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How did STEM get rolling and how did it get to the preschool? What important ideas does STEM represent and what gets left out? Why is STEM suddenly so popular and is it just a fad? You've got questions and we've got answers.  Find out all about STEM, in this quick one-hour overview.
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2 professional development hours - $24

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What is science, really? Here’s a hint: it’s not what you’ll find in many curriculum guides. We’ll play with scientific notions and have a lot of fun as we consider how to support children’s natural tendency to ask questions and prod and poke around. Come away with specific strategies for supporting scientific thinking without needing to know a lot of science yourself.


2 professional development hours - $24

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Research shows that even babies know numbers, so why does math seem so hard? Find out how to use ordinary, everyday interactions to develop children’s skill with numbers, arithmetic, and math concepts. Don’t like math yourself? No problem! Discover the natural mathematician inside your head!


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Engineering is the process of finding a problem in the physical world and then finding a solution using tools and materials. Can  we support that sort of thing in the early childhood classroom… or is it something that’s already happening there? In this session, we’ll discuss how engineering builds habits of mind, develops children’s problem-solving abilities, and promotes a can-do spirit ... and how your children can "do" engineering even at a young age.


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Technology includes machines and tools of all sorts. Computers and other digital devices are important but also typewriters, looms, and kitchen gadgets. In this session, we’ll consider the fascination machinery holds for children and how this interest can be supported without spending huge sums on equipment.


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Teaching STEM might seem to require a lot of knowledge of science and math to get all the information “right.” But aiming for right answers is not the way to go. In this session, we’ll discover the key attitudes and actions you need to be a successful and happy teacher of STEM. We’ll find out that you may be ready right now to become a terrific STEM teacher. You only need the confidence you’ll get right here.