We applied for and got a NASA Summer of Innovation award to have some teachers do STEM activities with the middle school kids (entering 4-9) at New Smyrna Beach Boys & Girls Club over the summer.
Each session – 1-2 hours with the 11-20 kids, up to 1 additional hour with “educators” discussing STEM / Engineering teaching using the activity
Any weekday. There are dozens of NASA activities with lesson plans, or choose your own. There is a Professional Development Workshop component so there will be at least one other adult “educator” there who will be helping and learning.
PD Workshop participants help with the activity with the kids, and discuss the activity with the Lead Educator immediately following the session. Each PD Workshop participant creates a “engineered solution story” based on the activity, appropriate for self-directed Differentiated Learning.