On September 30th, the Maryland Out of School Time (MOST) Network introduced it’s fourth class of STEMbassadors in the sySTEM Learning Community. This year, 17 new out of school time educators from 9 Maryland counties will join 6 returning STEMbassadors to take part in high-quality training opportunities from The Digital Harbor Foundation (DHF). STEMbassadors will also be trained in the Dimensions of Success (DoS) STEM program quality observation tool, and will have the opportunity to collect and leverage data as it relates to youth interest in STEM content.
This represents the second year of a continuing partnership between the MOST Network and DHF in training STEM educators from all over Maryland. Of the current STEMbassadors, 11 represent organizations in Baltimore City. All told, the STEMbassadors represent thousands of Maryland youth, and the DHF trainings – which include 3D Printing, Interactive Gaming, Arduinos, and Making – will ensure that high-quality equipment and curricula reach their informal learning environments.
BmoreSTEM promotes initiatives such as the STEMbassadors as it is representative of formal and informal educators partnering with non-profit organizations to increase the quality and quantity of STEM learning opportunities for Baltimore’s youth.