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STEM-errific Ways to Avoid the Summer Learning Loss
Thursday, June 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Presented by Darri Stephens, Director, Community Marketing, Wonder Workshop; and Namit Jindal, Product Marketing Intern, Wonder Workshop
Sponsored by Wonder Workshop
Parents and teachers alike dread the notion of summer learning loss, commonly known as the “summer slide,” “summer slump,” or “brain drain.” Whatever you may call it, research has shown that kids’ academic inactivity can lead to a month’s loss of performance for elementary students over the summer months. However, summer is the perfect time to engage kids of all ages in meaningful play activities. By seeking out a balance of offline and online activities, kids can continue to build skills around the 4Cs—collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication—throughout the summer break.
STEM-rich activities are an engaging way to combine summer fun with quality learning experiences. In this edWebinar, discover family-friendly activities that you can share with your students’ families, your neighbors, and your own kids! This recorded session will benefit STEM teachers, K-8 teachers, art teachers, SPED educators, librarians, tech specialists, administrators, and makerspace facilitators.
About the Presenters
Having taught students from elementary to graduate school, Darri Stephens enjoys connecting those in the education community through her Director of Community Marketing position at Wonder Workshop. A lifelong educator, Darri melds her love of content development, instructional design, educational research, and the ever-changing edtech world daily. Her award-winning work with educational leaders, from those in the classroom to those at the state level, is helping K-12 classrooms integrate technology thoughtfully and meaningfully. Inspired by her teaching in Los Angeles and NYC public schools for over ten years, she has earned master’s degrees in education from both Harvard University and Stanford University. Darri started her career as a Teach for America corps member. Previously, Darri was Senior Director for Education Content at Common Sense.
Namit Jindal is a sophomore at the Kelley School of Business majoring in information systems and corporate innovation. From an early age, an incline towards technology and a love for management helped him discover his passion. His passion landed him an internship at Wonder Workshop, a robotics company making cutting edge advancements in introducing children to programming. Having traveled to many countries around the world, he has had an opportunity to experience and understand different perspectives.
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Wonder Workshop creates engaging, hands-on learning tools, programming languages, and curriculum that bring STEM and coding to life for grades K-8. Robotics fosters critical thinking skills at an early age, encourages creativity, and turns students into makers rather than consumers. Wonder Workshop is the creator of the Dash and Dot robots. Let’s inspire students to be future leaders in technology. Find out more at makewonder.com