Summer, Winter, Spring and Fall, 12 Months of STEM in ALL!
Participate and share : Poster
When young children are given the opportunity to take an active part in their own learning, it allows them to be successful in all areas of their development. Cross-curricular, real-world STEM experiences allow for this and promote a growth mindset. A STEM activity guide will be provided.
|Audience:||Curriculum/district specialists, Principals/head teachers, Teachers|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||N\A|
|Topic:||Innovation in early childhood/elementary|
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
|Related exhibitors:||TechNType - Marie Bou K12, Nearpod/Renaissance, Book Creator, Canva for Education, Disney Imagination Campus, Hatch Early Learning, Screencastify, Teachers Pay Teachers, Zoom|
In many early childhood classrooms STEM\project-based learning is done sporadically and added onto the day rather than being a part of the daily learning process. Creating, implementing and integrating developmentally appropriate STEM\project-based learning projects into early childhood classroom can be done seamlessly and easily. This poster session will showcase these types of projects.
Participants will define the 4 C’s of STEM and how they relate in the early childhood classroom
Participants will define developmentally appropriate practice (DAP)
Participants will explore and analyze DAP STEM projects
Participants will view, discuss and ask questions regarding completed student work samples
Participants will explore different learning theories
Participants will compare and contrast learning theories and how they relate to DAP STEM projects
Participants will identify the importance of Growth Mindset and making mistakes in DAP STEM projects
Participants will identify the pros and cons of becoming a “guide on the side” with DAP STEM projects
Vygotskian Perspectives in Early Childhood
Vygotsky's ideas on teaching and learning
Private speech, executive functioning, and the development of verbal self-regulation
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood
The Tension between Teacher Control and Children’s Freedom in a Child-centered Classroom: Resolving the Practical Dilemma through a Closer Look at the Related Theories
How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience and School
Why Is STEM Important in Early Childhood Education? Understanding Child Development and Learning
Why STEM Education Is Essential for Younger Kids
STEM Starts EARLY!
Engaging Preschoolers in STEM: It’s Easier Than You Think!
4 Things Everyone Should Know About Early STEM Learning
Engaging Children in STEM Education EARLY!
Insights Into Early STEM Learning
The Reggio Approach
NSTA Reggio Emilia Approach to Science
A journey into Inquiry Based Learning—Reggio Emilia
Montessori and STEM
STEM Integration in the Montessori Early Childhood Classroom
Tools of The Mind
Tools of the Mind and Inquiry Science and Bringing It All Together