Level One Training These robots are a fantastic tool, allowing pupils to learn computational thinking, programming and mathematics through hands-on problem solving. This training session will cover the basics of how the SPRK+ robots work and how they can be used in a class setting along with providing some inspiring, inventive ideas of how to engage pupils with the second level computer science curriculum.
Level Two Training This session is aimed at practitioners who are feeling confident with using the sphero robots in a class setting and who are looking to extend their skills.
Dates and Locations:
Fort William: Caol Youth Centre. Tuesday 15th January 4pm – 5.30 pm
Inverness: UHI STEM Hub. Wednesday, 16th January 4pm – 5.30pm
Dingwall: Dingwall Primary School. Monday, 21st January 4pm – 5.30pm
Thurso: Pennyland Primary School. DATE TO BE CONFIRMED
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We are delighted to announce the Highland STEM Conference is now listed on the Highland CPD website and is open for bookings. Places are limited so reserve a place now!
The Highland STEM Conference will be organised around a series of hour long workshops providing knowledge and experience to enable practitioners to confidently deliver hands on practical STEM learning experiences to young learners.
Workshop providers include:
RAiSE Science Development Officers
Highland Science Mentors
Education Scotland Improving the Gender Balance Team
This will guide you through making and testing your own wind-turbine and exploring potential classroom investigations. You will be able to take away equipment to use in your own setting including a model turbine and multimeter. It is also an opportunity to look at an exciting new online resource to support learning about climate change and its global impact designed by Highland Climate Challenge
SCN 1-04a/SCN 2-04b/3-04b (Planet Earth: Energy sources and Sustainability), TCH 0-01a, TCH 1-01a (Technological developments in society), TCH 2-02b (Technological developments in society), TCH 2-12a (Craft, design, engineering and graphics contexts for developing Technological skills and knowledge)
Register through the CPD website:
All sessions run from 4pm – 5.30pm
Thursday, 8th November: UHI STEM HUB
Tuesday, 13th November: Portree Primary School
Tuesday, 13th November: Caol Youth Centre
Thursday, 15th November: Aviemore Primary School
Thursday, 29th November: Thurso Venue TBC
Contact the Primary Science Development Officers if you would like further information.
We are delighted to announce a new Twilight CPD with Highland Climate Challenge! This will be delivered in 5 locations right across Highland Council to make it accessible for all Highland Primary Practitioners..
During the Twilight Training session you will learn about the new learning resource developed by Highland Climate Challenge to support learning and teaching about Climate Change and the Global impacts of climate change.
You will also build and take away a wind turbine, that can be used in class to investigate Sources of Renewable Energy, e.g. hydro, wind, solar, and wave. You will learn how to use a digital multi-meter to measure and record levels of energy generated and how to create a fair test around these sources of energy.
The four first dates are listed on the Highland CPD calendar! Some venues will be confirmed after the October Holidays. All training will start at 4pm and finish by 5:30. Tea and coffee provided.
They produce excellent STEM Challenges for all ages. There are also opportunities to apply for funding and free resource kits! This is a great way to engage young learners in and IDL topic or start up a science club!
Download a copy the 2018-19 year planner for a really useful annual overview of science events and campaigns from EDF Energy’s education website The Pod. This includes British Science Week and Switch Off Fortnite, which should help you plan your science learning through out the year.
Science Clubs are a good way to increase Science Capital for young people and engage families in STEM Learning. You do not need to be a scientist to start a STEM or Science Club and it is easy to adapt a STEM/Science Club to your setting. They can be run for families after school as part of wrap around care, during Golden Time, with a whole class, in a library, as part of a Cub, Scouts or Rainbows group, or in a parent and toddler group.
Join us at Caol Youth Club on Thursday the 14th of June, 4-6pm, to learn more from; RAiSE, Young Engineers and Science Clubs, the Science Skills Academy, and STEM Ambassadors. This is an informational meeting for anyone interested in starting a STEM or Science Club, anyone interested in support a club, or anyone interested in Science and STEM activities to incorporate into an ongoing club.
Please contact email@example.com if you would like more information or would like to host a similar meeting in your area of the highlands.