53 teachers from West Sound and Mid-Columbia STEM Network participated in two after-school sessions, learning how to effectively implement K-2 Energy Storytime STEM-packs in the classroom. Everyone enjoyed the captivating story The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind and had fun building their windmill. Teachers collaborated in Zoom breakout rooms to think about how we use electricity in community places, inspired by Daisy, a young girl riding around her town on the back of her dad’s motorcycle, in the book My Papi has a Motorcycle.
Feedback from the teachers showed how confident they now are to implement STEM with their young students, as evidenced by their personal reflections that they shared at the end of the workshop.
This professional development was made possible by funding through a Career Connect Washington Intermediary Grant Award for Renewable Energy Pathways to West Sound STEM Network. Storytime STEM is a partner in this work, focusing on early learning.