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STEM Learning Events Across America
When I was young, one of my favorite things to do was to hang out with my dad in his workshop.
I was a girly-girl for sure, practicing cheers and creating dances, playing with make-up and dressing-up as princesses with my friends. My doll collection was extensive, and I had an enormous doll house that I could literally fit inside to play with my dozens of dolls.
But I also was a curious girl, who loved math and science and tinkering. I loved to know how things worked, how to make them and repair them. I learned to use power tools and to design and build things by hand. Although “Shop” classes in school back then were always filled with boys and the “Home Ec” classes were filled with girls, I found joy in learning both types of skills.
I’m truly thankful that my father encouraged me and included me in everything he did related to engineering, math, and science. As a computer programmer, he was even able to teach me very early tech skills and basic programming years before my friends had even seen a computer.
These days, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) courses are the norm in most schools. Girls are just as likely to be taking and loving STEM classes as the boys and that thrills me to no end. I have two little girls who are bright, curious, and talented so it’s wonderful to see them learning and loving different topics that once seemed taboo.
I am always looking for courses or events where my kids can learn and thrive. When I heard that the triangle area of N.C. was one of the locations chosen for Remake Learning Days Across America this year, I was ecstatic.
STEM Learning Events – Remake Learning Days Across America
Remake Learning Days Across America is a festival celebrating learning that began in 2007. Developed to provide opportunities for parents/caregivers to experience learning with their children, The festival is now taking root in nine regions across the country, giving families the chance to take part in the learning and the fun.
Remake Learning Days Across America ignites engaging and relevant learning in children at an age when they’re rapidly navigating social and technological change. The festival showcases hands-on, engaging educational experiences for youth from pre-K through high school.
Remake Learning Days Across America 2019 Locations:
Eastern Kentucky, April 12-20
Knoxville, Tennessee, April 15-20
Southwestern Pennsylvania, May 9-19
Southeastern Pennsylvania, May 15-24
West Virginia, May 9-19
Chattanooga, Tennessee, May 11-18
Chicago, IL, May 16-19
Triangle Region (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill), North Carolina, May 17-18
If you live near these locations, be sure to check out the Remake Learning Days Across America events planned in your area. Your family can participate together in lots of fun hands-on learning experiences together! Kids from pre-K through high school will benefit from these innovative learning events and enjoy developing their senses of creativity, perseverance and curiosity.
STEM – Remake Learning Days Themes
Several hundred Remake Learning Days events are being hosted by a variety of organizations and schools in each community. The events are organized by different learning themes such as Arts, Maker, Outdoor Learning, Science, Technology and Youth Voice. There are also professional development sessions featuring STEAM-inspired learning for school, out-of-school, childcare and non-traditional educators.
Remake Learning Days aims to prepare youth for the future and to help close the equity gap in education with the majority of events being FREE and accessible to all families. Remake Learning Days is possible thanks to the support provided by the lead sponsor, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and presenting sponsors, The Grable Foundation and Schmidt Futures.
STEM Learning – Remake Learning Days in Your Area
To see what is being offered in your area, search STEM Learning events of Remake Learning Days by date/time, location, learning theme, age group (pre-K through high school) and more.
Ready to join the movement? If you want to inspire youth to find their passion in learning and prepare learners for the future, join the fun! New regions are welcome to join Remake Learning Days Across America and host their own version of Remake Learning Days. Learn more here on how you can share your STEM learning event as a RLD Pop-Up event.
Visit RemakeLearningDays.org to learn more.