Seattle Out of School Time Educator Workshop
On March 5 and 6, 18 Seattle OST educators, mostly from Boys & Girls Clubs of King County, participated in two 3.5 hour trainings with CE, focusing on how they can engage mostly k-5 club members in exploring energy, electricity and clean energy topics. Together they learned about energy context, focusing on industry needs for critical skills development aligned with the BGCA mission. They then explored electricity and circuitry through toy hacking and scaffolded solar architecture and community design activities that blend hands-on science and STEAM. On day 2, they learned about the engineering design process (including understanding design from a social perspective) and applied it through solar car design and race.