New Outreach Module: Early STEM Learning

I-LABSOutreach, Research

The Outreach team is excited to announce a new module on early STEM learning (science, technology, engineering, math).

I-LABS research scientist and Hearst Fellow, Allison Master developed the module. The Hearst Fellowship Program brings the scientific expertise of I-LABS researchers together with the translation and dissemination skills of the outreach team. Through the fellowship, I-LABS researchers communicate their scientific knowledge into easy-to-understand materials that can be used by non-expert audiences, and the early learning community gains access to leading-edge research.

In “Early STEM Learning,” Dr. Master discusses what STEM learning looks like in the early years, and how caregivers, providers, and teachers can support and scaffold STEM learning. “We often get questions about how children build STEM skills early in life,” said Sarah Lytle, Director of Outreach and Education. “We are so excited to partner with Dr. Master, an expert on STEM learning, to provide this resource on how to recognize learning environments and support children as they develop lifelong skills.”

This new resource is the 19th training module in the I-LABS library of free, online modules on child development topics. Each 20- to 25-minute module is designed to equip parents, early learning professionals, and other caregivers with practical ways to use the latest science in their interactions with children. Discussion guides accompany each module to support the use of these resources in professional development settings.