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STEM in Early Years--Grade 3 Classrooms
Presented by: Candace Beaton
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday, December 04, 2018 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
Central Alberta Regional Consortium 8 Page Avenue, Red Deer, AB
About the Session:

Join with colleagues for a 2-part series of professional learning workshops and participate in hands-on/minds-on strategies that will develop student's questioning, inquiry, problem-solving, design and build and computational thinking skills using Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as a context. Resources will be drawn from Let's Talk Science's IdeaPark website; a great resource for early years, Kindergarten and primary grade educators with a suite of classroom-ready, skills-based resources.

Day 1: Setting the Stage for STEM Learning through Inquiry

• Focus on the skills and competencies that can be developed in students when using STEM as a context for learning. A variety of hands-on strategies that address STEM concepts and develop student questioning and problem-solving skills will be showcased.

• Explore a variety of scientific inquiries that enhance students’ ability to observe, predict, sort and classify, compare and contrast, and draw conclusions. Opportunities to enhance numeracy skills through the exploration of these inquires will also be highlighted. 

Day 2: Designing and Building and Computational Thinking in the Early Years – Grade 3 Classroom

• Participate in design and build challenges that support the development of students’ problem identification, designing, planning, creating, testing, and evaluating skills using children’s literature as the context for this learning.

• Learn how skills related to understanding decomposition, abstraction, pattern recognition, and algorithmic thinking support the development of students’ computational 

About the Presenter(s):
Candace Beaton Candace Beaton has her Bachelor of Education and is currently an Education Program Consultant for Let's Talk Science. Prior to her role with this national, charitable organization, Candace was an elementary classroom teacher as well as an Education Consultant with SMART Technologies where she spent much of her time helping teachers effectively integrate technology into their teaching. In her role with Let's Talk Science, Candace is responsible for creating and delivering hands-on/minds-on professional development sessions that aim to provide strategies for teachers to engage students in areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Cancellation Policy:

Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 3 FULL business days prior to the event start, or registration fees will apply and refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to attend a session and unable to provide three FULL business days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place.
Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.

Registration Deadline: November 20, 2018
Cost: $100.00
Focus(es): Science, Technology & Innovation, Mathematics
Grade Level(s): K-3
Audience: Teachers