STEM in the Early Childhood Classroom… It Makes SenseBy Diana Wehrell-Grabowski on March 21, 2013 in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education, Teacher Training Workshops
I recently conducted a three hour hands-on-minds-on, inquiry-based science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teacher training workshop for thirty early childhood Head Start teachers. The following video highlights some of the hands-on-minds-on investigations early childhood teachers conducted during the training. The teachers were engaged in the learning process, I modeled STEM practices with emphasis being placed on developing and sustaining a “student-driven” class versus “teacher-driven”. STEM in the early childhood classroom makes perfect sense, so much of the early childhood curriculum reinforces the basics of STEM philosophy and content. To find out more about the STEM teacher training workshops I offer for early childhood teachers check out the following page on this website.