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Hear updates about national early childhood trends and learn about the latest thinking and best practices for how to help young children win through community-level school readiness collaboration. Presenting information from her latest book - The School Readiness Playbook - co-authored with Dana Friedman, Ed.D., Sazer O’Donnell will share how school readi-ness is a “win” for more than 20 diverse sectors, with examples of how early childhood leaders throughout the country are creating local partnerships to increase school readiness for all young children.
6:00pm - 9:00pm (Registration fee includes light dinner buffet)
Thematic workshops will be available. Please check back for workshop updates and conference handouts as they will only be available online
Opening Session begins at 8:00am (Registration fee includes breakfast served at 7:00am and lunch at 12:15pm)
by Cash Lopez, Deborah Brown
Public Health Nurses provide health consultation services to ensure that child care centers and preschools meet Health Standards. Is your childcare center meeting those standards? Do you have questions about how to meet them and why they even exist? Now is the opportunity to find out!
by Eva Moravcik
In this workshop, we will explore the ways that science and music mix, and how they are interconnected. We will learn songs that teach science concepts to preschoolers. (and the rest of us!).
by Jewel Toyama
From anatomy to growing plants, we will explore the possibilities of integrating concepts of movement and science. Through guided discovery, participants will explore ways in which the art, movement, songs, stories, and play can help keiki understand basic science.
by Katherine DuBose
Participants will engage in hands-on projects with one focused on art, one on science, and one on fabrication. All projects are selected to be easily duplicated at school.
by Kathy Bentley
Even in the early years there are differences in the ways boys and girls learn and engage with their environment. Their tendencies can leave girls behind in some areas of math and science, and boys behind in art areas. This workshop will suggest ways to encourage all children in all areas of learning so they develop in all areas of STEM.
by Marie Honda, Hilda Yagong
Learning about art can be a great way to integrate reading, math and science concepts. This workshop will use stories about artists to teach various art concepts and will include the use of iPads. (Bring your iPad/Mac for best results).
by Nani Daniels, Chris Coffelt
Come explore the “gems” that are part of each iPad/Mac. You’ll learn about built-in resources that are ready to use from this day forward. You’re sure to say, “I didn’t know I could do that!” (Bring you iPad/Mac for best results).
by Sherry Nolte
This workshop will focus on expanding awareness of the many ways that babies and toddlers can be creative, especially in the areas of art and music. Participants will expand their knowledge of appropriate creative activities for very young children, and participate in art and music activities.
by Caroline Soga, Gena Demesillio
This workshop will provide ideas for developmentally appropriate STEAM opportunities for infants and toddlers, particularly through material choice, environment setup, and project work.
by Susan Entz
Explore how to teach math through art and art through math while “teaching to the standards” and how to promote creativity by bringing these two subjects together.
by Wendy Correa
If our mind and body are like an engine, they need our attention to run well. Participants will learn how their “engines” and their students “engines” run (gain understanding of sensory processing patterns). They will learn how to integrate self-regulation strategies into their activities, routines, and environments.
by Lena Schnell
This workshop will present how STEM concepts are utilized to manage 26 endangered species at Pohakuloa Training Area. Educators will participate in an activity with leaves designed to teach students to sort, categorize, and graph leaf characteristics.
by Noe Norman & Kaleo Kaleohano
We know that STEAM is an educational approach to learning that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. But what does that mean and what does that look like? More importantly, how does this teaching approach impact student learning and prepare them for the 21st century? Take a journey to a native Hawaiian fishpond where ancestral ways of thinking are blended into a modern context, inspiring learners to reach their fullest potential. Come and explore STEAM topics, curriculums, and ideas!