1 year ago Heather KleinerParticipant
LEGO Education Reception
Sci-Port Discovery Center
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
6:30 – 8:30 PM
You and a guest are cordially invited to join the North Louisiana STEM Alliance in welcoming Mr. Joseph Simmons, Regional Key Account Manager, LEGO Education to Shreveport-Bossier!
This is a networking event to meet key members of our beautiful cities, the North Louisiana STEM Alliance and its host organization, Sci-Port Discovery Center. Come learn more about how we are collaborating to enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, including the arts across North Louisiana.
Who is it for? Current and prospective members of the North Louisiana STEM Alliance (https://www.nlastemalliance.org/); citizens and leaders who want to improve education in the region; volunteers, faith-based groups, businesses, government, PK-12, after-school, out-of-school time, homeschool, college, career pathways, and lifelong learning.
Important Note: This is a special event. Sci-Port Discovery Center is closed for visitors the week of September 22-27, 2019 for renovations. The museum/science center will not be open for exploration. The event will be held on the rooftop and/or the Solarium.
About STEM Learning Ecosystems:
The North Louisiana STEM Alliance is a community of practice recognized by the STEM Funder’s Network STEM Learning Ecosystems (www.stemecosystems.org). Sci-Port Discovery Center is the host organization with Dr. Heather Kleiner as the leader.
A STEM learning ecosystem encompasses schools, community settings such as after-school and summer programs, science centers and museums, and informal experiences at home and in a variety of environments that together constitute a rich array of learning opportunities for young people. A learning ecosystem harnesses the unique contributions of all these different settings in symbiosis to deliver STEM learning for all children. Designed pathways enable young people to become engaged, knowledgeable and skilled in the STEM disciplines as they progress through childhood into adolescence and early adulthood.
Our Goal: is to coordinate efforts of diverse stakeholders in North Louisiana to provide high quality Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, including the arts, to all youth PK-16 and adults regardless of zip code.
Overall Impact: Since 2016, the NLSA collaborated on more than 70 programs, serving at least 22,000 individuals for a total of 39,000 contact hours. These activities include Professional Development workshops, student workshops, field trips, IMAX Dome Theater educational movies, summer camps, coding, robotics, festivals, faires, and environmental education/clean ups. We are now beginning our fourth year to serve more students and teachers in North Louisiana. We have over 170 members representing at least 60 organizations including non-profits, STEM expert organizations, PK-12 schools, colleges & universities, businesses, community groups, and government.
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