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Wednesday, November 14 • 2:55pm - 3:45pm
What Can Your Library Do for STEM?

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North Andover’s Public Library and Elementary Schools have each received grants to expand STEM resources available to students, educators, families, and the greater community. These resources include manipulatives that encourage learning through play and experimentation while developing a coding and engineering mindset. This workshop will give K-12 educators practical advice in creating a partnership between organizations and give educators the opportunity to explore new or deepen existing partnerships with local organizations.

Participants will learn about the collaborative efforts of these seemingly disparate groups and how they have used STEM materials across the curricula. Presenters will bring manipulatives and engage attendees in an interactive demonstration of how STEM materials were incorporated into a lesson on poetry. Examples of effective ways students have demonstrated their learning using STEM tools will also be shared. Attendees will have access to lesson plans to download.

At the conclusion of the session, participants will brainstorm possible partnerships and how they can use these ideas in their own roles. Additionally, they will have hands-on time with manipulatives such as robots, circuits, and building materials.


Courtney Ahearn

Library Media Specialist, North Andover Public Schools

Charlotte Arrendondo

Head of Children’s Services, North Andover’s Stevens Memorial Library

Kara Larcome

PK-12 STEM Director, North Andover Public Schools

Dale Osborn

Library Media Specialist, North Andover Public Schools

Liz Sinclair-Fisher

Library Media Specialist, North Andover Public Schools & Stevens Memorial Library

Wednesday November 14, 2018 2:55pm - 3:45pm EST
Grand Ballroom Center

Attendees (7)