Making Makerspaces Work: A STEAM education collaboration at Louisiana Tech

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(07/24/18) — The Children’s Coalition for Northeast Louisiana, Louisiana Tech University College of Education SciTECH, Beta-Design Productions, and Benjamin Gramann are all partnering together a STEAM education workshop. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. 

The Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program (LaSIP) was established to improve mathematics and science education through a $10 million NSF grant combined with matching Support Fund dollars from the Board of Regents and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Over 30 early childhood and elementary teachers have been training with professors from Louisiana Tech, early childhood specialists from the Children’s Coalition from architect Benjamin Gramman about creating makerspaces in their classrooms and in the community.

Teachers of teachers come from schools in Monroe City School District, Lincoln Parish School Board, and Union Parish School Board. (Press Release from Children’s Coalition for Northeast Louisiana and Louisiana Tech University College of Education SciTECH.)

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