National PTA and the Bayer USA Foundation have awarded Stillwater PTSA with a $1,000 grant to engage families in science education. Stillwater PTSA is one of only 30 local PTAs nationwide selected to receive a grant through the STEM + Families initiative. The grant recognizes Stillwater PTSA leadership and commitment to increasing access to STEM—particularly science—experiences for Carnation & Duvall, WA children and families.
Stillwater PTSA is THRILLED to receive this $1,000 grant to purchase Ozobot kits for our students to use to learn about coding!
Ozobots are pocket-sized Bots for building early STEAM skills.
We will feature the Ozobot kits at our Family LEGO night*.
Everyone is welcome, come check them out!
When: January 25th 6:30-8:00 pm
Where: Stillwater Elementary School Gym
*for more info about Lego night visit- https://stillwaterptsa.org/lego/
Many thanks to Jennifer Dotson for applying for this grant to benefit our Stillwater Community!
“We know—and decades of research proves—that families play a critical role in children’s academic success. We also know that parents and guardians have the biggest influence on a child’s educational and career decisions,” said Jim Accomando, president of National PTA. “Family engagement is essential to strengthen STEM education, bridge the STEM gap and help all children realize their fullest potential. We’re thrilled to empower Stillwater PTSA with resources to engage families in science education.”
STEM + Families is a national effort to engage entire families in STEM experiences at school, at home, in the community and with digital learning environments to support their students’ success in STEM. The goal of the initiative is to fill a critical gap in STEM education, increase access to STEM experiences for all students and inspire the next generation of STEM professionals. National PTA launched STEM + Families with the founding support of the Bayer USA Foundation. Through the effort, 100,000 STEM experiences will be delivered to families nationwide by 2018.