LEAP into Science - Wind training at Southeast Kansas Library System (SEKLS)

Public event
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
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Fredonia Public Library
807 Jefferson St.
Fredonia, KS 66736
Phone: 620-365-5136

The Southeast Kansas Library System will a host training 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. 

As a Leap into Science partner organization, you are committing to:

  • Scheduling and leading at least three (3) Leap into Science workshops for children and families living in underserved rural or urban communities by next spring.
  • Posting each workshop to The Connectory, a searchable directory for STEM programs across the country.
  • Leading Leap into Science activities during National Leap into Science Week during the last week of February.
  • Completing a workshop report following each workshop.
  • Participating in quarterly calls with other trained educators in your state.
  • Completing an annual survey and possible interview. 

Each organization who participates in Leap into Science will receive:

  • A 4-hour in-person training on high-quality science and literacy curriculum and facilitation strategies for two or more educators
  • Ongoing support during program implementation as part of a Leap into Science National Network
  • Access to the national Leap into Science leadership team and online resources
  • A curriculum and materials kit (valued at $300)
  • Web-based training on new curriculum themes in subsequent years

Please use the Commitment Form to apply for a wind kit (one per organization please).

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