2017 ASTC Annual Conference (October 21-24)

Early Science Learning—Resources, Tools, and Activities to Help Adults Support Children’s Science Learning

Friday, October 20, 2017: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Convention Center
Session Leader:
Michelle Kortenaar, Sciencenter
Miriam Krause, Maryland Science Center, Melissa Thomas, Saint Louis Science Center, Ellen Blinderman, Lawrence Hall of Science, Zoe Peters, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Laurinda Willard, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Cheryl Juarez, Frost Science Museum, Victoria Fiordalis, Sciencenter and Bethany Resnick, Sciencenter

How do we close confidence and knowledge gaps in preschool teachers, parents and other adults to support science in the early years? Learn about early childhood professional development and family engagement programs that promote open-ended, science process skills. Try hands-on activities supported by research and explore model programs. Preregistration required. Limited to 60 participants. Fee: $20 per person (includes afternoon snack).