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Digital Engagement Clinic: best practice for direct digital engagement with schools

January 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Over the summer of 2020, NUSTEM developed an approach to remotely-delivered classroom workshops, which we trialled over the autumn term. Working with our friends at the Association of Science and Discovery Centres we want to share what we’ve learned, some of the mis-steps we’ve taken, and explore what other practitioners are doing in this space. Accordingly,  we’re putting together a seminar/clinic/short symposium.


Whether you are at the start of your digital transformation journey, or you feel you have a firm grip on what works in digital engagement, bring your ideas and challenges and join NUSTEM (Jonathan Sanderson and Joe Shimwell) and ASDC for a ‘Schools Surgery’. This session will explore how we can best use the tech, equipment, aesthetics and top techniques at our disposal to work towards excellence in our digital engagements with schools.

2020 threw many ‘hands-on’ science communicators onto new platforms. In 2021, we must look at confidently and professionally mastering interactive, digital engagement as another skill in the science communicators toolbox.

This session will take place on zoom and provides the opportunity to network with others in a community of digital outreach educators, who connect directly with schools for shows and workshops. Discuss what schools need, what small changes we can make to improve our practice, and how we can best support each other more as our digital and remote engagement with schools continues.