Dave Scahill

Dave Scahill CEO of the Discovery SourceCreating solutions for early childhood programs since 1985. Consulting, desiging and furnishing Infant & Toddler and Preschool classroom environments. Providing professional development in science, blocks, woodworking, math, STEM, and family engagement to hundreds of programs and at conferences national and across the world since 1985.

Workshops:

Ramp it Up!

Investigate forces and motion by designing, investigating and experimenting. Experience the fun and depth of STEM through hands on interactions and make connections to the California Foundations and California Desired Results. Ideas for Introducing and facilitating play with children 2 and older!

Supporting Child & Adult Interactions

Using Play Based STEM Strategies and Materials. Work on improving your skills in the instructional support domains and behavioral markers of the CLASS ® assessment in this fun and informative workshop. Participants will engage in the art of asking open ended questions and using high level STEM vocabulary as well as designing and testing out ramp play.

Infant Toddler STEM

This training provides Infant Toddler caregivers with the fundamentals of STEM education for young children ages birth to three and strategies to engage in hands-on STEM activities. We will also focus on the language of STEM and the importance of using STEM vocabulary at the earliest ages.

Frame Their Learning, The Language of Stem

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

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