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The STEM Hub

Measuring impact and gaining recognition - STEM Club Workshop

Tuesday 05 July 2022 | 4pm-6pm

Online Microsoft Teams

Cost: FREE (state funded schools/colleges)

Online


The workshop will enable club leaders to gain insight into impact measurement, experience of using impact toolkits, how to create measurement tools and how to gain recognition for the club and students. The workshop is aimed at secondary schools, Sixth Form and FE colleges across England with KS3, KS4 and KS5 provision. Designed as an online course it will take place as three sessions across 3-4 days: Session 1: 1 hour interactive session, Session 2: Self-learning tasks and Session 3: 1 hour interactive session. The workshop includes practical activities, opportunities to network and the sharing of best practice. The workshop explores the following topics:

  • the importance of successful and thriving clubs and the role they play in supporting students attainment
  • evaluating how STEM clubs are viewed abroad and the lessons we can learn from their methodology
  • understanding why measuring impact is important and the evidence that supports the value STEM Clubs bring to students, teachers and the school
  • reviewing the value of the Science Capital approach and how to maximise it within the club
  • the benefits of sharing impact and recognition and how to use the evidence to support the schools STEM agenda and gain support from senior leadership, colleagues, parents, local industry etc.
  • investigating the different types of methodology and tools and when to use them
  • how to use the STEM Clubs student attitudinal survey impact toolkit and the ESERO-UK Space Education quality Mark
  • exploring how clubs can gain recognition through award schemes, competitions, showcasing the club and digital badging

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