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Apr 05 2023


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm




In Person

Bringing STEM in ECE classrooms with Pooja Kalsi  

STEM teaching is an interdisciplinary approach to learning where children learn and apply concepts in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Inspired by the Early learning framework in this workshop the participants will learn how to plan provocations that invite children to observe, explore, investigate, problem-solve, experiment, and design. We will explore ways to integrate STEM language throughout the day to help children think like scientists. This workshop will help educators to understand the importance of loose parts and how to use them in various ways to promote the STEM learning with young children and implement a child friendly curriculum that will prepare children for the 21st century.

Pooja Kalsi has a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from State university of New York. She has 25 years of experience in the Early childhood field as a teacher, facilitator, supervisor, director and instructor.  She is very passionate about finding ways to promote children’s creativity and expression of discovery. She currently teaches at Langara College in the ECE department. She is a mother of two children and believes that she continues to learn from the world around her.

Participants should bring their enthusiasm and 5-7 natural loose parts.
Examples of nature’s loose parts: chunky tree-branch sections, pine cones, shells, pumpkins, gourds, interesting seed pods, Leaves, sticks, tree cookies, tree stumps, stones, corn cobs


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