Instructor: Constance Tomaneng
Nevada Registry Approved: 1.0 Hour
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
Each professional development session offered by The Children’s Cabinet utilizes a knowledge check to ensure that our participants understand our training objectives and our instructors are providing a comprehensive learning experience. You can expect to receive a three question quiz or test at the end of each training. If you have questions or concerns, or need additional information about this process, feel free to contact the Professional Development Training Coordinator at 702-825-8978
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