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Celebrate National Mentoring Month and more STEM updates

We are kicking off 2024 by celebrating National Mentoring Month and focusing on making STEM careers accessible to young people. Check out these free online mentoring programme, explore resources around International Day of Women and Girls in Science or give context to your teaching with I’m a scientist, Get me out of here!

Online mentoring

To celebrate International Mentoring Day, we’re highlighting the many benefits of our online mentoring programme. 

Available to young people aged 13 to 19, students benefit from exploring a future in STEM by chatting directly to trained and experienced STEM professionals.

Learn more about our free national online mentoring program by watching our 2 min introductory video or join our Teacher Information webinar on 25 January at 4pm.

Teacher blogs and resources

Isaac Computer Science – the ideal revision tool

Discover our top hints to unlocking the advantages of incorporating Isaac Computer Science into student revision.

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Key question for colleagues: How are you?

January can be a tough time for many, especially teachers. Take a look at wellbeing and our suggested ways to protect everyone’s mental health.

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Darwin Day

Dive into our Darwin Day collection of resources suitable as we prepare to celebrate the birth of this eminent scientist who challenged the status quo to propose the radical new idea of evolution through natural selection.

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RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch

Check out our flock of resources designed to spark your students’ curiosity and help their passion for STEM take flight.

Competition ends 19 February.

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Celebrate #WomeninScience

Celebrate IDWGIS on 11 February by looking at these excellent female role models to highlight the many career opportunities available, working within the space industry.

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Key dates

Mars Day: prepare for launch

5 March

We’ll be live from Goonhilly Earth Station, with a whole host of guests from the European and the UK Space Agency, and Space Inspiration Ambassadors.

Book your free place

Challenges, competitions and activities

School Biology Teacher of the Year AwardIf you know a school biology teacher who deserves recognition for their passion and ideas, submit an application this year.

Signs of Spring surveyHelp track the potential impacts of climate change by keeping a look out for any of the 10 indicators of spring and recording them in the 2024 survey

ESA Climate DetectivesPerform your own climate investigation using real Earth Observation data with Climate Detectives.

ESA Astro PiWrite computer code that will be run on the International Space Station (ISS) to calculate the velocity of the ISS! Programs that are awarded ‘flight status’ will receive a certificate.

ESA Moon CampTeams design a human space habitat anywhere in the solar system. It could be an outpost on Mars, Jupiter’s moons or an asteroid...the choice is theirs!

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Bring a STEM professional into your classroom

Teacher information sessionTwice a month, we hold free sessions to share all about what STEM Ambassadors can do to support your class’s learning. This involves a tour around the platform and guidance on submitting a teacher request!

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here!Connect your students with working scientists and other STEM professionals with free, text-based chats accessible from the classroom. Book chats for when best suits you and pick from a list of over 100 themes and activities!

Find out more about STEM Ambassadors

Enhance your teaching with CPD

Embedding effective leadership of secondary scienceAn opportunity for new heads of science to embed the skills and strategies needed to lead a successful science department.

KS3 science for non-scientistsFocus on the key principles needed to teach science concepts with practical work, stimulating teaching and learning activities. 

Teaching GCSE computer scienceWhy not make one of your 2024 resolutions to come join us here in York for one of our residential courses?

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Join the STEM Community

STEM Community is free to join and features thousands of educators sharing comments, opinions and discussing trends in education.

Join the STEM Community

STEM Insights podcast – new monthly episodes!

Don’t miss STEM Learning’s podcast series 2. Where we’ll help you turn the latest research into practice with guest experts and insightful topics such as:

- The significance of CPD for a knowledge-rich curriculum
- How EYFS science influences future learning
- The essential employment skills people will need for work by 2035.

This is not a series to be missed! 

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