Introduction to The Early Childhood Academy:
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Class Description: STEM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) have filtered down from the high school level through the middle school, into the elementary school, and now into the preschool classroom. Early encouragement of investigation into the scientific method ensures future success in school. This class will show you how to integrate STEM topics across the early childhood curriculum and provide for project-based STEM learning.
CDA Competency: II. To advance physical and intellectual competence.
As a result of this class, participants will be able to:
- Identify ways to encourage participation in STEM activities
- Categorize the methods of integrating STEM into the entire curriculum
- Recognize components of a comprehensive STEM classroom environment
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Course created January 2018/Updated July 2020/Updated July 2022