Jen Sorensen presents at national afterschool conference
Jen Sorensen, director of General Science, presented at Beyond School Hours XVII, an annual conference for out-of-school-time educators and researchers. Her workshop, "Teach Your Staff and Volunteers to Facilitate Science Inquiry," was featured twice in the conference program as recommended for attendees from federally funded 21st Century Community Learning Centers. The workshop was based upon the adult learning curriculum she created in partnership with Girl Scouts of Western Washington to develop inquiry science facilitation skills in volunteer leaders. Their work has been implemented by several Girl Scout councils across the country, and is being adapted to general after-school settings.