Kreg Hanning, MIT Media Lab
Sue Cusack & Jacy Edelman, Lesley STEAM Learning Lab
2017 Scratch conference
Bordeaux, France July 18 – 21st, 2017
Valerie Shinas, Sue Cusack & Jacy Edelman
Lesley University, Cambridge MA
International Literacy Association Conference 2017
July 15, 2017
Mark Hurrie and Lindsey Tosches
John F. Kennedy Elementary School, Somerville MA
Sue Cusack, Jacy Edelman and Maureen Yoder
Lesley STEAM Learning Lab, Cambridge MA
June 26, 2017
First graders at the Kennedy School were recently challenged with the following questions: What does sound feel like? What does sound look like? The Lesley STEAM team worked closely with both first grade teachers at the school to develop activities that would allow students to first and foremost explore and engage with the sounds, sights, and sensations of sound.
Continue reading What does sound feel like? What does sound look like?
The Lesley STEAM Learning Lab hosted two hands-on workshops on Friday, April 20th as part of the 2017 Cambridge Science Festival. The session activities invited parents and caregivers to tinker with their children and develop unique solutions for a host of design and engineering challenges. Continue reading Design Your World: Part of the Cambridge Science Fest
A partnership between Lesley’s Makerspace and Cambridge’s Tobin Montessori has reconceptualized science activities that explore sound, light, and digital waves through making. A collaborative team of Tobin Montessori teachers and the Lesley STEAM Learning Lab led a hands-on re-creation of elementary science activities and discussed how making inspires playful learning at Lesley University’s 2017 Community of Scholars Day.
Sue Cusack and Jacy Edelman of the Lesley STEAM Team sat down with Mary Adelaide, a ScratchEd Intern, to discuss their work facilitating Scratch Jr and Scratch through a maker mindset. View the full article on the ScratchEd website.
It’s been a jam packed year of making at the Kennedy School, with Lesley STEAM supporting maker-minded projects in each of the K-8 classrooms. Check out our video highlighting this whole school approach to innovation: