experiencing technology through hands-on lessons at the Duneland Family
YMCA's after school program, with support from the 1st Source Bank
On September 8,
students at the Liberty Elementary program explored STEM concepts using
Surface tablets purchased in 2016 with grant support from the 1st Source
Bank Foundation. Students used the tablets to read and bring to life a
story, constructing their own LEGO versions of structures from the story
along the way. Students also used the tablets to research ladders and
pulleys as they engineered their project.
Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is a core component of the
Duneland Family YMCA's after school programs, with STEM disciplines
incorporated into each week's lessons.
"We are so grateful
to the 1st Source Bank Foundation for enhancing our STEM curriculum with
this much-needed technology. The tablets will be used for STEM lessons
throughout the year, engaging students and allowing them to gain hands-on
experience with state-of-the-art technology," said Sally Gabric, School Age
Childcare Coordinator with the Duneland Y.
With a focus on
safety, health, social growth, and academic enhancement, the Duneland Family
YMCA after school program serves kindergartners through eighth grade
students with a variety of program and activity options to explore and
develop their interests and talents.
information about the Duneland Family YMCA's after school programs, contact
Sally Gabric at (219) 921-0183, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Duneland Family
YMCA is a charitable nonprofit focusing on youth development, healthy living
and social responsibility.