More than 65 practitioners attended the Highland STEM Conference which hosted 27 separate workshops at Ben Wyvis Primary School.
The event was organised by the RAiSE programme which improves the confidence and skills of primary practitioners to deliver meaningful STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) lessons to pupils.
Gayle Duffus is National Education Officer for RAiSE which is funded and delivered by The Wood Foundation, Scottish Government, Education Scotland and participating local authorities. She said:
“We were delighted to welcome so many enthusiastic Highland practitioners to the event which focussed on the importance of science capital and how this can be nurtured from an early age.
“The combination of engaging, hands-on workshops with insightful keynote speeches and representation from industry, education and community partners made this a really impactful and meaningful professional development day.”
Workshops included using K’Nex in the classroom, story-lead STEM sessions, squishy circuits and Sphero’s.
A number of the sessions were recorded so practitioners who could not attend the conference will be able to watch them on the Education Scotland website.