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CHISPA National Institute - July 2017 July 6, 2017

CHISPA National Institute - July 2017

The CHISPA Professional Development National Institute brought together representatives from 11 science and children’s museums, and 29 community-based affiliate organizations of UnidosUS (formerly the National Council of La Raza) and the Aspira Association. The event took place July 6–7, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.

The institute objectives were to:
- strengthen ties with the national network
- share implementation challenges/strategies
- consider pathways for sustainability
- develop document to share what we have learned with colleagues beyond the CHISPA network, with the field

Day 1 Agenda (click to download Day 1 presentation)
Welcome, Agenda Overview
Panel Discussion: Impact of CHISPA
- Idalia Gomez, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, Chicago, IL
- Kelly Mendoza, El Sol Academy, Santa Ana, CA
- Reinaldo Santiago, ASPIRA of New Jersey
- LaTanya Miles, The Health Museum of Houston
- Moderator: Rebecca Teasdale, Garibay Group
What We’re Learning from the Data
CHISPA Model: Discussion Tables
 Q1: When you think about your organization’s work with Latino communities,
 how do you think about your own role? What's your big picture goal?
 Q2: What does success look like in these areas?

  - APEX Science: training, implementation
  - Padres Comprometidos con CHISPA
  - Museum Family Science events
Engaging Latino Parents though a Meaningful Relationship
Travel to Arizona Science Center, explore galleries
Invention Reception at CREATE at Arizona Science Center

Day 2 Agenda (click to download Day 2 presentation)
CREATE Projects - Share Your Vision
CHISPA Journey Video
Core Qualities for Successful Expanded Learning Time Programs
Telling Our CHISPA Story
Prepare for the CHISPA Band
CHISPA Story Pages Gallery Walk

Generating Engagement and New Initiatives for All Latinos<br />Generando Entusiasmo y Nuevas Iniciativas para Audiencias Latinas June 5, 2017

Generating Engagement and New Initiatives for All Latinos
Generando Entusiasmo y Nuevas Iniciativas para Audiencias Latinas

The GENIAL Summit, funded by the NSF, was held June 5–6, 2017, at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, CA. Ninety-one practitioners, community leaders, media specialists, and researchers from across the United States and Puerto Rico participated. The Summit was organized around five major strands that are central to thinking about how to engage Latino audiences in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM):

  • Latino Audiences
  • Marketing, Communications, and Media
  • Community Collaboration and Empowerment
  • Organizational Change
  • Relevant STEAM Experiences
  • Each strand was guided by its own "big idea," which was co-developed by the strand leaders and panelists. Each strand had a different format, including a mix of panel discussions, presentations, interviews, and audience Q&A.

    CHISPA PI Cheryl Juarez served as the strand leader for Relevant STEAM Experiences, and Juliana Ospina Cano joined the panel to share lessons learned from the CHISPA project.

    CHISPA external evaluator Cecilia Garibay served as the strand leader for Latino Audiences: Embracing Complexity.

Frost Science Hosts CHISPA Family Day May 21, 2017

Frost Science Hosts CHISPA Family Day

Just two weeks after the grand opening of the new Frost Science, the CHISPA team welcomed about 100 children and their families from their CHISPA community partner, Aspira LCPA Charter School. Participants explored the new museum, and enjoyed a show in the state-of-the-art planetarium.

Highlights included the River of Grass immersive digital experience and the Florida Bay exhibit where they were able to touch a ray.

 

 

The Health Museum in Houston Hosts CHISPA Family Night May 16, 2017

The Health Museum in Houston Hosts CHISPA Family Night

On Tuesday evening, May 16, LaTanya Miles and the CHISPA team at The Health Museum hosted more than 500 guests, including educators, students and parents from CHISPA community partners DRAW Academy and the Tejano Center/Raul Yzaguirre School for Success.

Participants explored the museum's DeBakey Cell Lab, and the Humanae exhibition, which included a bilingual TED Talk that aligned with the exhibition. Humanae challenged visitors to rethink how they see race and think about skin color through a series of photos that label human subjects with their corresponding color in the industrial palette, Pantone.

CHISPA video debuts at National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) National Conference March 30, 2017

CHISPA video debuts at National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) National Conference

CHISPA museums and their community-based partners are working together to bring hands-on science to children in afterschool programs – and their families! Noting the innovative and national approach, NSTA TV selected CHISPA as one of eight projects that were presented at the NSTA National Conference, held in Los Angeles March 30 to April 2, 2017.

The NSTA TV video team created a five-minute video that features interviews with project leadership team, the NSF program officer, CBO afterschool activity leaders and administrators, museum educators, and of course, ours stars – the children and their parents!

Please take a few minutes to find out more about what the CHISPA communities have been doing!

 

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation, Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL), under Grant No. DRL-1323516. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.