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Elementary Media Specialists Learn Novel Engineering

Randolph Elementary School Media Specialists became experts in Novel Engineering at a special professional development program.

Randolph Township Schools hosted the special program on October 25 for media specialists from throughout Morris County at Ironia Elementary School. The Tufts University Center for Engineering Education and Outreach provided a full day of hands on learning to guide work in Science Literacy, said Elementary K-5 Supervisor Katie Thorn. Further teacher explored ways of bridging the engineering design process and literacy through STEM and the Makerspace. 

"The teachers were engaged all day building, creating, and stretching their imaginary muscles!" said Center Grove and Ironia Vice Principal TR Rathjen. "It was wonderful to hear all of the participants make such great connections to literature from the library and then begin to brainstorm with our teachers about the connections to grade level curriculum.   Our Library Media Specialists were excited to begin exploring ways to incorporate the engineering process and science content into the literature connections as well.  Throughout the day, the thoughts and faces were blooming!