Check out the resources below to level up your programs with STEAM.
Quality STEAM programs have several elements. Check out the Dimensions of Success tool from The Pear Institute to find out more. Contact Jennifer Redford if you would like a trained DoS observer to visit your next STEAM program for an assessment.
Make IT at Your Library
This project supports “Making” in Idaho libraries by providing training and materials to implement STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)-based learning opportunities for all ages. Make IT encourages the use of tools and technology to engage patrons in new ways of thinking and creating. https://libraries.idaho.gov/stem/make-it/
Girls Who Code
Join students and educators across the country by partnering with Girls Who Code to bring computer science opportunities to elementary, middle and high school girls in your community! Girls Who Code Clubs are FREE after-school programs for 3rd-5th or 6th-12th grade girls to join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models and use computer science to change the world. Learn more by signing up for an upcoming Girls Who Code webinar.
Ready to join the movement? Complete a Clubs application here! As a Girls Who Code Community Partner, any clubs in our network are eligible to receive additional partnership benefits by indicating Idaho Commission for Libraries on the Club Application in the “About Your Club” Section on Page 4.
Idaho STEM Action Center
Engineering innovative opportunities for educators, students, communities, and industry to build a competitive Idaho workforce and economy through STEM and computer science education. https://stem.idaho.gov/
Build your library’s capacity to help youth gain skills for the future
The Ready to Code Collection provides resources and strategies for coding and computational thinking activities that are grounded in research, aligned with library core values, and support broadening participation.