STEAM Team (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics)

Contact Information:

Roxann Morris
Office: (505) 253-0330, ext.67003
Fax: (505) 880-3997

Physical Address:
912 Oak Street SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 (Google Maps)
Building M - Title I

APS Title I STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) team collaborates with schools and community organizations to:

  • Provide STEAM best practices that support classroom educators in their efforts to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Provide STEAM best practices that support schools in their efforts to build strong family engagement.
  • Improve family, teacher, and student understanding of STEM Ready! Science Standards and science curriculum adopted by APS.
  • Share resources that support teachers’ practices and family engagement. 

Family Science Night at Explora

In lieu of Family Science Nights at Explora!:

During the 2020-2021 school year, the APS Title I department is offering Title I schools the opportunity to select three APS Title I events for families, staff and/or students. These events are in lieu of pre-COVID Explora! Family Science Nights.

Explora membership cards will be sent to all schools (families and staff) participating in three events. These membership cards are good for discounts on all Explora! events, reciprocal National Museum entrance, and free entrance into Explora!.

Menu of Options 

Schools can select THREE of these:

Option 1: Title I Virtual* Family Science Night with Explora!

Choose to join us for a virtual Family Science Nights (FSN)! Choose from the following schedule, beginning in October 2020.  This dynamic, 30-minute presentation will refer to free STEAM activity cards (provided as a PDF) and use materials commonly found in homes.  These academically rich, fun events engage the entire family. Schools select a month in which they would like to participate.  

*Alternative in Spring 2021

NOTE: If permitted (based on the governor’s mandates and following all safety procedures) in spring 2021 Explora will host modified in-person Family Science Night events.  If school’s select Spring 2021 dates, we plan to migrate to an in person model if we can.

Option 2: Explora! Live

An explosive exploration of science filmed live at your school or at Explora!. A few key staff are invited to participate so your student body can cheer for you!  Designed to involve the school’s principal (or other key staff members), this virtual science assembly will be a fun way for the entire school community to learn about the science behind some amazing demonstrations. All students and families will be able to watch the event, live online!

Option 3: Teaching Science at Home

Explora! staff will provide an interactive virtual session for your parents.   During the one hour session, they will share experiences and strategies for creating interactive STEAM learning experiences at home. Parents/Caregivers will engage in hands-on science activities while Explora! staff, model effective questioning strategies and other ideas for engaging their children and supporting learning. Parents/Caregivers will also learn about the STEM-Ready Science Standards and Albuquerque Public School’s newly adopted K-5 science curriculum called Mystery Science. 

Option 4: Teaching Science from a Distance

Professional Development for Teaching Staff

School staff will learn, explore, and share strategies for creating high-impact, standards-aligned virtual learning experiences using Mystery Science and other resources.  Teachers will engage in hands-on science activities and learn a variety of teaching approaches to successfully manage and engage students. A kit of materials will be available for each teacher prior to the workshop. 20 participants limit at this 90-minute session.

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Supporting Science from a Distance

Educational Assistants and Family Outreach personnel will learn, explore, and share strategies for supporting high-impact, standards-aligned virtual learning experiences using Mystery Science and other resources.  Participants will engage in hands-on science activities and learn a variety of educational approaches to successfully support STEAM education and student success. A kit of materials will be available for each participant prior to the workshop. 20 participants limit at this 90-minute session.

Option 5: STEAM to You Field Trip

A suite of 5 virtual field trip offerings that bring science, technology, engineering, math,  and art (STEAM) inside your designated classroom(s). Each 30-minute program is aligned with state science standards, is exciting and dynamic, and can include modeling of lessons from Mystery Science and other resources. Students are encouraged to ask questions, make predictions, and extend learning through asynchronous activities. Each school will have the option of scheduling up to three sessions (e.g., classroom, grade level, etc.).  Sessions will be virtual, but interactive and will support teachers in their journey to support student STEAM engagement during the school day.

Choices are on a first come first serve basis. Available event dates will begin in October 2020 and end May 2021.