Karyn Burns ABC’s is an early educational platform that connects education, industry, and families. The ABC’s of STEM® Student of the Week is our industry-funded and supported platform making it both easy and free for teachers to introduce STEM to the earliest of elementary ages (Pre-K to 2nd grade) and families of all educational and socioeconomic backgrounds. We want to change the way students and families remember their unique introduction to STEM education and career readiness as student-focused, family oriented, and fun!
LocalSyr.com features "Cool Schools" in the area each day, with an exciting story of something cool going on there. On December 11, 2019 the segment featured Karyn Burns ABC's STEM Student of the Week Classroom kits being implemented in the North Syracuse Central School District.
"Bartell recently donated to funds to help provide the Rome City School District K-2 graders with 75 ABC’s of S.T.E.M kits. Students will be learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.) in a hands-on way. Bartell is proud to partner with Karyn Burns ABC’s and sponsor the Rome City Schools to promote awareness of STEM influences in our daily lives in the hopes that we may inspire children of any age the technical opportunities that reside right here within our own community."
"Syracuse City School District first graders will be learning about science, technology, engineering and math in a hands-on way, thanks to the donation of more than 85 The ABC’s of S.T.E.M. kits.
The kits, created by local founder Karyn Burns, provide classrooms with playing cards, posters, placemats, homework logs, activity packets and more – all intended to help kindergarten through second grade students increase their literacy in STEM subjects.
'The ABC’s of S.T.E.M. kits are an easy, early introduction to STEM for SCSD students and families of all backgrounds,' Ms. Burns explained. 'The earlier a child is introduced to STEM, the better. Kids get energized when they are doing an exciting project-based learning activity, like building an object using toothpicks and marshmallows or making slime. I want children to have a positive memory associated with STEM so as they get older, they’re eager to continue to expand their knowledge in those fields.'"
"Several of Oswego City School District’s youngest students have been gifted increased opportunities to learn about science, technology, engineering and math.
Thanks to the generosity of Exelon Generation’s Nine Mile Point and James A. FitzPatrick stations, 34 'The ABC’s of S.T.E.M.' educational kits have been delivered to kindergarten through second-grade teachers to supplement students’ learning with take-home lessons. The kits are the brainchild of Karyn Burns-Gerling, a Central New York resident who wanted children to better understand skills they’re good at, career awareness and other highlights related to STEM fields."
"Just ahead of the official launch of the Fulton City School District’s Strategic Coherence Plan, some of Fulton’s youngest learners will get a head start on the plan’s innovation component.
That has been made possible thanks to the partnership among the district, the generosity of Exelon Generation’s Nine Mile Point and James A. FitzPatrick stations and Karyn Burns-Gerling, a Central New York resident who came up with the ABCs of S.T.E.M. kits. Kits have been made available to all teachers of grades kindergarten through two."
"Many kindergarten, first and second-grade students will be coming home with an unfamiliar tote bag at some point this school year.... but parents should not be alarmed.
Those students are participating in the ABC’s of S.T.E.M. Student of the Week Early Education Classroom Literacy Program. Students from more than 750 classrooms and 23 school districts across Central New York are participating in the one-year pilot program designed to bring STEM to life at home.
Karyn Burns, the program's founder, is the mother of three young children. She came up with the idea for STEM literacy kits after struggling to help her own children with their homework. 'I was literally in tears trying to help my fifth grader with his math homework. I realized that if I was having a hard time, others must be too,' she said. 'I thought this was a fun way of encouraging students to share their learning experiences with their families. It puts them in the driver's seat of a fun, educational family learning experience.'"
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