WHAT WE OFFER

The aim of Primary Engineer programmes is to develop the skills and confidence in teachers first and then extend from this secure foundation into the classroom.

WHAT WE OFFER

The aim of Primary Engineer Programmes is to develop the skills and confidence in teachers first and then extend from this secure foundation into the classroom.

TEACHER TRAINING

Postgraduate Certificate in STEM Learning

Primary Engineer’s Professional Recognition & PGCert in Engineering STEM Learning addresses the skills and confidence deficit that teaching professionals have around STEM subjects. Accredited by the University of Strathclyde as a “Post Graduate Certificate in Engineering STEM Learning” in 2017, completion of the course now provides teachers with 60 Master’s level/SCQF level 11 credits. These can be put towards a full MEd course at the University of Strathclyde.

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The specific aims of Engineering STEM Learning are to:

  • foster a future-orientated, strategic stance to initiate and lead change for STEM improvement in the classroom and throughout the institution;
  • build and apply sound knowledge and understanding of STEM pedagogy to inform teaching;
  • develop practice in the use of critical enquiry and reflection, to evaluate and strengthen the impact of their practices; and,
  • enhance interpersonal and personal skills, confidence and resilience.

The course addresses ‘Engineering STEM Learning’ in four ways:

  • Teachers develop their practical skills and confidence through a one day practical course. This will enable them to deliver practical maths and science to technology based projects which encourage problem solving, team work, creativity and resilience. The activities are whole class based and therefore impact on all ability levels – not just academically but on pupil’s engagement, enjoyment, aspirations and ambitions. Teachers have access to a wide range of teaching materials both for the teacher and the pupil via the Primary Engineer Virtual Learning Environment to scaffold their engagement with STEM skills.

 

  • Teachers are given the opportunity to work alongside engineers and industry professionals as part of the programme – both on the training courses and in the classroom. This develops their skills in working with engineering professionals, extends the opportunities for pupils to experience the world of work and brings a real-world context to classroom learning.
  • The programme provides a unique opportunity for teachers to develop and extend engineering partnerships. They will develop a working relationship with practicing engineers on classroom projects, consider the world of modern engineering and critically evaluate how enhanced industry engagement can positively impact on teaching and learning.
  • Using a Primary Engineer programme, including STATWARS® or Leaders Award® Teachers will undertake action research into Engineering Habits of Mind to create an innovative pedagogical approach to teaching and learning and use this to equip pupils with skills and behaviours which will enhance their engagement with STEM subjects and understanding of STEM careers.

The course runs from January to December each year, spanning across two academic years, to enable critical reflection and application of theory, knowledge and skills. All activities will take place as twilight sessions or during school holidays to allow access for all.

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TEACHER TRAINING

Postgraduate Certificate in STEM Learning

Engineering STEM Learning is a PGCert and Professional Recognition programme worth 60 Master’s-level credits at the University of Strathclyde designed for teachers in Early Years, Primary and Secondary, and lecturers at FE colleges, who wish to develop their understanding of and teaching in STEM.

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In this course, delivered by Primary Engineer in partnership with the University of Strathclyde, educators engage in Master’s level study and complete a cycle of action research within their setting. This is an online course with optional twilight sessions. Download a guide to the course or contact us for more information

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PRIMARY ENGINEER

Structures & Mechanisms with Basic Electrics

One day virtual practical CPD course for our Structures and Mechanisms with Basic Electrics programme will enable you to deliver a whole-class, curriculum-mapped engineering project and be partnered with a professional engineer from local companies in the area to work with you on the training day and after with pupils in the classroom!

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Develop skills, both practical and cognitive with your learners as they use and apply maths and science through a design and make project. Link it to learning themes and deliver cross-curricular teaching and learning through engineering.

The CPD course is for two teachers per school, one from Key Stage 1 and one from Key Stage 2. Both teachers will complete the Key Stage 1 project in the morning and Key Stage 2 project in the afternoon.

COURSE OUTCOMES

  • Improved confidence in designing and making products that are fit for purpose.
  • Learn how to integrate simple electric circuits into a working vehicle.
  • Delegates will take away working models, access to classroom teaching resources and consumable teaching resources and tools.

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Places are confirmed on a first come, first served basis. You will receive the required kit and resources free. All training and celebration events will be held virtually this academic year. Training will take place in January with dates to be confirmed.

PRIMARY ENGINEER

Structures & Mechanisms with Basic Electrics

One day training course, school kits included, teacher resources and access to celebration events.

KS1/Lower Primary teachers and KS2/Upper Primary Teachers.

This course covers the safe and correct use of tools, materials and basic electrics in the manufacture of a range of vehicles.

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Working to a specification, two design and construction projects. Delegates will share their pedagogical approaches, skills and experiences, construct their own vehicles to use as exemplars. Pupil outcomes are invited to Celebration Events.

COURSE OUTCOMES

  • Improved confidence in designing and making products that are fit for purpose.
  • Learn how to integrate simple electric circuits into a working vehicle.
  • Delegates will take away working models, access to classroom teaching resources and consumable teaching resources and tools.
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The Primary Engineer Rail Project

Join us on our fully-funded one day practical CPD course for our Primary Engineer Rail Project which will enable you to deliver a whole-class, curriculum-mapped engineering project and be partnered with a professional engineer from local companies in the area to work with you on the training day and after with pupils in the classroom!

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Develop skills, both practical and cognitive with your learners as they use and apply maths and science through a design and make project. Link it to learning themes and deliver cross-curricular teaching and learning through engineering.

The CPD course is for two teachers per school, one from Key Stage 1 and one from Key Stage 2. Both teachers will complete the Key Stage 1 project in the morning and Key Stage 2 project in the afternoon.

COURSE OUTCOMES

  • Develop an awareness of STEM in your classroom.
  • Understand how to use an rail-orientated engineering project to deliver cross-curricular teaching and learning
  • Be able to use gear boxes & pulleys to construct and test two working vehicles
  • Discuss and plan delivery of the whole-class project in school – curriculum areas and learning themes
  • Understand and plan how to work effectively with your engineer

Register Your interest

Places are confirmed on a first come, first served basis. You will receive the required kit and resources free. All training and celebration events will be held virtually this academic year. Training will take place in January with dates to be confirmed.

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The Primary Engineer Rail Project

One day training course, school kits included, teacher resources and access to celebration events.

This course for teachers focuses on using rail engineering projects as the vehicle for creative, practical, maths, science and literacy. The Primary Engineer Rail Project is a brand new extension to the existing Primary Engineer programmes for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

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The Primary Engineer  Rail Project has a competition element to champion children’s engineering ingenuity and creativity and to provide a forum to celebrate their engineering skills and achievements. Pupil teams from participating schools will attend a national competition run and managed by Primary Engineer Programmes to test their rail vehicles and discuss their work with engineer judges.

Teachers who complete this course will then deliver a whole-class, curriculum-mapped, rail-oriented engineering project, which allows for a variety of outcomes. The project supports practical STEM and gives pupils the opportunity to work with engineers in the classroom.

COURSE OUTCOMES

  • Develop an awareness of STEM in your classroom.
  • Understand how to use an rail-orientated engineering project to deliver cross-curricular teaching and learning
  • Be able to use gear boxes & pulleys to construct and test two working vehicles
  • Discuss and plan delivery of the whole-class project in school – curriculum areas and learning themes
  • Understand and plan how to work effectively with your engineer
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