Star Net Virtual Programming Opportunity | "Guide on the Side" Facilitation & Webinar

From: "Sharon Rawlins [NJYAC]">
Subject: Star Net Virtual Programming Opportunity | "Guide on the Side" Facilitation & Webinar
Date: October 8th 2020



Star Net resources to share:


Registration Open for the Dream – Build – Create Engineering Program for Libraries during November 2020

We invite public libraries across the country to participate in an exciting virtual engineering experience this coming November called Dream – Build – Create, an introduction to engineers and engineering for people of all ages, especially families and children. This inspirational program will offer libraries and their patrons a free film screening of the award-winning documentary Dream Big: Engineering Our World on November 10, 14, 17, and 24.

In addition to the film, ASCE is organizing several virtual panels in November where patrons can join live conversations with our Dream Teams of young, diverse engineers. Dream Teams will include Cities of the Future, Women in Engineering, Black Engineers, and even a Spanish-language Dream Team. Register now for a passcode to gain free access to Dream Big. You will also receive updates on when and how to log into Dream Team panels.

Tailor the experience for your community using resources such as the Playful Building collection of activities.

Get More Details on our Blog



"Guide on the Side" Facilitation

Star Net is pleased to share STEAM Learning in Public Libraries: A “Guide on the Side” Approach for Inclusive Learning written by STAR Net team members Brooks Mitchell, Claire Ratcliffe, and Keliann LaConte and published in the Fall 2020 (Vol 18, No 3) edition of the Association for Library Service to Children's (ALSC) Children and Libraries (CAL) journal.

This article highlights strategies, resources, and interactive activities that library staff can use to engage patrons of all ages in active STEAM learning. “Guide on the Side” facilitation allows patrons to explore new concepts and ideas in a meaningful way by drawing on their own lived experiences and discussing their thinking with others. After all, STEAM facilitation isn't about being a keeper of knowledge; it's about empowering learners to discover answers for themselves!


STEAM Learning in Public Libraries:
A "Guide on the Side" Approach for Inclusive Learning

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
Time: 3:00pm ET / 2:00pm CT / 1:00pm MT

Get More Details | Register Now



All the best,


Sharon Rawlins, MLS, she/her/hers

Youth Services Specialist for Lifelong Learning

NJ State Library

185 West State St.

P.O. Box 520

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609-278-2640 ext. 116

609-278-2650 – fax



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