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STEAM in Youth Programming

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This presentation was given at Albany Public Library Staff Development Day in Albany, NY in on November 14, 2013. In this presentation, Margaret Portier shares some ideas for how to incorporate STEAM literacies in library programming for all ages.

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STEAM in Youth Programming

  1. 1. MARGARET PORTIER DIRECTOR OF INNOVATIVE FAMILY SERVICES MPORTIER@FFLIB.ORG @TOPHILE POWERING YOUNG MINDS WITH NEW IDEAS. STEAM IN YOUTH PROGRAMMING
  2. 2. • SUBURBAN LIBRARY • CHARTERED TO SERVE 10,000 • SCHOOL DISTRICT HIGHLY RANKED IN SCIENCE AND MATH • SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY • ACTIVE VOLUNTEER BASE FAYETTEVILLE FREE LIBRARY
  3. 3. SCIENCE * TECHNOLOGY * ENGINEERING * ART * MATH WHAT IS STEAM?
  4. 4. COMMON CORE AND STEAM Common Core • Supports shifts in ELA and Mathematics • Learn by doing • Apply knowledge • Read for information STEAM • Opportunity to provide programming around these core subjects • Maker Culture • Learning for fun • Interesting
  5. 5. STEAMING UP STORYTIME • Read nonfiction books • Early literacy skills • Music, movement, and repetition • Coloring and crafts • Use technology • Counting
  6. 6. MAKING STEAM Making involves: • Science • Technology • Engineering • Art • Math
  7. 7. A MAKERSPACE FOR THE 5-8 CROWD. LITTLE MAKERS
  8. 8. STEAM POWERED CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING • Young Scientists • Extreme Weather • Murder Mystery in the Library • Fancy Nancy Tutu Tea Party • Potions 101 • Smart Play • Takeapart Tuesdays
  9. 9. TEENS ON STEAM • LEGO Robotics • Creation Club • Secret Science Club • eTextiles • Strongest Bridge Challenge • 3D Design • Minecraft in the Library • Volunteers
  10. 10. IT’S NOT JUST FOR KIDS STEAM FOR ALL AGES
  11. 11. Any Questions? MARGARET PORTIER DIRECTOR OF INNOVATIVE FAMILY SERVICES MPORTIER@FFLIB.ORG @TOPHILE SUSAN CONSIDINE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SCONSIDINE@FFLIB.ORG FAYETTEVILLE FREE LIBRARY HOMEPAGE: WWW.FFLIB.ORG FAQS FOR LIBRARIANS: WWW.FFLIB.ORG/MAKERFAQS MAKING! WWW.FFLIB.ORG/MAKE TWITTER: @FAYETTEVILLELIB

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