Our NIU STEAM professional staff has turned its attention to supporting educators and families through at-home learning opportunities this spring.
2020 has been an eventful and challenging year so far. For now, our NIU STEAM professional staff has turned its attention to supporting educators and families through at-home learning opportunities. We encourage you to take a look at our Learning From Anywhere site to find games, apps, virtual lesson plans, field trips and other educational resources for your family or students.
At this uncertain time, we are suspending summer camp registrations to allow us to concentrate on this important work. As soon as we get the all clear to proceed with camp registrations, we’ll be sure to exclaim it through social media and press outlets! To keep informed on registration availability, follow us on Facebook or sign up for our e-newsletter at https://www.niu.edu/niusteam/.
Our family-friendly automatic payment system is normally set up to process a camp payment at 60 days prior to the start of each camp, which for our June camps, would be mid-April. No charges will be processed until May 15. This should allow all of us a chance to see how our summers are coming together.
We have a summer of STEAM adventures planned which can help your children and teens get into the swing of learning, investigating and creating before school starts back in the fall. It’s also a great way to just plain have fun with new friends who share the same interests.
In the meantime, look for fun ways to help your family learn at https://www.niu.edu/niusteam/. (Click on “At Home Learning Resources.”) We will be posting vetted resources, challenges and activities for families to do together and for teachers to use to engage their students.
NIU STEM Outreach Director