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Sowing the Seeds of STEM & Inquiry-Based Learning
Friends of the Waterfront
Seattle, WA
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Hilltop Educator Institute Presents:
Sowing the Seeds of STEM & Inquiry-Based Learning
Saturday, November 9th, 2019
Facilitated by Marley Jarvis Ph.D

Location: Friends of Waterfront Seattle - 1400 Western Ave Seattle, WA 98101
Target Audience:
Education professionals (admin, educators, coaches etc.) working with children ages 0-9
Higher-Ed Faculty Members Teaching ECE-related courses
Caretakers including nannies, au-pairs, and babysitters
Family and Human Development Professionals
Community Based Organizations
STEM Professionals
Researchers interested in this topic


This workshop will focus on recognizing and supporting the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and inquiry skills that children develop and use naturally. After forming a foundational understanding of what early STEM skills and inquiry look like in early childhood, we will look at research that explores how and when math-gender stereotypes form and what we as educators can do about it.

All kids have the capacity and ability to succeed in STEM  its only when our cultural beliefs and biases get in the way that we start to see disparities. Though this research focuses on gender stereotypes, much of the conversation is relevant for countering biases and stereotypes around race, ability, or other facets of identity.

Why I Should Attend:

Rooted in the drive to discover, the need to question, and the ability to create solutions that transform the world around us - STEM and inquiry-based learning is more than asking a student what he / she / they wants to know. Its about triggering curiosity. Curiosity that engages students, builds socio-emotional intelligence, dispel stereotypes, and assists in the elimination of barriers to upward economic mobility.

Join us in this half-day session as we learn of innovative ways we can tap into young kids (0-7) natural curiosity in order to foster an early interest in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Cultural Sharing:

Sharing a meal with someone, eating and drinking together behind the same table  is one of the most important manifestations of sociality in all cultures. Eating together confirms the sense of belonging, being part of a community. The presenter and Hilltop would like to invite everyone to bring a dish (cultural or anything else) to share. As we learn in relationship with each other, sharing culture, knowledge, and information, we hope you will join us in creating and recreating families, friendships, and relationships all in the support and caretaking of our community.

Please note: The location is a nut-free and shell-fish free facility!  

About the Presenter

Marley Jarvis (she/her) is an Outreach and Education Specialist at the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences at the University of Washington. She works with early learning professionals, parents, and policy makers to apply research findings to their work. Previously, Dr. Jarvis specialized in informal STEM learning at Pacific Science Center. She holds a BA from Carleton College, and a PhD in Biology from the University of Oregon.

This event is FREE for for all eligible City of Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) early learning partners in the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP), the SPP Pathway Program, ECEAP and City of Seattle DEEL Early Learning Staff.

Washington STARS hours available - please bring your MERIT I.D. number.

Part of the Hilltop Educator Institute event series. Check out our other events!

The 2019-20 Educator Discussion Series is sponsored by KidsQuest Children's Museum. A big thank you for their commitment to advancing equity, social justice, and partnership within and outside the city of Seattle!

KidsQuest Children's Museum

Thank you to the Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) who has provided free registrations for all eligible City of Seattle DEEL early learning partners in the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP), the SPP Pathway Program, ECEAP and City of Seattle DEEL Early Learning Staff for each workshop this year!

Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning

Many thanks to the Bertschi School. We deeply appreciate your willingness with which you have and continue to sponsor our efforts to make our community a more inclusive place to live in:
The Bertschi School

Many thanks to the Hearing, Speech, Deaf Center whose generous support made this series possible:

The Speech, Hearing, Deaf Center

Many thanks to SEED ECS at Temple Beth AM for your partnership on making our vision of improving equity of outcomes across race and class more achievable:
SEED ECS at Temple Beth AM

We're grateful for Friends of Waterfront Seattle for their partnership, their generosity, and for welcoming us into their space!
Friends of Waterfront

Tickets are non-refundable one week before the event date.  Refunds can be requested from Brown Paper Tickets up until one week before the event.  If you become unable to attend the event after the refund deadline, please feel free to transfer your registration to another attendee.  Simply have your guest sign-in at the event using the name given at registration.
Saturday Nov 09, 2019 9:00 AM - Saturday Nov 09, 2019 1:30 PM | Free - $165.00


Friends of the Waterfront (View)
1400 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
United States


Education > Classes
Education > Conventions
Education > Workshops

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Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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