Understanding, Using and Extending STEAM in Early Childhood
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Book via Booking Form
About this event
This course will start by exploring children’s interests and fascinations of the world around them. Reducing fears and building your confidence to have a go and find out more is a central feature of this course.
It will explain what STEAM is, and how we can nurture and extend learning with it. There will be involvement in practical exploration of STEAM using materials and resources you can use with young children as well as plenty of ideas to take away.
Delegates will go away with:
• Great understanding of STEAM and how it links to young children’s interests, fascinations, learning and development;
• Greater see-confidence in being hands-on with these important areas of learning;
• Some research as to why this approach to learning is important;
• Opportunities to explore, experiment and try out some simple concepts and ways of starting STEAM in your setting indoors and out.
Trainer(s): Kathryn Solly
Kathryn Solly has spent her career in the pursuit of extending young children’s play, learning and connections with nature and the world around them. After gaining her BSc in Rural & Environmental Science she worked in a wide range of settings and schools including some in Papua New Guinea and Albania and was Headteacher at Chelsea Open Air Nursery School & Children’s Centre for 17 years. Through the garden of the school (started by the pioneer Dr Susan Isaacs in the 1920’s), the importance of outdoor play to holistic child and physical development in particular was enhanced and Kathryn was able to further widen their experiences by the links she made with over 40 different and sustained business and community links. Her MA research was in this area and her subsequent book ‘Risk, Challenge and Adventure in the Early Years’. As a national and international speaker, Kathryn is also a Froebel Trust Travelling Trainer, a leading member of Keeping Early Years Unique and an Associate for Early Education. She continues to share her passion by providing a rich array of training, speaking, writing and consultancy on this subject.