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Teacher Workshops

Our Teacher Workshops are of a hands-on nature and encourage active participation. Clock hours are available upon request. Workshops are designed for up to 25 teachers. An additional material fee of $150 will be added for large groups.

STEM and Cognitive Development: the STEM Challenge

Participants will be given a fun STEM challenge to complete. This workshop enables participants to experience the benefits of STEM! We’ll build, create, discover unique learning opportunities STEM brings and have time for meaningful Q&A. STEM challenges can be implemented immediately in your classroom.

STEM Through Story

Participants will learn how to intentionally create a STEM activity from a children’s book. We’ll brainstorm ideas, manipulate materials to blend elements of STEM across curriculum, and create a lesson plan to bring back to the classroom.

Bridging STEM across Curriculum! Land-forms: A STEM Lesson bridging across science, geology, chemistry, art and grammar!

Participants will make salt dough to fuse chemistry into a geography lesson about land-forms. From there, teachers will extend the lesson to art and science by sculpting a land-form from their salt dough.

Teachers will proceed on to an English language lesson using descriptive words to geologically describe their land-form and what geological processes created the land-form, in addition to an advertisement/brochure to entice people to visit their land/land-form. Recreate this lesson in your classroom.

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Frequency:

By Appointment
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Class Length:

90 Minutes - 2 hours
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Pricing:

$550 first hour,
$100 additional hour
Trip and material fees may apply.

Testimonials

“Curious Minds, LLC is a desirable program for teachers because the instruction is presented in child-friendly ways, including terms they can easily grasp and relating the material to their daily lives. The concepts are demonstrated through interactive, visual ways to the children, catered to different learning styles. The hands-on experiments the children do as well as the take-home aspect allow the children to share what they have learned with their families.”

—Director, Kinderberry Hill Developmental Centers

“I wanted to send you a note about how thankful I am that you came to our class to teach us about some interesting weather happenings.

You were amazing and you explained concepts in their Pre-K language which is a talent. You simplified some pretty complicated topics for my little ones, and "popped a few eyes out" (not literally( in amazement. Please come back next year. Thanks for your knowledge and expertise. I was amazed…you made my eyes pop out too!”

—Kara Harlan, Pre-K Teacher

“I can't say enough about how great this class is for small children. I would highly recommend this class to anyone. Thank you, Amy, for all you do!”

—Julie McGaughey, Mother of a 5 Year-Old Montessori Student

Curious Minds, LLC programs and curriculum put our centers in the forefront of innovative education.”

—Lisa Swan, District Manager, Kinderberry Hill Developmental Centers