S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. Activities for Your Classroom by Dr. Jenny Sue Flannagan
May 7, 2020 1:00 PM ET–May 7, 2020 2:00 PM ET
Online - Zoom
Early Education Webinar: S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. Learning through Children's Books by Dr. Jenny Sue Flannagan
Thur., May 7, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Have you been wanting to do more S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M activities in your early childhood classroom but just don't know where to start? Come and join Dr. Jenny Sue Flannagan of Regent University as she shows you some simple activities, experiments, and engineering ideas you can do with your budding scientists and engineers! Learn how to connect fun with science and biblical concepts.
This webinar is ideal for early education teachers.
About our presenter: Dr. Jenny Sue Flannagan is an associate professor and the director of the Martinson Center for Mathematics and Science at Regent University. Prior to coming on full-time at Regent, Jenny Sue was an adjunct in the Interdisciplinary Study Program for Regent’s School of Undergraduate Studies, and was the Elementary Science Coordinator for Virginia Beach City Public Schools where she developed curriculum and professional development programs for K-5 teachers. She also served as the middle school science coordinator for the division and taught science in grades 6-12 in Virginia Beach City Public Schools.
Flannagan earned an Ed.D. in Education, Adult Learning and Staff Development from Regent University. She holds an Education Specialists degree in Administration and Supervision and a Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with an endorsement in General Science II and Earth/Space Science from Longwood University. She also holds a gifted endorsement. Flannagan has published several articles and book chapters about various topics in science and lesson study. Her research interests include effective instruction in science education.
CEUs: ACSI members will receive .17 (one clock hour) of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for your participation in the webinar. To claim your CEUs, be sure to submit an assessment at the end of the webinar. Please allow two weeks for your certificate to be uploaded to your Virtual Professional Portfolio (VPP).
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