Carol Thomas is the Director of the Safety, Health and Nutrition Division at the Minnesota Department of Education. The team provides training, technical assistance and resources to Minnesota’s schools, youth-serving organizations and other public entities in areas related to nutrition and health promotion, youth development, school safety, and out-of-school time learning opportunities.
Ms. Thomas has over 30 years experience working on youth-related initiatives at the community, school and state levels as an educator, strategic planner and executive staff member. She has an MBA in Public Management and is enrolled as a PhD student in Comparative and International Development Education at the University of Minnesota.
Summer STEM Activities
School may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean learning has to! In fact, it is vital that it doesn’t. Over the summer, students can lose the equivalent of two months of their grade-level math and reading skills. To combat summer learning loss and keep those STEM skills fresh over the summer, Project Lead The Way (PLTW) put together a list of 20 Super Cool, simple (and FUN!) STEM activities you can do with your children over summer break.