10 months ago Veronica GonzalesKeymaster
“In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity”
– Albert Einstein
It’s times like this when the power and the value of the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice becomes very visible. Over the last few days, we’ve heard from so many of you who have questions and are looking for resources. And we’ve heard from even more of you who have ideas and information to share.
TIES is thrilled to launch STEM@Home™, a virtual collection of resources, webinars and workshops intended to help families keep learning going for their children while schools and other activities are suspended.
STEM@Home™ is intended to be a growing guide and TIES will update it regularly. Please share any additional ideas for webinars or online resources here.
While STEM@Home™ grows, TIES is also planning additional virtual gatherings and resource sharing to keep the SLECoP growing and vibrant. The need for the SLECoP and all that Community of Practice can offer in terms of resource sharing has probably never been greater. And TIES is honored to be in a position to be leading this initiative, with your support and guidance.
As our optimism about the power, trajectory and need for the SLECoP grows, we are also aware that the warnings about the COVID-19 are intensifying daily. With consultation from ecosystem leaders, the Detroit planning committee and health officials, we have decided to postpone the Fall convening.
While we all expect that the virus will be contained by the date of the planned convening in Detroit, Nov. 17 to 19, it is impossible to focus on planning and fundraising efforts for that event.
We plan to reschedule the Detroit event as soon as possible and will stay in close touch with you about dates.
The virtual gatherings will begin immediately with STEM@Home™, a series devoted to the Coronavirus and how to keep students engaged with learning.
Our first webinar, Cabin Fever Math!, is scheduled for Thursday, March 16 at 1:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. CT / 11:00 a.m. MT / 10:00 a.m. PT
Cabin Fever Math!
With kids across America stuck at home, they’re now going to be online for all their school day learning, along with all their video games and Snapchat. Screen time is going through the roof! What’s a parent to do?
How about a little hands-on math that gets kids up and moving? Long-time Ecosystem partner Bedtime Math has retooled games from their popular Crazy 8s after-school club to create a suite of grab-and-go activities that families can do at home.
Join Laura Overdeck, Founder, for ideas you can share across your community.
Additional webinars are being planned now and we will keep you updated. To submit a webinar idea click here.
Also, please see our growing list of online resources shared by members of the Community of Practice to help families keep the learning going during these challenging times. To submit more resource ideas click here.
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