STEAM skills are super powers! Host a STEAM ComicCon

Give students a chance to make up their own super power/Job title and empower them to identify as problem solvers and change agents.

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What if students could represent themselves at a STEAM comic con and share their super power or their skills or how they learn best --- I.e. I'm a super change agent and my super powers are listening and doodling solutions on the fly! This student would be Super Doodler and kids would dress up representing their skills! Borrowing from Comic con -- there is a playful /tinkerer spirit - imagine students getting excited to learn about their hidden STEAM super powers!


Click here to view the google doc with ideas for the event-- a huge THANK YOU to my Teachers Guild Design coach Erin Quinn who helped me brainstorm these ideas!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a7sV1VxgaL5DfCc2Gjh2AS391J7gxAkmK4BwCetbqwc/edit?usp=sharing

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I love this idea! And there is a lot of ways to actually explore the science behind different super powers themselves. We did a whole summer camp on Superhero Science last year, and the kids absolutely loved it.

Anyway, I can totally see kids in elementary school running with this. Great stuff!

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Hi Kengo! Thanks for the positive feedback! I'd love to learn more about Superhero Science. Any chance you can send me some information about that or perhaps we can schedule a hangout one day and swap ideas. I have plans to pilot this STEAM ComicCon and would love to see how others approach it. Thanks!

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Absolutely! I would love to chat sometime. I'll see if the instructors for that camp can join the conversation as well since they'd know more about the particular experiments, superhero connections, etc. 

Feel free to email me (kyamada@lsc.org) whatever time works best for you. I look forward to talking to you soon. 

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Hi Kengo, Just getting back to TG. Let's connect after the holiday break. I'll send you an email and yes, would love to hear from the other instructors. I definitely plan on piloting perhaps a smaller version of this STEAM Comiccon event in the spring--welcome ideas! Have a good holiday!

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