STEM/STEAM Focus Starts Early: Professional Development for Early Childhood Educators
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STEM/STEAM Focus Starts Early: Professional Development for Early Childhood Educators

STEM/STEAM Focus Starts Early: Professional Development for Early Childhood...

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Are you an early childhood educator looking to create a STEAM/STEM rich classroom environment? 
Join the Center for Educational Improvement (CEI) for a series of events hosted by our organizational partner, the DC Association of Chartered Public Schools (DCACPS).

CEI’s Preschool STEM/STEAM workshops focus on STEM/STEAM basics, offer solutions on cultivating student interest, and how-to guidance on the use of digital applications to further student inquiry. This workshop series is designed to enhance the educational experiences for young learners using the STEAM/STEM fields: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. All workshops include hands-on activities and tools, as well as opportunities for follow-up technical assistance.

Review our training schedule below and register today for sessions offered as a part of this targeted training opportunity for Early Childhood Educators. All workshops include hands-on activities and tools, as well as opportunities for follow-up technical assistance.

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Session One: Introduction to STEAM Learning
Date | Time: Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Trainer: Orinthia Harris

Designed to help early childhood educators recognize what STEAM learning looks like in Pre-K classroom settings, this session will highlight the major characteristics of STEAM education in the Pre-K classroom, offer practical solutions on providing real world context for young learning using quick and easy STEAM-based activities, present how-to activities on creating lessons using content standards associated with Common Core Curriculum, and introduce technology-based tools that enhance educational experiences for young learners.


Session Two: Using Technology in the Classroom
Date | Time: Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Trainer: Orinthia Harris
With technology-based web applications in the classroom like Weebly®, the possibilities are almost endless! Learn how to create a classroom website that serves as the hub for lessons, games and information. And, extend the learning to your students by teaching them to add images, videos, and even maps on their own websites.


Session Three: Exploring Robotics
Date | Time: Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Trainer: Orinthia Harris
Robotics at the preschool level take many shapes and forms. This session will include examples of how to integrate robotics into preschool classrooms, including robot songs, books, and arts-based options for preschoolers.Teachers will both learn about robotics that they can use in classroom centers and also be given the opportunity to develop robots, with steps to take back to their classrooms so that preschoolers can develop simple robots. Using Legos, pipe cleaners, toothpicks and other objects normally found in the Pre-K classroom teachers will learn how to create simple robots, how to teach the basic functions of a robot, and why robots are so important in society.


Session Four: Art + STEM = STEAM
Date | Time: Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Trainer: Orinthia Harris
Integrating dance, movement, music and visual arts with the STEM fields presents a unique opportunity to engage preschool learners. As a part of this session, attendees will develop and practice STEAM projects that feature curriculum enhancements, including botany concepts, sensory stimulation activities, and visual art exercises focused on the life sciences.


Session Five: "Putting it all together!” Pre-K - K STEAM Learning Stations
Date | Time: Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Trainer: Dr. Christine Mason
Optimize your classroom for STEAM success! Take advantage of expert tips and resources shared on options for modifying STEAM instruction to match student interest, as well as educational need. There are new options for everything from block-stacking exercises to creating robots, and integrating dance and design activities that supporting literacy and numeracy.

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