We really enjoyed the eagerly anticipated Christmas Lectures, presented on the BBC from the Royal Institution for 20 years now.
They were particularly special for us at STEAM Co, coming from the very stage that we relaunched STEAM Co. on 3 years ago and focusing on energy and electricity, a large part of our science work with STEAM Co. especially this year as we will be working with schools and businesses in the Hull and Bridlington area, the centre of the UK's renewables industry which is calling out for STEAM skills.
A write up of BT's launch of their #TechLiteracy initiative and research that commissioned with Ipsos Mori which showed that 78% of teachers believe that #TechLiteracy is vital for the people’s futures.
lso a look at the role 'grown ups' and children alike can play in educating and supporting their school communities and beyond through initiatives like Digital Leaders.
After running our 'Rocket Kids' STEAM Co. Sampler show around the UK based on on Homer Hickam's best selling book and film, teachers kept saying something to us: that their children were being engaged and reconnecting with the curriculum.
But then someone else told us that engagement isn't learning . Is it?
Art means many things to many people and it's a key ingredient in the STEAM acronym for us, being key to the creativity we feel is key to inspiring our children as well as innovating business and connecting communities.
We felt the need to declare our love for art and its power to connect, so we looked for other @People4Art
A blog prompted by comments by leading children's author and educational consultant, Alan Gibbons on the subject of engaging older members of the community in schools at the 'Stand Up For Education' conference.
Alan made a short film sharing his thoughts and experiences on this subject which coincided with a a project by Nesta and the Cabinet Office to engage over 50's in community projects.