Minecraft: Education Edition training course

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Hwb have created a new course to take educators from launching Minecraft (even if it’s for the first time) through to developing their own lessons that will enrich various areas of learning and experience. Why should I participate in Minecraft: Education Edition training?  The Minecraft: Education Edition training course is based on an action research design, incorporating a reflective process as … Read More

Free Virtual Workshops

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We’ve been working hard to develop a whole host of virtual workshops for primary and secondary school ages. Workshops are currently virtual via live streaming into classrooms throughout Wales. All workshops are fully funded by support from the Welsh Government. Secondary We work with secondary schools in Wales to deliver STEM Enrichment Programmes engaging with pupils by delivering a range … Read More

New Activity Pack Competition

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We’re offering prizes to the schools and pupils who complete the most activity packs on our website before 19th February 2021. With more school closures, we appreciate that this is a stressful time for parents, teachers and pupils. As this means we cannot offer face-to-face workshops or activities with pupils, we want to remind you that our online Activity Packs … Read More

Case Study: Merlin Warner-Huish

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At 15 years old, Merlin has started her GCSEs at Olchfa Comprehensive in Swansea. Her chosen subjects at GCSE are Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography and, of course, Computer Science. Merlin intends to study Computer Science at A-Level and to go on and study either Computer Science or a related subject at University. Merlin has been attending the weekly, after-school Technoclub … Read More

GiST webinar: Rosie Cane

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An Hour in the Life of a Woman in STEM Ever wondered what it would be like to make electricity from the sun, work for NASA or research Astrobiology? We’ve got a series of inspiring women in STEM who want to talk to you about their jobs and how they got them! Each speaker will discuss their career, take you … Read More

WiST Event – New Year, New You: Being Confident in 2021

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For many of us, 2021 will be a year of fresh starts and achieving more than we did in 2020. The last 9 months have pulled us all into crisis, be that linked directly or indirectly to Covid-19. Individually and collectively, we have faced a series of challenges rocking our stability and, in some cases, throwing us into unpredictable and … Read More

2020 in Numbers

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Like everyone, we’ve had a really busy year that was full of unexpected challenges. We’ve moved our entire offering online, held a huge Summer of STEM holiday club and created a whole host of new ways to support children and teachers in Wales with their Computing education. All in all, we’ve had a successful year, thanks to the commitment of … Read More

WRU Club of the Future Competition

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Can you combine Welsh culture and history with your hopes and dreams for the future to enter our competition and build the Club of the Future? The WRU and Hwb have launched a competition that brings these aspects of Wales together in a challenge to design and build a ‘Club of the Future’ in Minecraft: Education Edition.

Nesta Challenges Longitude Explorer Prize

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Nesta Challenges has teamed up with Amazon to launch fourth edition of the Longitude Explorer Prize – £20,000 available for the winning school or youth group. The Amazon Longitude Explorer Prize is calling on young people across the UK to develop innovative ‘tech for good’ solutions to society’s biggest issues, to help people to live longer, live healthier, live greener … Read More

CPD for Secondary School Teachers

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What is excellent teaching? What are the ingredients of an excellent lesson? What does an excellent lesson look like? Three questions, each of which has no definitive correct answer. Answers vary depending on viewpoint, age group, educational setting and the subject being taught. Computer Science is an enigma of a subject whereby not only do educators have to try and … Read More