The STEAMshop @OCYL, The Mayor's Office of Children, Youth and Learning

The STEAMshop @ OCYL is an approach to learning and is a place for expression, creativity, innovation and out-of-the-box thinking.  It is a place where taking risks is valued, perseverance and resourcefulness are developed and 21 st  century skills and strategies are learned- all of which prepare youth for our complex, STEAM-centric world. Students are empowered to use their creativity and natural curiosity to ask questions, solve problems and continuously examine, interact with and interpret the world. Our STEAMshop offers skill-based classes, workshops and open STEAMshop days.  Skill-based classes are teacher directed and have a specific outcome. These include programs such as Chess, Robotics, Music and Art Lessons.  Workshops take a different approach to learning.  They put youth in the driver's seat with open-ended projects (challenges) that are goal-directed but unscripted. They involve exploring and creating with open-ended prompts (challenges), using a variety of materials and tools. These currently include Design Time and Creation Lab. Open STEAMshop days are times when students can drop-in for up to 3 hours on a Saturday to work on a project of their choosing and/ or explore various stations and challenges provided.

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Sue
Last Name: 
Varela
Title: 
Coordinator
Location: 
1464 Diamond Hill Rd
Cumberland, RI 02864
United States
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Program Details
Year Established: 
2008
Affiliation: 
Afterschool Alliance
Affiliation: 
National Afterschool Association
Program Focus: 
Arts
Program Focus: 
Coding/Programming
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Invention Education
Program Focus: 
Making/DIY
Program Focus: 
Math
Program Focus: 
Robotics
Program Focus: 
Space Science/Aerospace/Rocketry
Program Focus: 
Technology
Organization Info
Organization Name: 
Town of Cumberland/OCYL
Organization Contact Info
First Name: 
Liz
Last Name: 
Lemire
Title: 
Executive Director
Location: 
1464 Diamond Hill Road Suite 2
Cumberland, RI
United States
Phone: 4014750929
Slug: 
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Collaboration Interests
working with similar organizations
working with K-12 schools
sponsorship
sharing resources
Service Delivery Format
summer offerings
field trips
drop-in programming
clubs
afterschool programs
Needed Resources/Activities
STEM curriculum/activities
professional development
online resources
funding/sponsorship
Populations Served
middle/junior
high school
elementary
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