Oct 04, 2016
This is one article in a series that highlights each of the four “strands” or themes that all of exhibits and sessions fall under, Early Education, K-12 Education, Higher Education and Workforce and Business.
Those interested in the Early Education STEM Strand are a diverse group. They include early educators, administrators, professional development trainers, para-professionals, and others. These stakeholders work with young children in mixed settings: licensed group and family child care, Head Start programs, and public school settings serving infants/toddlers and preschoolers. Also interested in this Strand are individuals from higher education who both teach early education courses and conduct research. In addition, other community groups participate, such as museums, local libraries, and participants in the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant.
The Early Education Strand will include dynamic sessions and exhibits that focus on how to implement STEM in various early education settings. These are platforms to present new ideas, new methods, and new ways to embed STEM in Infant/Toddler and/or Preschool childhood experiences. These sessions and exhibits seek to foster innovative thinking and creativity, give STEM Summit attendees great new ideas to elevate a young child’s natural curiosity, promote higher order thinking skills, and further develop an early connection and interest in lifelong STEM learning.
To learn more about opportunities with this Strand at the 2016 Summit: