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.
This course is also offered in a series of recordings titled "STEM in the Preschool Classroom", course 31213, which is offered for .3 CEUs.
Course created on January 19, 2018
Course Type: Video, Audio, Text
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- As a result of this course, participants will be able to identify basic STEM skills, concepts, and/or goals that are appropriate for an early childhood classroom.
- As a result of this course, participants will be able to identify and explain how to evaluate inexpensive materials to target STEM standards in an early childhood classroom.
- As a result of this course, participants will be able to explain how to implement creative play experiences that target STEM standards for young children.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction, Objectives, Define STEM|
|5-10 Minutes||EC Math & Science Goals|
|10-15 Minutes||EC Engineering & Technology Goals|
|15-25 Minutes||Incorporating STEM|
|30-35 Minutes||Animal Figures|
|35-40 Minutes||Sticky Notes|
|40-45 Minutes||Wooden Blocks/ Cardboard Tubes|
|45-50 Minutes||Lidded Containers|
|50-55 Minutes||Plastic Bottles|
Amber Tankersley, PhD
Amber Tankersley is an associate professor in child development within the department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. She holds a bachelor's degree in elementary/early childhood education, a master's degree in elementary education, and a PhD in curriculum and instruction. She has worked in the field of early childhood for over 20 years as a preschool teacher, university child care center director, university instructor/professor and director of an NAEYC accredited preschool lab. She often presents at workshops/conferences on the topic of early childhood curriculum and the importance of play. She teaches courses such as: early childhood curriculum, interacting with children, parent/professional relationships, and she supervises practicum students and preschool student teachers.
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