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How to Facilitate STEM Summer Camps

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Tuesday, December 1, 1:30–2:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Jennifer Spencer  
Cooper Spencer  

Learn how to create your own STEM summer camp. Get resources, see plans and photos of activities, and learn how to make it a sustainable program.

Audience: Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Project-, problem- & challenge-based learning
Grade level: 3-5
Subject area: STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Designer
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
Facilitator
  • Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate ideas, knowledge or connections.
  • Create learning opportunities that challenge students to use a design process and computational thinking to innovate and solve problems.
Additional detail: Student presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of the session is to share our experiences with hosting summer STEM camps. Summer camps are a great place for students to get fully immersed in STEM in a unique way. Hosting summer camps gives the teacher a way to get their feet wet with STEM lessons while engaging the students. Teachers will walk away with ideas on how to host the camp, logistics of the camp, and actual lesson plans used.

Supporting research

All students need to have STEM education.
https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/nsb07114/nsb07114.pdf

Using robotics in education leads to unexpected benefits.
http://www.gettingsmart.com/2016/11/unexpected-benefits-robotics-in-the-classroom/

Teaching robotics to elementary students leads to students being better equipped for jobs in the future.
https://www.edutopia.org/blog/unlocking-code-robotics-in-classroom-julia-dweck

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Cooper Spencer, Auburn High School

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