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S.T.E.A.M. Maker: Exploring the World of Makers, Artists, and Inventors

Exploring the World of Makers, Artists, and Inventors (October 8 and 10, 2013) Last week the Talking Stick Tuesday and Thursday  10-15 year old homeschool program went on a field trip.  The weather was perfect, and after a short walk to the train station, we were on our way. Due to the careful planning of Paige, we fit so much into…

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S.T.E.A.M. Maker: Finding Our Groove

Finding Our Groove (October 1 and 3, 2013) “I love being the baker! It makes me feel so alive!” Reflections from our  S.T.E.A.M. Maker program at Talking Stick Learning Center don’t get better than that. How do we know we are on track and doing what we should be doing? We feel alive and happy and at the top of our…

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S.T.E.A.M Maker: Making Time for Freedom

Making Time for Freedom September 17 and 24, 2013 Between the end of Nature, Writing, and Literature and the beginning of Maker is an hour where the young people can eat and have free time. I love this hour for so many reasons, but mostly I love to see what the young people do with it.  Some days there are wild…

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S.T.E.A.M. Maker: Steaming Up Creativity in Germantown

Steaming Up Creativity in Germantown September 12, 2013 You are probably familiar with the acronym S.T.E.M. and know it stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. When the acronym changes to S.T.E.A.M., like our homeschool program title, art is added into the mix to include the large, expansive notion of creativity in general. On our first day of our new S.T.E.A.M….

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Odyssey Blog: Obstacles and Pasta Breed Creativity

We experiment with finding new twists to old ideas. All projects we work on foster collaboration and teamwork while breeding creativity.

Odyssey Blog: Odyssey of the Mind Begins

Our first program day of Odyssey of the Mind at Talking Stick Learning Center. We explored verbal problems, hands-on problems and spontaneous problems and learned about what our program day will look like.