Webinar: Dream, draw, design, make: From STEM to STEAM in early year’s education
February 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Dream, draw, design, make:- From STEM to STEAM in early years’ education. From Leonardo de Vinci to Steve Jobs, problem solving scientists have also been artists. This hands-on interactive workshop explores the integration of engineering and the arts in the Early Years’ curriculum. Engineer and writer Andrew King and musician and early years’ educator Sue Lewin combine their knowledge and experiences in their chosen fields to lead participants through practical activities, philosophies, songs and creative thinking for young children. Andrew is passionate about the role that Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (the STEM subjects) will play in our sustainable future and equally passionate about the importance of STEM education. Sue is passionate about music and by adding music to this mix, the pair hope to introduce the concept of moving STEM to STEAM education -adding the arts component.
Age Range applicable: Kindy – Grade 3
Sue Lewin is an early childhood educator, singer and song writer. She has produced 10 CDs for young children including ‘Heave ho and over we go’ and ‘Those things we do’. Collaborators include Peter Stewart, Sharron Lindh and Mike Jackson. She co-wrote the children’s musicals ‘The Little Pirate’s Adventures’ (which was performed by a 200 strong children’s choir at The Rose Theatre in London) and ‘The Angel in the Garden’ with UK composer Roz Adamson. This musical is being performed in 2019 in London. Sue’s children’s musical (with Narelle Oliver) ‘Dancing the Boomchacha Boogie’ was performed in London in 2016 and launched at the Brisbane Writers’ Festival. Sue’s most recent collaboration is with engineer and writer of the ‘Engibear’ children’s books, Andrew King. The work is an activity book for educators, parents and children melding music and engineering concepts.
Andrew King is an engineer and teacher from Brisbane. With illustrator Benjamin Johnston, Andrew has created the ‘Engibear’ picture book series including three books: ‘Engibear’s Dream’, ‘Engibear’s bridge’ and ‘Engilina’s train’. The books are designed to introduce children to engineering through friendly characters and story. Through examples and accompanying activities they are designed to encourage children to try engineering – to ‘Dream, Design and Develop’: Andrew’s latest project is with musician and teacher, Sue Lewin.
Teaching Standards: AITSL-2,3,4,5,6,7 | QSA-1,3,5
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