Here is the presentation from the VAASL Roaonoke Conference.

VAASL18 – STEAMing Up the Library

Here are some of the resources mentioned:

Amazing Librarians and legendary Ed Tech Folks:

Reading and Literature:

  • Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty
  • Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
  • What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada
  • Going Places by Paul A. Reynolds and Peter H. Reynolds
  • Ish (Creatrilogy) by Peter H. Reynolds

  • The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
  • Beam of Light by Jennifer Berne
  • Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade by Melissa Sweet

  • If I Built a Car by by Chris Van Dusen
  • Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms by Lissa Evans
  • Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
  • The Lego Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination by Daniel Lipkowitz
  • Sew Electric by Leah Buechley
  • 20 Makey Makey Projects for Evil Genuises by Colleen and Aaron Graves
  • Woolbuddies: 20 Irresistibly Simple Needle Felting Projects by Jackie Huang

  • 62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer by Randy Sarafan
  • Invent to Learn Guide to Fun by Josh Burker and Sylvia Libow Martinez
  • Tape It and Make It by Richela Fabian Morgan
  • STEAM Kids: 50+ Science / Technology / Engineering / Art / Math Hands-On Projects for Kids by Anne Carey and Ana Dziengel

Resources and Themes:

Global Goals:

Teach SDGs

The World’s Largest Lesson

SDGs in Action App 

Free Online Course on Teaching the SDGs

Check out the Twitter Hashtags: #TeachSDGs #GlobalEd #

Global Projects:

A Big Thanks to:

Heather Balsley – William Byrd Middle School
Kim Booth – Glenvar Elementary (now an ITRT for Glenver Middle and High School)
Sandra Marcus – Oak Grove Elementary
Sherri Rickman and Luanne Hatcher – Cave Spring Elementary

And all the other incredible ITRTs and Librarians across Roanoke County.