Spark STEM Learning with Virtual Project-Based Enrichment Programs and Camps from Out Teach

Banish boredom with exciting and engaging outdoor STEM projects that put your young scientists and explorers to the test. Led by Out Teach master teachers, teams of young STEM pioneers will select a real-world challenge, and engage in real-world science and engineering tests that build 21st Century skills and balance hands-on time with virtual learning.

Available as after-school enrichment programs, or weekly as camps during school breaks, budding scientists and explorers ages 9 – 12 will attend interactive virtual sessions that include peer collaboration, Out Teach Think Tanks, and plenty of time for creativity and collaborative problem-solving. In between sessions, attendees will independently think, explore, and design to create their chosen project, with continuous opportunity for instructor feedback. Parents and guardians are welcome to join in the fun, or step back and let students have their own adventure.  All programs culminate in a student-led presentation of their project to celebrate their accomplishments.

Inquiry-Driven Project-Based Learning

To deepen engagement while students learn from home, our expert educators begin each week of instruction by giving each student a choice of critical survival problems humans have had to solve for thousands of years —  How to effectively capture, clean, and use WATER.

More than securing food and shelter, the ability to control water has been the key to population survival and building civilizations.  Our master  teachers built these authentic hands-on problem-solving challenges on common state standards that students will encounter in school, combining the fun and creativity with science, literacy, and problem-solving skills.  Activities are also specifically designed to be done remotely, with students’ available resources in mind.

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STEM Survival Camp Sample Daily Schedules

9:30 – 10:30 Virtual Group Meeting, Instructor Led
Teacher introduces the day’s challenge question and the next phase of the STEM design process
 10:30 AM – 12:00 Independent Exploration and Design Time 
Students test possible solutions to their chosen challenge
 12:00 PM – 1:00 Think Tank Small Group Collaboration, Instructor Led
Teams gather to share observations
Teacher provides feedback and guidance to extend learning and exploration
1:00 – 2:30 Independent Exploration and Design Time, Lunch
Students practice and apply instructor suggestions to enhance their knowledge and experience
 2:30 – 3:30 Think Tank Small Group Collaboration, Instructor Led
Students share and collaborate, working to help one another troubleshoot and generate creative solutions.
 3:30 – 4:30 Virtual Whole Group Meeting, Instructor Led
All Teams gather to share observations
Teacher provides feedback and guidance and sets up tasks and goals for the next day.

Bring Out Teach STEM Survival Activities to Your School, District, or Company

Out Teach collaborates with school, district, corporate, and community partners to create unique after-school enrichment and week-long holiday camps designed to engage elementary students in a virtual environment.  Real-world experiential learning programs are proven to promote educational equity, enhance STEM and 21st Century skills, and boost Social Emotional Learning.  Learn more about creating fun and exciting educational experiences for students in your community.

Contact us for more information.

Call us at 202.621.2375 for more information and program availability.

Out Teach, formerly REAL School Gardens, provides professional development for elementary school teachers. Out Teach prepares them to use school gardens, outdoor classrooms, and green schoolyards to improve instruction through three-dimensional project-based learning, and outdoor experiential inquiry-based education. Professional learning with Out Teach improves hands-on science and STEM education through instructional coaching and digital education resources and improves 21st Century skills.