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I love the 2017 “Build A Better World” Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP). Many public libraries have chosen to incorporate STEM, STEAM and Maker-Ed themes to align with the BuildBuild A Better World Summer Collaborative Library Program A Better World theme. This theme lends itself to introducing attendees to STEM practices and content, as well as 21st century skills. The video below is from a recent hands-on STEM and MakerEd presentation I conducted for Cocoa Beach Public Library in conjunction with their Build A Better World Summer Programs.

I set-up 15 STEM and MakerEd-based exploration centers for program attendees to explore. I chose STEM and MakerEd centers to provide opportunities for attendees to see how engineers help to build a better world on a simplistic and engaging level. The centers included: exploring low tech ed gadgets, tinkering, reverse engineering, boat building, coding, building 3 dimensional structures with recycled materials, building block center, math and architecture, aviation, and a ramp science exploration center. We had children as young as 3 years old to teens and the adults that accompanied them to the program, everyone was totally engaged in exploring how engineers help to build a better world.

The following video provides snippets from the hour long hands-on-minds-on STEM and Maker-Ed based program.   If your public library or school is looking for STEM, STEAM, MakerEd or Collaborative Summer Library Program 2018 professional staff development for its staff please contact me via the contact page. I provide STEM and MakerEd training year-round, worldwide.

 

 

 

The 21st CCLC program provides federal funding for the establishment of community learning centers that provide academic, artistic and cultural enrichment STEM training for 21st CCLC by Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowskiopportunities for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools, in order to meet state and local standards in core academic areas. This past week I had the opportunity to provide science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teacher training to middle through high school 21st CCLC Staff in Kentucky.  It was a short 3 hour afternoon session but it was impactful.

During the three hour training 21st CCLC Staff were immersed in STEM via conducting inquiry-based STEM investigations. Investigations included: exploring super absorbing polymers, designing, building and testing paper-based roller coasters, and we finished off the session with an introduction to reverse engineering. Attendees also had the opportunity to use some affordable technology such as: eye loupes, digital calipers, balances and levels. They were also introduced to many STEM-based literature resources for middle through high school students.

Even though it was a short session I truly believe the 90 attendees gained a great deal of first-hand experience with designing STEM lessons, and building an afterschool program that develops and strengthens 21st century skills. For more information about the STEM, NGSS and Science teacher training workshops and interactive keynotes Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski conducts year-round, world-wide, complete the contact page found on this site.

The following photos are a sampling of the STEM-based investigations the 21st CCLC Staff conducted during the training.

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