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

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

STEM Fortnight

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Join us for two free STEM workshops focussed on renewable energy! Between 18-29th January, we’re offering free STEM workshops for schools in Wales, concentrating on Engineering and Computer Science. Sessions will be delivered virtually through Teams and all necessary kits will be sent to the school prior to the session. All you’ll need is a projector, speakers, mic and webcam … Read More

Calling All Welsh Primary School Teachers! Certified Teacher Programme

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Following on from the success of the virtual training sessions we ran during lock down for Primary schools’ teachers we are pleased to be able to offer a full programme of support to Primary schools’ teachers from the end of September through to 2021. These free CPD sessions will be run all through the school year with the opportunity to enrol on … Read More

More STEM resources

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We have opened up the portal we developed for the Summer programme and the resources we developed as a team are available for you to use and share. We had a lot of fun developing and delivering them over the summer and it would be great to hear if you have developed anything new by using them too. Please share … Read More