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Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum & Leslie Science and Nature Center: Improving Distance Learning Studios

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum has a history of offering Distance Learning opportunities for K-12 students throughout southeast Michigan. When in-person learning halted for most students in 2020, the demand for its virtual programming increased. The Museum responded by establishing a second DL studio at the Leslie Science and Nature Center using equipment borrowed from …

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Detroit Public Television / Michigan Learning Channel: Michigan Virtual Field Trips

The Michigan Learning Channel was established early in 2021 to bridge digital divides and provide standards-aligned supplemental educational resources for use by teachers, students, and parents all across Michigan. This first-of-its-kind statewide collaboration and broadcast provides a unique opportunity to expose students to locations and learning experiences all around the state of Michigan, utilizing the …

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Oakland Schools STEM Education: STEMi and STEMcos (Year 2)

Oakland Schools is engaged in a multi-year countywide initiative to expand STEM education and promote STEM careers. The primary audience is students in grades 4-7 with specific strategies to target schools and/or districts with students from underserved populations. The STEM education initiative is comprised of two components. 1) STEMi is a traveling mobile lab – …

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WSU K-12 Summer Experience Scholarships – Focus on the Future

The goal of the summer camp scholarship project is to increase the number of historically underrepresented students who are motivated and prepared academically to pursue degrees leading to careers in STEM related field through K-12 supplemental educational programming during the summer.  For 2021, STEM summer camps have been transformed by WSU faculty and staff to …

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ArcPrep Online

The U-M ArcPrep program, located at the Michigan Research Studio in Detroit, offers Detroit students an immersive, semester-long college preparatory course in architecture, urbanism and studio design. The program meets three hours per day, five days a week over the course of a semester and typically serves 30 students each semester. U-M ArcPrep works to …

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Year 2: Making STEAM through Maker & STEM Connections for K-12 Students

This  project was designed to build capacity for maker-centered and STEM learning opportunities within each of Wayne County’s 33 school districts over a period of 2-3 years. The CTN Board supported the multi-year approach and approved initial funding in Summer, 2018.  The team partnered with The Henry Ford that fall and offered the first Maker …

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