Discover innovative approaches to STEM teaching with STEMtech Conference 2016

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The third Annual STEMtech Conference and Showcase - Skilled for Success - will take place at the Telford International Centre on 13-14 June 2016. The Conference is the must-attend event for principals, headteachers, department heads, key stage leaders and business managers looking to understand how to create, sustain and build engagement in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) learning.

STEMtech is designed to support the development and advancement of science, technology, engineering and maths education and careers in the UK and overseas. This annual event showcases, celebrates, recognises and helps drive innovative and integrated approaches to STEM teaching and learning and works with major industry partners to ensure our young people are developing the skills, experience and motivation needed for the future.

This year’s event includes a number of high profile speakers from education and industry, such as Nicola Swaney (Education Outreach Manager, Rolls-Royce plc), Stephen Diston (Head of Sciences & ICT, OCR) and Jill Duffy (Vice President UK Schools, Pearson). We also have a number of brand new seminars and workshops showcasing a variety of STEM activities and qualifications, including 'The Future of the BBC micro:bit', 'Aligning education priorities with employer needs' and 'Transition: how do we create, sustain and build engagement in STEM learning throughout the education system'.

STEMtech is an unmissable event if you want to network, discover exciting lesson ideas, gain advice on policy and curriculum updates, and discover what employers want from your students.

Event Director, Shirley Rhodes, explains: 'STEMtech encourages interaction with major industry partners to ensure young people develop the skills, experience and motivation that STEM industries desperately require. This year’s theme is ‘Skilled for Success’ and we are very pleased to have representatives from both the academic field and business taking part in the Conference. With advances in technology transforming the STEM market, we are really looking forward to our keynote address from Muhammed Chaudhry of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation, who will be discussing how to increase and accelerate student achievement by leveraging technology at scale.'

For details and the full agenda, visit

The two-day event comprises four parts:

  1. Teacher-focussed CPD Event, Monday 13 June: Designed for secondary school teachers, this CPD focussed event is hosted by Technology Supplies and Timstar with plenary sessions, practical workshops and exhibition viewing. This is an unrivalled chance to learn from and work with the most forward-thinking individuals and organisations in STEM education and industry.
  2. Networking Conference Dinner, Monday 13 June: A new event for 2016 is a networking conference dinner on the Monday night, with keynote speeches from Muhammed Chaudhry of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation, Michael Brown of Siemens and Paul Hinkins of Telford & Wrekin Business Board. The evening kicks off with a drinks reception and a chance for attendees to visit the exhibition and talk to suppliers and organisations supporting STEM teaching and learning.
  3. Primary Fringe Event, Tuesday 14 June: Running parallel to the main conference will be a Primary Fringe Event, dedicated to STEM in primary schools. This includes a primary focussed agenda, keynote speakers, seminars and demos. This is an ideal opportunity for primary school STEM educators to gain advice on developing their pupils' essential skills and interest in STEM subjects from an early age.
  4. Skilled for Success Conference and Showcase, Tuesday 14 June: This is the main conference and showcase. The event provides a forum for members of industry, policymakers and educators to look at what is being done already to produce innovative and integrated approaches to STEM teaching and learning, and to debate the role of schools, colleges, universities and industry in advancing STEM education.

Full ticket information is available on the website. To book your place or for further information, visit, call 01293 854401 or email

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