Instructor: Constance Tomaneng
Nevada Registry Approved: 1.0 Hours
CKA: Environment & Curriculum
After-school care professionals play and important role in developing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) learning opportunities, increasing a youth’s natural interests, promoting learner-centered science, and integrating science. This interactive session uses a carousel of group-directed mini-centers that feature ways to create STEM-rich environments into their existing program.
1.To appreciate and understand the importance of creating STEM-rich environments in afterschool settings.
2.Understanding how to incorporate the six strands from the National Research Council’s Learning Science in Informal Environments: People, Places, and Pursuits in the creation of science-rich Environment.
3.Six mini-centers (Strands of Informal Science Learning Brainstorming Activities – Science Jeopardy® board game; Wonder Walls; Family Science Backpacks; Theme-Based Curriculum; Measuring Tool Kits, & B