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2. Pat Morton Stem Careers Slides Emstem Partnership


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An overview of the STEM Careers and Subject Choice project

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2. Pat Morton Stem Careers Slides Emstem Partnership

  1. 1. Improving Guidance on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Subject Choice and Careers <ul><li>2008- 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>for East Midlands STEM Partnership </li></ul>Pat Morton Project Manager
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Where careers fits in STEM programme </li></ul><ul><li>Why do we need a focus on careers? </li></ul><ul><li>Rationale of STEM Subject Choice and Careers </li></ul><ul><li>Strands of the campaign </li></ul><ul><li>How partners can get involved in the campaign </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where careers fits in the STEM programme <ul><li>a focus on the experience of STEM for young people at school </li></ul><ul><li>enhancing young learners' experience of science, technology, engineering and maths and the STEM pathway </li></ul><ul><li>making the pathway visible, attainable and interesting </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why do we need a focus on careers? <ul><li>involve careers education, information, advice and guidance workforce… </li></ul><ul><li>teachers are key influencers…don't forget parents </li></ul><ul><li>the world of work…enrichment in STEM </li></ul>
  5. 5. AP8 STEM Careers Awareness <ul><ul><li>National STEM Careers Coordinator - Kate Bellingham </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science and Maths – See Where They Can Take You - communications programme to engage 11-16 year olds and their parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>STEM subject choice and careers project led by the Centre for Science Education at Sheffield Hallam and VT Enterprise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>STEM careers timeline project - Peter Stagg, CEI Warwick and iCeGS at Derby University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> for young people aged 11-19 - the Science Council and partners </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. National STEM Careers Coordinator <ul><li>Kate Bellingham </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership and co-ordination with stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Seizing the opportunity to focus on STEM careers </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Complimentary </li></ul><ul><li>Co-ordinated </li></ul>
  7. 7. Rationale of STEM Subject Choice and Careers Project <ul><li>Partnership between CSE and VT Enterprise - Science Education and Careers </li></ul><ul><li>A holistic approach - working with all stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>embedding equality and diversity issues to provide an inclusive approach </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>generally aimed at Key Stage 3...but some older and younger </li></ul><ul><li>supporting practitioners and departments and whole schools to improve practice and draw on what is available </li></ul><ul><li>widening the interest group…not just targeting the existing </li></ul>
  9. 9. Integrated resources and CPD packages CPD CIAG Professionals (+ trainees) Teachers etc (+ trainees ) Resources Curriculum and skills Economic wellbeing Work placements, mentors and role models CIAG resources Teachers TV Programmes Existing web sites and portals
  10. 10. Equipping Professionals Supporting Employers STEM Subject Choice and Careers <ul><li>Science resources </li></ul><ul><li>Maths resources on </li></ul><ul><li>STEM Choices…A Resource Pack for Careers Education and Information, Advice and Guidance Practitioners </li></ul><ul><li>Role models…STEM Careers Ambassadors…add on to STEM Ambassador Training </li></ul><ul><li>Equality and Diversity toolkit </li></ul>
  11. 11. Enthusing Students Equipping Professionals Supporting Employers STEM Subject Choice and Careers <ul><li>Strategy for Teacher CPD </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher awareness of STEM careers </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils' personal skills and capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancement and enrichment </li></ul><ul><li>Equality and diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Communication about STEM careers </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership and management </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul>
  12. 12. Work experience split by sex taken from an EOC research project
  13. 13. Enthusing Students Equipping Professionals Supporting Employers STEM Subject Choice and Careers <ul><li>Work Experience </li></ul><ul><li>can limit choices </li></ul><ul><li>can promote choices </li></ul><ul><li>we are working with partners to develop best practice schemes </li></ul><ul><li>sharing the lessons learned </li></ul><ul><li>from Wider Horizons award winning scheme </li></ul>
  14. 14. Find out more…. <ul><li>Look out for the adverts at cinema and TV </li></ul><ul><li>use FutureMorph website </li></ul><ul><li>register with us for information and involvement and to keep updated </li></ul>
  15. 15. getting involved…the ask <ul><li>find out about the campaign materials and draw on them </li></ul><ul><li>spread the word about STEM careers </li></ul><ul><li>build in STEM careers opportunities with schools and the public…STEM your own work </li></ul><ul><li>check materials and activities are inclusive and consistent </li></ul><ul><li>share best practice and collaborate </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Register for CSE / VT Resources & newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>The Centre for Science Education </li></ul><ul><li>Sheffield Hallam University </li></ul><ul><li>City Campus, Howard Street </li></ul><ul><li>SHEFFIELD S1 1WB </li></ul><ul><li>0114 225 4870/4677 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>For general information on whole campaign The Centre for Science Education Sheffield Hallam University City Campus, Howard Street SHEFFIELD S1 1WB 0114 225 4870/4677 [email_address]