2001 Millennium Place
Johnson City, TN 37604
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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) seems to be a new buzzword in education. But what does it mean? Why is it important? Why should teachers incorporate STEM into their curriculum? These questions, and more, will be answered in this workshop. In this highly interactively session, participants will engage in hands-on STEM activities (Ramps, Blocks, Bubbles, and more) and have the opportunity to identify the learning that can take place with young children PreK through 3rdgrade. The presenters will use a combination of video, minimal lecture, and discussion to show how to identify standards that can be met (Common Core, Next Generation Science standards, and TNELDS), use questioning to facilitate higher order thinking, and document children’s learning. Throughout the activities, presenters will show how children are building a foundation for later physics, geometry, and spatial concepts. In addition, teachers who are currently using these activities in their classrooms will share their experiences.
Session #3: Conscious Discipline®: Creating a Caring Culture for Learning: Ginny Luther, M.A.
Tired of children saying, “What do I get if I am good?” Do you feel exhausted, unable to reach the most difficult children? Conscious Discipline® is a journey of shifting our perception of seeing discipline as something we “do” to children. Start your journey to help children develop discipline within themselves! Our willingness to be a part of a school family is dependent on the safety we feel, sense of belonging, compassion and value we can offer to others. Discover connections that really count! Learn ways to build a safe and caring culture that internally motivates children with a drive to be helpful rather than competitive and fighting to be first.
Learning Together with Infants and Toddlers 2-day Institute presented by Deb Curtis and the Harvest Resource Associates. The Institute will be held on July 26 - 27 from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM at the Carnegie Hotel which adjoins the Millennium Centre.
Exhibitors: A large variety of exhibitors with music, books, classroom materials, early childhood themes clothing, and technology for all early childhood classrooms.
Early Bird cut off date is May 10, 2013.
Register using credit card, check, or purchase order.
|2 day Institute||$150||$175|
|2 day Conference||$92||$115|
|1 day Conference||$72||$95|
|Student Discount:||Call/email for information|