STEAM Programming for Adults
Presenter: Shelley Orr, Digital Services Library, Catawba County Library
Abstract: Adult STEAM programming recognizes that adult life-long learners also benefit from an increased interest and knowledge of STEAM topics which can empower to them to think creatively and to design and engineer solutions to real world problems. With this goal in mind the Catawba County Library has established a series of community driven STEAM programs for Adults. During this hour long session, we will share the inspiration for Adult Steam programs, how to get started, find community partners, funding ideas, and program evaluation. Participants will also learn how to transform popular DIY craft programs into Adult STEAM programs.
Presenter Bio: Shelley Orr is the Digital Services Librarian for the Catawba County Library System where she oversees TechConnect, an open MakerSpace where the public can build inspired ideas from start to finish. She delivers technology, workforce development, and STEAM programming to all age groups and has partnered with community organizations and county agencies to provide her expertise and teaching experience. In the past, she has served as a facilitator to introduce new technologies and applications into higher ed classrooms, faculty support for the implementation a 1:1 iPad program, and as a co-creator of digital literacy tools.
Jan 22, 2019
2:00PM - 3:00PM ET
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