ATLANTA, GA, Feb. 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), an online childcare training provider aimed exclusively at early childhood care and education professionals, is offering CUR113: STEAM: Improving STEM Education through the Arts as a free trial course for new CCEI users from February 1st to 28th, 2023.
ECE educators have the opportunity to teach children how to observe the environment, how to approach problem solving, how to investigate, how to ask questions, how to think fundamentally. These skills are the foundation of STEM education, and educators have a large responsibility for teaching STEM skills and concepts.
This course provides early childhood educators with the tools and insights needed to improve STEM-related learning outcomes through the integration of a variety of artistic activities. The need for this course was identified through user inquiries and consultation with childcare and early childhood education professionals. STEM education has become a major focus of K-12 schools and after-school care programs, and arts provide an excellent platform for the advancement of a wide range of STEM-related skills and content.
“ECE professionals will have a clear understanding of how arts can be a powerful teaching tool and how STEM and arts are much more closely related than many people initially realize,” said Leslie Coleman, CCEI’s Director of Education. “All arts activities have the potential to enhance STEM learning, not only through the materials and activities themselves, but also through the language the teacher uses and the extent to which the teacher encourages experimentation and observation.”
CUR113: STEAM: Improving STEM Education through the Arts is a two-hour beginner’s course and grants 0.2 IACET CEU upon successful completion. Current CCEI users with active unlimited annual subscriptions can enroll in professional development courses at no additional cost when enrolled in their CCEI account. Users without subscriptions can purchase childcare training…