Chip Camp, Help Kids Enjoy Reading
Worlds Awaiting - Season 3, Episode 8
- Feb 24, 2018 6:00 pm
- 28:55 mins
Chip Camp (3:33) There’s the saying: “Work’s more fun when it’s done with more than one!” This insight just happens to be a fundamental premise for most any learning camp devised for children. Today Rachel introduces us to Dr. Aaron Hawkins, professor in the BYU Electrical Engineering Department, who directs one such learning camp. He’s the founder/director of the BYU Chip Camp, offered to students in the 7th and 8th grades. Kids at Chip Camp dive into the field of Engineering, Electronics, and Circuitry participating in a special project done in teams. Sometimes their experience at Chip Camp inspires future career choices. Help Kids Enjoy Reading (14:02) Next, Rachel talks to literacy/reading expert, Melanie Kuhn. When does reading begin? How early in life? And what works best for adults really wanting to make a big difference? Melanie R. Kuhn is The Jean Adamson Stanley Professor in Literacy at Purdue University. She received her Ph.D. in Reading Education from the University of Georgia and has written two books on fluency, along with numerous scholarly articles and chapters. Her most recent book is Developing Fluent Readers: Teaching Fluency as a Foundational Skill co-authored with Lorell Levy. Her research also includes literacy instruction for struggling readers. Art Museum (25:45) We finish up the show today with Rita Wright, Director of the Springville Museum of Art in Utah. I began the conversation by asking her what the museum offers to the families that visit.