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Collaborations/Community Partnerships

<< Return to STEM in Libraries: Resources, Challenges, and Lessons Learned Community Dialogue Planning Resources http://www.starnetlibraries.org/resources/community-dialogues Host a “Community Dialogue” to discover more about how community members think and feel about science and technology learning. Libraries have used these types of events to tweak their programs and services and made connections with local organizations. Download […]

Keliann LaConte July 30, 2018 July 30, 2018
Youth Voice

<< Return to STEM in Libraries: Resources, Challenges, and Lessons Learned How can we give youth a voice in what they learn and choices about how they learn it? Here are some ideas! Start the conversation. Talk to youth in your community to build an understanding of their interests and identify possible leaders who could […]

Keliann LaConte July 30, 2018 July 30, 2018
Connected Learning

<< Return to STEM in Libraries: Resources, Challenges, and Lessons Learned How can we help learners connect their learning across personal interests and activities, academics, social relationships, etc. with the work that we do? See the following reports for examples and strategies. Margaret Glass (2015). Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums: Case Studies in Collaboration Association […]

Keliann LaConte July 30, 2018 July 30, 2018
Reaching At-risk or Underserved Audiences

<< Return to STEM in Libraries: Resources, Challenges, and Lessons Learned Ideas from workshop participants: Check stats for local area, compare to who is attending programs, target those who are missing. Drop-in programs, no booking A space for STEM helps to include people who don’t otherwise do that. Reaching out to community who don’t speak […]

Keliann LaConte July 30, 2018 July 30, 2018
How to Evaluate/Collect Feedback and Metrics

<< Return to STEM in Libraries: Resources, Challenges, and Lessons Learned Ideas from workshop participants: Reflection: Providing children with the opportunity to share their thought and learning process. Collect stats and give out feedback forms Survey Monkey Door counter Case studies of individual experiences Survey using national professional association standards Measure confidence Ask self-identified community identity (e.g., […]

Keliann LaConte July 30, 2018 July 30, 2018 evaluation
GO Clouds Top 10 Tips for Observing

The attached PowerPoint file (it’s the very last attachment) includes graphics for the top 10 cloud observing tricks, using the NASA GLOBE Observer Clouds app for citizen science. I’ve also included the individual graphics as separate files – these were created as social media shareables. Add a text message and post on your social accounts […]

Theresa Schwerin April 19, 2018 April 20, 2018 citizen science, clouds
Sherlock’s Fun Eclipse Calendar

I created a solar eclipse calendar to display in our library, to create interest in the event–each day is marked out until the day of the eclipse, and by then the sun’s disk is…eclipsed!  Feel free to use it for the same purpose!

Sherry Watson April 11, 2017 April 11, 2017 calendar, eclipse, sherlock, solar, sun
Books

<< Return to Books, Videos, Websites & More Have a favorite STEM book? Add it here! This wiki page was created to exchange ideas on books that can be used to support STEM programming. As a community member, please feel free to edit documents beyond this page that may be beneficial to your fellow library professionals. Space […]

admin July 5, 2016 November 8, 2016
Videos & TV Shows – Space Science

<< Return to Videos & TV Shows Below are videos and TV shows related to Space Science… The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers This NOVA collection of online videos and blog posts reveal the personal side of science. Find multiple web resources, including videos that feature space scientists, that are designed to break down STEM (science, […]

admin July 6, 2016 November 8, 2016
Interactive Websites – Professional Development

<< Return to Interactive Websites Below are interactive websites related to Professional Development… Click2Science PD http://www.click2sciencepd.org Click2Science is an interactive, professional development site for trainers, coaches, site directors and frontline staff/volunteers working in out-of-school time STEM programs, serving children and youth. LEAP into Science www.fi.edu/leap The Franklin Institute’s LEAP into Science program offers videos that showcase […]

admin July 7, 2016 October 5, 2016

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