Your Name and Title:
Amanda Buschmann, Librarian; We Can Still STEM All Day: STEM in the Elementary Library Curriculum, Hybrid-Style
Library, School, or Organization Name:
Carroll Elementary / Sheldon ISD
Area of the World from Which You Will Present:
Houston, Texas, USA
Language in Which You Will Present:
Elementary librarians and STEM teachers
Short Session Description (one line):
Learn how to adapt your elementary library to include virtual STEM activities paired with texts, STEM stations/makerspaces, and STEM collaborations in this post-COVID environment.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
Despite the challenges faced with a hybrid learning environment, this year has afforded our STEM-certified library the opportunity to still engage in Storybook STEM activities, virtual makerspaces and STEM stations, and collaborations with content teachers. Gather some tips and tricks from Amanda Buschmann, a STEM-certified librarian with 17 years of education experience, as she adapted her Storybook STEM lessons to include both in-person and virtual students. She also created ways to continue traditions in her library such as STEM stations, Makerspace activities, and also collaborated with teachers to support their content, albeit in a virtual manner.