STEAM in Preschool Storytime
Join us for this inspiring workshop by popular workshop presenter, Kim Lehman, former Youth Services Specialist for Connecting Texas Libraries Statewide and Youth Specialist at Austin Public Library. Following an introduction to research on STEAM learning in the preschool years and to the Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines Math and Science Skills Domains, Kim will engage participants in fun, hands-on STEAM activities, literature, fingerplays, and songs to enhance Preschool Storytime and prepare young children for success in school.
Registration: 8:30 am to 9:00 am
Workshop: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Lunch on your own, time to be announced
CE Credit: 6.5 TSLAC CE hours; SBEC-eligible (provider #500799)
Target Audience: Librarians and youth services staff who work with young children and their caregivers.
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Workshop participants will gain knowledge of:
- Research on the Developmental Approach to Promoting School Readiness, Effective Practices for Promoting School Readiness, and the Texas Preschool Curriculum Guideline Math and Science Skills Domains;
- Playful, hands-on STEM activities, literature, fingerplays, and songs to enhance preschool storytimes, that are aligned with the 2015 Prekindergarten Guidelines and will prepare children for success in school;
- Follow-up activities for preschoolers that extend STEAM concepts beyond Storytime.
About the Presenter:
Kim Lehman has 30 years of experience working with children in public libraries, schools, child care centers, and museums. As a former youth services specialist for the Austin Public Library and Connecting Texas Libraries Statewide, Kim has presented many storytimes and science based programs in library settings. Currently Kim is a certified early childhood educator and a professional musician and storyteller on the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster presenting both art and science programs for all ages.
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