Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
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Education 298. Experimental Courses

Teaching Preschool STEM

Students in this course (primarily early childhood educators) will become familiar with the MA Department of Early Education and Care STEM Standards. They will make cross-curricular connections to literacy, QRIS standards regarding Curriculum and Learning, Family and Community Engagement as well as the relationship to Workforce Development and Professional Qualifications. Students will consider: the design of indoor and outdoor inquiry centered environments; choice of appropriate materials; range of curricular programs; the teacher’s role in an inquiry based learning environment; assessment; and partnering with families. Students will plan, implement, and document a STEM investigation block of study.