STEAM Initiative – Part 3 (Spring Cohort Only)2019-01-16T14:26:22+00:00

STEAM Initiative – Part 3 (Spring Cohort Only)

STEAM 1: Believe                                                                                                        Thursday, January 24, 2019

  • Explore the role of the afterschool practitioner in providing youth with science-related activities
  • Explore ways to get youth excited about STEAM-based activities
  • Increase awareness of art being infused into STEAM-related activities


STEAM 2: The 5E’s Instructional Method                                                                Thursday, February 7, 2019

  • Learn how inquiry can be infused in science lessons by using the 5E’s
  • Further explore the role of the afterschool practitioner in facilitating inquiry-based learning in afterschool
  • Practice the use of purposeful questioning
  • Practice designing ways to extend and evaluate STEAM-related activities


STEAM 3: The 5E’s Competencies                                                                             Thursday, February 28, 2019

  • Discuss STEAM-related stereotypes and the impact on youth
  • Explore the 5E’s competencies as a method of self-assessment
  • Practice using the 5E’s competencies in STEAM activities
  • Learn more about Communities of Practice (CoP)
  • Practice ways to strengthen CoP


STEAM 4: Strengthening Lesson Plans                                                                     Thursday, March 14, 2019

  • Explore and learn more about STEAM-related careers
  • Explore ways to expose youth to STEAM careers and infuse learning into STEAM activities
  • Learn ways to strengthen lesson plans by infusing literacy into STEAM activities


STEAM 5: STEAM Curriculum                                                                                     Thursday, April 4, 2019

  • Explore STEAM Curriculum
  • Use existing knowledge of the 5E’s to present STEAM activities from preexisting curricula
  • Participants will choose a STEAM enhancement based on youth and practitioner interest



STEAM 6: Individualized Approach to STEAM                                                         Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • Explore curriculum-based STEAM activities versus individual lesson plans
  • Explore ways to overcome obstacles in presenting STEAM in afterschool
  • Create a plan for sustaining STEAM efforts in the afterschool program