Smithsonian Early Childhood Science Education Research Forum
Foundations of Science Literacy (FSL): Professional Development that Impacts Adult and Child Learning in Physical Science
Presented by Nancy Clark-Chiarelli, Education Development Center (EDC), Cindy Hoisington (EDC), Jeff Winokur (EDC), and Holly Harrick (Connecticut Science Center)

Young children and science are a natural fit. In order to get the most out of their science experiences however, young children need the support of adults who can integrate science content and practices into children’s explorations. FSL is a comprehensive professional development program designed to support science teaching and learning in the early years. In this presentation will describe the FSL program, present research-based evidence of its impact, and share some compelling illustrations of what young children’s science inquiry and learning can look like when it is facilitated by knowledgeable adults. Holly Harrick from the Connecticut Science Center will address the significance of the FSL approach to informal learning environments.

Join us on Wednesday, June 20 from 9:00am-3:00pm for this FREE forum presented by the National Air and Space Museum.

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