Keeping it Real: Realistic and Developmentally Appropriate Approaches to STEAM with Infants, Toddler, and Two Year-Olds
Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017
Course #: W934
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Erikson Institute
Credit Available: CEUs; Social Work CEUs; Approved by Illinois Early Intervention Training Program for 5.0 - Intervention
Research reveals knowledge of the world around them is one of the strongest predictors of young children’s future success in science, reading, and mathematics. However, evidence also suggests very young children have few opportunities to engage in scientific and math learning before they enter school. This workshop will explore learning opportunities and engaging interactions that support science, technology, engineering, arts and math learning for infants, toddlers and twos in developmentally appropriate learning environments
Instructors:Angela Searcy, Ed.D
Angela Searcy, EdD. holds a B.A. degree in English and secondary education with teacher certification though the state of Illinois, a M.S. degree in early childhood development from Erikson Institute, with a specialization in Infant Studies and Doctorate of Education, with a specialization in assessment and response to intervention. Her research centers around the relationship between brain-based learning as assessed by the Classroom Assessment Scoring System and aggressive behaviors in Head Start preschool children in Illinois.
Angela has over 25 years of experience in the field of education providing services to children and families as a teacher, child development specialist and independent consultant. A former neuro-developmental specialist, Angela has specialized training in neuroscience. Angela is the owner and founder of Simple Solutions Educational Services, a professional development company, and a professional development provider for Teaching Strategies, LLC. Angela leads the integrative seminars for the Erikson online cohorts and acts as a continuing education instructor.