Stem Club is an after-school program that is available to 26 fifth and sixth graders. Students who are chosen (randomly) participate in hands-on activities that promote 21st-century skills, which include critical thinking, cooperation, problem-solving skills, communication, and creativity. Participants are immersed in real-world scenarios where they learn and explore topics that include rocket science, the spread of diseases, soldering, chemistry, accuracy vs precision, and so much more. Many activities include design challenges, which require students to work together to solve a problem.
I have attended Space Camp for teachers (Huntsville, Al), Air Camp for teachers (Dayton, Oh), and Stem training from the Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD), as well as many other professional development pieces of training which have helped to prepare me.