3:30 pm – 3:55 pm
Best Practices for Online STEM Learning & Outreach
Mark Applebaum, Co-Founder and CEO, STEM Village
Learn how innovative libraries are adding an online component to STEM programs, and how to compliment and augment existing Maker and hands-on STEM technology. The world is changing fast, and so is the job market – 42% of Canadians aged 20–29 are underemployed and living with their parents. But, traditional education isn’t keeping up and parent awareness is very low. Libraries play a key role – it truly “takes a village”! Online educational tools can help assess, educate, guide, and motivate students to improve their skills in critical STEM areas and ultimately succeed.