While your kids had the day off last Friday, our teachers were participating in STEM activities to build creativity, problem solving skills, collaboration, and team work. Our presenter, Jared Covili from UEN, had teacher groups rotating from station to station. Everyone had an opportunity to try to build the tallest structure that would support an apple. Other centers had teachers creating an ear bud holder, the longest bridge that would support it’s own weight, and a catapult that would project a coin the farthest. Teachers also built simple machines that operated a circulating fan and turned play-doh into a working piano. You can see from the pictures, it was a high engagement/fun learning experience for teachers as we move towards incorporating more STEM activities into our curriculum.