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Newton to Bernoulli – Engaging Tomorrow’s Innovators – Early Childhood Workshop by the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance

Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance is engaging and inspiring students at a young age to set them up for STEM success. See two demonstration units appropriate for PreK-3rd grade students on Archimedes and Bernoulli.

The Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance presented this workshop as an “Ecosystem to Ecosystem – E2E” session during the Fall 2018 STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice Convening in Newport Beach, CA in November 2018.

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A Panel: STEM in Early Childhood – Why It’s Important to STEM Learning Ecosystems

Why is early childhood STEM education significant? What is the importance of adopting a larger-than-life, ecosystem perspective when looking at early childhood STEM education? What does that look like in math and science education across multiple learning environments? The session highlights key research findings from leading early childhood STEM education experts. Each researcher discusses one critical area in a brief format followed by a moderated discussion.

Newport Beach, CA – Fall 2018 STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice Convening


Richard Arum, UC Irvine

Kimberly Brenneman, Heising-Simons Foundation

Deborah J. Stipek, Stanford Graduate School of Education

Greg J. Duncan, UC Irvine, Department of Education

Douglas Clements, University of Denver, Early Math Education

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Design, Build, Create – Early Childhood STEM Toolbox

Early Childhood STEM has its own unique set of challenges concerning developing curriculum and instructional strategies that are developmentally appropriate. The OC STEM initiative partnered with LEGO Education to create an “Early Childhood STEM Toolbox” complete with resources to help ecosystems launch programs in this space.

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Serious Play: Innovative Early Childhood STEM as a priority – A Workshop by the North Louisiana and New Mexico Ecosystems

Many of children’s first STEM experiences occur in informal educational settings such as children’s museums where they engage in hands-on, minds-on activities with parents, caregivers, and museum educators. This panel featured children’s museums and science centers from Louisiana and New Mexico discussing how they engage families in and build awareness around STEM from early ages through play.

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