January 3: ARISS educator Diane Warner and a teacher colleague received approval to present a class session to educators who’ll attend the Ohio Afterschool Network annual conference to be held in Powell, OH. The two plan to describe a variety of STEM curriculum that has been used in their after-school program at Tallmadge Community Learning Center in Lancaster OH. Listeners will learn about using Ozobots (small robots designed to introduce students to coding), Snap Circuits, Squishy Circuits, and more. Diane will describe a 2019 ARISS radio contact the Tallmadge center had hosted and STEM activities teachers led to help students prepare for their ARISS contact. Attendees will also hear how a learning center can write and submit an ARISS Education Proposal that could garner an ARISS contact.

January: ARISS leaders and educators have been mapping out what 2023 education conferences and outreach events to exhibit at and what forums the educators might propose to the conference committees. Some ARISS educators already have received acceptance for their proposed presentations.

ARISS Upcoming Events
Jan 19: Escola Secundária de Lagoa, Lagoa, Azores, ARISS-Europe Team