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Saturday, February 29
 

10:15am

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.

Presenters
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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

11:30am

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.

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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

11:30am

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!

Presenters
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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

11:30am

Fostering Equity in STEM by Girls Who Code
Computing skills are the most sought-after and highest-paying in the US job market, with demand growing 3X the national average. Yet fewer than 1 in 5 computer science graduates are women, and that number is declining. To close the gender gap in technology, we must teach girls and boys not only how to positively impact their community through code, but also how to be brave, resilient, and inclusive.

Note: this session will be facilitated primarily via video conference!
Additional resources can be found at: https://girlswhocode.com/clubs/

Presenters
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Ben Trentelman

Director of Operations, Utah Afterschool Network
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Ben Trentelman, a young padawan, began the long journey to becoming an afterschool Jedi. Trained and inspired in Ogden as a student and participant in the afterschool arts by his mentors at the Marshall White Community Center, Youth Impact... Read More →
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Amanda Souza

Manager of Community Partnerships, Girls Who Code
Amanda Souza is a dedicated advocate for educational equity. She has served students in several capacities and now works with Girls Who Code to increase computer science skills for female students.



Saturday February 29, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 1026

1:15pm

Near-Peer Mentors and National Youth Science Day
Do you want a fun, interesting way to get more kids interested in STEM? Do you know youth who would be willing to mentor younger kids for a few hours? Then you have the makings of a great National Youth Science Day! Come and join us for a hands-on Deep Dive into what NYS Day is all about, and walk away with all the materials you'll need to host an event of your own. It doesn't get much better than that.

Presenters
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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 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 1021

1:15pm

STEM: Easy as Gum and Chocolate
Science and Technology are becoming more and more relevant to our lives and adding STEM based activities to after school programming is not only fun for participants, but is beneficial for our youth. The National Informal STEM Education Network has free online STEM based curriculum and training videos. These activities are low cost, adaptable to any sized program and are easy for teachers to follow—no scientific background is needed. Using this resource, educators can add cheap, easy, and fun STEM activities to their programs.

Presenters
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Annette Cumins

4-H STEM Educator, Utah State University Extension
Annette Cumins has been working as a STEM Educator for 4-H in Weber County for nearly four years. She also works for the Weber County School District as an ESL aide, Special Education aide, and a STEM special instructor.
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Sarah Bhattarai

4-H STEM Educator, Utah State University Extension
Sarah Bhattarai graduated from Brigham Young University Idaho with a Bachelors of Science in physics. She has been working as a STEM Educator for 4-H in Weber County for over a year.



Saturday February 29, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 1082

2:30pm

The GREAT Great Salt Lake
Great Salt Lake is a living laboratory with a plethora of opportunities for learning, interacting with our environment, recreation and cultural engagement. Join us and gain not only a greater appreciation for the Great Salt Lake but tools and resources on how to teach about this great ecosystem. Experience hands-on demonstrations and activities that you can take back to your program.

Presenters
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Jaimi Butler

Coordinator, Great Salt Lake Institute at Westminster College
Jaimi Butler is the coordinator of the Great Salt Lake Institute, housed at Westminster College. Despite the Great Salt Lakes’ reputation for being inhospitable, Jaimi fell in love with the lake and made it her place. After graduating with her Fisheries and Wildlife degree from... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 1082

3:45pm

Family Fun STEAM Nights
With all the buzz of teaching science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), it’s the perfect time for magnifying STEAM education in your program. Hosting a Family STEAM night is one way to do this. This session is designed to bring new ideas and conversations to an age-old practice and to help new and seasoned coordinators design a plan for their first extravaganza! Family STEAM nights are the best ways to: involve families as partners and key stake holders, use real life experiences to connect learning with the broader community, and build program-wide excitement about STEAM.

Presenters
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Megan Shaw

Program Coordinator, Neighborhood House
Megan has worked at Neighborhood House since 2012, starting first as a teacher before becoming the School Age Program Coordinator. Megan began her twenty-plus year career at the Boys & Girls Club after being inspired by the adult mentors in her life who showed passion for helping... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 1025