Category: Posts by STEM Grantees

  By Jill Johnson Community-Minded Enterprises   A year in the making and worth every minute, the Spokane County Library District‘s STEM Kits are here! Almost.   Wednesday, Oct. 21, volunteers assembled the STEM kits, some 300 in all. The kits were made possible by a grant from Thrive Washington.   The official name of[…..]

By Manuela Crowley Director of Math Education, Zeno After 10-plus years bringing engaging math experiences to elementary schools in the Puget Sound, Zeno is excited to roll out our first program that focuses exclusively on early learners and the adults in their lives. MathWays for Early Learning is designed to equip pre-K families and early[…..]

When we applied for the Discoveries from the Field Fund grant from Thrive Washington, we knew: exactly what we wanted to do, some materials and activities to complete it, and who in our community would be able to implement it. But after attending the first meeting with our fellow grantees in October, we knew that[…..]

Imagine Children’s Museum goal is for teachers to increase their confidence in teaching STEM. Using activities designed to actively fuel learning, teachers have embraced unit themes covered thus far (rain, plants, birds, air and magnets) and eagerly await future topics. Activities have ranged from creating a balloon race track to learn about air movement, to[…..]

Visit the Frye on the first Friday of the month and you will find nearly 100 preschool children, parents, and caregivers singing and marching their way through the galleries. What’s the excitement? They’re learning to grow seeds, of course! The Seattle Children’s Theatre (SCT) is reading “And Then It’s Spring” by Julie Fogliano, all while[…..]

By Jill Johnson Community-Minded Enterprises When you think of a library, you think: books, the alphabet and reading. But the Spokane County Library District is leading the way in STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. As the recipient of a grant from Thrive Washington, the library district is creating STEM kits for use by[…..]

By Amanda Wilkening Visitor Engagement Manager, Hands On Children’s Museum Teachers in our focus groups identified Technology and Engineering as the two Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) areas where they most needed support. Focusing on these topics, we created five stations for our STEAM field trips that reinvented some of our favorite early[…..]

By Shelley Seslar Managing Director, North Central Educational Service District On April 14, as Phase 1 of our STEM project came to a close and Phase 2 took off, North Central ESD presented the fruits of our labor to our partner, Child Care Aware of Central Washington, as proposed in our Thrive STEM grant application[…..]

By AnnaMaria Paruk BurkeMobile Manager Here at the Burke Museum, we created two preschool programs for the Port Angeles and Royal City areas that included classroom visits, parent training, teacher training, and family events. While we are not finished with our programming, we wanted to develop something that could last between our visits — something[…..]

By Susanna Stratton STEM consultant for the Child Care Action Council As this project has progressed, the opportunity to attend Early Achievers cohort meetings for three separate counties has provided an outstanding platform for generating ideas, sharing experiences, and stimulating excitement for backyard STEM development. While working in conjunction with the structure of the monthly[…..]