Space college students wrapped up three weeks of studying and enjoyable via the S.T.R.E.A.M. Camp at Marietta School on Friday.
S.T.R.E.A.M. Camp, which stands for Science, Expertise, Studying, Engineering, Artwork, Math) is a program sponsored by the MC Schooling Division designed to help college students in grades Ok-6 within the improvement of improved studying talents, oral and written communication expertise, and constructive attitudes towards studying.
That is the pilot yr of latest actions and directions in science, know-how, engineering, artwork, and arithmetic.
Among the actions included making pizza field ovens to make smores in, college students constructed popsicle stick bridges and homes to check for engineering integrity, there have been artistic writing courses the place college students wrote, produced, directed, and filmed their very own motion pictures and performs, they created their very own passports and would “go to” completely different nations each few days to find out about new cultures, they wrote and created artwork for their very own graphic novels, and a lot extra.
“The children have been loving the artistic writing, artwork, and wellness.” stated Dr. Raven Cromwell, assistant professor of schooling and program director. “So I might like to see if we may perhaps get theater, and even music for subsequent yr. We wish to have a powerful give attention to the entire youngster. So some content material particular materials, but in addition fostering their social, emotional, and wellness.”
The price of the camp is $300, $20 for the appliance charge and $280 for the
camp, however there are scholarships obtainable and plenty of the cash used comes from donations and grants. Some organizations that contributed are the Marietta Neighborhood Basis, the Martha Holden Jennings Basis and Ohio Deans Compact. Dr. Dottie Herb and Dr. Carole Hancock, who established the studying camp, donated generously, Dr. Janet Bland, provost and dean of college at MC, additionally donated, and the Marietta Morning Rotary.
“Marietta Morning Rotary didn’t simply donate cash, they donated their time,” Cromwell stated. “Each morning we’ve had one or two volunteer readers from their group come and browse aloud to the children. In order that has been completely great. We’d be nothing with out our sponsors.”
This system matches intern academics — college students at Marietta School going into their senior yr — with established academics. Colton Abate, going into his senior yr at MC, was teamed up with Koral Fleming, the transitional kindergarten instructor at Washington Elementary.
“STREAM Camp provides you an entire completely different expertise of classroom administration, time administration, preparation, planning, and the right way to actually work youngsters for a full day.” Abate stated. “That’s one thing that basically constructed my confidence working right here, and made me prepared for my full internship and able to step within the classroom. Whereas if I didn’t do that, I might have been going into my senior yr somewhat harassed and somewhat on edge.”
Cromwell stated she want to increase this system subsequent yr to incorporate much more interns, academics, and college students however would want the funding to take action.
William Isidora and Sterling Phelps, STREAM Camp college students, blow bubbles Friday at Marietta School. (Picture by Douglass Huxley)
“I might like to increase our numbers,” Cromwell stated. “The one factor stopping us is with the ability to pay employees what they deserve. If I need prime quality employees doing prime quality actions, I have to pay them what they deserve.”
Enrollment for college kids eager to attend the camp will start the subsequent college yr in February when functions can be handed out to varsities. Within the meantime, these thinking about this system can get extra data on the STREAM web site at mcstreamcamp.com.