Early Childhood Teacher Update
Welcome Back to the new school year! As you meet your new students, new families, and new staff, remember the best practices for Tier 1 around forming relationships!
Free 2023-2024 EC STEM Webinars
The Early Childhood STEM Lab (University of Tennessee) hosts free STEM in preschool workshops throughout the year via Zoom. To register, click the links below:
Session #1: Saturday, September 23, 2023, 10-11am eastern
Session #2: Saturday, Dec 2, 10-11am eastern
Session #3: Saturday, Feb 3, 2024, 10-11am eastern
Session #4: Saturday, April 6, 2024, 10-11am eastern
The Project Approach (IAEYC pre-conference workshop)
- Date: Thursday, October 5th
- Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Location: Prairie Meadows Hotel in Altoona, Iowa
- Information and registration information
The Project Approach gives teachers a way to develop in-depth thinking while engaging the
hearts and minds of young children. Projects build on children’s natural curiosity, enabling them
to interact, question, connect, problem-solve, communicate and reflect. It is authentic learning
where children are active participants in studying topics with purpose and flexibility; all while
learning needs are met. The course is based on the books Young Investigators: The Project
Approach in the Early Years (4th edition) by Judy Harris Helm and Lilian G. Katz and Becoming
Young Thinkers: Deep Project Work in the Classroom by Judy Harris Helm. Featuring a guest
lecture by Judy Harris Helm, lead author, on October 5th!
This is a hybrid course with one in-person full-day training, two follow-up Zoom meetings to
guide participants through a project, and one final Zoom celebration day to share completed
Project Work. The $79 registration fee includes the new book and lunch.
Integrating Early Math Meaningfully with Science and Engineering
Early Math Interest Forum's September virtual meetup of the 2023 series. Join us in this free virtual event to get new ideas, learn about cool resources, and connect with colleagues around ways to integrate math in a meaningful way with science and STEM for 3-5-year-olds. Alissa Lange and Carrie Cutler, EMIF co-facilitators, lead this event.