Presentation Title

Engineering: The E in STEM

Presenter Information

Wanda Muhammed, Kodo KidsFollow

Primary Presenter Brief Bio

No biography provided.

Type of Presentation

Regular Session

Location

Room 2908

Topic Category

Strand 8: Family Child Care Track

Targeted Age Group

Preschool, Kindergarten

Targeted Audience

Child Care Center

Brief Session Description

Identify ways engineering is happening every day in the classroom and how to facilitate and build on those experiences through play and investigation to intentionally foster STEM skills in children. Come learn with hands on materials!

Full Session Description

STEM has emerged as the educational priority of the 21st century, in that it aims to link deeper student learning with real-world connections and critical thinking. Literally, STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Across the educational system, however, there are a wide variety of interpretations and multiple meanings when it comes to STEM in PreK-12 schools. Regardless of the approach, the “E” in STEM is often an afterthought with mathematics and science typically receiving more instructional attention. We are therefore missing an enormous opportunity to address a critical need for engineering knowledge beginning at the earliest stages of formal education.

Start Date

23-1-2016 8:15 AM

End Date

23-1-2016 10:15 AM

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Jan 23rd, 8:15 AM Jan 23rd, 10:15 AM

Engineering: The E in STEM

Room 2908

Identify ways engineering is happening every day in the classroom and how to facilitate and build on those experiences through play and investigation to intentionally foster STEM skills in children. Come learn with hands on materials!