Camille Harrison

Camille Harrison, M.A., is the STEAM integrator and materials librarian at the Berkeley Carroll Lower School in Brooklyn, New York. In this role, she helps teachers and students explore connections between the STEAM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, art and math) and fosters the development of coding, tinkering and creative problem-solving skills in young learners through integrated, multi-disciplinary projects and activities. Harrison also maintains the STEAM Hub space and curates the materials library for teachers, preschoolers, kindergarteners and elementary schoolers at the Berkeley Carroll Lower School. She has shared her strategies for providing richly integrated STEAM-powered learning experiences with lower-school teachers and administrators at professional development workshops sponsored by the New York State Association of Independent Schools. Harrison holds a master’s degree in library and information science with library media specialist certification from the Pratt Institute and a bachelor’s degree in graphic arts and sociology from Syracuse University.

Posts by Camille Harrison

Parent Communication About STEAM

by Camille Harrison When it comes to communicating with families about STEAM a picture is worth more than a thousand words. I can’t begin to tell you how many times a parent has emailed me or reached out asking questions like “my daughter mentioned something about building a city on an iPad” or “my son […]

Getting Teacher Buy-In

by Camille Harrison The essence of STEAM-based learning is integration. While I knew there were certain skills I wanted to teach students the content to teach those skills was wide open. I can still clearly remember the overwhelming feeling I had my first year teaching STEAM — so many options, what to cover. That first […]

STEAM Study in the Classroom – The First Grade Boat Project

by Camille Harrison It all started with a question. Our science teacher was discussing her unit on buoyancy. She wanted some help figuring out what other materials students could use to build small boats that would float in small kiddie pools in her classroom. She also just happened to witness a cardboard boat regatta in […]

Introduction to STEAM in Early Childhood

post by Camille Harrison When I first jumped into a new role at my school as STEAM Integrator and Materials Librarian, the maker movement was in full swing. Makers are those who make, create, adapt and try to innovate in a variety of ways not limited to the more showy tech marvels so often highlighted […]