Creative Constructor
Lab Virtual
Leadership Exchange
at ISTELive 21
Edtech Advocacy &
Policy Summit

How to Facilitate STEM Summer Camps Including Virtual Options

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Participate and share : Poster

Cooper Spencer  
Matthew Buckley  
Jennifer Spencer  

Get a look at how to facilitate STEM summer camps. Get resources, see video and photos from camps, and learn how to create a sustainable program. Leave with an understanding of how to create a summer camp program.

Audience: Library media specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Innovative learning environments
Grade level: 6-8
Subject area: Computer science, 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 provide 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

Why is STEM Education So Important?
https://www.engineeringforkids.com/about/news/2016/february/why-is-stem-education-so-important-/#:~:text=STEM%20is%20important%20because%20it%20pervades%20every%20part%20of%20our%20lives.&text=By%20exposing%20students%20to%20STEM,to%20help%20the%20student%20learn.

STEM Education Teaching and Learning
https://www.nsta.org/nstas-official-positions/stem-education-teaching-and-learning

7 Reasons Why Robotics Should be Taught in Schools
https://blog.robotiq.com/7-reasons-to-teach-robotics-at-school

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Presenters

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Cooper Spencer, Auburn High School
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Matthew Buckley, Southeastern Center of Robotics Edu

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