Recognising the professional development
needs of STEM club leaders.
This free, twilight course is intended for anyone who is currently running or is considering running any kind of extra-curricular STEM club. This session follows on from an earlier STEM Clubs CPD session, but is open to anyone (regardless of whether you have attended a STEM Clubs CPD session before).
To allow you to access the full range of support and activities it is recommended that you also attend session 2 on 5th July - see the activity page here.
This course will enable you to:
- share your experiences of setting up a STEM Club
- help you begin to set up your own STEM club or develop an exisiting club
- draw on the experiences of others whilst planning STEM club activities
- walk away with a range of activty ideas and a special STEM Clubs kit box for your school, full of activities to use in your club
The advice, support and insight you will have acces to on this course is drawn from the collected experiences of the members of the STEM Clubs Network. Your trainer, Famida Noor Mahomed from Little Ilford School, will guide you through this whilst addressing your own individual needs.
What will happen in this session:
The session will start with an update on your STEM Club. Those who attended the previous CPD session will be able to feedback on how they have got on with setting up a club or developing an existing club. Those who are new can share a bit about their own situation and we can discuss solutions to any problems. There will be time for networking and sharing ideas.
The second part of the session will be focused on activities. You will take part in two different activity sessions aimed to help you develop ideas for your own STEM Club, as follows:
Activity 1 explores paper tubes and how they can be used in different activities - there is a range of exciting things you can do in your clubs for very little cost! You will get a chance to feed back on your ideas and hear from others about how the activities could work in their clubs.
Activity 2 will be about setting up your resource library and each school that attends will get 1 kit box to take away with them. Within the kit box there will be resources for activities that you can use during your club sessions (or to link STEM into your lessons).
Refreshments will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Famida Noor Mahomed here. This course is free and open to all school staff, but signing up online is essential.
4:00- 4:15 Arrival, registration and snacks
4:15- 4:25 Introductions
4:25- 4:45 Feedback from attendees about setting up their own clubs
4:45-5:00 Break/ Networking session
5:00- 5:20 Activity 1: Paper tubes- how can they be used in activities.
5:20- 5:30 Feedback sessions
5:30- 5:50 Activity 2: Starter Kit boxes and activities
5:50- 6:00 Evaluation and closing statements
The STEM Clubs Network would like to thank the following organisations who have worked in collaboratioin to make this course possible. This course is being run by Famida Noor Mahomed from Little Ilford School, with the support of the STEM Clubs Network.
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STEM clubs allow children to explore the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) in a stimulating learning environment, free from the constraints of the curriculum.
The STEM Clubs Network is an affiliation network for schools interested in supporting STEM club activities and STEM club leader professional development. It is completely free to join and affiliation will grant you full access to www.stemclubs.net.//