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2020 Presenter Worksheets:

Ann Lewin Benham - 

“A Box Turtle Arrives Intro”

“A Box Turtle Arrives” Pedagogy Quotes

“A Box Turtle Arrives” Pedagogy Outline

Sundrina Kofod -

Enhancing STEM Literacy with Magical, Mindful Storytelling using Felts, Puppets and Props

Interested in presenting at the ECSTEM Conference? 


The ECSTEM Committee announces the Call for Presentation for our  Annual Early Childhood Science Technology Engineering Math (ECSTEM) Conference in Pasadena, CA.  We are seeking proposals for presentations that offer diverse components that emerge from STEM education.  Please read below and click the link above to download the form.

Proposal requirements must:

  • Relate to early childhood STEM education.
  • Be research based or evidence based.
  • Relate to target audience of educators, practitioners, administrators, or leaders of the early childhood community.
  • Be focused on the following foundations/standards: California Preschool Learning Foundations, Head Start Learning Framework, Common Core, or Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Relate to the following approach/philosophy: Constructivism, Project Approach, High Scope, Reggio, Froebel, Montessori, or Research.

Possible workshop topics:

  • Earth Science (rocks and minerals, water, soil, climate weather, etc.)
  • Life Science (plants, animals, insects, humans, habitats etc.)
  • Physical Science (matter, force and motion, simple machines, energy, etc.)
  • Technology (robots, circuits, switches, light, etc.)
  • Engineering (structures, models, woodworking, wire working,  etc.)
  • Mathematics (measurement, numerals, numbers, patterns, games, data, graphs, etc.)
  • Observation, implementation, documentation, exploration, discovery, investigation, etc.
  • Anything STEM related

Please complete and return the proposal form no later than Friday, August 9th, 2019.  You can return the presenter form via email (fill out form, save, then send) to ECSTEM@CALTECH.EDU with "2020 Pasadena Proposal".  If you are having difficulty accessing the presenter form online, please send an email to ECSTEM@CALTECH.EDU for a word or pdf file.