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Early STEM PD Workshop

Early STEMIn this 7-hour early STEM Workshop, early childhood practitioners will discuss lessons learned through implementing tools and techniques from the past workshop, dive deeper into hands-on inquiry-based learning and the engineering design process, and work to build a community of practice with fellow attendees.

Participants will:

  • Further their understanding of inquiry-based learning and how it can meet young children's cognitive and social emotional needs
  • Share examples of inquiry-driven design thinking in their learning environment
  • Practice the concept of "hands-on, minds-on, hearts-on"
  • Create their own early STEM curriculum that equips students to design, conduct, and analyze experiments to solve challenges from popular early childhood books
  • Explore the use of high-level questioning to extend and scaffold students' learning during all learning and routine care activities throughout the preschool day
  • Learn to implement a screen-free preschool coding curriculum
  • Network with local early childhood practitioners to support a strong early STEM learning program throughout IdahoLearn to implement a screen-free preschool coding curriculum
  • Network with local early childhood practitioners to support a strong early STEM learning program throughout Idaho

Eligibility

Formal and informal educators who attended one of the 2018 or 2019 Early STEM Professional Development workshops. Up to 2 educators from one site may apply through one application if both educators attended a previous workshop.

STATUS: Closed


Training Workshops

April 4, 2020 - Twin Falls
April 11, 2020 - Pocatello
April 18, 2020 - CDA/Lewiston
May 2, 2020 – Treasure Valley

Grantees will receive:

  • One full day of training
  • $200 Materials Stipend after successful attendance and participation in post-workshop community learning of practice webinar
  • Travel stipend to the closest training per workshop attendee
  • Idaho STARS credit will be available

Funding Schedule

Open: January 6, 2020
Close: February 3, 2020
Award Date: February 24, 2020

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