With just a month to go until our 2019 School's Out, Make It Count Conference, we're gearing up for a jam-packed event with over 55 workshop sessions, including 11 STEM-focused workshops for out-of-school time professionals.
Here are a few highlights:
Teaching Girls to Code and Change the World
Ngan Pham, Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is a global nonprofit on a mission to close the gender gap in technology. Come learn through hands-on activities and find out how to engage your youth in this endeavor.
Sneaky STEAM: Carnival of Creativity
Angela Prestinario, Stratum Limitless Learning
Spark creativity, inspire ingenuity, excite education! What's more fun than circus and carnival games coupled with food, entertainment, and education? Learn about circus history, the games, performers and animals that make it so much fun. Taste and learn about the science behind how cotton candy and popcorn are made, engineer a circus tent and trapeze artist. Bring the games to life by playing carnival game challenges, inventing how to make and market your own candy and stuffing your very own carnival animal.
In Good Hands: Designing Space Gloves to Protect Astronauts from Hazards
Lori Rubino-Hare, Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Northern Arizona University
Attendees will gather data about materials and their properties to design a glove that will be functional and also protect an astronaut from hazards such as cold, dust, and impact. This new curriculum is part of the NASA-funded Planetary Learning that Advances the Nexus of Engineering, Technology, and Science (PLANETS) project (NASA #NNH15ZDA004C). This high-quality STEM curriculum is research-based and easy to follow. Learn about units that integrate engineering and planetary science. See how to access them, engage in a sample activity, and find out about online educator support materials involved with the NASA-funded project.
Check out the complete workshop list with descriptions and get your team registered on our website here.