STEM After-School Enrichment Clubs
After-school clubs are not new in our district. Many schools around the district offer robotics, foreign language (including ASL), cultural, and religious clubs. Even more offer after-school tutoring. But what about STEM?
STEM clubs may have the following benefits:
Maybe you have wanted to start a STEM Club, but weren’t sure how to do it. There are many resources available for you.
Science Foundation Arizona has created a STEM Club Guide, with everything you need. They offer a STEM Club Conference in June. They have ongoing panels and forums, where educators from across the state can “meet up” to pose questions and seek answers from others. Registration is open right now for the 2nd Annual STEM Clubs Conference this June.
At the conference, you will have the opportunity to:
Each school may send up to 2 participants, using the following link to register each participant: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7DS6T8G. PLEASE REGISTER EACH PARTICIPANT SEPARATELY.
If your school wants to offer After-School Enrichment STEM Club, consider attending the conference this summer.
For more information on this event, please contact Stephaine Frimer at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on STEM Club at Cradleboard Elementary, please contact Susan Rodriguez at email@example.com.
Research shows that after-school enrichment programs are effective in stimulating interest in STEM-related careers, plus so much more. But don’t take my word for it. Read these letters from parents of STEM Club students.
I have noticed that my daughter became more brighter and more patient after she joined STEM Club. I have also noticed that she began reading more on her own and asking for books. She also started keeping a journal of her own. She writes in it daily. She
I am so proud of these kids. Even when the project didn’t work as planned, they kept smiles on their faces, shoulders erect, and went right back to work, trying to find the solution. It would have been so easy for them to have gotten upset or slumped their shoulders. Especially, in front of all their peers. My hope is that they can take that same mentality to the real world and keep smiling in the face of adversity. Keep their shoulders erect and get right back in there.
It’s not only knowledge for a career, but knowledge for life.