Announcements, spotlights, and tidbits…
On February 8, 2024, Louisiana Region 3, 6, and 8 STEM Centers hosted RECIPE for Rural STEM Day. The STEM day took place at the Alexandria Mega Shelter and was an absolute success! It was filled with hands-on STEM exploration and exciting learning opportunities for our 5th and 6th grade students throughout Louisiana.
Discover SeaPerch and learn about the history behind it. Connect with local master trainers and register for upcoming SeaPerch opportunities in and around LaSTEM Region 6.
From NATIONAL GIRLS COLLABORATIVE PROJECT: Beginning in pre-kindergarten, research has shown that subtle features of common language used by teachers (and other adults, like parents and caregivers) can interfere with – or facilitate – the development of children’s own engagement with science. If you are an educator or caregiver working with young children, consider making a few shifts in the language you use when teaching STEM. Here are 3 simple suggestions from Amanda Cardarelli, a researcher at Education Development Center (EDC) who previously spent five years working at New York University (NYU) in a cognitive developmental research lab.