STEM Hour webinars

Our STEM webinars provide educators and teacher with expert insights on current topics in early childhood education.

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STEM Webinar series

STEM Hour - Connect, learn, grow

In this monthly webinar series, Little Scientists hosts panel discussions with experts and leaders from different fields. Our guests take you on a journey through their field and link their passion to yours, connecting STEM with early childhood education.

You can attend each episode live or watch a recording later. Cost: $30 per session.

STEM HOUR - 9 June 2022

How do you respond to parents’ concerns about their children’s school readiness? What skills do children need for a successful transition to school? How can we prepare children for challenges ahead?

In this webinar, researcher Fiona Boylan and practitioner Cayley Boylan will provide thought-provoking ideas on how to support the development of a growth mindset in an early childhood setting. Our panelists will discuss how you can support children in developing the skills to take on the future while leading a fulfilled life and how STEM inquiry can help with this.

STEM HOUR - 14 July 2022

Inclusive early childhood settings are imperative for providing the best start to life for all children, and inquiry-based practices are beneficial for addressing all children’s individual needs.
In this webinar, our panel will provide ideas on how to cultivate an inclusive environment through inquiry-based STEM learning and how to cater to children’s diverse needs while fostering individual skills and abilities.

STEM HOUR - 11 August 2022

Tending the land and using only the resources needed for sustenance is a fundamental pillar of First Nations peoples’ way of life. As all living beings are connected to each other and to Country, one cannot thrive without the other.  

In the webinar, our panelists will share Indigenous perspectives on how to take responsibility for the land. Our panel will discuss how we can raise environmentally conscious children who know what it means to care for Country.

STEM HOUR - 8 September 2022

Great Barrier Reef corals are bleached, about a quarter of global fish stocks are overfished and the Great Pacific garbage patch is twice as big as Texas, containing up to 1.8 trillion pieces of debris. Can engineering play a role in creating a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future? Humans are hard-wired for problem-solving, and engineering has been a means for finding solutions since the first humans wandered the Earth.

In this webinar, our panel will discuss how children’s imaginations can be funnelled into hands-on engineering projects that aim to provide solutions for real-life environmental problems. Your children are worried about the ocean’s wildlife being exposed to plastic pollution? Can they invent an ocean cleaning machine? Our panel will share practical ideas on how you can embed the ‘E’ into your inquiry-based STEM approach.

STEM HOUR - 13 October 2022

Mathematical concepts are everywhere around us. How do traffic jams form? How can we share a pizza evenly? Can you discover patterns in musical compositions?

What comes to your mind when you think of maths in the first five years of life? In this webinar, our panel will help you broaden your mathematical horizon, evaluate your own relationship with maths and provide you with a hands-on approach for fostering children’s mathematical thinking.

STEM HOUR - 10 November 2022

What is the connection between STEM learning and language development? Both happen naturally and spontaneously every day, and they enrich each other. Inquiry-based STEM learning is a powerful tool for language and literacy development, kindling children’s joy for communicating with others.

In this webinar, our panel will align the principles of language development and STEM learning, provide language development tools that will foster your children’s curiosity and self-expression and share examples of meaningful communication through STEM learning.

For practical hands-on professional development, check out our Inspire STEM online workshops.
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