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We are delighted to announce that since April 1st, the Institute’s 13-year STEAM Program has a new home at UC San Diego Extension’s Division of Extended Studies (DES). In March 2022, we signed an agreement with UC San Diego to transition our STEAM Program to become an integral part of DES’ plans to provide Spanish language STEAM education to underserved students locally and in Latin America. In addition, our popular teacher training workshop focused on project-based learning and multidisciplinary teaching pedagogy, proven methodologies to better engage students in STEAM subjects, has also moved to DES.
For over 13 years, the Institute’s STEAM Program provided high-quality STEAM education in Spanish to Latin American students and teachers in person, in-country, and virtually. Our STEAM Program included: a residential Science & Innovation Summer Camp for high school students; STEAM Labs for middle and high school students, and our Professional Teacher Training Workshop for secondary school teachers. The workshop will now become an accredited program forming the entry point for Latin American and Spanish language secondary school teachers to take advantage of existing DES teacher training to further their professional development. As DES converts its existing student STEAM programming to Spanish, it will be combined with the Institute’s programming to offer students a broader array of courses and STEAM experiences. DES is committed to providing student and teacher programming in the Spanish language reaching a larger audience through both asynchronous and hands-on, experiential instruction to underserved Hispanic communities both locally and abroad. DES plans to start offering our STEAM Labs in the second semester of 2022.
To provide programmatic continuity, Institute President & CEO Richard Kiy and Institute STEAM Program Director Sherry White have assisted DES as strategic partners becoming a resource to DES.
STEAM Student Education and Connection to Professionals
Every child deserves the opportunity to explore their interests and fulfill their potential to become our future problem solvers and innovators.
STEAM Teacher Training
Teachers are critical to inspiring and guiding our youth. We provide them with proven tools and experiences to nurture their students’ curiosity.
We bring together students, parents, teachers, professionals, education and private sector stakeholders to underpin our goal to inspire and engage students in STEAM subjects, to pursue college majors and careers, and the exchange of professional experiences.