Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Programs Made Easy
Our children are lagging behind in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Schools have begun to concentrate on providing better education in these areas and now libraries are being asked to provide the same. Learn how to provide educational programs using STEM without going to school to become a scientist. Children’s librarians and associates will learn to present and adapt programs for multiple ages.
Participants will be able to:
- Identify the importance of science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) education for children.
- Create a lesson plan for a library program for children ages two through five incorporating STEM concepts into storytime and activities.
- Create a lesson plan using one or multiples areas of STEM for families with children ages two through 12.
- Develop an evaluation tool to measure the success of your STEM program.
Who Should Attend
Children’s and young adult librarians in public libraries and schools; library paraprofessional and support staff who are working with students, parents and teachers.
Course Level & Prerequisites
This course is open to library staff of all experience levels; no prerequisites are required.
Date(s) & Time(s)
This is a four week Moodle course run asynchroniously, meaning you will never need to login to a class on a certain date/time. This course will begin the week of July 15, 2013.
Credits &/or CEUs Heading
This course is certified to provide 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to students who pass the course. A certificate of completion will be sent to each participant upon successful completion for each course taken.
The American Library Association (ALA) has been certified to provide CEUs by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Individual courses must pass a rigorous certification process by ALA's office of Human Resources Development and Recruitment to be able to provide students with CEUs. If you have questions about CEUs or course certification, please contact Jenny Najduch in the ALSC office by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone 800-545-2433 ext. 4026.
Class size is limited to 30 students.
ALSC Personal Member: $115
ALA Personal Member: $165
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If you have questions about the course material, please contact the course instructor Angela Young.
If you have questions about registration, please contact ALA's Member and Customer Service Department by email or by calling 800-545-2433 ext. 5.
All other inquiries, including sponsorship questions, can be directed to Jenny Najduch, ALSC program officer, via email or by calling (312) 280-4026.
Cancellations must be made in writing and postmarked or faxed to the ALA/MACS department by no later than seven days before the class starts. Cancellations will result in a full refund less a $35 processing fee. NO phone cancellations will be accepted. Refunds will be processed two weeks after the start of the course. ALSC reserves the right to cancel a course for reasons including insufficient numbers of students. Cancellations after the course has begun will not be accepted.