Inspiring STEM Educators

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Alastair Macgregor

About Alastair Macgregor

CE0 @ SSERC

Experience digital skills professional learning at SSERC

2018-11-26T16:22:18+00:00November 26th, 2018|

On the 29th November  2018, we are testing our new digital skills accommodation and digital accessories by offering a free professional learning opportunity. Thursday 29th November 2018.      1.30 pm - 3.30pm Gain an understanding of the National advice and guidance on Technologies, Computing Science and how this can be embedded meaningfully within context across Early-First level [...]

Consultancy opportunity with SSERC

2018-12-10T21:54:45+00:00November 2nd, 2018|

Consultant required: Supporting the Young STEM Leader Programme. The Young STEM Leader Programme is derived from the Scottish Government’s STEM Strategy for Education and Training, specifically that there will be the establishment of a new Young STEM Leaders programme to stimulate and strengthen the development of peer mentoring and inspiration in STEM for children and [...]

Want to influence our secondary STEM professional learning programme ?

2018-10-16T20:45:15+00:00October 16th, 2018|

SSERC is in the process of establishing a secondary education advisory forum that will support the organisation in ensuring that our STEM professional learning offering continues to meet the current and future needs of the teaching profession. The terms of reference for the advisory forum are: To represent the secondary biology, chemistry, physics, design technology, and [...]

A voyage to Antarctica

2018-10-09T11:53:38+00:00October 9th, 2018|

Imagine seeing the following abstract from a CV Post doctoral researcher. Biochemist. Microbiologist. Scientist. STEM Ambassador. Mountain Leader General outdoor enthusiast. Then think that this person is currently participating in a one year leadership programme that culminates in three week voyage to the Antarctic. I wonder what conclusion you might form about this person. I wonder [...]

Supporting the Foundation Apprenticeship programme at SSERC

2018-10-09T11:40:17+00:00October 9th, 2018|

Foundation Apprenticeships are a Skills Development Scotland initiative, providing new, work-based learning opportunities for S5 and S6 learners. It enables them to complete elements of a Modern Apprenticeship while still at school. Learners work towards a Foundation Apprenticeship alongside their other subjects — their National 5s and Highers. They'll also spend part of the school week [...]

SSERC 2018 Annual Conference – Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

2018-07-23T12:30:01+00:00July 9th, 2018|

The SSERC Annual Conference is a key date in the calendar for all those involved in STEM education in Scotland.  The 2018 SSERC Annual Conference will take place on the 30th November at the Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline.   This year we have a range of exciting sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available. For more information click on [...]

Former CEO of SSERC Awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honors list.

2018-07-23T12:29:42+00:00June 11th, 2018|

We were delighted to hear that Fred Young, former CEO of SSERC, has been awarded Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to STEM. Despite his retirement, Fred continues to promote  STEM in his  new role as Trustee of the Primary Science Teaching Trust.

PSTT College Awards Dinner

2018-07-23T12:29:35+00:00June 8th, 2018|

Congratulations to Rachel Wolford. primary school teacher at Hythehill Primary School, Lossiemouth on becoming a PSTT Fellow and being admitted to the PSTT College.  Rachel is a primary teacher who perhaps was initially reluctant to adopt  science in the classroom, but after participating in SSERC career long professional learning,  her self confidence developed and she now [...]

STEM Insight programme

2018-07-23T12:29:16+00:00June 4th, 2018|

STEM Insight is an opportunity for teachers and career leaders (primary, secondary and post-16 STEM teachers, technicians and careers professionals) to equip their school/college to respond to the Career Education Standard and immerse themselves into the world of industry or university deepening their knowledge of STEM-related careers. Participants can attend a five or ten day placement [...]