First Presenter's Institution

Fayette County School System - After School Program

Second Presenter's Institution

Fayette County School System - After School Program

Third Presenter's Institution

Fayette County School System - After School Program

Fourth Presenter's Institution

N/A

Fifth Presenter's Institution

N/A

Location

Poster Session (Harborside)

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

This proposal is highly connected to Strand I: Academic Achievement and School Leadership. The presenters will provide program participants with specific steps to create an "Escape Room" activity in the After School Program environment using STEM activities to support student learning and collaboration.

Brief Program Description

The presenters will demonstrate through a hands-on, "escape room" experience how STEM activities can be incorporated in an after school program activity to support learning in a diverse setting while incorporating the needs of all students. Come escape with us!

Summary

Are you looking for an activity that will incorporate problem-solving techniques and collaboration among students? The After School Program Escape Room is just one way to bring students together to play, learn and grow in an all inclusive way. Each participant can use their strengths to solve puzzles, create structures through STEM, solve problems and practice team building techniques to successfully "escape" the room. Participants will receive information on how to create a successful escape room on their own.

Evidence

The benefits of conducting an escape room activity are endless! It might seem obvious, but it is a great way for students to develop problem-solving skills. Escape rooms promote teamwork and creativity. This type of activity will help students focus and keep them engaged in learning in a fun, after school environment.

Format

Poster Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Sharon Walters is the Director of the After School Program for the Fayette County School System and has worked in this role for the past six years. The Fayette County After School Program consists of fourteen elementary school sites and serves over 1100 students daily. Previous to the position, Mrs. Walters has served as an elementary school principal, assistant principal and classroom teacher in the Fayette County School District. She has worked in education for over thirty years.

Pam Leinberger is an After School Program Operations Specialist for the Fayette County School System. She has worked in this role for three years and serves seven of the fourteen elementary After School Programs in our school district. Mrs. Leinberger was the After School Program Site Coordinator at Inman Elementary School for five years. She has also served as an Assistant Site Coordinator, as well as an Aide in the Fayette county After School Program.

Lindsey Moore is an After School Program Operations Specialist for the Fayette County School System. She has worked in this role for two years and serves seven of our After School Program site locations. Ms. Moore was the After School Program Site Coordinator at Peachtree City Elementary School for three years. She has also worked as an After School Program Assistant Site Coordinator, as well as an After School Aide in our program.

Keyword Descriptors

After School, Escape Room, Team Building, Collaboration, STEM

Presentation Year

2019

Start Date

3-5-2019 4:00 PM

End Date

3-5-2019 5:30 PM

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Mar 5th, 4:00 PM Mar 5th, 5:30 PM

The After School Escape Room: Providing Engaging Activities for ALL Students

Poster Session (Harborside)

The presenters will demonstrate through a hands-on, "escape room" experience how STEM activities can be incorporated in an after school program activity to support learning in a diverse setting while incorporating the needs of all students. Come escape with us!