INNOVATIONS WEBINAR: Nurturing the next generation of engineers through creative children’s literature.

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INNOVATIONS WEBINAR: Nurturing the next generation of engineers through creative children’s literature.

April 14, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


A 45 minutes interactive webinar that explores literature as the foundation to support young children’s creative and critical thinking development. Participants will understand how books and storytelling can expand children’s learning and thinking opportunities which are essential 21st-century skills for future engineers. Connecting engineering concepts to intentional hands-on play-based activities, they will leave with a plan to implement creative and critical thinking strategies in their setting the next day!

Presenter Maria Teresa Ruiz initiated her journey as a Head Start Parent. She holds an MS in Interdisciplinary Studies, a BS in Psychology, and a Child Development Graduate Certificate enhancing her understanding and twenty-eight years of practice in the field of early childhood education. Maria Teresa has served as an ECE Teacher for 13 years. For the last fifteen years, as a Child Development Specialist, and as a STEAM coach for the last 7 years, She has supported professional development workshops disseminating evidence-based research for high-quality program improvement.

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April 14, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Region 9 Head Start Association
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