wanting to find out more about what CREST is and how you can use it in curriculum and enrichment contexts this event is for you!
CREST Awards offer great opportunities for social bubble and outdoor activities in the current Covid-19 environment, as well as at home-learning. We will take you through what CREST is, how it can be used and how to apply.
STEM Ambassador Training – Best Practice (Using Online Resources)
Are you a STEM Ambassador who wants to learn how to effectively provide an online activity or resource for teachers in the new school term?
Your role as a STEM Ambassador is no less important in these challenging and unprecedented times. As everything has moved online, so can your role as an ambassador and how you can volunteer to support schools and teachers in learning about the world of STEM. This workshop will take you through how where to find online resources, how to use online platforms for an activity and ideas for what you can offer in order to keep your role as an ambassador active.
We will also take you through how to maintain your profile and how to set up and advertise ‘offers’ for teachers who also use the programme.
STEM Club Champion Workshop – Getting Started
The workshops aim is to assist schools to start and sustain STEM subject clubs through their first 18 months. Providing valuable information that will support and guide club leaders.
The workshop is open to secondary schools, Sixth Form and FE colleges across England with KS3, KS4 and KS5 provision.
The workshop includes practical activities, opportunities to network and the sharing of best practice. The workshop explores the following topics:
-defining what a STEM Club is and what makes it successful and thriving
-how to gain support from senior leadership, colleagues and other departments
-scrutinising the benefits and impact of clubs, how they enrich the curriculum and enhance student learning
-how to maximise club leaders skill sets and support best practice in the classroom
-where to find support: STEM Ambassadors, parents, colleagues, older students, local industry etc
-where to look for funding and resources and how to ask
-planning your club, needs analysis and methodology; how long, how often, when and where, which age group, how many students etc
-how to advertise and market the club to students and colleagues
-exploring ideas for first activities and longer term projects
-top tips on how to reward students and maintain attendance
-stretching student capabilities, promoting essential skills and knowledge of potential careers
-monitoring success and gathering evidence
Zoom: STEM Ambassadors, Employer Links and Gatsby Benchmarks
All About STEM is organising an Inside Scoop focused on the STEM Ambassador Programme. Our aim is to take you as our region’s teachers through how to use the programme and the online platform as well as the do’s and don’ts and hints and tips for securing a STEM Ambassador. This is your chance to have an informal chat with us, as well as real-life STEM Ambassadors and find out what a STEM Ambassador can offer you as a teacher! This activity will run from 4pm-5pm on Tuesday the 20th of October.