Educator Resources

Educator Resources

One of the goals of the Cambridge STEAM Initiative is to work in partnership with educators to support their innovative ideas and bring them to life! Do you have an idea you want to brainstorm about? Do you need resources to make your idea come alive? Do you want to learn more about STEAM content development and implementation?

We support educators in the following ways:

  1. Professional development workshops and Communities of Practice for Out of School Time (OST) and in-school educators
  2. Curated STEAM@Home resources for families and youth-serving programs
  3. Purposefully connect partners across organizations to enhance or expand programming and resources

Questions? Contact Barb MacEachern, Program Quality Manager for the Cambridge STEAM Initiative, at 617-349-4727 or bmaceachern@cambridgema.gov.  

Professional Development Opportunities


STEAM Programming Community of Practice (CoP)
  • Designed for youth-facing staff and program leadership.
  • Structured so that each session will be 1 hour of skill building and 1 hour of real-time problem solving around activity/engagement implementation.
  • Responsive to needs of the youth-facing staff. 
  • Focuses on understanding STEAM Habits of Mind and effective integration into programs.

We can also connect you to STEAM professional trainings and STEAM program quality support and assessment.

Educational Resources

STEAM activities

Looking for STEAM K-8 books, curriculum, and hands-on activities? The Cambridge STEAM Initiative's Library, hosted by Librarika, allows you to search for STEAM resources by keyword.

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Cambridge STEAM Initiative Library

STEAM at the Cambridge Public Library

STEAM at CPL

The Cambridge Public Library (CPL) has free STEAM Activity kits for you to use with young people! If you have a Cambridge Public Library card, you can check out available STEAM Acitivity Kits in-person at CPL's Main Branch (449 Broadway) and other library branches. STEAM Activity kits cannot be reserved online.

Cambridge Public Library STEAM Kits

 

STEAM Spaces

The Cambridge Public Library has a variety of STEAM spaces, including:

  • The Hive makerspace: Digital Fabrication Lab, Extended Reality (XR) Lab, and recording studios
  • The Tech Bar: Device checkout and technology advice center
  • The Learning Lab: Event space with classroom-scale web conferencing

Questions? Contact library@cambridgema.gov

STEAM at the Cambridge Public Library

STEAM@Home Activities

Steam photo

Are you interested in fun and engaging STEAM activities that can be safely done in your living room, in the classroom, or out in the community?

From math games, to nature observations, to science experiments and design challenges, STEAM@Home Activities support STEAM Habits of Mind

Check Out STEAM@Home Activities!
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