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STEM Education

Our key challenge: the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) have never been more important. In our globalised, technological society STEM-based understanding, knowledge, innovation and skills are vital, and developing these capabilities starts with an excellent education in the STEM subjects.

Here in South Yorkshire we have some of the very best STEM education around thanks to a rich, collaborative environment of educators, charities and employers. The Festival of Education’s ‘STEM Zone’ will celebrate this environment through debate, discussion, workshops and presentations, with ideas and activities for use in the classroom and beyond.

Sessions encompassing the full range of STEM subjects will be led by organisations including the South Yorkshire Maths Hub, the Wellcome Trust, the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and Sheffield Hallam University.

The activities in the STEM Zone demonstrate how the STEM subjects contribute to learning and teaching across all areas of education. So, join us to celebrate the fascinating world of STEM and STEM education.

The STEM Zone is delivered in partnership with the Association for Science Education and the Wellcome Trust.

Royal Society of Chemistry: Developing expertise in teaching redox chemistry

Thanks to support from the Royal Society of Chemistry, participants in this workshop, which is for teachers of chemistry up to GCSE level, receive free entry to the Festival on Saturday 15 June. Spaces are limited to 15 participants and pre-booking is essential.

Please use this link to book your place

STEM Zone Student Photo competition

2019 is the International Year of the Periodic table. We are celebrating this by holding a student photo competition at the Hallam Festival of Education. Students are invited to take a photograph to represent something on the periodic table. We encourage students to be as creative as possible!

Each school (from any phase) can enter one photo from each key stage in school. Entries will be displayed in the STEM Zone at the Festival. Winning entries will receive a prize from those which have been donated by many of the organisations contributing to the STEM zone.

Please number the photos and indicate school, key stage and element each photo represents in the image name.  For example: ‘JohnBeckerschoolKS2Hydrogen’. All photos should be sent in a JPEG format.  Send entries to hallamedfest@shu.ac.uk with STEM Photo Competition in the subject line. The closing date for entries is Friday 7th June 2019. Winners will be announced at the beginning of July and a list of winning entries will be sent to all schools that enter the competition.

Our Contributors

Friday Sessions

Dr Debbie Morgan, Director of Primary Mathematics, The National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics

Dr Helen Drury, Founder and Director, Mathematics Mastery

Pete Sides, Maths Hub Lead, South Yorkshire Maths Hub

Professor Mark Boylan, Professor of Education, Sheffield Hallam University

Panel – Where next for mastery?

Over the last ten years, mastery has become a central focus for development in mathematics teaching in England. This includes learning from research and evidence on effective mathematics teaching including from high performing education systems internationally. Debbie Morgan of the NCETM has been central to the government’s Teaching for Mastery Programme, Helen Drury developed and leads Mathematics Mastery, Mark Boylan led the evaluation of the first Mathematics Teacher Exchange with Shanghai. The panel discussion will focus on what are the next steps for the mastery innovation in England.

Richard Needham  and Shaun Reason Secretary and Chief Executive Association for Science Education Drop-in – for School and Science Leaders

Catherine Hathaway, EYFS work group & PD, South Yorkshire Maths Hub

Jenni Logan, EYFS Lead, South Yorkshire Maths Hub

Early Years: Preparing for teaching for Mastery
Jackie Flaherty Teaching and Learning Lead The Ogden Trust Creative circuits
Rachel Hall Work Group Team Leader South Yorkshire Maths Hub Extending by greater depth rather than acceleration
Karen Davies Educator The Science Museum Group Academy Talking science
Bob Bower Senior Animateur Architecture Workshops Architecture workshops

Vicci Marshall, Secondary TfM Lead

Mastery and Ben Burrell, Primary TfM Specialist

South Yorkshire Maths Hub China exchange programme
Dr Katherine Forsey Learning rooms and STEM consultant Gratnells What’s in my tray?
Kelly Stafford STEM Ambassador Hub Co-ordinator STEM Ambassador Hub, North Midlands Working with STEM Ambassadors-How can the education community & STEM Ambassadors work together to inspire children and young people in the world of STEM?
Jenny Hughes Work Group Lead South Yorkshire Maths Hub Retaking GCSE Mathematics
Andy Bullough Senior Research Fellow Sheffield Institute of Education Summer science from The Bridge: ‘Destination Moon’
Lynsie Tuplin and Georgina Brown

Work Group Lead

Primary TfM Lead

South Yorkshire Maths Hub Primary lesson design apply TfM principles
Chris Keady Museum Manager and Learning Programmes Co-ordinator Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust Sheffield Innovation: past, present and future
Lucy Rimmington Science Director Ark Creating Connections – working together for maximum impact
Alison Burbearry and Cheryl Gaugahn

School to School Support Teacher

Work Group Lead and SEND

Fusion TSA SEND in a teaching for mastery context
Chris Keady Museum Manager and Learning Programmes Co-ordinator Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust Industrial Innovation: Inspiring STEM learning through heritage
Joshua Payne Education Manager NFU Education Farming STEMterprise
Gill Adams Senior Lecturer Sheffield Hallam University Learning together: Mathematics and Citizenship
Andrew Lamb and Gloria Barnett Directors Footprint to the Future Ocean – an alien world
Saturday Sessions
Richard Needham  and Shaun Reason Secretary and Chief Executive Association for Science Education Drop-in – for School and Science Leaders
Dr Debbie Morgan Director of Primary Mathematics The National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics Numberblocks
Kelly Stafford STEM Ambassador Hub Co-ordinator STEM Ambassador Hub, North Midlands Working with STEM Ambassadors – how can the education community & STEM Ambassadors work together to inspire children and young people in the world of STEM?
Louise Stubberfield Primary Science Lead Wellcome Trust Get hands-on with Explorify activities

Yvonne Whaley and

Jan Hedge

Assistant Maths Hub Lead and Primary TfM Specialist

Work Group Lead and Mastery Readiness Lead

 

South Yorkshire Maths Hub Primary teaching for Mastery & Mastery readiness programmes
Catherine Hathaway EYFS work group & PD Hunter’s Bar Infant School Early Years: Preparing for teaching for mastery
Joelle Halliday Senior Research Fellow Sheffield Institute of Education Busking workshop for limited audience
Laura Brown Work Group Lead South Yorkshire Maths Hub Using Technology in the GCSE & A Level Maths classroom
Magdalene Lake Work Group Lead South Yorkshire Maths Hub Subject Knowledge Enhancement for teachers and teacher assistants

Dr Gareth Price and

Dr Stuart Bevins

Senior Research Fellows Sheffield Hallam University 3D Science – a new model for the science curriculum
Dr Melissa Butt

Founder

Chair

 STEM Education

WER UK

World Educational Robotics
Dr Katherine Forsey Learning Rooms and STEM consultant Gratnells What’s in my tray?
David Gregory Head of Innovation JTRS / Econocom EYFS Coding with LEGO® Education DUPLO® Coding Express
Joanna Buckley Education Co-ordinator Royal Society of Chemistry Time-saving resources for teaching chemistry
Andrea Mapplebeck and John Walker Joint Science Leads Teach First and Sheffield Hallam University Using Mysteries to improve engagement and learning in science
Lucy Rimmington Science Director Ark Creating connections – working together for maximum impact
Andrew Lamb and Gloria Barnett Directors Footprint to the Future Ocean – an Alien World
David Gregory Head of Innovation JTRS / Econocom Exploring the KS1-2 computing & science curriculum with LEGO Education WeDo 2.0
Joanna Buckley Education Co-ordinator Royal Society of Chemistry Edible experiments – a taste of chemistry
David Gregory Head of Innovation JTRS / Econocom Exploring STEM and computational thinking with LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3