Are you ready to integrate digital resources into your preschool program? Take this course to develop a deeper understanding of the inquiry process, the ways in which children learn science, and how to integrate technology into the science and engineering process. By the end of the course, you will be ready to extend learning with practical experience integrating technology into science lessons with PBS KIDS digital content. In this course, you will explore how to develop children’s science inquiry skills through a hands-on, media integrated approach to playful learning about scientific and engineering concepts.
In this course, you will explore how to develop children’s science inquiry skills through a hands-on, media integrated approach to playful learning about scientific and engineering concepts. By the end of this course, you will:
- Think about your own teaching and respond to questions about how you promote curiosity in your program, and the role of curiosity in learning.
- Evaluate the STEM-focused books you currently use
- Check out your state’s science standards for young children.
- Create and share your own science inquiry activity plan using a digital resource from The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!
- Identify how children learn and develop an understanding of science and engineering practices over time.
- Define science inquiry.
- Explore the science inquiry process.
- Examine the connections between science and engineering practices and the engineering design process.
- Review strategies to promote science talk and conversations with preschool children.
- Identify the key elements and create a playful learning lesson plan featuring The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! resources.
You will receive a printable certificate upon completion of all coursework, which can be used for verification with your school administration or state/district PD office for recertification units or Continuing Education Units (CEUs). All learners must score 100% on quizzes (with multiple attempts permitted) in order to receive the completion certificate.
Learners who successfully complete PBS TeacherLine courses may be eligible for CEU credits from their state or school district. Learners should check with their district or state professional development office to determine eligibility before enrolling in a PBS TeacherLine course.
PBS TeacherLine provides Learners with:
- The opportunity to print a course certificate of completion which includes course hours of the course.
- A PDF copy of the course syllabus.
PBS TeacherLine does not offer CEUs directly and is not authorized to grant CEU credits. This is typically done by state and district professional development offices.
The Self-Paced Courses are designed to be completed in 1.5 to 4 hours. Learners have a full year of access to their Self-Paced Course content that begins immediately upon enrollment.
The design and structure of the PBS TeacherLine course is based on best practices and research that highlight the importance of content-focused curriculum methods and active learning assignments that provide teachers with opportunities to design, practice and refine teaching strategies in their own classrooms. Learners can explore the course content, watch videos, complete interactive activities, reflect on learning with peers, and take self-assessments. Working at their own pace and according to their individual schedules, learners will have access to the course for 1 year after the purchase date to complete this 4 hour professional learning opportunity.
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Our self-paced courses typically require 1.5 to 4 hours of study. Learners will receive a printable certificate upon completion of all coursework, activities, and multiple-choice quizzes. All learners must score 100% on quizzes (with multiple attempts permitted) in order to receive the completion certificate.