Leap into Science

Public event
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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Sam E. Hill Community Family and Center
6701 West Emory Road
Knoxville, TN 37931
Phone: 8659389164
Fax: 865-938-1914

The Tennessee Afterschool Network, The Discovery Museum and United Way of Greater Chattanooga are collaborating to host traings for educators trainings on a STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math) curriculum named Leap into Science Workshops. 

Leap into Science is a nationwide program developed by The Franklin Institute that integrates open-ended science activities with children’s books. The program is designed for children ages 3-10 and their families. The program empowers educators to offer workshops in community settings like libraries, museums, and out-of-school time programs to engage underserved audiences in accessible and familiar settings.

All library, museum, preschool and out-of-school time staff are invited to attend these trainings and join the national collaborative. For those interested in education beyond the one-day training, Leap into Science also offers an opportunity for participants to become an Educator and receive more extensive materials, ongoing support and the opportunity to become part of a national network of Educators. In order to be eligible to become an Educator, participants must:

  • Lead at least three workshops per year for children and families
  • Lead an event during National Leap into Science Week (last week of February)
  • Participate in quarterly calls for trained educators in your state
  • Complete brief online surveys after each event and at end of program year

Educators are also eligible to receive one set of curriculum and a Leap into Science: Balance kit. To apply to receive a Leap into Science: Balance kit please complete the Commitment Questions here. (Only one application per organization/branch.)

Visit the Leap into Science website for more information about this program. Leap into Science is funded by National Science Foundation, and led by The Franklin Institute andThe National Girls Collaborative Project.

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