I am excited to start working directly with all kindergarten through eighth grade students as your new STEAM teacher! STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. I am leaving behind a four successful seasons as the Director of Summer STEAM Programs at CU Science Discovery. My primary duties were to oversee all aspects of a STEAM summer camp program, with over 200 programs, that served 3000 kids each summer!
This year, I intend to empower all kids in grades K-8 to explore their internal sense of wonder and imagination to solve real world problems. Kids will investigate, design, plan, create, evaluate, and communicate their work to each other and the community. I will be leveraging my connections with the CU Boulder campus to bring engineering students into the makerspace, to coedesign a working toy for kids in Children’s Hospital through my new nonprofit EcosySTEM ARTS. I am also launching a Technology Student Association chapter for our 7th and 8th grade students!
STEAM Exploration areas for this school year include the following.
- Boat Design
- Digital Media (video, photo, graphic design)
- Product Design
- Simple Machines
- Solar Decathlon home design
- 3D design and printing
If you are interested in sharing your background in STEAM to better serve our community of learners, please don’t hesitate to reach out and say hello. My door is always open for collaboration. Come visit and try some STEAM activities!
I look forward to meeting you soon!