In this session, presenters Amanda Waugh and Dr. Mega Subramaniam share scholarly research in youth development and STEM learning, then translate that research into practical programs that school librarians can integrate into their practice. Participants learn about how connected learning, health research, and science fiction writing can bolster STEM engagement, the pro’s and con’s of makerspaces, and leveraging fiction reading into STEM engagement.
Introduce research into identity development and STEM learning
Develop ideas for incorporating STEM into the school library
Bolster student engagement in STEM through nontraditional routes