## Education – Professional Development

Professional development workshops promote The Magic House philosophy of combining hands-on learning and fun! Educators can enjoy the camaraderie of fellow teaching professionals while learning activities that are easily integrated into classroom curricula. **Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees** provides elementary teachers with economic education resources, as well as field trips for their classes. **A Taste of Science** serves up a sampling of hands-on science experiences for early childhood educators, while **Storytime Science and Math** and **Storytime: The Next Chapter** blend children’s literature and storytelling to bring simple science and math concepts into the classroom. **A Little Bit of Science** and **Math for Early Learners** are two workshops designed to help preschool teachers integrate hands-on math and science skills into the classroom curricula. **Full STEAM Ahead,** our newest workshop for early childhood educators, complements Wonder Works, our newly designed early childhood environment, and opens the door to hands-on learning using integrated Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics content.

For further information or to make a reservation, please contact the Education Department at educationinfo@magichouse.org or call 314.288.2523.

### Professional Development Workshops

Full STEAM Ahead |
Preschool – Kindergarten |

*Available January – May 2016*

Discover how creativity is the basis for learning and problem solving. This workshop opens the door to hands-on learning using integrated Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics content, allowing students to make real-life connections through inquiry, collaboration and

project-based learning.

**Workshop Cost:** $300 per session

**Workshop Length:** Two hours

**Size Limit:** Maximum 50 teachers

**MELGs: **Physical Science 1.a, 1.b, 1.c, 1.a, 2.b, 2.c, 3.a, 3.b, 3.c, 4.a, 4.b, 4.c, 4.d; Life Science 1.a, 1.b, 1.c, 2.a, 2.b, 2.c, 3.a, 3.b, 3.c, 4.a, 4.b, 4.c, 4.d; Earth Science 1.a, 1.b, 1.c, 2.a, 2.b, 2.c, 3.a, 3.b, 4.a, 4.b, 4.c, 4.d; Technology 1.a, 1.b, 3.a, 3.b; Music and Movement 1.a, 2.b, 2.c, 2.d; Visual Arts 1.a, 1.b, 2.a, 2.b, 2.c; Drama 1.a, 2.a, 2.c, 2.d, 2.e; Counting and Cardinality 1.a, 1.b, 1.c, 1.d, 2.a, 3.a, 3.b, 3.c, 4.a, 4.b; Operations and Algebraic Thinking 1.a, 1.b, 2.a; Number and Operations in Base Ten 1.a, 1.b; Measurement and Data 1.a, 1.b, 1.c, 2.a, 2.b, 3.a, 3.b, 3.c; Geometry 1.c, 1.d, 2.a, 2.b, 2.c, 2.d

**CCSS: **Math K.CC.A.1, K.CC.A.2, K.CC.A.3, K.CC.B.4, K.CC.B.5, K.CC.C.6, K.OA.A1, K.MD.A.1, K.MD.A.2, K.MD.B.3, K.G.A.1, K.G.A.2, K.G.A.3, K.G.B.4, K.G.B.5, K.G.B.6

**NGSS: **K-PS2-1, K-PS2-2, K-PS3-1, K-PS3-2, KESS2-2, K-ESS3-1, K-2-ETS1-1, K-2-ETS1-2K-2-ETS1-3

A Taste of Science | Kindergarten – Grade 2 |

This popular workshop is designed to “whet your appetite” for making hands-on science an important component of the early childhood and primary classroom. The workshop examines four thematic units in depth: the environment, kitchen chemistry, the scientific process and the five senses. Teachers gain hands-on experience while exploring activities that emphasize science process skills and focus on active learning and sensory experiences that are easily integrated into your present classroom curriculum.

**Workshop Cost:** $300 per session

**Workshop Length:** Two hours

**Size Limit:** Maximum 50 teachers

**GLEs: **Science K-2: Matter and Energy 1Aa-c; Ecosystems 1Aa-b; Scientific Inquiry 1Aa-b

**NGSS: **Life Science 1.A; Physical Science 1.A, 1.B, 3.A, 3.B, 4.A

Storytime Science and Math | Preschool – Kindergarten |

Once upon a time, educators participated in a workshop on how to bring science, math and literature connections into the early childhood classroom. Employing favorite children’s books as a springboard, teachers will gather new ideas on using storytime to integrate basic hands-on science and math activities into the early childhood curriculum.

**Workshop Cost:** $300 per session

**Workshop Length:** Two hours

**Size Limit:** Maximum 50 teachers

**GLEs: **Mathematics K-2: Numbers and Operations 1A, 1B, 2A Communications Arts K-2: Reading 2B, 2C, 3C Science K-2: Matter and Energy 1Aa-c

**NGSS:** Earth Space Science 3.A; Life Science 1.A, 4.C

**CCSS:** Counting and Cardinality K.CC.1, K.CC.4, K.CC.5, K.CC.6; Operations and Algebraic Thinking K.OA.1; Measurement and Data K.MD.1, K.MD.2, K.MD.3; Geometry K.G.1, K.G.2, K.G.5, K.G.6

Storytime: The Next Chapter | Kindergarten – Grade 2 |

Check out the new edition of this professional development workshop. Using favorite children's books as inspiration, Magic House educators will provide creative ideas on how to use storytime to integrate hands-on science and math activities into the early childhood curriculum.

**Workshop Cost:** $300 per session

**Workshop Length:** Two hours

**Size Limit:** Maximum 50 teachers

**GLEs:** Mathematics K-2: Numbers and Operations 1A, 1B, 2A Communications Arts K-2: Reading 2B, 2C, 3C Science K-2: Matter and Energy 1Aa-c

**NGSS: **Earth Space Science 2.C, 3.A; Life Science 1.A, 1.B, 2.C, 4.C; Physical Science 1.B, 4.A

**CCSS: **Counting and Cardinality K.CC.1, K.CC.4, K.CC.5; Operations and Algebraic Thinking K.OA.1; Number and Operations in Base Ten 1.NBT.2, 1.NBT.3; Measurement and Data K.MD.1, K.MD.3, 1.MD.1, 1.MD.4; Geometry K.G.1, K.G.2, 1.G.3

A Little Bit of Science | Preschool |

Join Museum educators as they intoduce hands-on activities that support the Missouri Early Learning Goals in Science. Early childhood educators will gather engaging teaching strategies and hands-on acitivities to spark the excitement of science discovery and exploration in the early childhood classroom.

**Workshop Cost:** $300 per session

**Workshop Length:** Two hours

**Size Limit:** Maximum 50 teachers

**MELGs:** Physical Science 1.a, 1.b, 1.c, 2.a, 2.b, 2.c, 3.b, 3.c, 4.a, 4.b, 4.c; Life Science 1.a, 1.b, 2.a, 2.b, 2.c, 3.a, 3.b, 3.c, 4.d; Earth and Space 1.a, 1.b, 1.c, 2.a, 2.c, 3.a, 3.b, 4.a, 4.d

Math for Early Learners |
Preschool |

This workshop makes math instruction as simple as 1-2-3! Early childhood educators explore innovative ideas and hands-on teaching techniques that support the Missouri Early Learning Goals for Math, including number recognition, counting, measurement plus more!

**Workshop Cost:** $300 per session

**Workshop Length:** Two hours

**Size Limit:** Maximum 50 teachers

**MELGs: **Counting and Cardinality 1.a, 1.b, 1.c, 1.d., 3.a., 3.b, 3.c, 4.b; Operations and Algebraic Thinking 1.a, 1.b; Numbers and Operations in Base Ten 1.a., 1.b.; Measurement and Data 1.a, 1.b, 1.c, 2.a., 2.b., 3.a., 3.b., 3.c; Geometry 1.c., 1.d., 1.e., 2.a, 2.b.,2.c, 2.d.

Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees | Grades 2 – 3 |

This workshop is designed to assist teachers in preparing students to participate in the **Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees** financial literacy field trip tour and provide ideas on integrating economic education into classroom curricula. Attendance at the **FREE** teacher workshop is a prerequisite for teachers new to the **Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees** program and grants each teacher a **FREE** field trip! The workshops are held at The Magic House.

**Workshop Dates**

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

**GLEs:** Social Studies 2-3: Economic Principles 4A Mathematics 2-3: Measurement 1D

*Thanks to a generous grant from Wells Fargo Advisors, a limited number of qualifying teachers will participate in this program free of charge.*