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KID in the Community: December 2018

By December 18, 2018No Comments

In between the daily school visits, after-school programs, busy weekends, and winter camps prep, the KID team was out in the community often this month making an impact! Here are some of the highlights…

Claire Cocciole at DC STEM Network’s annual STEM Summit

AIMS Technology & Innovation Conference (Baltimore, MD): KID Museum was proud to be a part of this Association of Independent MD & DC Schools conference for educators across the region. Maker Educator Ram Mosher brought our “KID Arcade” on the road, sharing hands-on project inspiration and best practices to incorporate in the classroom.

National Science Foundation’s Maker Summit (Washington, DC): Liza Manfred, KID Museum’s Director of Education Strategy & Planning, spoke at this summit focused on preparing a diverse and innovative STEM workforce through maker education. She shared best practices from our Invention Studio program.

DC STEM Network’s DC STEM Summit (Washington, DC): Claire Cocciole, KID Museum’s Director of Community & Maker Partnerships, attended this annual summit along with other industry, policy, and community leaders to explore ways to bring our high-quality STEM programs to more kids in Washington, DC.

Kemp Mill Elementary School’s Robotics Showcase

Kemp Mill Elementary School’s Robotics Showcase (Silver Spring, MD): After a multi-visit coding program at KID Museum, 3rd graders from Kemp Mill ES put on a robotics showcase back at school with continued support from teachers. The KID team got to see students proudly displaying their robotic creations, and the impact of a semester long pilot program in partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools. 

American Chinese School – Year-End Celebration (Rockville, MD): We brought our hands-on “KID Arcade” and “Light Play” activities to this American Chinese School (ACS) end-of-year celebration for kids, families, teachers, and community members of all ages to experience. ACS is a non-profit serving the community with classes in Chinese language, bilingual education, STEM, arts, and sports.