On February 21st there will be another Science/STEM Inset for all Primary Teachers. The last one was a great success (with over 100 people attending) and we hope to have the same again. It will soon be up on the CPD website to apply for a place.
To make this day EVEN better, we are looking for Schools/teachers who would be willing to SHOWCASE the great things they have been doing with STEM education at a “STEM Marketplace” at lunchtime. This would involve setting up a wee stall with some photos and examples of the work you do. Examples include things like: STEM week ideas; STEM/Science Leaders; STEM Challenges; STEM parental engagement etc. Please get in touch if you would like to come along and showcase on the day.
Email Ruth on email@example.com
This is a great document for engaging parents in Science with some fun, simple experiments. The experiments could also be printed out and used in the STEM Bags to help strengthen parental engagement through a DYW/STEM context.
Have a look at Angus Council’s Science website. There are some great STEM Xmas ideas on there. Click on the link below:
The PSTT website has brilliant ONLINE CPD for teachers. This is great to help develop confidence and build knowledge and skills in Science. Click on the link below to access it:
There are also lots of other brilliant resources on the site too!!!
We are offering 20 Primary teachers from across Highland the opportunity to build on their skills and knowledge of the Primary science curriculum while developing key leadership skills of coaching and mentoring.
Cost: FREE – The CPD sessions have been funded through the PSTT/SSERC Sustainability and Extension Project. Travel and hotel costs will also be funded! You must be willing to commit to the CPD sessions.
Please log into the CPD website to book a place. Search keywords “science mentor”.
Click on the link for more information: Flyer – Primary Science Mentors CPD
Apologies, the coding CPD is now on the website and available to book onto!
There seems to be a HUGE demand for Computer Coding CPD, so we are running 3 Twilight sessions beginning in January! The sessions will be held at the STEM Hub in the UHI and led by Mairi/Sam. Thanks to the teachers who completed the recent survey about STEM CPD needs. Please log onto the CPD website to book your place now – before they fill up! We will hopefully deliver this training further afield in Term 4.
Please see below something new and exciting from the PSTT team!
From The PSTT Team:
Why and How? The Primary Science Teaching Trust’s Newsletter
We are delighted to be launching our new look newsletter. This will be a termly digital production, available on our website at https://pstt.org.uk/what-we-do/why-how-newsletter. Our newsletter is very much aimed at all teachers and at anyone with an interest in primary science. Each issue has free pull-out resources, ready for instant classroom use. These include a picture for talk in science, a whole school challenge and a piece on misconceptions and how to address them (see pages 5 – 10 in this issue).
If anyone would like to be added to the mailing list for our newsletter, please ask them to sign up through our website via this link.
PSTT Newsletter Autumn 2017
Please click below to access a PP that can be used to introduce all levels to Programming a Sphero. There is also a lesson pack on the BLOG here
I have now uploaded a STEM BAGS info sheet
This can be used when sending home to trial.
Let me know if you would be interested in trailing some of these bags in your school!
Have a look at STEM Bags