STEM Professional Learning and Funding for Schools

Upcoming professional learning opportunities from Education Scotland.

Improving Diversity in STEM Pathways and Jobs: Thu 23 Mar 2023 at 16:15 -17:15 (1 hour)

We know nationally there are significant imbalances in who chooses STEM subjects and pathways and who feels ‘STEM is for them’.

  • This session will provide an overview of a new resource ‘Improving diversity in STEM pathways and jobs’ and access to the resource
  • This events is aimed at secondary STEM practitioners, guidance staff, careers advisors, DYW coordinators and those with a responsibility for STEM.
  • It will provide an opportunity to explore how the resource can probe thinking around how we advise young people about STEM education and STEM jobs

Sign up via Eventbrite: Improving Diversity in STEM Pathways and Jobs Tickets, Thu 23 Mar 2023 at 16:15 | Eventbrite

The Power of the Bike 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships design challenge – various dates: 15th March and 29th March both 16:00 – 17:00

  • The Power of the Bike Challenge is a creativity and design project that looks for innovative ideas and solutions to release the power of the bike for us all.
  • We want you to work as teams and develop your own creative ideas and products.
  • This session will introduce the challenge and resources, and walk you through the process

Sign up: The Power of the Bike 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships design challenge Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

Help! I’ve been given the STEM remit for my primary school! Tue 21st March 16:15 – 17:30

It is specially designed to offer initial support to those with a STEM remit in the primary sector and will include the following:

  1. Importance and relevance of STEM
  2. Practical suggestions, resources and support available

Sign up: Help! I’ve been given the STEM remit for my primary school! Tickets, Tue 21 Mar 2023 at 16:15 | Eventbrite

Engineering in STEM short course from Primary Engineer

  • Aimed at anyone within education who supports the delivery of STEM related learning in the classroom.
  • It will support in developing an evidence-based approach to STEM education delivery and strategy development. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with engineers in industry 

STEM funding currently open:

Digital Xtra Fund– organisations can apply for grants from a minimum of £500 to a maximum of £5,000. Similar to last year, applicants will be required to submit their applications via online form found on the Digital Xtra Fund website.

Rolls Royce Schools prize funding – funds of up to £6000 available – outline an idea for a sustainable science, mathematics or technology project for development during the next academic year. Deadline April 2023

RSE partnership grants – funds schools up to £3000 to run investigative STEM projects in partnership with STEM professionals from academia or industry- applications open till end of April

Bursary – The Great British School TripHyundai Great British School Trip is offering bursary support to help fund travel and entry to incredible venues across the UK.

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