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Coding and Book Clubs Connect Students Virtually this Summer

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Valley Stream 30 School District held a virtual STEAM program this summer for students entering grades one through six. The five week program, which was offered twice per week, was developed and facilitated by the consulting group Play Pattern. The program provided students with opportunities to learn about coding and work with hands-on activities that explored symmetry, circuits and engineering.

Students met virtually twice a week for 60 minutes to complete 10 projects during the course of the summer program. Students learned about STEAM figures in history, robots, binary code and even coded their own games.

Another virtual learning opportunity offered by the district was the virtual book club for students in grades three through five. Students cast their vote for the book that was read this summer. This club met twice a week for five weeks online.