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Inspire STEM – Explore, Play, Reflect – ONLINE

Diving into STEM – Inspiring children to explore

STEM education is so much more than factual answers to complex questions and Little Scientists will show you how easy and uncomplicated it can be. In a series of live webinars, Little Scientists will introduce the concepts, methods and skills to early childhood teachers and educators. We will show you some simple techniques to cultivate children’s skills and excitement for STEM exploration, and our hands-on session will enrich your repertoire of STEM activities.

Webinar 1: Explore – Introduction to inquiry-based STEM learning

  • Overview of early STEM education and inquiry-based learning, focusing on the importance of playfulness and joy as impetuses to scientific discovery and research
  • Creating a rich learning environment to stimulate discoveries, enrich STEM learning opportunities and nurture curiosity in children and adults alike
  • Resourcing STEM activities, learning how to use what you already have for fantastic explorations

Webinar 2: Play – Hands-on STEM exploration

  • Interactive demonstrations of STEM explorations using items found around the home
  • Discovering everyday phenomena and explanations of basic scientific concepts
  • Learning techniques to find STEM explorations in everyday situations, making STEM accessible to young children

Webinar 3: Reflect – Process to practice

  • Reflection on what has been learned so far, what has worked well and how to overcome challenges
  • Discussion of next steps to integrate STEM exploration further in individual circumstances

Good to know

The webinars are scheduled to run for one hour each and include a Q&A session and a networking opportunity. You will be engaged in hands-on STEM activities during the second session, for which you will receive a materials list in advance.

Who should attend?

Parents, librarians, teachers, educators and anyone who wishes to spark children’s excitement in STEM exploration.

NESA registered PD
Completing this webinar series will contribute to 3 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW. To be eligible for NESA accreditation you are required to attend all three webinars live.

TQI registered PD
Completing this workshop will contribute 3 hours of ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) registered PD.

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