STEAM Resources

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.

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TMC Labs

The Idaho Out of School Network (ION) and Idaho STEM Action Center have created over 20 Think Make Create (TMC) mobile STEM labs around the state. TMC Labs are designed to facilitate hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math learning (STEAM).  Learn more here:

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. You can check out the virtual Info Session on getting started with Girls Who Code here (from August 2023).

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.

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Summer STEM

This grant helps libraries provide STEM programming during the summer. The Summer STEM Toolkit also has great ideas for beginning STEM programmers.

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.

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.

Jennifer Redford

Youth Services Consultant
Email / 208-639-4147
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