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STEM Glasgow TeachMeet

31 May - 31 May

STEM Glasgow TeachMeet

The Lighthouse
 
The STEM Glasgow team are organising their first ever TeachMeet event! We are asking for teachers and educators from all establishments across Glasgow and the West to come together to share good practice, practical innovations and personal insights into teaching STEM education.
If this is your first time attending a ‘TeachMeet’, then first of all, thanks for joining us! There are basically 3 options to consider if you want to come along:

  • Deliver a 7-minute ‘micro’ presentation
  • Deliver a 2-minute ‘nano’ presentation
  • Be an observer by just coming along to see what’s happening

Sign up here 

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Science

CLPL - Dear Green Place

19 Apr - 19 Apr

CLPL - Dear Green Place

Science in a Context will explore the various ways in which the science experiences and outcomes can be incorporated within a variety of common primary contexts whilst further developing scientific enquiry skills through practical activities.

Theme: Dear Green Place
Date and Time: 19/04/2018, 16.00 - 17.30
Venue: City Chambers East, Glasgow City Council, City Chambers East, 40 John Street, Glasgow, G1 1JL
CPD Manager ID: 59261

Engineering Event
Engineering

Viridor Work Experience - Applications now open

08 Mar - 29 Mar

Viridor Work Experience - Applications now open

Viridor Work Experience Programme 2018

Monday 11th to Friday 15th of June

This fun, exciting and educational Work Experience Programme is ideally suited to any students interested in STEM activities and a career in engineering. The programme will include learning experiences in Recycling and Energy Recovery, covering various engineering disciplines including Mechanical, Electrical, Control & Instrumentation and Chemical.

The successful applicants will get involved in engineering activities and meet with representatives of various disciplines to gain an understanding of the variety of work we undertake and an appreciation of the cross section of skills needed to be successful in this environment.

Successful candidates will be expected to be in attendance every day throughout the week in June. The learning experience will include working as part of a team using the skills and information they acquire during the week, culminating in a team presentation on the final day.

By the end of the programme all participants will have experienced a better understanding of the types of careers available in the STEM environment and the various routes of entry to engineering. Candidates will also receive a certificate on completion of the week’s Work Experience Programme which can support their CV.

The location for the programme is the Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre, 425 Polmadie Road, Glasgow G42 0PJ.

Applicants should ideally be interested in Engineering or the Environment as a future career to maximise this opportunity.

The application form can be found here

 

Places are limited and closing date for applications is Thursday 29th March 2018. Teachers & Careers Advisors should contact Tricia Anderson at: Patricia.Anderson@Glasgow.gov.uk with nominations.

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Science

CLPL - Theme Parks

06 Mar - 06 Mar

CLPL - Theme Parks

Science in a Context will explore the various ways in which the science experiences and outcomes can be incorporated within a variety of common primary contexts whilst further developing scientific enquiry skills through practical activities.

Theme: Theme Parks
Date and Time: 06/03/2018, 16.00 - 17.30
Venue: City Chambers East, Glasgow City Council, City Chambers East, 40 John Street, Glasgow, G1 1JL
CPD Manager ID: 58643

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Challenging Gender Bias CLPL

22 Feb - 15 Mar

Challenging Gender Bias CLPL

These sessions are designed to provide an introduction to the theory of unconscious bias and to challenge thinking and practice. We will look at how biases form and their effects on our own behaviours, on pupils and on the learning environment. There will be chance for people to reflect on their own practice and to take activities and discussions back into their own schools. These sessions are applicable to people in early learning, primary or secondary settings.

CPD Manager ID: 58556

Session 1 – Unconscious bias and gender stereotypes: What is the problem?

Date and Time: 22/02/2018, 16.00 - 17.30
Venue: City Chambers East, Glasgow City Council, City Chambers East, 40 John Street, Glasgow, G1 1JL

Session 2 – Bias and stereotypes in the classroom

Date and Time: 15/03/2018, 16.00 - 17.30
Venue: City Chambers East, Glasgow City Council, City Chambers East, 40 John Street, Glasgow, G1 1JL

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CLPL - Boaty McBoatface

08 Feb - 08 Feb

CLPL - Boaty McBoatface

Science in a Context will explore the various ways in which the science experiences and outcomes can be incorporated within a variety of common primary contexts whilst further developing scientific enquiry skills through practical activities.

Theme: Boaty McBoatface
Date and Time: 08/02/2018, 16.00 - 17.30
Venue: City Chambers East, Glasgow City Council, City Chambers East, 40 John Street, Glasgow, G1 1JL
CPD Manager ID: 58606 

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Science

School Outreach Visits from RSPB

25 Jan - 28 Feb

School Outreach Visits from RSPB

A new term begins and RSPB would like to again open bookings for their highly sought-after Schools Outreach Programme. The range of free 90 minute Connection to Nature Workshops cover 21 of the Curriculum for Excellence learning outcomes, including Health and Well-being, Science, Social Studies, Numeracy and Literacy.

 

RSPB would be delighted to visit your school to inspire primary aged children to give nature a home! For Early Years they can cover topics such as minibeasts or habitats whereas the older children can learn more about citizen science or wider conservation challenges. If you have already had sessions with them, don’t worry, a new programme is being added for 2018 and you can request another visit.

 

For more information please make an enquiry on our online enquiries form by clicking here.

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Primary Science Centre Visits

08 Jan - 08 Jun

Primary Science Centre Visits

STEM Glasgow are once again partnering up with the Glasgow Science Centre to offer all primary and ASL classes a free visit to the Glasgow Science Centre with access to the science mall and one curricular linked activity. Further information on the Science Centres Education Programme can be found here.  The Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council have given some funding to support the cost of transport for schools.  Please note that funding is limited and will be distributed on a first come first served basis. The transport grants will be directly managed and issued by the Science Centre.

We are also running the free STEM employability programme for S1 – S2 pupils.  The programme has been developed in partnership with the Glasgow Science Centre and Skills Development Scotland, in line with Developing the Young Workforce recommendations and HIGIOS 4 (QI 3.3 Increasing Creativity and Employability).  The pupils will take part in a My World of Work Live! sessions and full access to the science mall.  
 
Last academic year over 20,000 pupils experienced a visit to the science centre through this programme, and we are pleased to be able to fund these again this year.  
 
All bookings should be made with the Science Centre by phoning 0141 420 5003 (Lines open from 9.00am – 5pm)

#STEMglasgow @Glasgow Science Centre

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STEM Selfie

08 Jan - 11 Apr

STEM Selfie

STEM Selfie Challenge

November was STEM Selfie month however we are keen to further promote STEM within our schools and early years establishments so we are going to keep this ongoing. It gives the opportunity to showcasethe vast array of careers that require STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subject skills. All that we ask is that you share a picture of yourself, class or colleagues either:

  • Participating in a STEM activity
  • Sharing how you use STEM subjects in your job
  • Sharing your STEM career aspiration

 
Please include the #STEMselfie in your tweet along with a short description of your job role/how you use STEM skills each day/why you love STEM etc.

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Engineering

Jacobs Engineering Challenge 2018

12 Dec - 07 Feb

Jacobs Engineering Challenge 2018

Glasgow City Council and JACOBS Engineering have teamed up to create ‘STEM the Flow’, a climate adaptation challenge for Primary and Secondary schools. There will be three challenges to choose from that cover a variety of themes including; Air Quality, Sustainable Food and Flood Prevention. Resource packs will be provided for all participating schools.

Schools will work alongside JACOBS to find a solution to your chosen problem and then showcase your work at a celebration event in May. The project should be run with P7 at Primary level or S1/2 at Secondary with a team of up to 5 pupils.

The challenge will last 10 weeks and is to launch mid-February with a teacher twilight to talk you through the 3 projects and give you an opportunity to meet your industry mentor. This is a great chance to both work with a major engineering firm in Glasgow and to engage with industry experts from the climate change and environmental sector.

To express your interest please send a return via email to Hannah.Christie@education.glasgow.go.uk by Friday the 26th of January. This is required to plan the number of mentors needed.

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