Connected Learning

Connected Learning

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Describe a variety of ways to gather information about a child’s or group’s prior knowledge and prior experiences related to a STEM topic.
  • Explain the relationship between intentional child observations and documentation and successful “connected learning” and STEM interactions.
  • Describe Vygotsky’s concept of Zone of Proximal Development and how knowing each child’s ZPD will help the facilitator plan appropriate STEM experiences.
  • Outline a STEM experience, using a child’s prior knowledge or interests as data to plan theexperience in an appropriate “zone.”

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