Experience It Co-Op
The Experience IT Co-Op is a partnership between the DAC and the Homestead Farm Center that provides a wide variety of programs including RURAL, Full STEM Ahead! (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math),and Creative Arts (Art4All). The RURAL Program provides Rural to Urban Agricultural Learning , nutrition education, environmental stewardship and job training. RURAL also includes a 12 week summer program focusing on gardening, landscaping, animal care, earth science, and greenhouse operation and much more. Full STEM Ahead! is designed to provide fun experiences with robotics, bridge design, rocketry, earth science, math, energy, and many other topics. Creative Arts (Art4All) is a new initiative focusing on fun and inclusive creative arts opportunities in the community. These programs will be provided through classes and workshops available both during the day and afterschool to DAC members. The NEW DAC Class Catalog released in January 2018 details the Experience IT Co-Op opportunities and will be denoted in the catalog with the symbols below for Learn it, Create It, Grow It, and Build It. We are excited to be offering these new and improved programs offerings to you and your family.
Full STEM Ahead
“Try This Thursday” will allow you to try a variety of Full STEM Ahead classes starting in November (Full Schedule of STEM courses to begin in January 2018)
Full STEM Ahead!, a new collaborative program of the Disability Action Center and the Homestead Farm Center’s Experience IT CO-OP, will dramatically open the world of STEM education for individuals with disabilities. The objective of the Full STEM Ahead! initiative is to bring the world of STEM to children and adults with special needs who have not had the opportunity to participate in programs such as robotics, rocketry, environmental education, engineering, math and chemistry because of the difficulties in modifying these programs to their abilities, academic achievement levels, and unique learning styles.
Full STEM Ahead! programs will include:
- Solar Cars
- Robotics-Abilibots Adult Team and High School After School Program
- Bridge Building Challenge
- Assistive Technology
- Community Gardening
- Earth Science (Rocks, Soil, Stars)
- Math Masters
- Gaming, Web, and Video
- And much more…
Full STEM Ahead programs are presented with support from the Governor’s STEM Initiative and the WV Department of Education and the Arts, Novelis Corporation, First Energy Foundation, and the Dominion Foundation.
Creative Arts (Art4All) Programs Include:
Inspire Choir (Positive Chimes Handbell, Christmas Choir, Ensemble Groups)
Fall Colors Art Project
Lights, Camera, Action
- Wool Gatherers
- Beginning Piano and Voice
- Chalk, Paints, and Clay
- Candle and Wax
Creative Arts programs (Art4All) are presented in part by the generous support from the Art4Moore/Tides Foundation.