It's All About STEM/STEAM
I present workshops around the country routinely and lately, it has been all about STEM (or STEAM for some agencies). STEM is the new trend in educational training, even though, technically, all of our classroom should be STEAM classrooms.
I do realize that many teachers need some 'new' ideas or be reminded about old ideas to focus more on the sciences. In this day and age of constant testing, it is essential that we don't forget the hands-on aspect of education, especially for our young learners.
I recently presented some workshops at the Michigan Head Start Association conference and I look forward to doing a STEM Language and Literacy workshop at the California AEYC conference next week.