Coming Together to Prototype Innovation: Science Centers Educating Afterschool Providers in STEM and Making

Monday, October 1, 2018: 9:15 AM-10:30 AM
Meeting Room 15 (Connecticut Convention Center)
Session Leader:
Paula Gangopadhyay, Deputy Director, Museum Services, Institute of Museum and Library Services
Session Moderator:
Paula Gangopadhyay, Deputy Director, Museum Services, Institute of Museum and Library Services
Presenters:
Tara Cox, Manager of Professional Development, The Franklin Institute, Jason Hammond, Science Educator, Children’s Museum of Houston and David Wells, Director of Maker Programming, New York Hall of Science

This session will provide an overview, tips, and tools of how seven science centers and children’s museums worked collaboratively to train staff of approximately 35 21st Century Community Learning Centers—and then implemented a unique STEM and making curriculum (developed by the New York Hall of Science) across six states, inspiring more than 450 youth.