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. 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!
UnConference: Maker Tots - May 20, 2017, 8am-3pm
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, 150 Finoli, Greensburg, PA 15601
As part of Remake Learning Days, PAEYC and co-host University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg 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 and maker teacher Maureen Frew from the Avonworth School District. Then, learn how local organizations have incorporated STEAM and Maker learning into play by choosing two workshops presentations from the following organizations: University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, WQED Multimedia and Avonworth Primary Center. 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.