The brain grows at an amazing rate during development, which makes it so important that we provide young children with the best environment to learn and grow. Too much abstract thinking at a young age could possibly overwhelm a child. It is important to understand how the brain functions at each developmental milestone.
For this assignment, use the topic materials and your own research to create a 15-20 slide digital presentation that can be used during an open house geared toward families of children grades K-3. Be sure to include a title slide, reference slide, and presenter notes.
Your presentation needs to include the following:
- Brain development at each stage in relation to how children learn.
- The significance of constructivism for meaningful learning during the developmental stages of young children.
- The importance of introducing STEM at an early age.
- At least 2-3 family resources about the importance of supporting inquiry and exploration in early childhood.
Support your presentation with 2-3 scholarly resources.
In addition to your presentation, write a 100-250 word reflection in which you discuss your self-confidence as it pertains to STEM education. Explain how you will incorporate STEM concepts into your future classroom. Discuss the significance of professional lifelong learning, especially subjects in the STEM field.