NYLA MSRT Webinar: STEAMing Up Summer Learning

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Speakers: Susan Considine, Leah Kraus, Margaret Portier, and Stephanie Prato, Fayetteville Free Library

In light of the changes in New York State to Summer Reading – specifically, the new emphasis on Summer Learning – libraries have a unique opportunity to update and enhance their summer reading programs in 2016.

This webinar will focus on ideas and inspiration for integrating STEAM and making into your 2016 Summer Learning programs. Ideas will include programs that have a science, math, engineering, arts and technology focus, including many that also integrate the Health and Wellness theme. We know that libraries hold a unique position in the learning ecosystems in our communities as informal learning platforms; this is our moment to position ourselves to play a critical role in providing year-round, all-age, interest-driven access to 21st century skills-focused, STEAM-focused, participatory learning opportunities with substantial learning outcomes that are so vitally important to our communities and our nation.