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…
– 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 (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.