STEAMing Up Your Library Programs – June 25, 2018
What is the secret ingredient for developing and implementing successful STEAM programs? Whether your library is large or tiny, well-funded or not, incorporating STEAM programs shouldn’t be daunting, difficult or expensive. By offering STEAM classes to your community, your library can provide an opportunity for students of all ages to develop skills in communication, creativity, problem solving, critical thinking and analysis. Children, families, and adults will be encouraged to ask questions, learn transferable skills, and delve into basic scientific concepts. With Leah Hamilton’s help, learn how to find talented and passionate instructors, develop crucial partnerships, and discover fun and easy ways to transform your existing library offerings into STEAM classes that will inspire creativity, laughter, and camaraderie!
Eat and Greet
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Lunch Provided by CEFLS
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Summer Reading Idea Exchange
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Leah Hamilton has a passion for STEM Education and Making and an inability to keep quiet about the benefits of makerspaces. As the Executive Director of the Phelps Library, she facilitated the design, development, and implementation of the Phelps Library’s STEAM Lab, an ever-evolving educational space for creativity based on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math and hands-on skill building, which received the 2017 Family and Community STEM Innovation Award by the Finger Lakes STEM Hub. Leah was honored as 2013 Director of the Year by the Pioneer Library System and, in 2017, was presented with the Moshier/Wynkoop Award for Distinguished Librarianship by the Public Libraries Section of the New York Library Association. Leah acts as a Library Educator, Consultant and Presenter for school districts, BOCES, libraries and library systems, and organizations regionally, statewide, and nationally.
RSVP with Dawn by Friday, June 15 as to make sure we have room for you.