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Building STEAM with Día ALSC Webinar

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These slides accompanied a March 2015 webinar for ALSC on the topic of diverse STEAM practices, from the reasons to incorporate them in a youth library setting to age-appropriate examples and resources.

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Building STEAM with Día ALSC Webinar

  1. 1. Building STEAM with Día: The Whys and Hows to Getting Started Amy Koester | March 2015
  2. 2. Hello! I’m Amy. • Youth & Family Program Coordinator, Skokie Public Library • The Show Me Librarian • ALSC Public Awareness Committee • Building STEAM with Día Toolkit
  3. 3. On Our Agenda • What is STEAM, and how does diversity fit into the conversation? • Sample Programs by Age • Five Tips for Diverse STEAM Programs • Resources & Questions
  4. 4. What is STEAM, and how does diversity fit into the conversation?
  5. 5. STEAM Timeline • 1983 - Educating Americans for the 21st Century (National Science Board Commission on Precollege Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology) • 1989 - Education Summit convened by President George H.W. Bush • 1994 - Goals 2000: Educate America signed into law by President Bill Clinton • 2001 - No Child Left Behind signed into law by President George W. Bush
  6. 6. STEAM Timeline • 1983 - Educating Americans for the 21st Century (National Science Board Commission on Precollege Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology) • 1989 - Education Summit convened by President George H.W. Bush • 1994 - Goals 2000: Educate America signed into law by President Bill Clinton • 2001 - No Child Left Behind signed into law by President George W. Bush
  7. 7. STEAM Timeline • 1983 - Educating Americans for the 21st Century (National Science Board Commission on Precollege Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology) • 1989 - Education Summit convened by President George H.W. Bush • 1994 - Goals 2000: Educate America signed into law by President Bill Clinton • 2001 - No Child Left Behind signed into law by President George W. Bush
  8. 8. STEAM Timeline • 1983 - Educating Americans for the 21st Century (National Science Board Commission on Precollege Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology) • 1989 - Education Summit convened by President George H.W. Bush • 1994 - Goals 2000: Educate America signed into law by President Bill Clinton • 2001 - No Child Left Behind signed into law by President George W. Bush
  9. 9. STEAM Timeline (cont.) • 2002 - “Teach arts and sciences together” TED Talk by Mae Jemison • 2007 - Rising Above the Gathering Storm (National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine) • 2011 - Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: American’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads (National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine)
  10. 10. STEAM Timeline (cont.) • 2002 - “Teach arts and sciences together” TED Talk by Mae Jemison • 2007 - Rising Above the Gathering Storm (National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine) • 2011 - Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: American’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads (National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine)
  11. 11. STEAM Timeline (cont.) • 2002 - “Teach arts and sciences together” TED Talk by Mae Jemison • 2007 - Rising Above the Gathering Storm (National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine) • 2011 - Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: American’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads (National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine)
  12. 12. So why does this matter? • Minorities are underrepresented in STEM fields. • Minorities are underrepresented in STEM education. • Minority students’ STEM test scores are consistently below their white peers’.
  13. 13. So why does this matter? • Minorities are underrepresented in STEM fields. • Minorities are underrepresented in STEM education. • Minority students’ STEM test scores are consistently below their white peers’.
  14. 14. So why does this matter? • Minorities are underrepresented in STEM fields. • Minorities are underrepresented in STEM education. • Minority students’ STEM test scores are consistently below their white peers’.
  15. 15. So why does this matter? • It’s not about aptitude. It’s about: • Preparation • Access • Motivation
  16. 16. Preparation = Early Exposure
  17. 17. Access = Plentiful & Rich Options
  18. 18. Motivation = Interest-building & Relevant
  19. 19. Sample Programs by Age
  20. 20. Shapes We Eat: Preschool • 20-30 minutes • Round is a Tortilla and talking about foods we love • Measuring ingredients & making play dough • “Cooking” our favorite foods • Other diverse food titles on display
  21. 21. Moon Myths & Science: K—2nd grade • 30-45 minutes • Talk about history of science (technology/pre-technology) • Tell or read moon myths & discuss • Watch a video about moon phases • Recreate the phases of the moon with sandwich cookies
  22. 22. Taste Explorations: 3rd—5th grade • 45-60 minutes • Invite a chef/cook/baker to talk about the science and importance of taste • Taste map of the tongue • Potato chip taste tests • Candy taste tests • Discuss likes, dislikes, surprises
  23. 23. Highlights Map of the Library: 6th—8th grade • 60-90 minutes • Look at a traditional map of the library • Groups brainstorm their personal library highlights for middle schoolers, then take digital photos • Create a digital map of the library with the photos and commentary
  24. 24. Five Tips for Diverse STEAM Programs 1. Make it engaging & participatory. 2. Make it motivating. 3. Highlight diverse STEAM. 4. Use all resources available. 5. Create partnerships & collaborations.
  25. 25. Five Tips for Diverse STEAM Programs 1. Make it engaging & participatory. 2. Make it motivating. 3. Highlight diverse STEAM. 4. Use all resources available. 5. Create partnerships & collaborations.
  26. 26. Five Tips for Diverse STEAM Programs 1. Make it engaging & participatory. 2. Make it motivating. 3. Highlight diverse STEAM. 4. Use all resources available. 5. Create partnerships & collaborations.
  27. 27. Five Tips for Diverse STEAM Programs 1. Make it engaging & participatory. 2. Make it motivating. 3. Highlight diverse STEAM. 4. Use all resources available. 5. Create partnerships & collaborations.
  28. 28. Five Tips for Diverse STEAM Programs 1. Make it engaging & participatory. 2. Make it motivating. 3. Highlight diverse STEAM. 4. Use all resources available. 5. Create partnerships & collaborations.
  29. 29. Five Tips for Diverse STEAM Programs 1. Make it engaging & participatory. 2. Make it motivating. 3. Highlight diverse STEAM. 4. Use all resources available. 5. Create partnerships & collaborations.
  30. 30. Resources • Building STEAM with Día book lists (out now) • Building STEAM with Día Toolkit (forthcoming) • Día Program Registry • SLJ’s STEAM board on Pinterest • Your Stacks • Your Customers
  31. 31. Questions?
  32. 32. Let’s chat! • amy.e.koester@gmail.com • @amyeileenk • http://showmelibrarian.blogspot.com

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