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Running STEM Clubs online

Published: Apr 16, 2020 2 min read

STEM learning

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new and unique online course for teachers, parents, STEM Ambassadors, technicians and home-schoolers that want to run a STEM Club remotely or online.

Free to access and facilitated through an online community group, this course will take a total of three hours to complete, with a live, interactive webinar at the end.

The course covers key topics like how to get started, child safeguarding, top tips for online tools, example resources and recording your club activities. With interviews from a number of experienced club leaders and positive roles models such as Science Technician, Claire Collins and Chemistry Teacher, Angela Cruickshank.

Clubs are the ideal space to explore careers and the employability skills linked to STEM subjects. Activities can be linked to STEM careers, and without the pressures of covering the curriculum, more time can be spent investigating the huge range of STEM careers available and they’re also a great way to engage with STEM Ambassadors, volunteers from a wide range of STEM-related jobs and disciplines across the UK.

Recent school closures mean that many thriving clubs have been put on hold. The key focus for most schools now is how they might be able to deliver the curriculum through home learning. However, we should not undervalue the enjoyment, engagement and learning that takes place through enrichment or extra-curricular activities such as STEM Clubs.

We can continue to engage students in these clubs remotely and home learning also presents the possibility of widening the reach of these clubs within groups of children in one school, and even regionally, nationally or internationally. There is also the potential to reach remote communities and children not normally engaged in mainstream schooling.