FREE Event – STEM ECOSYSTEM EARLY LEARNING CONVENING

As you know, quality early childhood education and STEM education are top of mind concerns for our community, as well as across the nation. Believing these two topics to be inextricably intertwined, on May 1, 2019, Thinkery, (a member of the Greater Austin STEM Ecosystem Steering Committee https://greateraustinstemecosystem.org/United Way for Greater Austin and KLRU-TV are hosting a convening on the state of early STEM learning in our community. Please join us to share your knowledge and understanding of STEM learning in early childcare and educational settings and discuss a vision for young children’s STEM education in the future. The convening will be held at Thinkery from 8:00-10:00 am. We will provide coffee and breakfast tacos to support our creative thinking. We will send an agenda in advance of the meeting. See parking details below.

We hope that you are able join us!

Trish Young Brown, CEO, Thinkery

Cathy McHorse, Vice President of Success by Six, United Way for Greater Austin

Ben Kramer, Vice President – Educational Services, KLRU-TV, Austin PBS

PARKING: Validated parking is available in the McBee Street Parking Garage (behind Thinkery), please bring your ticket to the Admissions desk for validation. Street parking is available for free until 10:00 am.

Free Webinar – Culturally Appropriate Positive Guidance with Young Children in Our Care

The article “Culturally Appropriate Positive Guidance,” featured in Spotlight on Young Children: Social and Emotional Development provides insight into how culture plays a role in classroom interactions and how educators can guide children to recognize and understand diverse cultural practices.

Join NAEYC on Wednesday, April 10, from 3–4 p.m. EDT for a webinar with author Zeynep Ercan where she will discuss ways early childhood professionals can transform their thinking around children’s actions by using culturally appropriate positive guidance, highlight examples from her article, and how educators can practice the idea of cultural responsiveness in the context of guidance issues linked to variations in family practices.

Register Here – https://goo.gl/dNmnDw