Exploring STEAM Concepts Through Storytimes

$175.00

Dates: March 1 - March 28
July 5 - August 1

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

While the information and activities in this training can be used to offer separate STEAM programs, the approach in this course is that these concepts are on-going in all we do, including our storytimes. By becoming aware of these connections using books and other activities, we also help storytime participants, children and adults, understand and build on these concepts throughout the day.

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1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Registration dates

We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

How do these science and math concepts support STEAM education? How do they support early literacy? How can our traditional storytimes support these concepts? And . . . how can we help adults incorporate them into daily conversations and experiences with their young children? Gain an understanding of cognitive, scientific and mathematical thinking from newborn to age five and build on traditional storytimes to explore strategies and techniques to support the STEAM concepts and early literacy.

While the information and activities in this training can be used to offer separate STEAM programs, the approach in this course is that these concepts are on-going in all we do, including our storytimes. By becoming aware of these connections using books and other activities, we also help storytime participants, children and adults, understand and build on these concepts throughout the day.

Learning Objectives: Participants will

  • Understand science concepts, content and process and their progression newborn to age five
  • Understand math concepts, content and process and their progression newborn to age five
  • Apply science and math concepts to book sharing and storytime experiences
  • Articulate to parents/caregivers and other staff and early childhood educators how what they do in storytime supports science and math thinking

Expectations: This class is four weeks of content. There WILL be homework during the fourth week which will be due by the end of the fifth week. Although there are individual differences, you may expect each week to take 3 – 4 hours of work which includes the readings, watching the presentations, participating in forums, and submitting assignments.

This course is part of our Certificate in Early Childhood Literacy, but can be taken as a stand-alone course as well.

Saroj Ghoting

Saroj GhotingSaroj Ghoting is an Early Childhood Literacy Consultant and national trainer on early literacy. She presents early literacy workshops at conferences and library systems for staff and their partners. She has been a consultant for the Public Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association on the Every Child Ready to Read @ your library® early literacy initiative. She is the co-author of six books, the most recent being Supercharged Storytimes: An Early Literacy Planning and Assessment Guide, co-authored with the researchers from the VIEWS2 project at the University of Washington. Saroj has been a children’s librarian for over 40 years and a consultant since 2003. She received her MLS from Catholic University in Washington, DC. She enjoys learning new ideas while presenting trainings on early literacy.

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