LEAP into Science training at Discovery Center

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Friday, November 2, 2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Discovery Center at Murfree Spring
502 SE Broad Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: 16158902300

Leap into Science

The Tennessee Afterschool Network, The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring and United Way of Greater Chattanooga are collaborating to host trainings for educators 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 Science Museum that integrates open-ended science activities with children’s books, 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.

Organizations participating in Leap into Science will:

  • Send a group of two or more educators (whenever possible) to a 4-hour of training on the high-quality science and literacy curriculum
  • Receive ongoing support and become a part of a Leap into Science National Network
  • Have access to the national Leap into Science leadership team and online resources
  • Participate in ongoing evaluation activities (i.e. surveys, interviews, site visits)
  • Receive one set of curriculum and materials kit per organization (valued at $300)
  • Host 3 balance-themed workshops for children and/or families using the Leap kit and curriculum by the end of February 2019.
  • Host a workshop during National Leap into Science Week (Feb. 25 – March 3, 2019)

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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