STEAM Quality Symposium
STEAM Quality Symposium
In its sixth year, the STEAM Quality Symposium is a highly successful model that provides comprehensive, hands-on training to early care and education teachers and directors. These full-day trainings include presentations by leaders in the field, followed by an afternoon facilitated by coaches that enable participants to test out new curriculum ideas. The Quality Symposium has helped nearly 500 early care and education professionals successfully implement STEAM curricula into preschool classrooms across the state.
STEAM Through Literacy Series
Qualistar has partnered with the Denver Public Library, the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science to provide a series training on literacy through art and literacy through science. Each session will be six hours. The common theme for both is the promotion of literacy in the early childhood classroom. This series is relevant to coaches, teachers and directors who work in 2.5-year-old to 5-year-old classrooms.
Science and Literacy Links: How Science skill development can enhance Literacy instruction in the ECE Classroom
Our youngest learners are continuously engaged in the inquiry cycle; their questions lead them to more questions, exploration, and, eventual synthesis through our guidance as teachers. Looking for patterns, understanding relationships, and making comparisons are some of the important skills used both in science inquiry and early literacy. Come learn how to use students’ curiosity and questions as a basis for scientific exploration and early literacy skill development. Join the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the Denver Public Library as we explore techniques for embedding science learning into everyday literacy activities.
Date: November 5, 2016
Location: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm (6 hours); Sign in and breakfast, 8:30am. Lunch provided.
*Participants who sign up for the series get a 15% discount = $135.00 for both trainings. The Colorado Department of Education awards extra credit for early childhood professionals who participate in a series training.
Testimonials from Past Participants
Past symposiums have explored the topics of nature and continuity of care in the early childhood education classroom. The following are some of the comments we received:
- I enjoyed the symposium very much. It was very relevant to me and I also feel it was very relevant to children who love the outdoors! What a wonderful and fun way to learn about nature!
- Thank you for the presentation. It was exactly the right thing for us at just the right time!
- I just wanted to say thank you for all you do to have the Symposium happen. Three of my staff attended Saturday and they loved it! I haven't seen such motivation in a long time.
Between 80-100% of survey respondents said that that they were given the tools that they needed to implement the goals they identified during the Symposium.