Category: Early Childhood Stories
Bedtime Math is an Out-Of-School Time program which targets children between 3 and 8 years old. This free program encourages continued practice of math skills at home during a crucial time in a child’s intellectual development.
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.
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 Presenters: 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
Highlights of key research findings from leading early childhood STEM education experts to include why early learning is significant across multiple learning environments.
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.
An Interview with Dr. Nikole Hollins-Sims, Educational Consultant, Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) and Sarah Holland, Special Assistant for Family Engagement for the PA Department of Education and Department of Human Services.
A brief interview with Early Learning Specialist, Regan Bynder of the Ventura County STEM Ecosystem on lessons learned and key takeaways.
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.
PreK strategies for families to engage their early learners with relatively little resources. This workshop was an “Ecosystem to Ecosystem - E2E” session during the Fall 2018 STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice Convening in Newport Beach, CA in November 2018.
Young children’s mathematical knowledge strongly impacts and predicts their future success in school.