Integrating STEM Concepts & Practices into Classroom Experiences to Promote Engagement & Learning

Room: West Club: Lounge 1

In this workshop, pre-K teachers and administrators will be introduced to strategies for integrating STEM into the early childhood classroom using the MA STE standards as a backdrop. The workshop will address questions including: How can teachers address key STEM concepts and practices in ways that support children’s natural curiosity and promote rich purposeful curriculum? How can STEM help meet the language and literacy needs of young children? What do teachers themselves need to know and be able to do in order to provide authentic STEM exploration and inquiry?

  • Thomas L. Weber, J.D.  -  Commissioner, MA Department of Early Education and Care

  • Cindy Hoisington, M.Ed.  -  Senior Curriculum and Instructional Design Associate , Education Development Center Inc.