MSP News: STEM Learning in the Early Years

Primarily Math and Math Early On teachers in particular should read these recently published articles on STEM learning in the early years.

1. "STEM Starts Early: Grounding Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in Early Childhood," Elisabeth R. McClure, Lisa Guernsey, Douglas H. Clements, Susan Nall Bales, Jennifer Nichols, Nat Kendall-Taylor, Michael H. Levine, Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, Winter 2017.

2. "Early STEM Matters: Providing High-Quality STEM Experiences for All Young Learners," Early Childhood STEM Working Group, Erikson Institute and UChicago STEM Education, January 2017.

3. "Does Early Mathematics Intervention Change the Processes Underlying Children's Learning?," Tyler W. Watts, Douglas H. Clements, Julie Sarama, Christopher B. Wolfe, Mary Elaine Spitler, Drew H. Bailey, Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness,, 2016.

4. "Mathematics Content Coverage and Student Learning in Kindergarten," Mimi Engel, Amy Claessens, Tyler Watts, George Farkas, Educational Researcher, June 2016.

5. "Robotics in the Early Childhood Classroom: Learning Outcomes from an 8-week Robotics Curriculum in Pre-kindergarten Through Second Grade," Amanda Sullivan, Marina Umaschi Bers, International Journal of Technology and Design Education, February 2016.

6. "Supporting Kindergartners’ Science Talk in the Context of an Integrated Science and Disciplinary Literacy Curriculum," Tanya S. Wright, Amelia Wenk Gotwals, The Elementary School Journal, March 2017.

7. "Preschoolers’ Inquisitiveness and Science-relevant Problem Solving," Maria Fusaro, Maureen C. Smith, Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 2018.

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