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What is Encounter Edu?

Award-winning online platform providing curriculum-aligned full lessons, activities, multimedia resources and live lessons with a focus on STEM and global issues.

All resources are created in partnership with experts in their field from scientists to conservationists, and architects to aid workers, meaning we help students not just know about a subject, but enhances aspiration and action.

Classroom resources and live lessons are aligned both to the National Curriculum and to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and filtered by age and subject.

Teacher resources provide full uni ts and individual fully-resourced lessons on a range of topics.

Multimedia contains galleries, short videos, interactive diagrams, and virtual reality content to bring learning to life.

Take action hosts science investigations, craft activities, interactive quizzes, and action ideas for classes and STEM clubs.

Live lessons give classes live access to a range of experts and environments from the Arctic to submersibles and many places in between.

Professional development has background informat ion on science and teaching, and these are suitable for research activities for exam classes.

Recommended Usage

Encounter Edu is designed to be as flexible as possible. Teachers and parents may want to use just a single video or lesson. Our regular live lessons for premium subscribers will offer classes and parents a weekly dose of inspiration.

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build student knowledge
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improve teacher knowledge
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CompanyBusiness Name: Encounter Edu
HQ Location: United Kingdom
Founded: 2021
Age Range5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16
FeaturesNational CurriculumLearning ResourcesMultimediaOnline LessonsScience LessonsDownloadable ResourcesStem ClubsLive LessonsInteractive QuizzesStudent Activities
LanguagesEnglish
AccessibilityModerate features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy PolicyGDPR
RequirementsInternet - Low BandwidthInternet - High BandwidthDesktop - MacDesktop - WindowsDesktop - ChromebookDesktop - LinuxMobile - iPhoneMobile - iPadMobile - WindowsMobile - Android

For Live Lessons access to YouTube and decent internet connectivity is required.

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As soon as you sign up you have immediate access to Encounter Edu resources and live lessons. It can take a bit of time to browse the site fully to find the full possibilities and advantages of teaching with Encounter Edu.

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Home LearningParent Access

Parents can create the account.

Parent and home learning accounts are available.

TagsEnrichmentLive LessonsVirtual School TripsScience CapitalScience SkillsSTEM ClubsExpertsGlobal Education21st Century SkillsSTEMSTEAMGlobal CitizenshipEco Schools
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Some resources are available to teachers and parents for free as part of our partnerships under a Plus account, with Premium accounts offering access to all resources and live lessons.

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4.7 out of 5

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J Williams

National Education Coordinator

Canada

Used Encounter Edu monthly for 7–12 months

Mar 2023

Its an exceptional resources to seed ideas. however since the Pan-Canadian expectations vary from the original source documents some triage of the content is required. This takes time. The one thing teachers claim not to have a surplus of. The score of 9 accounts for this 'slight' inconvenience.

J Williams found Encounter Edu:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Since it is written with a different education system in mind, teachers will need to find time to triangulate the context and learning tasks to their own contexts. I do that up front work, then share with with teachers showing that there is good resources available. They do not have to create the lesson concept from scratch. It's a small time saver.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    The guidance / background documents provide essential information that many educators (generalist) do not know or have not learned. The backgrounders build the teachers pedagogical content knowledge for marine science and related technologies.
  • Slightly improves attainment
    I do not understand this question.
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
    since I work with teachers, I would have to say , yes.
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Laura Rodwell

Eco council leader and Ta

Used Encounter Edu monthly for 3-4 years

Mar 2023

I think this is an important part of children learning and the video and live lessons are amazing.

Laura Rodwell found Encounter Edu:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Resources
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    Help to deliver the lesson confidently.
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Children love to be videos which shows live events/
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Shawna

Professional Development Specialist

TGR Learning Lab, United States of America

Used Encounter Edu occasionally for 4-6 months

Mar 2023

I've already shared it with my colleagues

Shawna found Encounter Edu:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Relevant and engaging videos, lesson ideas, slides and activities that are Student-centered
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    I was able to see in real time the human impact on the ocean and it motivated me to spread the word and activate us all to change
  • Moderately improves attainment
    moving students from curiosity to knowledge, to action
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Students seeing the reality of plastic waste, coral beaching, etc - the downside is they are voters or decision makers -so it can feel hopeless
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Jana

teacher

Gymnasium, Šrobárova 1, Slovakia

Used Encounter Edu weekly for 4-6 months

Mar 2023

As an English my second language sometime I struggle with the language

Jana found Encounter Edu:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    gives me more ideas during the lessons
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
    many resources
  • Moderately improves attainment
    broad my knowledge
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
    cant really say but if I pass my knowledge of your resources to them then probably yes
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Helen Sowerby

Science & Engineering Teacher

Used Encounter Edu occasionally for 1-2 years

Mar 2023

I love your resources, I recommend them all the time. The only issue I have is that your live lessons very rarely line up with our school day so I've never actually managed to use a live lesson live.

Helen Sowerby found Encounter Edu:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Used your submarine resources heavily for both Physics and Engineering lessons
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    For colleagues who are teaching outside of subject area, then it helps provide grounding in the subject and scaffolding to build confidence in delivery.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Students like the real world examples of scientific and engineering principles, so it is easier for them to engage. Particularly true for lower attaining students.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    For higher attaining students provides them with a springboard that they can do their own research from.
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V Willmott

KS2 Teacher

Used Encounter Edu occasionally for 0–3 months

Mar 2023

Varied activities and information about the Arctic which supplements other online resources

V Willmott found Encounter Edu:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Used selection of the resources to support a cross curricular topic on the Arctic
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    Understanding the work of the Arctic Survey team
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Interactive Arctic food chains website supported pupils' developing understanding of food chains and allowed then to create food webs. We didn't use the mobile activity as too fiddly.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    as above
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Kerry Hosmer

Head of School

st simon and, England

Used Encounter Edu occasionally for 3-4 years

Mar 2023

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Kerry Hosmer found Encounter Edu:
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
    No
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
    Facts and details
  • Does not significantly improve attainment
    .
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    .
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Stefan Mruk

teacher

Szkoła Podstawowa W Kleszczelach, Poland

Used Encounter Edu occasionally for 3-4 years

Mar 2023

The project is excellent

Stefan Mruk found Encounter Edu:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Live lessons and printable materials
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    Good examples of lesson plans
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Benefits in gaining teacher degrees
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    They learn a lot during Arctic and sea live lessons.
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Kay

Home educator

home education, England

Used Encounter Edu occasionally for 1-2 years

Mar 2023

Likely to recommend

Kay found Encounter Edu:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Ideas for lessons
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    Live lesson, real experiences
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Being part Of an experience
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Seeing live corals and a working farm
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K.Hodgetts

Head of Science

Used Encounter Edu for 2 years

Jul 2020

such a range of resources on the website with so many more I still want to use, I just have to choose which ones and when to incorporate into my planning.

K.Hodgetts found Encounter Edu:
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    when using the coral reef resources they are much more knowledgeable of the living organisms now
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    using the photo resources and videos is a huge help and just the structure of the resources means I have new ways of presenting information to the children without preparing it all myself.
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge and skills
    about the variety of living things on a reef
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Liudmyla

EFL Teacher

Novoyegorivka school, Ukraine

Used Encounter Edu for 2 years

Jul 2020

The amount of information, researches, Live lessons, experiments and live discussion with explorers and scientists are of significant importance for education and future jobs choice. Teachers and students with their parents can find here a lot of explanations on how to solve problems we face today and how to make this world better!

Liudmyla found Encounter Edu:
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    My students improved their English, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology knowledge.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Teacher Resources are of great help to prepare perfect lessons as well as Live Lessons!
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Me personally learned so much about underwater life, plastic pollution, soils, and so on! Working with Teacher Resources, my lessons are filled with up to date information and that make my students amazed!
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Jennifer

Teacher

Surrey School District #36, Canada

Used Encounter Edu for 1 month

Jul 2020

Excellent quality resources

Jennifer found Encounter Edu:
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    excellent clear resources assist student's skill development
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Instead of creating a resource which takes many hours, high quality resources are ready at hand.
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Finding resources quicker allows one to look for even more!
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Angharad Pass

Teacher and Science Lead

Used Encounter Edu for 2 years

Jul 2020

The live content is fascinating, the scientists and science communicators are really interesting and have great content. The sessions are well organised and link to practical activities.

Angharad Pass found Encounter Edu:
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Learning about the animals in the Arctic - building knowledge about food chains there.
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Planning investigations linked to the live content e.g. the 'Blubber Gloves' investigation - all planned and list of materials needed.
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Finding out more about interesting locations around the world e.g. going in a submarine to the deep depths of the ocean.
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Kevin

Executive Commercial Assistant

Maritime Training Academy, Kenya

Used Encounter Edu for 3 days

Jul 2020

I am confidence of all the arrangements and the punctuality through the you-tube link plus the speakers being knowledgeable

Kevin found Encounter Edu:
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    I got to know more about arctic circle environment.This has helped me to work out an assignment that I had from Maritime Training Academy-UK
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    My online course instructor didn't have to go it with me about arctic circle thus giving him time to work on some of his issues
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    I am not sure if the teacher learns from it the way I am
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Louise Williams

Head of Chemistry

Used Encounter Edu for 6months

Jul 2020

May not be appropriate for all colleagues

Louise Williams found Encounter Edu:
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Recording of live lesson on rocky shore ecology helped to prepare students for a recent field trip.
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Lesson plan, pre-recorded video and resources on rocky shore ecology
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Teaching OCR A Module 4 as part of maternity cover so having really accessible resources has been extremely useful
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Allison

Parent

Parent, Wales

Used Encounter Edu for 3 months

Jul 2020

Absolutely fantastic - an invaluable resource during school closure due to the Covid-19 lockdowns

Allison found Encounter Edu:
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
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Jul 2020

During Covid, access to specialists was restricted- this provided it and more. Thank you. Picked random organisation. Wouldn't accept home educating

Sammie Hubert found Encounter Edu:
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Soils, ocean pollution, coral reefs, arctic
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
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Ro

Head of Humanities

Used Encounter Edu for 3 months

Jul 2020

The FSC live lessons were very helpful during lockdown

Ro found Encounter Edu:
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    The FSC live lessons helped students learn about fieldwork
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    No difference
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
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Liudmyla Talashkevych

EFL Teacher

Novoyegorivka school, Ukraine

Used Encounter Edu for 2 years

Jul 2020

The resources you provide the teachers with, are of great help in teaching communication, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration (I mean students' projects) and of course irreplaceable in taeching reading, speaking and listening skills

Liudmyla Talashkevych found Encounter Edu:
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    They became better in Biology, Ecology, STEM. My students are more active in solving local ecological problems. They think of their future professions such as ecologists, marine engineers, biologists, agronomists.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Live Lessons and Teacher Resources are of unbelievable help for teachers on how to make the learning process amazing!
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    I've learned so much on different spheres of science! EncounterEdu is my favourite resource in Remote Learning.
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Marion Skene

Teacher

Letham Primary school, Scotland

Used Encounter Edu for 8 months

Jul 2020

It's a fantastic resource, the kids loved the live lessons and Jamie Dunlop Buchanan is a very engaging presenter.

Marion Skene found Encounter Edu:
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Learning about th coral reef environment and the effect of climate change on it.
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
    It doesn't reduce workload but is a fantastic resource to have.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Learning more about the science of environments and also ideas for experiments.
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Nicole Lockwood

K-4 Science Teacher

Black Pine Circle School, United States

Used Encounter Edu for 4 months

Jul 2020

The curriculum is very comprehensive. It would work well alone or as part of a unit on coral reefs. I haven't taught the other units, but they also look great. This is an excellent option for distance learning science during the pandemic and can also be used in the classroom. I like the mix of science and creative, hands-on activities such as the coral reef mural or diorama and the Ultimate Coral Animal.

Nicole Lockwood found Encounter Edu:
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Students learned a lot about coral reefs and became motivated to protect coral reefs.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    The ready-made slideshows were very helpful. It saved me a lot of time and was perfect for distance learning.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    I learned more about coral reefs through the curriculum.
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Pat

Head of Geography

Used Encounter Edu for Years

Jul 2020

Excellent resources engaging and topical together with Live events

Pat found Encounter Edu:
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Massive impact on student's knowledge and understanding of Oceans
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Excellent teaching resources and SOW used for Yr 8 Oceans
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    Super resources
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Stephen Schwab

author . consultant

Geographical Association, England

Used Encounter Edu for 2 yrs+

Jul 2020

top lesson places & people, top resources

Stephen Schwab found Encounter Edu:
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    reduced by live lessons & reources
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    live lessons
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KONSTANTINOS KALEMIS

EDUCATION COORDINATOR

UOA, Greece

Used Encounter Edu for 2 years

Jul 2020

easy to use

KONSTANTINOS KALEMIS found Encounter Edu:
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    innovation
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge and skills
    inclusion
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Rex Stidwell

Assistant Head

Used Encounter Edu for Since polar challenge days

Jul 2020

Top geography, based upon real world research, brings the topic alive, provides excellent resources. Thank you!

Rex Stidwell found Encounter Edu:
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    knowledge of complex natural systems linked to real world examples and active research scientists
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Excellent resources, ready to use without adaptation
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge and skills
    good quality information to enhance understanding of the topics is always provided
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