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Saturday, February 29


Grab-and-Go STEM
Preparing STEM activities does NOT have to be time consuming and costly -- this session will introduce participants to fun and easy pre-built STEM activities and FREE resources that will elevate an afterschool program's STEM game to the next level. By the end of the session, participants will have a few STEM lessons in their arsenal and information on free STEM resources that can be used all year long.


Becca Robison

Program Coordinator, STEM Action Center
The STEM in Motion program is dedicated to connecting educators to STEM resources. The STEM in Motion team travels the state, visiting schools and providing full-day STEM curriculum in K-8 classrooms. The STEM in Motion team is currently focused on connecting schools across the state... Read More →

Saturday February 29, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 1082


Aligning Afterschool with SEEd Standards
One of the goals of afterschool is to help support school day learning in fun, hands-on ways. This session will take you on a tour through the State SEEd (science and engineering) standards, and give you hands on experience with activities to support these standards for all age groups.


Deborah Ivie

Assistant Professor, USU Extension
Deborah Ivie has worked in the field of afterschool for over 13 years. She received her Master's Degree in Family Life Education with emphasis in Human Development and Early Childhood Education Certification from Brigham Young University. She is currently serving as a faculty member... Read More →

Saturday February 29, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 1021


Every Afterschool Kid Outdoors: Weaving Environmental Education into Afterschool Programming
Imagine afterschool programming that aligns with in-school outcomes, is grounded in peer-reviewed research, AND contributes to the mental and emotional well-being of students... all of this can be achieved by incorporating environmental education (EE) into afterschool programming. EE experts from Tracy Aviary will introduce session participants to the basics of EE by sharing research, case studies, and practical, ready-to-use activities and lesson plans. Let Tracy Aviary guide you in getting every afterschool kid outdoors!

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Kylie Jones-Greenwood

Community & Outreach Programs Coordinator, Tracy Aviary
Let's talk about rescue dogs, knitting, sci-fi books, tattoos, and coffee. Please use they/them pronouns when you talk to me.

Saturday February 29, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 1082


Electronic STEAM Toys: Teach STEM While Creating Art with Toys!
Toy developers have been hard at work creating options to teach concepts about electricity. In this session we will briefly learn how to teach with Snap Circuits, Electronic building blocks, Turing Tumble, and actual electronic components (batteries, buzzers and LEDs). For the second half of class participants will be encouraged to break into teams and play with types of STEAM toys on their own.


Roger Whiting

Teaching Artist, Community Arts of Utah
Roger Whiting is the sole proprietor of a business called Community Arts of Utah which partners with schools, cities and nonprofit organizations to create large-scale murals, mosaic murals and art installations that give voice to youth in underprivileged and underserved populations... Read More →

Saturday February 29, 2020 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 1008