We have taken the difficult, but necessary, decision to cancel all professional learning courses that were to be delivered between now and the end of June 2020. Our Science for Secondary Probationers Part 2 has been postponed and we will contact delegates at a later date with regard to alternative arrangements. Our current self-study courses will [...]
Matters have been moving on rapidly. The postponement of all SSERC professional learning courses and events is now extended to include all of those scheduled up until the end of May 2020. We will be keeping the situation under review with regard to courses scheduled after that date and also in relation to possible dates [...]
We are delighted that as from 1st April 2020, SSERC will assume responsibility for the STEM Ambassador programme for the East of Scotland. During this transition period of STEM Ambassador East activity into SSERC, all those who use this important STEM network will receive the same support for ambassador activities as would normally be usually [...]
We have uploaded professional learning materials, suitable for school technicians and science teachers, onto SSERC TV. We will upload further material over the next few weeks and keep you updated as to what is available from SSERC to support professional development at this time of uncertainty. https://buff.ly/3932gxV
On the 16th March 2020, the UK and Scottish Governments announced a series of additional measures designed to delay the spread of COVID-19 which included advice relating to social distancing. As a result, and after much consideration, we have decided to postpone all SSERC professional learning courses and events scheduled as from, and including those on, [...]
We are looking for support (financial and human) to transform an unused walled garden space, within SSERC HQ in Dunfermline, into a digital garden that can be used by families within the local community. For more information contact @SSERCofficial or @ SSERCdigital (Twitter and Facebook) or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope that our delegates and staff, from partner organisations and SSERC, remain fit and healthy at this time of national concern. We will continue to offer all our members organisations ongoing support and advice.
SSERC is delighted that the Scottish Children's Lottery have provided us with funding to support the purchase of 'Chromebooks' that will be available to lend to local learners to support curricular based school work. (Pictured: Darren Grant (@SSERCdigital) our Education Manager for Digital Skills and Computing Science ).
SSERC has developed some helpful advice relating to steps that should be taken to minimise the spread of the coronavirus when learners are undertaking practical lab/workshop based activities. This advice can be found at https://www.sserc.org.uk/health-safety/covid-19-and-practical-work
The Royal Society Schools Engagement team is looking for scientists and engineers to support a new programme for 2020 called 'Tomorrow’s Climate scientists'. To solve global issues relating to climate change there is a need to build future capacity in terms of developing skills in our future scientists. This programme will give students across the UK [...]