Inquiry-Based STEM Programming
Friday, March 23, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 105 AB
Transform your STEM programming with new approaches that encourage youth driven and connected learning. Using hands on examples we’ll show you how to embed inquiry based learning techniques into your programs. We’ll look at how you can align your STEM offerings with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and STEM pathways. Lastly, we’ll discuss outcomes and evaluating programs.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Know what inquiry based learning means and how to embed it into STEM programming 2: Gain a basic understanding of NGSS and connected learning 3: Learn how to develop outcomes and evaluate programs
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 2: People with some knowledge, who want to increase their understanding.
This session will have: Medium interaction (example: single speaker/panel with questions or discussion throughout)
Tags: Serving Youth, Children's Services, Innovation, Programming/Services, Young Adult Services, Youth Services
Renee Neumeier, Young Adult Services Supervisor
Evanston Public Library , Evanston , IL
Renee has worked in public libraries for ten years, always working with youth and teens. She currently oversees teen services at Evanston Public Library. She is passionate about STEM, making and community outreach and engagement. Renee co-facilitates the Tinker STEM networking group in the Chicago area. She also enjoys drinking copious amounts of tea and eating macarons.
Katie LaMantia, Teen Librarian
Schaumburg Township District Library , Schaumburg , IL
Katie LaMantia is a Teen Librarian at the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg, IL. She is a co-founder and organizer of the Tinker STEM networking group and is the co-author of the books, A Year of Programs for Millennials and More and 50+ Fandom Programs: Planning Festivals and Events for Tweens, Teens, and Adults.
Janet Piehl, Youth Services Librarian
Wilmette Public Library , Wilmette , IL
Janet most often works with tweens and technology, but will, when asked by young patrons, also work with a goat, a dog, or a cat. She is a co-founder and co-facilitator of the Tinker networking group.
Tyler Works, Youth Services Assistant Department Head
Indian Prairie Library , Darien , IL
Tyler has worked youth, teens and emerging technologies throughout his career. He is a co-facilitator of the Tinker STEM networking group. Tyler enjoys woodworking in his free time.