Series: Hear from the Experts

Erikson Visits the White House for Symposium on Early Learning STEM

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On April 21, 2016, Erikson Institute representatives attended the White House’s Early Learning STEM symposium. This video features over an hour of presentations and panel discussions from the event. The symposium highlighted the importance of teaching STEM concepts to children in their early years. Erikson Institute initiatives and others were honored for their commitment in promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in the early years.

Co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Invest in Us, an initiative by the First Five Years Fund, the symposium was attended by Jie-Qi Chen, Ph.D., senior vice president for Academic Affairs, dean of faculty, and founder of Erikson’s Early Math Collaborative; Jennifer McCray, Ph.D., assistant research scientist and director of the Early Math Collaborative; and Chip Donohue, Ph.D., dean of Distance Learning and Continuing Education and director of Erikson’s Technology in Early Childhood Center.

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Myths of Early Mathematics (Part 2)

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Myths of Early Mathematics (Part 3)

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    Nick W

    September 27, 2016 at 3:31pm

    STEM is the future of education. I just hope the US is not too late to the party!

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