Growing STEM from Early Childhood Roots
Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Presented by John Funk, M.Ed., Senior Early Education Expert (Clinical Professor)
Sponsored by Frog Street Press
If you attend the live session, you’ll be emailed a CE certificate within 24 hours of the webinar. If you view the recording and would like a CE certificate, join the Early Childhood Learning Solutions community and go to the Webinar Archives folder to take the CE quiz.
In this edWebinar, John Funk, M.Ed., Senior Early Education Expert, will present ideas in all areas of STEM to enhance the experience of children in an early childhood setting. The information presented will be based in research and the ideas and activities have been used successfully in early childhood classrooms. Participants will be able to:
- Identify the subject areas included in the STEM umbrella (science, technology, engineering, math) and understand how they are interrelated for supporting early childhood standards
- Understand the common early childhood standards that should be addressed in STEM subjects
- Be motivated to provide hands-on experiences for supporting STEM content, including independent activities for centers
- Integrate multiple STEM subjects into individual activities
The goal is that each participant will be inspired to create new ideas for supporting STEM content areas in their individual site. During the edWebinar, participants will be encouraged to create a small journal to record generated ideas for each content area that can work in her/his individual classroom. Through the individual journals, the teacher will be able to customize ideas to the age level of their students.
PreK classroom teachers and supervisors are invited to attend this event. There will be time for questions after John’s presentation. Join us to gain ideas for teaching STEM in early childhood education.
About the Presenter
John Funk, M.Ed., Senior Early Education Expert, has worked in early childhood since 1979. He taught preschool, first and second grades and kindergarten. While teaching kindergarten, John was chosen as the Utah Teacher of the Year and met with the President of the United States. He worked as an early childhood specialist for a large school district and managed early childhood services for Salt Lake CAP Head Start. He is Past President of the Utah AEYC. As an early childhood, reading, art, and literacy consultant for the last two decades, he has written on early childhood subjects and products for McGraw Hill, Leap Frog and Discount School Supply. He served on the editorial panel for Young Children magazine published by NAEYC. Currently, John teaches courses in early childhood, children’s literature, classroom management, reading methods and supervises interns at the University of Utah, as well as working in professional development and content for Frog Street.
Join the Early Childhood Learning Solutions community to network with educators, participate in online discussions, receive invitations to upcoming webinars, view past webinars, take a quiz to receive a CE certificate for a past webinar, and access free resources.