The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference took place in Boston this year in April, and more than 11,000 science educators from all over the country gathered for one of the largest national conferences on science education.
The team leading the Museum’s ECHOS (Early Childhood Hands-On Science) program was among those in attendance, and they presented a one-hour workshop on Saturday, April 5th entitled Pre-K Hands-On Science-Get an Early Start on Building Scientific Habits of Mind!
Participants of the ECHOS session included folks from NSTA, NAEYC‘s Science Interest Forum (National Association for the Education of Young Children), Wellesley College Child Study Center, University of New Brunswick Early Childhood Centre and many others.
The ECHOS team presented a complete overview of their work and research, and included for the first time a special Science Key Concept video for the ECHOS Rainy Weather unit. All nine key concept videos are part of a complete professional development resource package available for folks who wish to implement ECHOS workshops in their local areas.
It was a delight to present at #NSTA14, especially since we are so proud of their newest position statement on early childhood science education.
If you happen to be heading to Long Beach, CA, ECHOS will present another great session on early childhood science education, May 1, 2014 at 11:00am at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach in the Seaview ballroom, during the 41st National Head Start Association’s Conference & EXPO. Stop by and say hi!
Visit www.miamisci.org/echos to join the ECHOS community and learn more about us.