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Finding Math & Science in the World Around Us

Presented by: Peggy Ashbrook & Wendy Wall

In this workshop series participants will explore how math and science is all around us. We will use seasonal themes and everyday materials often found in the early childhood classroom to identify new and creative ways to discover math and science concepts. 

Series Registration

Workshops 2,3 & 4
$55

Workshop #1  Ramps and Pathways
Presented by: Peggy Ashbrook

Young children engage in reasoning about physics and engineering design when they try to figure out how to achieve an exciting result by building structures with pathways for marbles and other objects that roll. This training, based on the CEESTEM Module, will provide opportunities to experience an appealing physical science and engineering activity, learn the importance of considering alternative explanations and re-design, increase your confidence in teaching science and engineering, and discuss how to implement it in your programs

Workshop #2 Exploring Bubbles and Foam
Presented by: Peggy Ashbrook

The science of bubbles is all around us in the form of objects made of foam. In this training, learn how young children can make foam, and try it yourself, using dish soap and hand whisks or electric mixers. We’ll discuss how to help children investigate the properties of foam while they play.

 

Workshop #3 Fostering Early Mathematics
Presented by: Wendy Wall

Participants will explore the early number and counting progression. Participants will engage in activities to strengthen children’s natural curiosities to experience mathematics in authentic ways.

 

Workshop #4 Math is Everywhere!
Presented by: Wendy Wall

Participants will identify the “math” in the world around them to spark joy, wonder and discovery with children. We will explore math learning opportunities in literature and play. We will infuse language and supports to amplify their learning.

Resources for Individual Workshops

Bubbles and Foam resources

Saturday October 5, 2019
9:00 a.m.-11 a.m.

$25

Saturday November 16, 2019
9:00 a.m.-11 a.m.

$25

Saturday March 14, 2020
9:00 a.m.-11 a.m.

$25

Saturday April 18, 2020
9:00 a.m.-11 a.m.

$25

Have questions or comments about the material you learned in your workshop? Please leave your comments, experiences in the classroom, or feedback for other participants to see!