Do you teach mathematics to primary or secondary aged pupils?
Would you like to organise enrichment and enhancement activities to raise the profile and enjoyment of mathematics in your school?
The Mathematics E&E grants scheme will make 72 grants of up to £500 available to teachers of mathematics to choose activities from the STEM Directories in the 2012-2013 academic year.
An exciting opportunity to initiate mathematics enrichment and enhancement (E&E) activities in their schools and help integrate E&E into their curricular practice. We welcome applications from all schools, with preference being given to state-funded schools that have not had external mathematics enrichment activities in the past two years.
Grants of up to £500 and guidance on choosing activities listed in the online STEM Directories are being offered by the Royal Institution, funded by The Clothworkers’ Foundation. The scheme is designed to raise awareness and use of enrichment activities and to support your professional development, whilst enhancing the mathematical experience in your school.
There are a limited number of grants and these will be allocated at two stages. The deadlines for applications are as follows:
* Grants of up to £500 for a mathematics E&E activity for your school in 2012-2013, to be chosen from those listed at www.stemdirectories.org.uk.
* Consultancy and support on the choice of activities during the application process, and on fostering related good practice.
In exchange you will be expected to:
* Provide feedback on the delivered activity and this project.
* Engage in how learning from the experience can inform and be sustained in your and your school’s teaching.
Details on how to apply, grant entitlements and expectations, are available by emailing email@example.com
An exciting new job opportunity has become available working with us at Newcastle College STEM Outreach! If you have an interest in working with schools and other organisations to increase engagement with science, technology, engineering, and maths we would love to hear from you.
STEM Outreach Coordinator / Administrator
Ref: SIX 6372
Salary: £15,720 – £16,157 per annum
Closing Date: 27 July 2012
Interview Date: 14 August 2012
This post involves arranging STEM Outreach activities across Tyne and Wear and Northumberland. You will work extensively with organisations representing the whole spectrum of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), educational institutions, professional associations and STEM Ambassadors (volunteers form industry) throughout the region.
With a passion for STEM, the successful candidate will be highly self-motivated and able to work with a range of people from different backgrounds. Customer relations are extremely important in this role.
Applicants should have experience of project work and working in a busy office environment. The successful candidate will have a relevant level 3 academic/vocational qualification or higher.
Please note that this post is fixed term until 31 March 2015.
Newcastle College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff to share this commitment. Strictly no agencies or canvassing.
Job Title: STEM Outreach Administrator Reports to: STEM Outreach Lead / School Office Manager Grade: Support Grade E Pension: LGPS Teaching Role Category: Non Teaching
To contribute to the organisation for STEM Outreach activities across Tyne and Wear and Northumberland. To ensure the smooth operation of STEM Outreach systems and procedures.
Summary of Responsibilities:
The following are Job Specific responsibilities for this position:
1. To liaise with STEM organisations and educational institutions to ensure events run smoothly.
2. To maintain STEMNET and STEM Outreach database systems.
3. To maintain and collate information relating to STEM Outreach activities and participants.
4. To deal with enquiries about STEM Outreach activities.
5. To attend events in Tyne and Wear and Northumberland acting as an Ambassador for the College and STEM Outreach.
6. Complete routine clerical tasks within the school office.
7. Contribute to the enhancement of systems and procedures relating to STEM Outreach activities.
8. To assist the administration of the Sixth Form College when required.
The following are standard responsibilities for all positions within the College:
1. Participate in any College staff review/performance management processes involving the identifying and meeting of training needs for self and others.
2. Take appropriate responsibility to ensure the health and safety of self and others.
3. Pursue the achievement and integration of equal opportunities throughout all College activities.
4. Undertake any other tasks and responsibilities appropriate to the level of this post.
5. Newcastle College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff to share this commitment.
STEM ambassadors from the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) are taking part in this year’s NewcastleGateshead Bridge Festival on the 4th and 5th August. The event is set to celebrate the history, heritage and contemporary culture of the Quayside, the River Tyne and the seven iconic bridges. There will be free family-friendly activities and an evening fireworks spectacle.
ICE are running a series of interactive sessions utilising a 14m cable stayed bridge kit for visitors of the festival!
Thanks to BP’s continued support, the Geological Society are delighted to announce that the Geoscience Education Academy will take place from the evening of Friday 19 October until the morning of Wednesday 24 October 2012, at the Geological Society, Burlington House, London.
The Geoscience Education Academy offers UK science teachers a great opportunity to understand how to teach geoscience if it is not their principal subject, but must do so as part of the curriculum, with behind the scenes visits to the National History Museum and British Petroleum included in the programme.
The GEA is completely free to attend with all expences included and reimbursed. So take advantage of this exciting oportunity!
For a copy of this year’s programme and for further information on how to register, please contact Joanna Mears, Education & Training Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The "A-team" from the All Hallows Catholic High School, Lancashire, have lived up to their name to become winners of STEM Challenge 10, the last competition in a successful series ahead of London 2012. They had the most innovative and exciting plan for a local sporting event, created using their maths and science skills.
Cisco, STEMNET and the Pearson Foundation challenged students to consider the venue, location, sport, resources, facilities and equipment to plan a large scale, accessible and sustainable event in their home area.
The finalists presented a Dragon’s Den style pitch to a panel of expert judges on 6 July at Cisco House, London, overlooking the Olympic Park in Stratford. The judging was based on the core Values of the Olympic and Paralympic Movement: excellence, friendship, respect, courage, determination, inspiration and equality.
From blind football to an aquatics centre, all of the finalist schools embraced and excelled in the Challenge. Despite extremely tough competition, the All Hallows Catholic High School stood out through their excellent data analysis surrounding their swimming venue. It was inspired from a love of circles and presented with nails reflecting the Olympics colours.
STEM Challenges are a series of competitions designed to encourage young people aged 11-16 to use the skills learnt in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics lessons to think and work creatively about the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. STEMNET (The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network) works in partnership with major organisations to nationally manage each Challenge for UK Secondary Schools.
Nearly 200 UK state-maintained secondary school teams took part in this final Challenge and were put through a rigorous regional judging process, in which eight teams made it through to the final:
All Hallows Catholic High School, Lancashire
Angley School, Kent and Medway
Kendrick School, Surrey and rest of Berkshire
Perins School, Hampshire and Isle of Wight
South Axholme School, Humberside
The Elton High School, Greater Manchester
The Gryphon School, Wiltshire, Swindon and Dorset
Woodham Community Technology College, County Durham and Tees Valley
The winning team won £2500 for their school’s STEM Club and eight tickets for Olympic Hockey. Second place was awarded to Woodham Technology Community College who received £1000 for their STEM Club and eight tickets for Olympic Canoeing whilst the third place team from South Axholme Academy were awarded £500 for their STEM Club and eight tickets for Olympic Rowing. The Elton High School were also Highly Commended by the judges for an excellent use of research, sources and surveys.
STEM Challenge 10 forms part of Cisco’s "Out of the blocks" project which gives schools the chance to explore the events and venues of London 2012 whilst practising maths and science skills. More information about the "Out of the blocks Maths and Science Series 2012" project can be found at www.mathsandscience2012.co.uk.