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ECE 136 - Early Childhood STEAM

2 Credits, 2 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Theories, methods, and techniques for teaching science, technology, engineering, art, and math to young children. Includes central concepts in math, science, technology, arts, and engineering vocabulary and connections, integration into subject areas, teaching methods, and developmentally effective practices with young children.

Information: All ECE courses require college-level reading and writing skills.


Course Learning Outcomes

1.   Demonstrate methods of communicating the scientific process to young children and integrate with math, technology, art, and engineering as a developmentally effective practice through strategies, learning areas, and approaches. (National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 1a, 1b, 1c, 4b, 5a, 5b, 5c)

2.   Identify and describe the role of the teacher while using technology in the classroom and integrate with math, science, art, and engineering as a developmentally effective practice through strategies, learning areas, and approaches. (NAEYC 4b, 4c, 4d, 5a, 5b, 5c)

3.   Identify and discuss how children acquire knowledge using engineering concepts and integrate into the curriculum as a developmentally effective practice through strategies, learning areas, and approaches. (NAEYC 1a, 1b, 1c, 4b, 4c, 5a, 5b, 5c)

4.   Discuss the integration and use of developmentally effective practices, approaches, strategies, and tools through lesson plans, learning centers and activities, using art while integrating with math, technology, science and engineering. (NAEYC 1b, 1c, 4b, 4c, 4d, 5a, 5b, 5c)

5.   Demonstrate the use of developmentally effective practices, approaches, strategies, and tools through, learning centers and activities, using math and numbers theory for young children while making connections across the curriculum. (NAEYC 1a, 1b, 1c, 4b, 4c, 4d, 5a, 5b, 5c)


Outline:
  1. Integrating Central Concepts in Science Across the Curriculum
    1. Investigating, questioning, problem solving, analyzing, reasoning
    2. Communicating the scientific process
    3. Curiosity and critical thinking, hypothesizing, and controlling variables
    4. Developmentally effective practices
  2. Integrating Central Concepts of Technology Across the Curriculum
    1. Types of technology
    2. Producer vs consumer
    3. Innovative teaching and classroom design
    4. Developmentally effective practices
  3. Integrating Central Concepts of Engineering Across the Curriculum
    1. Elements of engineering
    2. Innovative teaching and classroom design
    3. Building and imagination
    4. Developmentally effective practices
  4. Integrating Central Concepts in the Arts Across the Curriculum
    1. Elements of art, music, movement
    2. Process vs product
    3. Developmental stages
    4. Developmentally effective practices
  5. Integrating Central Concepts in Math Across the Curriculum
    1. Classifying, measuring, comparing
    2. Predicting, seriation
    3. Numbers theory
    4. Developmentally effective practices


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2019/20



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