Informational Articles Archives - STEM Education Works
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March 27, 2024

Developing a STEM Afterschool Program

KEY POINTS Find funding for your program. Design your program to fit your school’s needs and budget. Plan hands-on activities that encourage creativity. Advertise your program […]
March 27, 2024

Developing a STEM Summer Camp

KEY POINTS Adapt classroom material. Make meaningful and fun activities. Get creative with technology. When students spend the summer disconnected from the classroom, they can often […]
March 27, 2024

Developing a Classroom Makerspace

KEY POINTS Determine the space’s purpose and goals. Find the perfect spot and design. Buy needed materials. Begin implementing your makerspace. Incorporating STEM into the classroom […]
March 27, 2024

Applying Lab Safety to a Classroom Makerspace

KEY POINTS Make the safety rules clear. Keep things organized. Know emergency procedures for technology malfunctions. Makerspaces are places where creativity and innovation thrive. They should […]
March 27, 2024

Keeping Your STEM Classroom Organized

KEY POINTS Label all bins and group similar items together. Keep tools used most often easily accessible. Plan lesson materials in advance. Space and organization are […]
March 21, 2024

Developing an Effective Library STEM Program

KEY POINTS Make it fun, engaging, and hands-on. Involve the community. Provide professional development opportunities for library staff and educators. The number of STEM careers is […]
March 21, 2024

Using Libraries to Bridge the STEM Equity Gap

KEY POINTS Use fun extracurricular STEM opportunities to engage and educate the public. Invest in free resources to expand access to the community. Encourage collaboration among […]
March 21, 2024

Incorporating Tech Into Your School Library

KEY POINTS Create a makerspace. Invest in digital devices and digital content. Turn your library into an effective research hub. As technology becomes more prevalent in […]
March 21, 2024

Introducing Robotics to the Classroom

KEY POINTS Know the real-world applications of robots. Understand why robots are ideal tools for teaching coding and computer science. Find the right robot for your […]