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LAVC Child Development Professors Invited to Speak at Early Childhood STEM Conference

LAVC Child Development Chair Elmida Baghdaserians and LAVC Child Development Instructor Veronica Getskow recently presented at an annual STEM in Early Childhood Education Conference. Their talk was an introduction on the philosophy of Reggio Early Childhood Education programs in Italy and the connection to STEM.

LAVC Child Development Professors Invited to Speak at Early Childhood STEM Conference

Dr. Elmida Baghdaserians, chair of the LAVC Child Development Department, and Dr. Veronica Getskow, instructor in the Child Development Department, were invited to make a presentation at the Early Childhood Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (ECSTEM) Conference on Friday, February 5 in Pasadena, California.

The topic of their presentation was "Why Reggio", which introduced the philosophy of Reggio Emilia Early Childhood Education programs (Reggio) in Italy and its connection to STEM. In addition, they discussed the role of the teacher as a facilitator and provider, how to see the environment as the third teacher for children's learning, and how empowering children to be creative investigators of our society by learning by doing and scaffolding. 

The ECSTEM Conference is organized by the Children's Center at Caltech in collaboration with THINK Together to promote and increase awareness of the importance of introducing STEM education in early childhood (birth through eight years).

Congratulations to Elmida and Veronica!

 




Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 2/10/2016 5:00:03 PM