Booking for Spring 2024 is now open!
What do we offer for schools?
iOi STEAM Live is an explorative cross-curricular programme of workshops across STEM/STEAM disciplines, teacher training, and show and tell opportunities. iOi STEAM Live has been co-created with teachers to enhance children’s development, critical thinking skills, resilience, oracy, and capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship.
We work with over 200 schools across England. iOi STEAM Live is delivered each half term and as schools are recognising the importance of integrating our work into their curriculum learning, they continue to work with us on a termly basis. Building life skills such as creative thinking, problem solving resilience and aspiration setting is essential for children in our rapidly changing world. Our impact team work with schools to measure these outcomes.
We provide and deliver all teacher training, workshop delivery (live digital sessions broadcast into your classroom) and a combination of physical resources sent to your school and digital resources you and your staff can access.
There is no charge for schools with over 24% Free School Meals and/or Pupil Premium eligibility. If you meet this criteria we are able to offer a bursary to your school to participate for free.
Otherwise we have a fee per class – please email us for details schools@iOi.london
What does the programme include?
- Teacher training and prep led by our facilitators – to build on creative thinking and how to incorporate our pedagogy into your teaching and learning.
- Live workshops – we deliver the workshops through live broadcast streamed into your classroom from our studio at School 360 in East London.
- Show and Tell sessions – opportunities for children to present and share their work, ideas or even challenges they faced as well as evidencing their work.
- Resources – we provide toolkits directly to your school, presentations, lesson plans and extension material – with everything you need for the workshops!
STEP 1: Sign up your school – choose the theme/s, workshop/s, and number of classes you would like to attend.
STEP 2: You receive your resources which we post to your school and a link to access our digital materials. We send you the links to join the sessions.
STEP 3: On the day of the live workshops, you join us from your classroom through the link we have sent to you ready with your resources.
STEP 4: We guide you though the workshop and give your children time to innovate, create, and tinker.
STEP 5: You join the Show and Tell session where we get to discuss and see all the wonderful creations the children have made. A chance for children to practise oracy and presentation skills.
Why should you sign up your school?
iOi STEAM Live has been designed to be integrated into the curriculum. Our workshops are an engaging way of involving children in the theory and practice of STEM/ STEAM while they are also having fun. Children will gain the vital lifelong skills of: problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking, and curiosity. The programme will enhance children’s development, increasing resilience, improving wellbeing and capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Have any questions? Please email us: email@example.com
iOi STEAM Live workshops sit within three themes:
Save Make Reinvent – exploring sustainability and the circular economy through immersive workshops like Junk Bots, Natural Inks, and Digital Storytelling!
(Curriculum links – Science, Computing, Electronics, DT, Art & Design)
Imagine Me Imagine You – exploring self-regulation and the neuroscience of our brains to understand what makes us unique.
(Curriculum links – Science, PSHE, Coding/Computing)
Wild Eco Builders – discover how the science of nature can inspire us to imagine creative sustainable solutions when designing architecture and inventions for the cities and communities we live in. (Co-created with the LEGO Group).
(Curriculum links – Science, Maths, Coding/Computing, DT, Art & Design)
“Working with the iOi has given a purpose to our learning through critical thinking and creativity. Teachers now have the confidence for creative approaches to the curriculum and demonstrate how creative thinking can help cross-curricular learning.”
David Huntingford, Headteacher of William Ford Junior School in Dagenham
“The iOi helped us use our imagination. We use our collaborative skills to create something new.”
Pupil, Keir Hardie Primary School
“I thoroughly recommend as there are plenty of cross curricular links, it’s a big thumbs up from us here at Duncombe!”
Headteacher, Duncombe Primary
“It was a good ‘wow moment’. It reignites their (both teachers and children’s) interest, pushes them. It was a boost, so even the teachers can highlight what they were learning.”
Katie, ICT Lead
“The programme brought on their creativity. It highlighted critical thinking, ability to adapt, and multi-tasking.”
Nick, Class Teacher, Keir Hardie Primary School
Chat with us
If you’re a school focussing on children aged 5-11 and want to find out more about how to get involved in iOi STEAM Live, then book in a slot to chat with one of our team members. Or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.