STEM and the School Library: A Marriage That Makes Sense!
Listen and learn : Panel
Tuesday, June 25, 3:15–4:15 pm
Dr. Cathy Collins Karey Killian Darshell Silva
School library programs are uniquely positioned to play a key role in STEM education and to serve as powerful hybrid spaces for STEM learning. Learn how we incorporate STEM, how we encourage teachers with innovative STEM ideas and how we assist administrators with STEM initiatives.
|Audience:||Teachers, Principals/head teachers, Library media specialists|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Laptop: Mac
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Subject area:||STEM/STEAM, Science|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
Purpose: Participants will leave this session with ideas and practical resources for implementing STEM learning no only in their libraries, but with the entire school community.
Share best practices in STEM/ STEAM in school libraries
Engage / support / initiate conversation around STEM/ STEAM in school libraries
Share STEM/ STEAM resources for school librarians
Promote collaboration/ leadership by school librarians in STEM / STEAM initiatives
Correlate stem in school libraries with Future Ready Libraians framework , AASL and ISTE standards
Participants will understand action steps toward planning and execution of successful STEM related learning activities and programming which includes a global collaboration component.
Participants will leave the session with a knowledge of how to expand STEM resources in their library settings through grant writing and collaboration with teachers, Admin, local, state and national organizations.
Participants will leave with a practical toolkit of STEM related digital resources, learning activities and programming ideas which meet NGSS and ISTE Standards. Ideas from the "Future Ready Librarians" Framework will be included.
I. Show slide with Slido URL for participants to enter their questions for panelist. What are questions that attendees have about implementing STEM?
2. Introduce experts on the panel (this can be on a slide where 1/2 screen is the Slido URL and other is our photo with key words)
3. Each panelist shares one way they are STEM leaders in their school community.
4. Audience will provide questions that panelists will address.
5. Closing with each panelist offering 3 tips on how to obtain ideas, resources, and support for STEM learning.
Slido will allow for an interactive, lively session in which participants will have the opportunity to fully engage with the panelists.We will monitor the time so that each section of our presentation objectives are covered.
"STEM and the School Library: A Marriage that Makes Sense,"Knowledge Quest, 04/29/16 by Cathy Collins
"The Science, Technology & Literacy Connection," Knowledge Quest, 07/17/15 by Cathy Collins
"Reimagining the Role of School Libraries in STEM Education: Creating Hybrid Spaces for Exploration." The Library Quarterly 82(2):161-182 · April 2012
"School STEM Programs Designed by the Experts,"
04/25/17 by Leila Myer
“STEM”-ulating Young Minds: Creating Science-Based Programming@ Your Library
TL Roberson - Journal of Library Administration, 2015