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UnConference: Maker Tots
May 14, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Can toddlers actually do circuitry? Why is “making” important for young children? Can STEAM learning actually happen through play? If you’ve ever wondered about this, then the UnConference: Maker Tots can answer these questions. Young children love to learn and they love even more to learn through play. Making and STEAM learning are critical in teaching children curiosity, creativity, confidence and teamwork. It prepares our children for a future where half of the jobs don’t even exist yet!
As part of Remake Learning Days, PAEYC and co-host Carnegie Science Center are proud to showcase UnConference: Maker Tots. You will interact with leading organizations at the forefront of creative learning specifically for young children. The day also features keynote speaker Sarah Wolman from the LEGO Foundation. Then, learn how local organizations have incorporated STEAM and Maker learning into play by choosing two workshops presentations from the following organizations: Carnegie Science Center, Assemble, Children’s Innovation Project, Pittsburgh Center for Creative ReUse, Millvale Community Library, Snapology, and a live case study presented by educators from Fox Chapel School District, Avonworth School District and TEK Start LLC. The day closes with a round table discussion and reflections on how to continue innovative learning beyond the UnConference.
The workshops are developmentally appropriate practice for educators and caregivers working with children ages birth through age nine. However, many of the workshop offerings can also apply to students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade.
Click here to register and to see a full listing of workshops and the conference schedule.