I’ve had a wonderful two days in York at the National Science Learning Centre at the ESERO conference, there was so much enthusiasm and discussion from all the speakers and delegates! It was great being able to present my Defying Gravity talk to the group.
I’m here for a third day at the National ASE Technicians Conference. Again, the place is buzzing. I’m speaking this afternoon, looking at the programme they have a packed day ahead.
If you don’t know about the National Science Learning Centre, I’d recommend you spend some time finding out about them. They host continuing professional development across STEM and, of course, host various conferences. They also have a library of STEM resources and it is a place you can visit to view their collection (I’m sitting in the library at the moment surrounded by massive globes, models of fat and shelves and shelves of books with great ideas and resources for teaching). However, not everyone can get to York – especially during a busy term – so they have an eLibrary of resources. The items are diverse, from worksheets and lesson plans to films and sound clips. You can search by age group, type or subject and you will regularly find PDF versions of textbooks available as well. All freely available (you just need to register to use the site) to use. Enjoy!