FRANKLIN TAKES THE NEXT STEP TO SUPPORT STEM WORK IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
Posted on by Donna Rosso
FRANKLIN TEACHERS WILL SPEND THE NOVEMBER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY FOCUSED ON STEM
After spending the 2015-2016 school year focused on developing an understanding of the critical elements needed to lay a solid STEM foundation for ALL Franklin students, Franklin faculty members are ready to take the next steps in supporting STEM work in all classrooms at the Franklin Early Childhood Center.
Our NEXT STEPS during the 2016 -2017 school year will be to use INQUIRY and ENGINEERING DESIGN PROCESS; MASSACHUSETTS PREK SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH STANDARDS and; SCIENCE and MATH PRACTICES with the GROWING UP WILD Curriculum.
Tomorrow from 8:00 – 2:30 the Franklin Teachers will be participating in GROWING UP WILD early childhood education professional development presentation with Pam Landry, Wildlife Education Specialist from Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife
Each of the 18 Franklin classrooms will receive a copy of the Growing Up Wild Curriculum.
The Franklin will also be hosting nine additional participants from area schools.
Growing Up WILD
Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills.
The activity guide, Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children:
Is written especially for early childhood educators.
Features 27 field-tested, hands-on, nature based activities in a full-color 11”x17” activity guide.
Includes art projects, music, conservation activities, reading and math connections and much more.
Involves social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive domains to help foster learning and development in all areas.
Supports developmentally appropriate practice allowing children to learn at levels that are individually, socially, and culturally appropriate.
Is correlated to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards
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