STEM Beyond the School Day Series – Engineering Mindset 10

Engineering Mindset 10 and Beyond : Children Envision Themselves as Engineers

Anyone Can Be An Engineer (or STEM professional) with the Right Set of Skills, Opportunities, Supports and Interests

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Creating a Summer Like No Other: Introducing Summer Re-Boot Camp 2021

Are you looking for training for your summer staff? As we continue to navigate through the impact of the pandemic, many programs will be offering face-to-face camps and activities this summer. With the anticipated hiring of many new staff, there is a need for training services that will help develop the skills they need to serve children and families across the country.  (more…)

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STEM Beyond the School Day Series – Engineering Mindset 9 – Team Work

Engineering Mindset 9: Children Work Effectively in Teams When you think teamwork skills as part of afterschool activities, I’m going to guess that science isn’t the first activity that comes…

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STEM Beyond the School Day Series – Engineering Mindset 8 – Failure

Engineering Mindset 8: Children Persist and Learn from Failure Can you remember a time when you failed?  Was it public--a moment when you get a pit in your stomach, your…

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NAA’s Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders 2021

The Connecticut After School Network would like to recognize NAA’s Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders 2021 honoree Mackenzie Steadman! This annual honor is given by the National AfterSchool Association to recognize emerging leaders who are making a significant impact in the afterschool field. (more…)

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STEM Beyond the School Day Series – Engineering Mindset 6 or Math…Yuck!

Engineering Mindset 6: Children apply Science and Math Knowledge to Problem Solving Engineers use knowledge of math and science to solve problems. They combine that knowledge with their own creativity…

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STEM Beyond the School Day Series – Engineering Mindset 4 or What to Watch on TV

Engineering Mindset #4: Children Consider Criteria and Constraints that Require Tradeoffs If you’ve tried to solve a problem, or teach problem solving skills in a blue sky sort of format…

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