Appreciation from Alexandra

It is always nice to get a thank you, and ever better when it is accompanied by a great resource for students with Special Educational Needs (SEN).

‘thanks for everything you do to make sure everyone has their needs met in the classroom. My experience taught me that students with special needs are capable of learning the same learning objectives as their peers, they just need additional resources or a different teaching approach.  

While I am no longer in the classroom, I am still passionate about equitable education and learning opportunities for children, specifically in the STEM fields of study,  and that’s how I came across your work. I just assembled a list of STEM resources for kids with special needs, https://www.bitira.com/crypto-stem-for-kids-with-special-needs/; it offers a range of options and approaches for parents and educators alike. ‘

Thankyou Alexandra it is now on our http://engineeringtogether.com/fun-at-home/ page.

Have fun reusing plastic bottles

We often get some great feedback and some fabulous new web pages to share from our users.

One home schooling Mom said “As a new home school Mom this year, the Engineering Together site has been such an incredible resource for me and my daughter. She’s been struggling in Science and I was able to use the Fun at Home page to find some great science and STEM resources. Feeling extra grateful for the Engineering Together site! It’s made such a difference in our home school journey together.”

As a bonus her daughter found this great website which includes loads of craft and project ideas for reusing plastic bottles which now features on our Fun at Home and Climate Activities pages.

Apprentice network experiences

One of the main things we get asked about is career routes and in particular apprenticeships. Our Chair is part of the North East Apprentice Ambassador Network (NEAAN) which champions all things related. At the end of 2021 the network gathered lots of experiences showing the breadth of opportunities for young people in the North East and also how employers can get involved.

Watch here https://youtu.be/hqZ5p4giwsA

Allie and family are enjoying having fun at home

“The Engineering Together Fun at Home page is the perfect resource for families looking for fun and educational activities. It’s filled with new and unique activities if you’re looking for something fun to do as a family at home! The team always keeps the page updated too, so you can continuously check back for something new.

The last year has been quite the challenge with Coronavirus, so to be able to find up to date pages filled with family activities is so helpful. My family is actually having a get together tomorrow to try out these fun activities all together! I can’t thank the team at Engineering Together enough for their support.  If you find a fun activity feel free to send it over to them – they are so friendly! “

-Allie C. and Family

And thanks to them we have another fabulous link to Exploring STEM Education: A Resource Guide – College Cliffs on our Fun at Home – Engineering Together page

Maddie helps us all have fun

We have added another wonderful website to our Fun at Home section following a great suggestion from Maddie. She has found lots of things to do with her family and friends during lockdown. We look forward to seeing them working in STEM in the future…

“Some of our favourite things to do as a family over this last year have been family movie and game nights (we love board games)! My son and husband have been playing old video games, and my daughter and I have done a bunch of crafts and activities together. With summer near, I want to have some new and fun games and activities we can enjoy over the next few months.

The Fun at Home page http://engineeringtogether.com/fun-at-home/ was perfect in leading me to a bunch of new, fun, and educational activities! Thank you so much for taking the time to put this page together. This is exactly what I was looking for!

My daughter, Maddie, was actually really interested in finding some new activities and she found a page full of STEM projects and activities! Here’s the link: https://constructiondisputes.com/construction-and-building-projects-and-activities-for-kids/

Maddie’s motivation and optimism inspires me! She has kept a positive attitude through this entire pandemic and I think it’s really cool that she found an educational activities page on her own. She actually shared it with her group of girl friends and they think it’s really cool too! “