2014 Fall Quarter Seminar: ECED 198 Creativity and Invention for Young Children

Date posted: June 17, 2014


ECED 198 Creativity and Invention for Young Children

Item #2080      INSTRUCTOR: Starla Bailey   (1 credit, 10 hours STARS)

10/11/14 and 10/25/14 (Two Saturdays), 9:00-3:30pm, Room R311

How can teachers support children’s creative thinking skills, so that they see themselves as inventors and problem-solvers? We hear a lot about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) in education these days but what does that mean in early childhood?  We will explore methods and materials that will inspire creativity alongside inquiry, scientific process, and curiosity.  Age appropriate topics include Simple Machines, Take-Apart & Inventing, Gadgets & Gizmos, all with early learning outcomes and opportunities for child directed play.  Come learn how to use materials and set up the environment for creativity, and what teacher interaction techniques help children see themselves as thinkers and problem-solvers.

Starla Baileyis an Instructional Coordinator with Bellevue School District Early Learning Programs, providing training and assistance to early childhood classrooms and teachers located in every Bellevue elementary school. She has been a children’s teacher, center director, and trainer/consultant.  She is an experienced early childhood education instructor and has taught many popular seminars for Bellevue College.



To register beginning in May, go to www.bellevuecollege.edu, apply to the college for a student ID and PIN number; Click on Fall Credit Classes    For more information contact the ELTE office at 425-564-2674

*Meets Washington STARS requirement of 10 hours and 1 college credit (submit certificate/unofficial transcript and request to MERIT)

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