GCC Family STEM Parents as Learning Partners – First Workshop!
Empowering parents as learning partners means more blended and personalized learning to expand on families’ capacities to support children at home and school.
We launched our first-ever Family STEM Parents as Learning Partners (PLP) program on Saturday afternoon, 5/1/2021. The program consists of three 90-minute activity-based workshops on consecutive Saturday afternoons where parents and middle school students participate in challenging hands-on projects together while exploring learning styles and improving communication. Family STEM PLP is led by scientist and educator Dr. Ray Ann Havasy, founder and director of the Rockville Centre-based Center for Science Teaching and Learning. Each workshop features a unique topic relating to physical and life sciences, health and wellness, engineering, technology, and mathematics.
Our Family STEM PLP program will hold a new session in June: 6/5/2021, 6/12/2021, 6/19/2021 (3 workshops – 90 minutes each). We are currently enrolling new students for the June session, visit glownyc.org/stem2021. Seats are limited to the first 15 students. A limited number of scholarships are available for eligible students and families.
We couldn’t have done it without the help of the following organizations and community partners. Councilman Peter Koo, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Chinese-American Planning Council School Age Child Care at PS20q, La Jornada NY Food Pantry, One Flushing, and our educators and parent coordinators at East-West School of International Studies, Rachel Carson Intermediate School 237Q, JHS 189Q Daniel Carter Beard, The Flushing International High School, Edward Bleeker JHS 185, Louis Armstrong Middle School I.S.227, The Nancy DeBenedittis School PS 16Q, P.S./I.S. 226, P.S. 20Q John Bowne Elementary.
The Glow Community Center’s mission is to enrich community life through educational, cultural and social programs. We aim to serve the multicultural community of Flushing and beyond. Our vision is to enhance community life by providing a vibrant gathering and events center in the heart of Flushing. For more info: https://glownyc.org/about/