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Out of School Time: Creating STEM-Rich Environments

December 13, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

***Please make sure to have a Zoom account prior to attending The Children’s Cabinet virtual trainings.*** (Handouts-Windows 10 or better)

Instructor: Constance Tomaneng

Nevada Registry Approved: 1.0 Hours

CKA: Environment & Curriculum

After-school care professionals play and important role in developing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) learning opportunities, increasing a youth’s natural interests, promoting learner-centered science, and integrating science. This interactive session uses a carousel of group-directed mini-centers that feature ways to create STEM-rich environments into their existing program.

Training Objectives:

1.To appreciate and understand the importance of creating STEM-rich environments in afterschool settings.

2.Understanding how to incorporate the six strands from the National Research Council’s Learning Science in Informal Environments: People, Places, and Pursuits in the creation of science-rich Environment.

3.Six mini-centers (Strands of Informal Science Learning Brainstorming Activities – Science Jeopardy® board game; Wonder Walls; Family Science Backpacks; Theme-Based Curriculum; Measuring Tool Kits, & B

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