Storytime STEM-packs named as part of Iowa's STEM Scale-Up Program
Storytime STEM-packs was chosen from over 100 applicants to be one of thirteen STEM providers awarded this distinction in Iowa. In making selections for the 2021 menu, trained expert reviewers weighed evidence of effect, diversity impact, cost benefit ratio, sustainability, Iowa Core alignment and more.
The Iowa STEM Council made a total of 730 Storytime STEM-pack awards, providing a customized collection of Storytime STEM-packs™ specifically targeting PK-2 mathematics, science, engineering design, and computer science concepts. During July and August 2021, Storytime STEM-packs conducted virtual synchronous professional learning for 630 Iowa educators. Iowa educators were thrilled to receive Storytime STEM-packs.
PAsmart grant Storytime STEM-packs™: Entry Point for Early Computer Science and STEM Learning in PreK-2 Classrooms and Public Libraries
Governor Wolf talks to Gabriela Rose and Mike Fierle from AIU MSC
about Storytime STEM+C Bee-Bot Adventures.
Governor Wolf listens to Head Start children programming Dragon-Bot.
Governor Wolf visits an AIU Head Start classroom in Baldwin Whitehall to observe Storytime STEM+C Adventures, that were provided to 134 Head Start K-2, STEAM classrooms, and public libraries.
Storytime STEM-packs make it easy to integrate STEM+C concepts with children’s storybooks for ages PreK-2. Watch a short video about Storytime STEM-packs.
A popular children’s book
All the materials needed for an engaging STEM activity
A facilitator guide that makes connecting the story to the STEM activity easy
Fun and engaging for kids
Esy to use with minimal preparation time
Aligned to standards and research
Storytime STEM Partners Mon Valley Materials Handling Class
AIU Mon Valley Materials Handling Class students assemble and distribute Storytime STEM-Packs and Computer Science Challenges. Read the article here.
Storytime STEM-packs were developed with support from a National Science Foundation I-Corps™ for Learning grant under Grant No. 1546720