Tinkering with STEM: Connections
We have teamed up with Rio Salado College and the INSPIRE Early Childhood Leadership Series presenting:
Tinkering with STEM: Connections – Linking Literacy with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics!
When children tinker they learn the use of materials and the power of tools. Taking a refreshing turn in STEM, we follow the lead of author Cate Heroman, Making & Tinkering with STEM: Solving Design Challenges with Young Children (NAEYC, 2017).
Classrooms that support creativity allow for experimentation, providing playful time with materials and tools.
Join us as for this powerful, hands-on collaboration as we re-think curriculum design and strategies, tapping into children’s natural ability to innovate.
- 3 Certified PDHs
- Includes take home materials and learning guide.
- Lakeshore STEM Raffles
- NAEYC members receive $10 discount. What a deal!
$35 for NAEYC members – $45 for non-NAEYC members
Register online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tinkering-with-stem-connections-tickets-43628457892
Join us as we discuss the possibilities of implementing project work with young children. The Valley of the Sun Early Childhood Association will be hosting informal meet up sessions to support early childhood professionals who are interested in facilitating project based learning environments. Come ready to share your success stories, challenges, and questions with the group.
The Project Approach Focus Group Meet Ups will be informal as our goal is simply to gather with like minded educators and explore learning possibilities for young children. Meet up locations serve food and drinks so you can grab a bite while we chat. Bring your ideas and project journals (if you have one). We look forward to seeing you!
Thursday, February 22, 2018 – FREE and COLLABORATIVE
5:30 PM- 7:00 PM
Pick the location nearest you – follow the link for the map!
SOLD OUT EVENT!
Join us directly after the First Things First Summit
AUGUST 28th 5:00 – 7:00 PM Complimentary appetizers
1130 the restaurant
455 North 3rd Street (VanBuren & N. 3rd)
conveniently located in the Arizona Center near the Convention
SOLD OUT EVENT!
TINKERING WITH STEM: A Playful Approach to Inquiry
Saturday June 3, 2017 • 9:30 am – 12:00 pm 2.5 PDHs
Join the fun as we design it, make it, create it, start over and re-invent!
At the Arizona Science Center we see tinkering as a fun yet serious endeavor—spanning many disciplines and content areas and fostering connections between art, science, and technology. Learners follow their own path to understanding by investigating tools and materials and exploring questions that interest them. In this inquiry based approach, learning opens up a wide range of possible answers rather than any “right” one, particularly for teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
In this workshop we won’t just show you how we develop tinkering activities; we’ll also delve into why. We’ll focus on three important aspects:
- Activity design around specific materials
- Facilitation strategies and
- Environmental organization
We’ll also share some guiding principles and learning indicators we’ve developed that can help you integrate tinkering into your PRE-K through GRADE 3 classroom. Whether you’re new to making or a seasoned tinkerer, this workshop will help you take your teaching to the next level!
Includes FULL DAY PASS to Arizona Science Center for June 3, 2017 & Awesome Raffles!
2.5 Certified PDHs
SOLD OUT EVENT!
LAKESHORE LEARNING: MATH MADNESS!
Saturday May 6, 2017 • 9:00 am – 11:00 am 2 PDHs
Join the staff at LAKESHORE LEARNING and VALLEY OF THE SUN AEYC as we create fun and engaging activities. Participate in activities and materials that build foundational skills in counting, one-to-one correspondence, graphing, sorting and much more.
- Designed for PreK- Grade 3 educators.
- Learn about LAKESHORE LEARNING products that kids love.
- Door prizes and THANK YOUs provided by LAKESHORE LEARNING.
- Games – Prizes – Food – Fun!
This event is located at the Lakeshore Learning store location near Paradise Valley Mall.
VALLEY OF THE SUN AEYC and the INSPIRE EARLY CHILDHOOD LEADERSHIP SERIES present:
The Gurian Institute Workshop
BOYS and GIRLS LEARN DIFFERENTLY & SCREEN TIME and COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
March 4, 2017 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Follow this link to register online: BOYS and GIRLS LEARN DIFFERENTLY
The Inspire Early Childhood Leadership Series provides practical and theoretical guidance in professional development. Intentional practices are demonstrated with real classroom scenarios and dialogues with children and teachers. Be inspired! Be a leader, broaden and deepen your understanding of highly effective practices in early childhood education. Learn more about the INSPIRE Early Childhood Leadership Series HERE.
POP-UP Adventure Playground
Saturday February 4 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
PINNACLE PRESBYTERIAN PRESCHOOL, Scottsdale Arizona
A Pop-Up Adventure Playground provides an extensive supply of “loose parts” which are materials that can be combined, moved, carried, redesigned, lined up, and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways. They are materials with no specific set of directions that can be used alone or combined with others like large boxes, cardboard tubes, fabric, yarn, rocks, sticks, boxes, tires, markers, tape, and so, so much more. It is an opportunity for NAEYC accredited schools to make connections to their local community, building positive relationships with families.
Want to know how your school can participate in this program? Contact: You.Matter@vsaeyc.org