Little Bear's Storytime & STEAM Activity

Winter Dates: January 6, 13, and 20 | 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Join us for a free and engaging story time where children participate in fun STEM/STEAM challenges based on beloved stories. Parents and children are welcome to attend one or multiple sessions. Class size is limited.

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STEAM RESOURCES

Taking a Trip Through History to Celebrate the Ute & Technology
  • Academics

Our fourth grade class, alongside STEAM instructor, Katie Behrmann, recently used the architectural contributions of Colorado’s indigenous peoples to explore the engineering design cycle. Using traditional materials, the students researched how Ute people historically engineered their shelters. Then, students performed rigorous testing on these tipis by putting them outside for the night and measuring how well insulated/ventilated the tents were through temperature data. 

School is Virtual in 2020: How can parents and teachers engage students with technology?

As technology continues to develop at a rapid pace, educators also continue to leverage it as a way to engage their students. There is no doubt that technology is both essential to preparing students for the future and a fun way to hook learners of any age. That being said, it is important to use technology in the appropriate ways to facilitate appropriate development and understanding. Below are some tips and examples to consider when engaging your students with technology.

STEAM Education in a Virtual Learning Environment

A month ago, many of us transitioned to a virtual school or work model. This may have brought significant changes to our lives, both professionally and personally. My life as an educator changed, but I was able to adapt to continue to offer quality learning experiences to my students. As the Middle School STEAM Coach at Aspen Academy, one of my roles is to teach an Innovation class to students in grades 5 - 8. Below are some tips that you can use, either as a parent or educator, to continue to inspire science, technology, engineering, art and math skills while learning outside of the traditional school building -- as well as a challenge!