It’s a bit hard to believe that the end of summer is nearly upon us. It has been a good break for both of us, filled with travel, visits with friends, dips in the river and just enough time left over to make space for reflection on the year that has passed. Among the highlights of the season was the opportunity to (finally) meet each other and our families, live and in person, on Rebecca’s farm. What a blast!
Now, as we put away our flip flops and beach towels, we are anticipating the year that is ahead and we couldn’t be any more excited! There are some big changes afoot at STEAM-Powered Classroom. Gwyn and Rebecca are officially joining forces! Rebecca is coming on board and will be sharing duties with Gwyn at the blog.
It’s hard for us both to believe we met just a year ago, online, through STEAM-Powered Classroom. Our connection was instantaneous and we “talked” for many hours online about parenting, homeschooling, books, dogs, and home renovation projects; we talked life’s nuts and bolts. Through countless coffee-infused chats, we discovered a shared passion for child-centered learning, and a belief that a STEAM approach is a wonderfully effective way to reach and to support all kinds of learners.
As you might remember, back in the spring, we decided to do something with all of our shared enthusiasm. This led to an interview together at STEAM-Powered Classroom. Five fun-filled months have since followed. Rebecca has had a fabulous time pitching in as a guest blogger, connecting with readers, and sharing observations and ideas as she goes about homeschooling her three young sons.
Now, in our work together we’ll double our efforts to disseminate information about innovative resources that educators from all backgrounds can easily draw upon. Between the two of us, we have children ranging from ages 3-14. This provides us with a perfect opportunity to explore the myriad ways STEAM instruction can be shared with kids of all ages.
So what can look for as we move forward? You’ll find Gwyn’s posts are now featured with a red title image; Rebecca’s have the blue. Gwyn will talk more about resources and tips for older kids; Rebecca will focus on the younger crowd. Gwyn is also continuing to produce her vlog review series of great kids’ educational resources. Look for a new episode about once each week.
We both look forward to sharing our favorite stories of educational pioneers throughout the country who are engaging young people in meaningful methods of learning. We’ll also keep telling stories from our own backyards and offer replicable ideas about how to nurture a creative, student-centered education that is dynamic and interconnected.
We want to hear more from you. What is STEAM-Powered Classroom doing right? What do you wish to see more of? Let us know; we can’t wait to get to it!
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