Investigation to Integration: A Look at STEAM in Early Childhood

Learn how you can bring STEAM into your Early Childhood programs.

Join us for an overview of STEAM in Early Childhood education. We will discuss common misconceptions, dive into the five disciplines of STEAM and discuss how to incorporate them into your program. Finally, we will share some engaging activities that integrate STEAM concepts and skills into the classroom.

Webinar Objectives

After completing this one hour webinar, participants will be able to...

  • Become aware of misconceptions about STEAM in early childhood.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of each component of STEAM.
  • Analyze classroom activities to recognize the integration of STEAM components.

Your Instructor

Jennifer Fernandez & Naomi Hartl
Jennifer Fernandez & Naomi Hartl

Jennifer has over 29 years of experience in the field of education. She holds a BA in Elementary Education and Spanish and an MA in Bilingual/Bicultural Studies with an emphasis on Bilingual Education. Her teaching experience includes everything from Pre-K4 to second grade, in both general education and bilingual/dual language settings. Jennifer left the classroom to work more closely with educators as a Professional Learning Specialist for Pre-K4SA in San Antonio, TX. where she spent six and half years coaching and providing professional development opportunities for early childhood educators. Jennifer has recently switched roles and is currently employed as an Early Childhood Subject Matter Expert with School Specialty, Inc. Her presentations cover many important topics in early childhood with a strong focus on information and strategies for Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers.

Naomi Hartl has a passion for education and all things tech infused. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Bachelor of Education, where she majored in physical education and minored in biology. She has taught a wide variety of subject areas which include mathematics, biology, practical and applied arts, career guidance, and health and physical education. She started out teaching in her home province of Saskatchewan, Canada and then relocated to Oregon, USA to work with School Specialty. Working with School Specialty has allowed her to pursue her dream of making a difference in the lives of teachers and students by creating safe and successful learning environments. Naomi is the STEM Subject Matter Expert for School Specialty.

Course Curriculum

  Investigation to Integration: A Look at STEAM in Early Childhood
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