Inspiring Young People In STEM: Planning activities
National STEM Learning Centre
  • Start Date: 23 Apr, 2018
  • 2 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Learn how to plan and design effective STEM activities that engage young people through your volunteering.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Introduction

Introduction Video

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Discover how to plan inspiring and engaging STEM activities


Bringing to life science, technology, engineering and maths with practical activities is one of the best ways to engage young people in STEM subjects. As a volunteer you have a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw upon, but how do you best inspire young people?


On this course you will learn how to plan, organise and design practical STEM activities effectively. You’ll learn how to select STEM activities to suit different contexts, such as running an activity with a teacher in a school, or being a guest speaker to a Guides or Scout group in a village hall.


This course has been created for anyone volunteering with young people in STEM. This includes STEM Ambassadors in the UK, youth volunteering group organisers, field trip educators, scout groups (and similar), outdoor pursuit centres, outreach from NGOs. You will need knowledge of STEM subjects or experience of working in a STEM environment.


To get the most out of this course, learners should complete the introductory course beforehand:



Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

National STEM Learning Centre

The National STEM Learning Centre provides world-class professional development activities and resources to support the teaching of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. The Centre is a purpose-built, state of the art facility based at the University of York backed by an unrivalled team of experts in the fields of education and STEM.

Our team has created a suite of online and bursary supported face-to-face professional development for teachers and support staff throughout their careers. Extensive research shows the direct positive impact of our professional development on participants, students, schools and colleges.

We host a free library of online resources holding thousands of quality assured and curated STEM teaching resources alongside those contributed by the wider teaching community.

You can also join a conversation with thousands of like-minded professionals in our online community.

The National STEM Learning Centre is operated by STEM Learning Ltd. STEM Learning (formerly Myscience) is an initiative of the White Rose University Consortium (comprising the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York) and Sheffield Hallam University. STEM Learning manages the National Science Learning Network, the National STEM Centre and other programmes supporting STEM education.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

You may be able to download course materials after enrolling in this course. If not, all of the necessary course materials provided by the course instructor will be available on the provider's course page.
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