Teacher Tuesdays offers virtual STEAM resource fair for educators

PEKIN, Ill. - Good educators are some of the most valuable assets in our community. For over five years, Teacher Tuesdays has sought to provided support, encouragement, and connection to these educators. This year, Teacher Tuesdays will kick off its series of engaging workshops and professional development opportunities with a Virtual STEAM Resource Fair. The Fair will highlight many community and business organizations offering STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) resources, and provide educators with ways to incorporate these into their classrooms and programs. Presenters will include:

  • Peoria Symphony Orchestra
  • Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
  • Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • West Central AHEC
  • CAT Technical Information Center and Engineering Library
  • Center for Math, Science, and Technology (CeMaST)
  • And more!

The Teacher Tuesday Virtual STEAM Resource fair will take place on Tues, Oct 26 at 5:30 PM. The event is free and open to the public, and teachers may be eligible to earn ISBE professional development hours by attending. Those interested can register at go.illinois.edu/TeacherTuesdays . A connection link and password to the virtual event will be sent to registrants, via email, on the morning of the Resource Fair.

For more information about 4-H, in addition to other youth and adult programs offered through University of Illinois Extension, visit our website at extension.illinois.edu/fmpt.

Source: Emily Schoenfelder, 4-H Youth Educator, eschoe@illinois.edu

About University of Illinois Extension: University of Illinois Extension is the flagship outreach effort of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, offering educational programs to residents of all of Illinois' 102 counties — and far beyond. Extension provides practical education you can trust to help people, businesses, and communities solve problems, develop skills, and build a better future. U of I Extension offers educational programs in five broad areas: energy and environmental stewardship, food safety and security, economic development and workforce preparedness, family health, financial security, and wellness, and youth development.

About 4-H: Illinois 4-H strives to help youth learn skills for living. University of Illinois Extension provides 4-H programs in every county in Illinois. Illinois 4-H aims to impact the lives of 200,000 youth each year through sustained learning clubs and groups and short-term programming.