Showing posts from December, 2014

Early Childhood Gifted STEM Enrichment

So I am back teaching in AZ, working as an Elementary Gifted Specialist for 2 schools. A far cry from what I was doing in Abu Dhabi for the last 2 years, but the perfect challenge after teaching for 10 years. I am teaching a combination of math enrichment and gifted curriculum for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Unfortunately owing to class sizes and schedules, the pull out program does not afford me time to work with identified gifted early childhood (K-2) students, so I am now venturing myself into an Early Childhood Gifted STEM Enrichment program, set to start in January, and I am beyond excited to be pioneering this.

The program will have students meeting once a week for an hour before school. I have mapped out a 16 week course (3-4 week units) that will meet the principles of STEM education as well as incorporating different aspects of the gifted curriculum and AZ state standards. The students will get the chance to be involved in hands on learning, which will include:

Civil En…