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Virtual Learning and

online learning

 

Overview

If you’re interested in a workshop but not sure about having extra people in the school, we can supply our workshops in a digital, virtual, eLearning or remote capacity. We have a range of solutions available and can adapt to meet your needs.

Virtual learning = learning over the internet
Blended learning programme = uses as combination of these delivery types
Face to Face = Requires our Education Communicators deliver in school

Types of delivery:

E-Learning

Learners on devices individually in their learning environment e.g at home.

Live Stream

Learners watching webinar in learning environment e.g. class or at home.

Blended Session

Learners in class.

 

Facilitator or ambassador joining live stream.

 

Facilitator or teacher facilitating.

Face to Face

Interacting in the room at school.

Resource Pack

In Learning environment led by teacher if required.

 

Could be individual led.

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Virtual Sessions for Primary

Physics of Flight Day

Age range: Yr. 1-6
Duration: 1hr - Day

Virtual assembly

  • This 30-minute assembly show will introduce the pupils to the idea of how humankind has learnt to fly and how we will continue innovating for the future. With fun examples and demonstrations pupils will learn about the different forces involved in flight (ready for a practical challenge).

Teacher led workshop with digital resource pack.

  • The teacher led workshop allows to pupils to use what they have learnt and to use their engineering skills to make and test a series of paper airplanes. The session is differentiated by year group with supporting PowerPoint slides, template plane design sheets, instruction sheets and session plan.

  • The workshop can last between 45 minutes – 2hrs depending on the design time and if an ambassador Q+A is included. 

  • We can facilitate organising an ambassador to join and run Q+A sessions with different year groups.

This workshop can be delivered with pupils at home or in-school.

Structural Engineering Challenge

Age range: Yr. 4-6
Duration: 1-2hrs

In this workshop learners are introduced to the basic principles of structural engineering before taking on a hands-on activity in teams. The challenge requires learners to buy materials using a limited budget (these are sent to the school in advance of the session) and adapt their approach as they build a free-standing tower that can withstand a hurricane. The tallest tower that can withstand the hurricane wins.

 

Through the session learners must use teamwork, problem solving and budgeting skills.

As part of the remote workshop, we can also provide a STEM ambassador with an engineering background to support with tips and help judge the towers at the end.

The workshop can last between 1-2hrs.

 

This workshop can be adapted for pupils at home, in this situation pupils are encouraged to use whatever materials they have available.

STEMtastic Quiz Webinar

Age range: Yr. 3-6
Duration: 45-60 minutes

Pupils are introduced to the concept of what STEM means before taking part in an interactive quiz (using the polling features of the webinar platform) about STEM.

  • Polling

  • Q&A

  • Webinar platform to interact

Typical quizzes feature questions on:

  • Employment in STEM

  • Women in STEM

  • Logic puzzles

  • Maths problems

  • STEM knowledge.

Quizzes can be tailored to specific event requirements, including questions from curriculum areas or topics.

This workshop works best with pupils at home however we can run an in-school quiz and provide quiz worksheets for pupils.

Galaxy and Beyond - Stars & Space

Age range: Yr. 1-4
Duration: 45-60 minutes

Take your students through a journey through the galaxy as they explore stars and space.

Students learn:

  • What's star?

  • What is our solar system? 

 

Through a series of games, these questions are answered and provide a broader understanding of the world of space. Fine motor skills are used in this session in order to copy a constellation and using provided stickers and chalk that they can keep after the day.

 

Older students are challenged to design their own constellation and then write a short story about it. Materials and worksheets are sent out in advance for pupils to complete during the session.

This workshop works best with pupils in school but can be
adapted for virtual delivery.

Power and Renewable Energy

Age range: Yr. 1-4
Duration: 45-60 minutes

This session introduces pupils to the concepts of power and renewable energy through a series of different activities including:

  1. A higher or lower challenge

  2. Fantasy island map that requires learners to seek research the best placement for renewable technology

  3. Designing their future school

 

Resources, maps and worksheets are provided before the session.

This workshop works well with pupils at home or in-school.

Robots

Age range: Yr. 1-6
Duration: 60-90 minutes

The sessions would begin with a 30minute with an introduction of why we use robots and how they are used in different industries including medicine, manufacturing, and scientific research.

 

Alongside this we will demonstrate a series of different robots and how they work, and pupils are challenged with ‘what happens if…’ questions.

 

Pupils then use what they have learn to design a new robot! They can send pictures of the robots in through the moderated chat!

This workshop works well with pupils at home or in-school.

 

Virtual Sessions for Secondary

Engineering Our Future Day

Age range: Yr. 7-11
Duration: 2-4hrs

Introduction and Engineering X-Factor Quiz – 45-60 minutes

  • Students are introduced to the day and then take part in an interactive quiz (using the polling features of the webinar platform) about engineering and engineering careers.

 

Break 1

The Drawing Board challenge with Ambassador Q+A – 60-75 minutes

  • Students are introduced to the interactive design process (10 minutes)

  • They hear from an engineer about how it is important in their work and any tips that they have. They can also ask them broader questions about their job (20 minutes).

  • They will then be challenged to design their own innovation (30 minutes) and asked to share images of these through the moderated chat function for the ambassador and facilitator to give feedback on.

  • Live feedback (10 minutes)

 

Break

Solution Engineering and conclusion 45-60 minutes

  • Students will be introduced to explore new technologies within engineering and the challenge (10 minutes). They will be challenged to build the best model of either an ARES system OR a kinetic flooring system out of whatever they have at home.

  • Links to key research pages, downloadable sheets and videos will be given to students so they can research the innovation and inform what they make (40 minutes).  Students will be encouraged to share key info they have found out in the chat and the facilitator will give some hints throughout this period.

  • The will be asked to send in images of their models on the moderated
    chat and they along with previous examples will be showcased
    at the end of the session.

Structural Engineering Challenge

Age range: Yr. 7-10
Duration: 1-2hrs

In this workshop learners are introduced to the basic principles of structural engineering before taking on a hands-on activity in teams. The challenge requires learners to buy materials using a limited budget (these are sent to the school in advance of the session) and adapt their approach as they build a free-standing tower that can withstand a hurricane. The tallest tower that can withstand the hurricane wins.

 

Through the session learners must use teamwork, problem solving and budgeting skills.

As part of the remote workshop, we can also provide a STEM ambassador with an engineering background to support with tips and help judge the towers at the end.

The workshop can last between 1-2hrs.

 

This workshop can be adapted for pupils at home, in this situation pupils are encouraged to use whatever materials they have available.

Live Panel Series

Age range: Yr. 7-10
Duration: 60 minutes

Our trained education communicators will host this panel workshops with 3 - 6 STEM ambassadors. We have multiple formats including:

  • Careers Curiosity Showcase– students ask their question to find out more about them to ultimately make a guess at their career. The session concludes with the ambassadors revealing their job.

  • Fact or Fiction - This session allows students to discover STEM careers they may not have heard of before and their challenge perceptions about particular roles, spotlighting a specific sector or industry, through a fun ‘2 truths and a lie’ style activity followed by an opportunity for questions and answers.

  • Where are they now - A panel of STEM ambassadors that have taken different pathways to their chosen careers take part in an interactive quiz along with the audience, aimed at busting some of the myths around different pathways and exploring GCSE options, a-levels, vocational training, apprenticeships, university degrees and more.

Quiz Webinar Series STEM

Age range: ALL
Duration: 45-60 Minutes

Students are introduced to what STEM means before taking part in an interactive quiz (using the polling features of the webinar platform).

Typical quizzes feature questions on employment in STEM, women in STEM, logic puzzles, maths problems and general STEM knowledge. Quizzes can be tailored to specific event requirements, including questions from curriculum areas or topics.

 

This workshop works best with pupils at home however we can run an in-school quiz and provide quiz worksheets for pupils or they can join on school computers.

Some of our quizzes include:

  • STEMinist Quiz – Highlighting Women in STEM

  • STEMployment – Highlighting different careers and skills needed in STEM

  • A game of Natural selection – focuses on environmental and conservation careers

  • Engineering X-Factor – Highlighting different careers and skills needed in engineering

Destination Rail

Age range: Yr 7-11
Duration: 45-60 Minutes + extension activities

This live webinar session will include:

 

  • Introduction to the rail industry

  • An ambassador Q&A section

 

Students are offered two further practical activities

 

  1. A structural engineering challenge to make a rail bridge or

  2. Design challenge which includes designing a new app focusing on rail innovation

 

We can run this workshop with students in school, at home and offer a teacher led pack of resources.

 

Blended delivery

ONLINE RESOURCES OR RESOURCES SENT DIRECTLY TO YOUR SCHOOL:

Most of our workshops can be adapted to be delivered remotely. This can be developed to your needs but a typical way of doing this is to supply worksheets, resources and materials for your learners to use or download and then live stream into the classroom with a deliverer or teacher facilitating. 

 
LIVE STREAM VIRTUAL SESSION:

Another option is a webinar style where learners can watch a live stream into the classroom or lesson. This which works well for assemblies or shows and events.

TIME RESTRICTED RESOURCES AND EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS:

We have also worked with a series of schools to give them exclusive access to educational resources which include downloadable worksheets, videos and eLearning. The resources can be accessed by teachers and then sent to students to work through independently OR they become part of the LIVE STREAMED session. Session themes include motivation and setting goals right through creative dancing sessions.

 

AN EXAMPLE:

We have supplied a regular stream of online material for The Our Future Derby programme that has been based around Skills for Success, with activities focused on helping young people develop their career related learning. This has been a huge success with both teachers, career ambassadors and young people as they have regular access to online materials that support their school learning. Learn by Design have facilitated the same format of lesson sessions for DANCOP and L.E.A.D. Academy.

Programmes we have faciliated online learning packages:

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In association with

STEM event

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Summer 2020 we ran a STEM event alongside Staffordshire University. Students couldn't get to the usually very popular event held at Staffordshire University, so we brought it to the students.

It featured a range of activities including STEM experiments that could be created at home as well live interactive sessions where they met people from a range of careers.

"Thank you so much for putting this virtual event online. We were all gutted when the real-life events couldn't take place - this has given the children a great experience in STEM which they wouldn't have
had in 2020 otherwise."

- Teacher

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