Coffee and Conversations will begin with a 30 minute conversation to discuss an idea relevant to the PD offered that morning. Grab your coffee, tea, or other beverage of choice and join us from home.
The conversation will be followed by a 90 minute focused professional development from early childhood educators, advocates, and experts. 2 hours of professional development will be earned.
Conversation 9 AM – 9:30 AM We will wrap up the 50th anniversary celebration of the Week of the Young Child, a fun-filled week celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities by sharing creative ways we celebrated in our communities. Share your stories, as well as ideas for how to continue celebrating young children and their families with hands-on, collaborative activities encouraging movement and healthy lifestyles through music, food, and art.
Learn more about WOYC at https://www.naeyc.org/events/woyc.
Professional Development Session 9:30 AM -11 AM
“Preschoolers + Math = Fun”
Make learning math fun for preschoolers with these hands-on activities. You will walk away from this workshop with easy to make, fun math activities to engage young learners. Activities include measurement, ten frame counting, one to one correspondence and number lines.
Amanda McPherson has a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and is a certified Prek-8 grade teacher. She has taught in a Pre-K classroom for 23 years and has taught Early Childhood Education as an adjunct faculty instructor for Pima Community College for the last 9 years. She also facilitates STEM workshops as an STEMAZing teacher leader for The STEMAZing Project for the Pima County Superintendent’s Office for the last 3 years and also facilitates a monthly STEMAZing Community of Practice through United Way.