Welcome to STEAMworks Ability Lab, a FULLY INCLUSIVE place where everyone is welcome to be curious, to be imaginative, to learn, to explore and to create! STEAMworks believes that no one should be excluded from participating in STEAM activities. To achieve this STEAMworks strives to work with organizations to bring STEAM learning to children living in the inner cities, rural communities and to children with disabilities. STEAMworks programs are all mobile, we bring the programs to the learners.
Just as there is no limit to learning, there is also no limit to how we teach and we will do our best to adapt programs to meet each learners needs. STEAMworks will be offering a variety of programs and activities ranging from science and technology programs to fitness and art. I will always be open to suggestions and as STEAMworks grows programs will be offered for all ages and interests!
- STEAMworks Ability Lab was born out of a passion for fostering inclusion, allowing everyone to participate in the community they live in, and a desire to provide a place where all individuals are supported and encouraged to explore their own imaginations and creativity. STEAMworks will offer fun educational programs open to everyone and will incorporate adaptive design to ensure access for all.
- STEAMworks goal is to offer STEAM based programs outside of the traditional classroom models. Learners will be allowed the freedom to tinker and experiment with their projects encouraging critical thinking and problem solving skills while also developing friendships by working on team projects.
- As STEAMworks learners develop skills and grow into Makers, STEAMworks will also grow and expand to provide Makerspace resources to those who are ready to start to make things on their own. We will develop partnerships with other community programs, like the MVCC FABLab, (http://www.mvcc.edu/fablab) to offer our Learners and Makers technological resources we are not able to provide like 3d Printers and laser cutting.
- STEAMworks will also work diligently to foster and encourage full inclusion for all members of the community. We will do this by providing accommodations to ensure everyone is able to participate in our programs, creating adaptive tools and devices to foster inclusion in the community and offering workshops to help educate the greater community about disability, culture, and inclusion.
Please consider supporting STEAMworks Ability Lab by contributing to our GoFundMe campaign! Every penny will help us to purchase supplies and equipment for all programs that we offer!