Posts Tagged ‘hands-on science’


It’s been five months since my last post. Going non-stop traveling throughout the nation and world conducting hands-on-minds-on, inquiry-based STEM teacher training to preK- Grade 12 teachers. So where have I been in the past five months? Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, St. Louis, Louisiana, and Nevada. Had the opportunity to visit so many wonderful schools and districts, and meet such dedicated educators, willing to look within themselves to see what changes they can make in their teaching styles and classroom environment to provide the most meaningful learning experiences for their students. The Next Generation Science Standards requires major paradigm shifts in traditional teaching and learning practices, it will take time, baby steps I tell the educators I meet.

The photos below are from the various STEM and science teacher training workshops I have conducted within the past 5 months. Thanks to all the schools, districts, and organizations that have had me come and share my knowledge and enthusiasm for STEM and science.

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Had the pleasure of introducing 40 Head Start and Early Start Home-Based Teachers to STEM practices and content last month in Pico Rivera, California. The full-day early childhood STEM teacher training workshop was sponsored by the Plaza de la Raza Child Development Organization in Pico, Rivera. We started off the day getting an idea of how STEM differs from “traditional hands-on science”. We then ventured outside to learn how to use the schoolyard, backyard etc.. to introduce and reinforce STEM practices and content such as: making observations, collecting data, journaling, etc. Back inside the classroom teachers conducted hands-on-minds-on inquiry-based STEM investigations to explore the following STEM content: shapes, patterns, structure and function, building blocks, ramps, floating and sinking, and more. As always, it was great to meet so many wonderful and dedicated teachers. They left the training excited about implementing STEM practices and content with their home-based Head Start and Early Start children and families. A big thank you to Dorothy Jones for being instrumental in organizing my visit out to Plaza de la Raza Child Development Organization in Pico Rivera, California. Hope to come back again in the near future to build upon this initial STEM training.

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