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Enriching secondary computing with STEM Ambassadors in your region

CP446 Remote course

Bring computing careers into the classroom with STEM Ambassadors - volunteers from the world of work.

Key stage 3 Key stage 4
Remote course hours

  • Remote delivered CPD 3 March 15:30—3 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 10 March 16:00—10 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 24 March 16:00—24 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 25 March 16:00—25 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 26 March 16:30—26 March 2021
  • Remote delivered CPD 27 April 16:00—27 April 2021

This short introductory course demonstrates the value that STEM Ambassadors can add to the computing curriculum and the extra-curricular offer. Bringing these industry volunteers into the classroom can help make computing more relevant to young people, allowing them to consider computing as a future study and career option. STEM Ambassadors are great role models from the local area from the local area from a range of backgrounds.  

Who is it for?

Subject leaders and teacher of secondary computing looking to enrich the subject.  

What topics are covered?

In this single-session CPD you’ll learn the expectations for careers education in secondary schools, and how STEM Ambassadors can contribute. You’ll be guided through the process of requesting a STEM Ambassador engagement, with guidance on how best to utilise them in your teaching. You’ll also take-away lots of resources ready to use in teaching and learning, and in extra-curricular provision, created with STEM Ambassadors in a range of employer contexts. Finally, you’ll learn about possible next steps to fully integrate careers education into your curriculum, raising aspirations in computing among your students. 

How will you learn?

This is a remotely-facilitated live course. You’ll learn interactively.  

How long is the course?

1 session of 90 minutes 

By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • understand the contribution that employers can make to learning in STEM subjects
  • understand the STEM Ambassador offer, and the benefits of engaging with the local STEM Ambassador hub.
  • gain ideas for employer-focused activity in the computing curriculum and in extra-curricular clubs
  • make use of existing STEM Ambassador resources in the computing curriculum

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