After our STEAM panel in February, we got lots of great questions and requests for more content. Below are the answers to the questions you asked, and some handy links to more inspirational STEAM videos, lesson plans and blog posts.
Where can I get STEAM Ideas for Early Years Settings?
We have a number of posts on our blog from Early Years experts that give some great ideas for Early Years settings.
- Our blog post ‘What does STEAM look like in the Early Years’ by Angelica Celinska, gives an overview of how you can integrate STEAM into Early Years learning. Angelica gives lots of practical teaching ideas throughout the post, while looking specifically at taking STEAM outdoors.
- Alistair Bryce-Clegg also talks about engaging Early Years learners in STEAM through play, in his post ‘Do Chickens Have Belly Buttons and Fish Have Funerals?’ .
- You can also watch Alistair’s 5-minute webinar highlight on teaching STEAM in Early Years here.
- Laura from Little STEAMers has shared two simple STEAM activity ideas:
Do you have any practical STEAM lesson ideas for schools?
There’s lots of great content and practical ideas on our blog that can be used to bring STEAM into the classroom.
- In this comprehensive post by Caroline Alliston, there are 17 different STEAM lesson suggestions split by year group.
- Our STEAM Panel talked about making positive mistakes for progress, and in this video you can see their conversation and how a positive mistake making mindset can be implemented in the classroom.
- This post by Jodie Lopez looks at how you can integrate technology across the curriculum.
- Watch our 5-minute webinar highlight on Teaching STEAM in the Classroom here
We also have lots of content around inspiring girls to love STEAM:
- In her post and video looks Anne-Marie Imafidon at how increasing visibility and having role models can encourage female into STEAM
- This post lists five amazing STEAM role models for girls that can be incorporated into lessons
- ‘Encouraging Girls to Love STEAM’ lists a number of books and resources that you can use
How can teachers include STEAM in their planning?
- In ‘Power Science and Engineering Economies: Teaching STEAM for Success’, Joe Bradbury has written about how teaching must adapt to equip students today with skills for the future. His blog post also highlights how teachers can include STEAM in their planning.
- Fiona Aubrey-Smith’s article ‘How Leaders Can Make Evidence-Based Decisions About STEAM Provision’ talks through the process of defining your approach to STEAM teaching, identifying teaching and learning strategies and evaluating the impact of your STEAM provision.
How can I view information from the webinar?
We’ve got some really interesting bitesize videos from our panellists; view them all here:
- 5-minute webinar highlight: Technology in Education
- 5-minute webinar highlight: Teaching STEAM in the classroom
- 5-minute webinar highlight: STEAM in Early Years
- 5-minute webinar highlight: Making positive mistakes for progress
- 5-minute webinar highlight: Resilience in the workplace
- 5-minute webinar highlight: Tim Peake’ journey to success
- 5-minute webinar highlight: Inspiring curiosity, creativity and collaboration
Where can I find more insight into the jobs of the speakers?
As well as finding lots of information about the speakers on our World of Education, you can also find more detail about the careers of our panellists on their individual pages:
- Tim Peake, British ESA Astronaut
- Marsha Ivins, NASA Astronaut
- Anne-Marie Imafidon, CEO of Stemettes
- Alistair Bryce-Clegg, Early Years Consultant
- Simon Hunt, Primary Teacher and Consultant
- Craig Kemp, Global EdTech Consultant
We also have a #TTSSTEAM highlight on our Instagram (@tts_earlyyears) that has more information about our panellists.
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