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Collaborative for Children
Institute for Early Learning Online

Courses: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)



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Beyond Screens: Technology Tools to Solve Problems

Welcome to this course designed to help preschool teachers and childcare providers implement developmentally appropriate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics learning in their classrooms. This course is one of six online courses created by the Collaborative for Children to help caregivers become confident in teaching STEM to preschool-age children. In this two-hour course, you will learn some of the research and trends related to technology with preschool-age children and find out how you can use technology to make your teaching more engaging and real-world. You’ll also learn how technology can help children learn other subjects like science, engineering, and mathematics.This course content aligns with the CDA Subject Area of Children´s Physical and Intellectual Development. Funding for this online training was generously provided through a grant by The Boeing Company.  

credit hours: 2 hr course price: Pay First certificate fee: 12.00

Plan It, Build It, Try It: Engineers at Work

Welcome to this course designed to help preschool teachers and childcare providers implement developmentally appropriate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics learning in their classrooms. This course is one of six online courses created by the Collaborative for Children to help caregivers become confident in teaching STEM to preschool-age children. In this two-hour course, you will learn some of the research and trends related to engineering design with preschool-age children and find out how you can encourage and support your children in becoming junior engineers. To help you understand how engineering is relevant and can be used in your preschool classrooms, we are beginning with a brief video from NASA talking about the steps engineers go through to solve problems. You will soon see, this is exactly what some of your children do already! Planning, building, testing out different designs and ideas, and then improving on those are all ways your children already interact with some materials. This course content aligns with the CDA Subject Area of Children´s Physical and Intellectual Development. Funding for this online training was generously provided through a grant by The Boeing Company.  

credit hours: 2 hr course price: Pay First certificate fee: 12.00

Let’s Get Physical, Science, That is!

This course is one of six online courses created by the Collaborative for Children to help teachers and caregivers become confident in teaching STEM to preschool-age children. In this two-hour course, you will learn how to support children’s observation skills, particularly as they relate to the physical sciences: This course content aligns with the CDA Subject Area of Children´s Physical and Intellectual Development. Funding for this online training was generously provided through a grant by The Boeing Company.  

credit hours: 2 hr course price: Pay First certificate fee: 12.00

Is it Dead or Alive?

This course is one of six online courses created by the Collaborative for Children to help teachers and caregivers become confident in teaching STEM to preschool-age children. In this two-hour course, you will learn how to support children’s observation skills, particularly as they relate to the life sciences. The core content revolves around inquiry-based learning to engage preschoolers in developmentally appropriate critical thinking about the relationships between living things and their environments, including plants, animals, and humans.This course content aligns with the CDA Subject Area of Children's Physical and Intellectual Development. Funding for this online training was generously provided through a grant by The Boeing Company.  

credit hours: 2 hr course price: Pay First certificate fee: 12.00

Spaceship Earth and Beyond

This course is one of six online courses created by the Collaborative for Children to help teachers and caregivers become confident in teaching STEM to preschool-age children. In this two-hour course, you will learn how to support children’s observation skills, particularly as they relate to the earth and space sciences. The core content revolves around inquiry-based learning to engage preschoolers in developmentally appropriate critical thinking about earth materials and objects in the sky, what happens during changes in the earth and sky and how children can demonstrate care for their environment. This course content aligns with the CDA Subject Area of Children´s Physical and Intellectual Development. Funding for this online training was generously provided through a grant by The Boeing Company.  

credit hours: 2 hr course price: Pay First certificate fee: 12.00

Using STEM to Build Brains

This course designed to help preschool teachers and childcare providers implement developmentally appropriate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics learning in their classrooms. This course is one of six online courses created by the Collaborative for Children to help caregivers become confident in teaching STEM to preschool-age children. In this two-hour course, you will learn about the importance of early childhood STEM and some key ideas related to curriculum and best practice. This course content aligns with the CDA Subject Area of Children's Physical and Intellectual Development. Funding for this online training was generously provided through a grant by The Boeing Company.  

credit hours: 2 hr course price: Pay First certificate fee: 12.00

Making Math Meaningful: Math in Our World

"Math in Our World" is the first in a series of online modules created by Collaborative for Children to help caregivers become confident in teaching math to preschool-age children. In this two-hour module, you will learn about the importance of early childhood math and some key ideas related to curriculum and practice. Funding for this online training was generously provided through a grant by The Boeing Company.  

credit hours: 2 hr course price: Pay First certificate fee: 12.00

Making Math Meaningful: Number and Operations for Preschoolers

"Number and Operations for Preschoolers" is the second in a series of online modules created by Collaborative for Children to help caregivers become confident in teaching math to preschool-age children. In this two-hour module, you will learn about the main components of number and operations, examine the complexity of counting, experience a variety of counting tasks for preschoolers, and learn developmentally appropriate approaches for teaching addition and subtraction. Funding for this online training was generously provided through a grant by The Boeing Company.  

credit hours: 2 hr course price: Pay First certificate fee: 12.00

Making Math Meaningful: Geometry, Measurement, Classification & Patterning for Preschools

"Geometry, Measurement, Classification, and Patterning" is the third in a series of online modules created by Collaborative for Children to help caregivers become confident in teaching math to preschool-age children. In this two-hour module, you will learn about Texas PreK math guidelines, examine elements of geometry, spatial relations, and shape, learn processes and developmental stages of measurement, explore how preschoolers develop an understanding of classifying, graphing, and patterning, and build a collection of classroom tasks that address these important topics. Funding for this online training was generously provided through a grant by The Boeing Company.  

credit hours: 2 hr course price: Pay First certificate fee: 12.00

Magical Math Experiences for Early Childhood Classrooms

During this 2-hour math module, teachers will explore the concept of mathematics in an early childhood setting and learn how mathematical concepts develop from the simple to the complex. Students that take this course will examine and identify the five math content areas and learn strategies for integrating the concepts throughout the day in a way that will engage preschool children. This course will additionally help preschool teachers understand the importance of connecting mathematical concepts to literacy while creating a math-rich environment in the classroom. Funding for this online training was provided by the Workforce Solutions- Gulf Coast Workforce Board as part of their Early Care and Education Quality Improvement initiative. 

credit hours: 2 hr course price: Pay First certificate fee: 12.00

I Wonder - Science in the Early Childhood Classroom

The teacher that participates in this 2-hour module will develop a plan for maintaining an interactive science center for the classroom that offers exciting science experiences that are brought to life for preschool children. After completing this course the teacher will be able to describe how science concepts are developed and will understand the four different areas in science: Life Science, Health Science, Physical Science, and Earth and Space and Environmental Science. Funding for this online training was provided by the Workforce Solutions- Gulf Coast Workforce Board as part of their Early Care and Education Quality Improvement initiative.  

credit hours: 2 hr course price: Pay First certificate fee: 12.00