Children have a natural sense of wonder that allows them to freely explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). This eight-week training module will look at the main components of STEAM, how children are naturally using STEAM and what providers can do to enhance STEAM activities. Providers will be given opportunities to create activities that can be used with children.
In this training module, explore lessons and begin to apply that information into your skills and practices; engage in peer-to-peer learning through online discussion forums and two live Zoom sessions. Create a focus area statement that will guide your activities centered on a specific challenging behavior or situation. Reflect on your progress towards increasing your skills in supporting STEAM activities and learning.
This eight-week training module has weekly assignments, including online lessons, discussion forums, and personal reflective journals. In addition, there are two (2) live Zoom sessions on Thursday evening at the end of weeks four (4) and seven (7) and a one-on-one support appointment with your trainer (scheduled by you).
This training module is appropriate for early care and education professionals currently caring for preschool aged children in any license-type setting.