National STEM Learning Centre

The National STEM Learning Centre provides world-class professional development activities and resources to support the teaching of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. The Centre is a purpose-built, state of the art facility based at the University of York backed by an unrivalled team of experts in the fields of education and STEM.
Our team has created a suite of online and bursary supported face-to-face professional development for teachers and support staff throughout their careers. Extensive research shows the direct positive impact of our professional development on participants, students, schools and colleges.
We host a free library of online resources holding thousands of quality assured and curated STEM teaching resources alongside those contributed by the wider teaching community.
The National STEM Learning Centre is operated by STEM Learning Ltd. STEM Learning (formerly Myscience) is an initiative of the White Rose University Consortium (comprising the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York) and Sheffield Hallam University. STEM Learning manages the National Science Learning Network, the National STEM Centre and other programmes supporting STEM education.

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Teaching Climate Change (FutureLearn)

Learn how to teach climate change to students aged 11-14 years old and engage them with the ESA Climate Detectives project. Teach the causes of climate change, and how we can mitigate global warming. On this course, you’ll learn how to successfully teach climate change to secondary school students [...]
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Managing the Practical Classroom in Secondary School Science (FutureLearn)

Aug 2nd 2021
Managing the Practical Classroom in Secondary School Science (FutureLearn)
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Discover how to create a safe and supportive classroom to maximise your students’ learning in practical science. Learn how to maximise learning through practical science in the classroom. On this course, you’ll learn strategies for managing the practical classroom in science. From managing behaviour and fostering positive attitudes to [...]
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Feedback for Learning: Implementing Formative Assessment (FutureLearn)

Aug 2nd 2021
Feedback for Learning: Implementing Formative Assessment (FutureLearn)
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Learn how to give pupil feedback through formative assessment that supports student learning without increasing your workload. Help your students benefit from formative feedback. Marking has been identified as an area of excessive workload for teachers, but feedback is crucial for students to improve their understanding. On this course, [...]
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Curriculum Design for Secondary School Science (FutureLearn)

Aug 2nd 2021
Curriculum Design for Secondary School Science (FutureLearn)
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Explore a range of approaches to designing your scheme of learning and learn how to build an improved science curriculum. Discover the key components of a strong secondary school science curriculum. On this course, you’ll be introduced to curriculum design for teaching science to students aged 11-19 [...]
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Linking STEM Curriculum Learning to Careers (FutureLearn)

Aug 2nd 2021
Linking STEM Curriculum Learning to Careers (FutureLearn)
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Discover how to adapt your curriculum to link to careers in science, design & technology, engineering, computing and mathematics. How will you develop your students' career aspirations? Enhance your role as a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) subject teacher by linking curriculum learning to careers. Through weekly tasks, [...]
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The Science of Learning (FutureLearn)

Discover the scientific research about learning and apply it in your classroom to help you teach STEM subjects. Improve your teaching by discussing the science of learning. What is learning? How does it work? On this course you try and answer these questions, exploring how you can use the [...]
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Managing Behaviour for Learning (FutureLearn)

Transform your classroom management by building trust and improving behaviour, with this CPD-certified course for teachers. Discover how behaviour management skills can help you and your students. By effectively managing behaviour in the classroom, your students will benefit and you’ll enjoy your teaching more. On this course, you’ll explore [...]
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Maths Subject Knowledge: Understanding Numbers (FutureLearn)

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Maths Subject Knowledge: Understanding Numbers (FutureLearn)
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Learn how numbers really work by understanding the underlying structures of everyday maths with this course for teachers. Improve your subject knowledge of numbers as part of the maths curriculum. We use numbers every day, but do we really appreciate how they work? There are lots of fascinating connections [...]
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Teaching Primary Science: Chemistry (FutureLearn)

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Develop your knowledge of chemistry to support your pupils' learning as part of the primary science curriculum. Improve the way you teach primary science by building your chemistry knowledge. To teach primary science effectively teachers must have strong subject knowledge, but many primary teachers are not science experts. On [...]
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Maths Subject Knowledge: Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages (FutureLearn)

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Maths Subject Knowledge: Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages (FutureLearn)
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Improve your mathematics understanding and learn methods for teaching fractions as a non-specialist maths teacher. Make learning fractions, decimals and percentages easier for your students. Often, when teachers are asked which maths topic they find the most difficult to teach and for their students to learn, teachers say fractions. [...]
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