How specialist STEM provision gives students a real advantage in education and beyond
There is a worldwide drive on STEM education because 75% of the fastest growing occupations require that particular skill set.
One of the most effective ways to ensure students can develop the skills required is by introducing STEM enrichment days throughout the year. The most successful activities enable pupils to explore career options they have never previously considered, using skills they may not even know they possess. They allow participants to glimpse a possible future and be enthused enough to explore more.
But it takes an inordinate amount of time to design and finely hone every aspect of an activity to ensure it has maximum impact. For this reason, it can be more effective to invite specialist providers into the school.
Thinkers in Education (TiE) have carefully developed a unique range of highly specialised workshops that help students to improve their creative and critical thinking, whilst developing problem solving and communication skills. Participants use new equipment, explore new concepts and learn new techniques that reinforce and extend curriculum content. Simultaneously, teachers can quickly evaluate the impact of teaching strategies demonstrated and trial new resources for themselves.
TiE workshops have been recommended by every host school since 2001 because all are designed and delivered by exceptional presenters – all highly experienced teachers – supported by their specialist classroom assistants. It makes a huge difference.
Talk to the TiE team to find an unrivalled STEM workshop for your pupils or staff.