22nd March 2019
This week, college staff from Computing and Engineering delivered industry lead CPD as part of the ENTHUSE Project. Teachers from Paignton Academy and Curledge Street Academy were challenged to have a go at programming concepts, Makey Makey challenges with Jelly Babies and plug and play Programming with Robotic Lego to enhance teaching and learning for their practice.
The college welcomed over 20 teachers from the two partner academies who are working with South Devon College as part of an ongoing ENTHUSE Project. ENTHUSE Partnerships enable groups of 6-8 schools and colleges to work collaboratively to improving teaching and learning in STEM related areas. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
STEM Insight offer teachers across the UK opportunities to spend one or two weeks in with an industry or university to get a better understanding of STEM careers and the needs of industry and higher education to encourage more young people to study STEM subjects.
Head of Computing and Engineering, Lloyd Heavens, said “This is an exciting project for us as a department. We enjoyed enhancing our working relationships with Paignton Academy and Curledge Street Academy, supporting one another with ensuring young students are given the best education to progress into STEM subjects. We look forward to supporting future activities in the new Hi Tech and Digital Centre”
Anthony Arnold, Assistant Headteacher of Curledge Street Primary School, was extremely excited and pleased with the event saying “Thank you for all your efforts with this. The night went really well and I appreciate everything South Devon College did to support. The Lego was worth the effort and investment. My staff really enjoyed using it, seeing it’s potential, and now they can’t wait to get started in school”.
South Devon College values the partnerships it has and works closely with all of them to create an experience that makes education more exciting and engaging for all students.
To find out more about the wide variety of courses the College offers from apprenticeships to full-time courses or university degrees, visit our next Open Evening on Thursday 4th April 2019, 4pm-7pm at the Vantage Point Campus, Long Road, Paignton, TQ4 7EJ. Alternatively, you can call our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 or email [email protected]
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