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KEEPERS for Teachers:
New Ideas & Approaches

Who lives in a Watershed?
Dr. Anne Lightbody puts that question to KEEPERSSM campers.
What kinds of problems do Civil Engineers solve? Dr. Erin Bell sets out to answer that question.

carmelinaIn the KEEPERS for TEACHERSSM program, Carmelina Cestrone is tracking student interest. She's also collecting new ideas for science teaching. Read more... (pdf)

Meet KEEPERS Teachers℠
Abby Hatfield and Matt Endrizzi

Meet Abby Hatfield, physical science teacher and science dept. chair at Newmarket H.S., and Matt Endrizzi, science teacher at St. Thomas Aquinas H.S. Matt and Abby, along with guest faculty from UNH's College of Eng. & Phys. Sciences, teach KEEPERSSM camp.

KEEPERSSM is a weeklong half-day summer camp for students entering grades 2-5. It introduces early-schoolers to hand-on engineering challenges.

As a teacher and former researcher, Matt sees KEEPERSSM as a wonderful STEM camp: "The kids learn through experimentation as they ask questions, measure, calculate, design, and build." What motivates them as teachers? "Observing a learning moment," says Abby. "It's what we look for." And both have seen many learning moments… Read more… (pdf)

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Abby Hatfield and Matt Endrizzi



(Kids Eager for Engineering Program with Elementary Research-based Science)

KEEPERS 2016 is fully enrolled. Dates are
July 11-15, July 18-22, and July 25-29.
You can use the registration link to add your name to a waiting list. Registration link...

For additional information, email Sandy Coit (

Located on-campus at the University of New Hampshire in Durham,
KEEPERS for Kids
SMprovides a weeklong, half-day camp experience involving hands-on, minds-on challenges set up for campers entering grades 2-5. The activities develop inquiry and design skills through engineering challenges. Each day's programming is accomplished with experienced teachers and UNH faculty (and their graduate students) from Civil, Chemical, Electrical, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering.

KEEPERSSM for Teachers ($300/week for a PD opportunity that provides 20 PD hours.)
To register for KEEPERS for Teachers, contact Sandy Coit.

Engineering is everywhere!  How do we bring it into the elementary classroom and support the Next Generation Science Standards?

KEEPERS for Teachers provides a hands-on approach to discover how engineering and the engineering design process can be brought into the classroom, solving real-life problems and learning how everyday items work.
· Weeklong PD opportunity (Monday-Friday from 9am - 1pm) that provides ideas, practical
  projects, and resources to help integrate exciting engineering lessons into the K- 8 classroom.
· Approaches to STEM-infusion will be explored, as well as how to assess
  engineering design challenges and projects.
· Teachers will be introduced to classroom management strategies for enabling learning in engineering. · We’ll also learn how to identify appropriate engineering curriculum materials and learn
  about UNH's STEM-bassadors and the STEM Teachers' Collaborative.

By the end of the week, teachers will leave with a binder full of resources, websites, activities, and research that they can implement immediately in the fall!  Most importantly, they'll have begun developing a network of fellow teachers and STEM professionals, eager to make their journey to STEM integration successful.

The University of New Hampshire seeks to create a welcoming and inclusive youth program experience for all participants. Reasonable accommodation, consistent with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended, Section 504 and applicable state law, may be requested to support participation of individuals with disabilities in youth camps and other youth activities. If an accommodation is needed for any reason, please contact Cathy Leach, Summer Youth Programs, 603-862-3266 (phone); TTY Users: 7-1-1 (Relay NH); or Accommodation request determinations are made on a case by case basis. Accommodation requests should be made at the time of registration, or as soon as possible thereafter to allow sufficient time for consideration and implementation.

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