Learn how you can get involved and be part of the STEM Ambassador programme in the region.

Speaker

Liz Lister - STEM Manager, STEM Ambassador Hub West England

Agenda

18:30 - Webinar starts
19:30 - Close

Synopsis

Everyone has the right to an education that results in them being equipped with the skills to understand and change the world for the better. Computational thinking skills and the ability to effectively apply digital technologies help people to fully participate in society and to access rewarding careers.

The government-funded STEM Ambassador volunteering programme has been a part of the education landscape for over 20 years and exists to help schools and STEM professionals find ways to work together to inform and inspire young people about futures in STEM. The programme is managed by STEM Learning and delivered across the UK by a network of Hubs. It is free to access and fully adaptable to any setting or industry that wishes to raise young people’s STEM aspirations.

Alongside the STEM Ambassador programme, STEM Learning also manage the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) in a collaboration with the Raspberry Pi Foundation and BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. The NCCE was established in 2018 to improving standards in computing education, primarily by providing training for 8000 educators in English schools and colleges.

Whether through direct engagement with children and young people through practical activities and provision of careers information, or by working alongside teachers to help them develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become great computing teachers, computing professionals now have a role to play in developing a robust and diverse computing profession for the future, as well as a new generation of competent and well-informed digital citizens.

Liz will talk about how you can get involved with the STEM Ambassador programme in the region, and discuss how STEM Ambassadors can deliver useful, positive and enjoyable STEM events in the digital area.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.

This event is brought to you by: BCS Bristol branch

Webinar: How to get involved with the STEM Ambassador programme in the SW
Date and time
Thursday 30 September, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location
Webinar
Price
Free