Dave Scahill

Dave has been working with and training early childhood programs for over 30 years. His focus has been Science & Math and he has inspired and motivated thousands of teachers by helping them understand and embrace STEM into their classrooms and daily schedules. Dave is currently the CEO of The Discovery Source, a publisher of engagement strategy materials and teacher effectiveness tools.

Frame Their Learning

The Language of Stem and Instruction Support Tool Training

Professional Development Opportunity

Workshop Title:

Engaging in Deeper Conversations with Children on STEM Concepts and Instructional Support Concepts

(STEM- Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

Workshop Abstract:

 It’s your turn to play… and talk!  Explore the STEM materials children use in your program.  Learn an easy, three-step approach to enhance the effectiveness of your learning environment through enriched, meaningful conversations with children.  Practice and develop questions and prompts that will invite children to think more deeply or try something new.  Good questions and engaging prompts have to be used at the right time to connect with children’s natural STEM interests.  Watch, Listen and Engage, and then begin the conversations that are the essence of STEM in early childhood, focusing in on developing concepts, having quality back and forth exchanges, and modeling language and vocabulary development.

Learning Objectives:

Play with STEM materials children use in your program.  Learn an easy 3-step approach to enhance your learning environment through meaningful conversations with children, by asking questions and using vocabulary related to their play and STEM concepts.

Outcomes:

1. Understanding the components of STEM and Frame Their Learning

2. Understanding interactive, language-based learning

3. Strategies for introducing STEM into classroom learning opportunities

4. Design an on-going process for improving implementation strategies

5. Awareness of the inter-relationship of STEM, DRDP, CLASS™

6. Development of teacher-designed STEM lessons using language-based learning

Processes:

1. Hands-on

2. Interactive

3. Large and small group discussion

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