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Coding with Pre-Readers: Yes You Can!
Presented by Katie Nelson, BS, MEd
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Course: #31549Level: Introductory1 Hour
In addition to fostering computational thinking, teaching coding to our younger students can also effectively enhance math, storytelling, and literacy development while encouraging younger students to improve problem-solving skills. In this course, learn developmentally appropriate ways to seamlessly integrate coding curriculum into the Early Childhood classroom and teach young students the tools they need to become successful future coders.

STEM in the Preschool Classroom
Presented by Caitlin Frazier, MS, Amber Tankersley, PhD
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Course: #312133 Hours
This course explores all aspects of integrating STEM into your preschool classroom. Learners will gain an understanding of the background and research in STEM practices; locating and using inexpensive materials to incorporate play-based STEM experiences; and first steps and starter kits to kick-start a successful STEM launch.

Foundations in STEM Education
Presented by Caitlin Frazier, MS
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Course: #31174Level: Introductory1 Hour
Foundations in STEM Education explores the growing need to adjust pedagogical practices in order to best prepare children for an ever-changing future. This course will include background and research in STEM practices as well as beginning steps for successful integration.

Baby Picasso: Art with Infants and Toddlers
Presented by Natasha Crosby Kile, MS
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Course: #30589Level: Introductory1 Hour
Art with infants and toddlers is more than just cute hand or footprint projects — it is brain-building at its finest! Get some new ideas about art activities that you can do with your children, and learn how they help develop necessary skills.

Early Mathematics for Pre-K
Presented by Caitlin Frazier, MS
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Course: #30441Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Early Mathematics for Pre-K explores how to create environments that ensure opportunities for integrated and environmental mathematical experiences throughout the preschool day. This course will include strategies to use in order to build on children’s intuitive, informal notions and encounters in order to foster strong foundations in mathematical thinking.

Budget Friendly, Creative Play Ideas Targeting STEM Standards in the Early Childhood Classroom
Presented by Amber Tankersley, PhD
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Course: #30434Level: Introductory1 Hour
Teachers of young children are always searching for new and creative ideas that target important early childhood skills. This course focuses on locating and using inexpensive materials to incorporate STEM standards in an early childhood classroom through play experiences.