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Course close and next steps

On this step you will find information about how to:

  1. Keep in touch
  2. Access National STEM Learning Centre professional development courses
  3. Free online teaching and learning resources from the National STEM Learning Centre
  4. Online community groups hosted by the National STEM Learning Centre
  5. Volunteer to be a peer-mentor

Keep in touch

Contact the National STEM Learning Centre:

  • Tel: 01904 328300
  • Email: enquiries@stem.org.uk

Contact Pivotal Education:

  • Tel: 020 70001735
  • Email: ask@pivotaleducation.com

Further professional development from the National STEM Learning Centre

The National STEM Learning Centre offers high quality, affordable science Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for teachers and technicians working with pupils aged 5 to 19.

Our professional development is proven to make a real difference to individual teachers, departments, schools and colleges, and ultimately to students’ learning. 95% of participants improve their knowledge, understanding and skills, whilst 90% report an improvement of their practice and 86% report a positive impact on their students; read more here.

CPD is made affordable through bursaries called ENTHUSE Awards which are available for many of our CPD activities, and can be used towards the cost of CPD fees, expenses and resources. ENTHUSE Awards are available to individuals from all UK state funded schools, including maintained schools, academies and free schools.

Browse our full CPD programme or contact us to assess your needs: Tel: 01904 328300 Email: enquiries@stem.org.uk

It would be great to meet some of you on our high impact residential CPD which can further transform your practice.

Free online teaching and learning resources from the National STEM Learning Centre

The National STEM Learning Centre’s website houses the largest open collection of resources for teachers of science, design and technology, engineering and mathematics in the UK.

Alongside contemporary resource materials including print, multimedia and practical resources, is an archive collection which showcases several decades of curriculum development. Resources for use with early years to post-16 students are freely available.

For further information visit https://www.stem.org.uk/resources.

Online STEM Teaching program

This course is one of three that comprise the new STEM Teaching program along with:

Together they form a suite of online courses that cover a vital set of skills for teachers of STEM subjects. If you have enjoyed this course then why not consider registering an interest in joining the other two?

Online community groups hosted by the National STEM Learning Centre

The online community groups offers free support for STEM education. Read resource reviews by teachers and submit your own comments. Use the discussion groups to get information, advice and share good practice.

Here are some suggestions for:

Volunteer to be a peer-mentor

It is often said that “teachers learn best from teachers” and the tangible peer-to-peer learning and support that we have been privileged to observe on our online courses is testament to that.

We know we have learners who re-visit successive runs of the course - may be because they missed a few weeks on the last run or maybe because they sense that an episodic Community of Practise is taking shape of which they like being a part.

We’d like to hear from you if you’d like to act as a “peer-mentor” on future runs of this course. If you are interested please let us know via bfl-support@stem.org.uk. Just to be clear the “peer-mentor” role is an honorary one (i.e. without payment) - the main benefit to the role holder would be kudos amongst peers and/or CV enhancement.

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Managing Behaviour for Learning

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