STEMulate your Afterschool and Summer Program
Willian Albert, STEMfinity
Afterschool directors and instructors face enormous challenges to support students in the STEAM fields…especially during the current pandemic. Educators can successfully implement STEAM education when they are supported with programs that are based on the best practices for program design. Project-based learning meets this need and provides the roadmap for afterschool providers to adopt a successful approach. We will highlight several hands-on resources as examples of project-based learning that integrate STEAM. These STEAM activities exemplify the benefits of project-based learning to enable students to transfer their knowledge and skills to real-world problems, to be motivated to learn, and to improve their math and science scores.