OUZ Offers S.T.R.E.A.M. Camp

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Ohio University Zanesville will be offering an event that will promote Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.  

Developing educators is one of OUZ’s fundamental objectives and the STREAM Camp was made possible through a grant awarded to Ohio University’s Regional Campuses to support the workforce throughout the community.

Teri Peasley Program Coordinator for the Early Childhood and Elementary Education at OUZ and Education Program Assistant Theresa Paterra, took time to explain what the STREAM Camp is all about.

“We’ve done a unique twist on professional development in that the first week of our camp we will be working with teachers and training them in the content. That’s what Dr. Paterra is going to be doing. Then in the second week, we have local school children, Third, Fourth, and Fifth grade, who will be joining us and the teachers will be implementing content and hands-on activities with them,” Peasley said.

The STREAM Camp will present an opportunity for educators to gain three CEU’s and increase their skillset as well as kids entering the Third, Fourth and Fifth grades to learn more about weather and aerospace.

“There’s an opportunity there for teachers to participate and help to build their own curriculum and their own practices in their classroom. An area that is much needed for all students, especially for 21st century learning. So the teachers have the opportunity to really get hands-on with the materials and then the fact that they get to work with the children in the second week gives them a chance to practice and ask questions and start to role play and see what things may look like in their own classrooms,” Peasley said.

If you are an educator or a Third, Fourth, or Fifth grader interested in attending the STREAM Camp, you can register on the Summer Programs page on OUZ’s website. The deadline to register is 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 25.

Matthew Morris
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