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Professional Development

Beyond Ever After STEAM Professional Development Workshop (geared to PK-5 teachers and assistants, librarians, and administrators):  Join Dr. Diane Jackson Schnoor for a half or full day professional development workshop that helps you learn how to build connections between diverse fractured fairy and folk tales, authentic STEAM experiences, and the curriculum. You'll explore strategies to get your students fully engaged and wanting to learn more; and walk away with a new perspective on traditional stories and their fractured cousins, as well as strategies and ideas guaranteed to awaken your sense of wonder and to help you immediately build science and STEAM connections in your early childhood, elementary, or library setting. Learn how to connect science and math to  literacy, oral communication, gross motor skills, and dramatic and artistic play. Every activity and strategy can be completed using materials you already have in your classroom, school, or home education setting!

 

Professional Development Workshop: Building Connections Through STEAM and Diverse Picture Books (geared to PK-5 teachers and assistants, librarians, and administrators):  Explore ways to build connections across the curriculum through hands-on STEAM activities, diverse picture books, and playful learning. You'll explore  strategies to uncover books that provide a windows and mirrors experience for your students, as well as discover ways to connect these books to the curriculum through authentic and exciting STEAM learning. Your faculty will experience a renewed sense of joy and walk away with ideas to take back and apply the next day! 

Outreach Programs

We offer a full menu of carefully crafted programs for schools, libraries, early childhood education centers, camps, and homeschool coops. All programs can be delivered in-person or virtually, and include a PDF rich with multicultural read alouds and additional hands-on activities that can be done at home or at school. Contact us for pricing and availability.

 

 

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Outreach
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Beyond Ever After STEAM
On Demand Virtual Course:

Work at your own pace and learn how to build STEM/STEAM connections across the curriculum through diverse folk literature and fractured fairy tales: Receive professional development credits after you complete this high-energy 3 hour on demand virtual course produced with Steve Spangler Inc. As a bonus, you will receive a 50 page PDF filled with curriculum connections and program ideas you can put to work immediately. Cost is $99/participant. Discounts available for group purchases, plus get special pricing when you purchase as part of live programming or professional development workshops.

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Choose Your Own Adventure

Want to customize a professional development for your preschool or elementary school faculty? Looking to create a signature STEM/STEAM-based program for your summer camp, museum, nonprofit, library, preschool, elementary school, or after school enrichment program? Ready to create or lift your summer school, outreach, or after school program to the next level? With a knack for out of the box thinking and a career spent building outstanding enrichment programs, Dr. Diane is ready to consult with you to plan your next learning adventure. Contact us for pricing and possibilities.

Testimonials

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Deborah Coconis,
Director and Lead Teacher at
Millbrook Community Preschool

"Your expertise, knowledge, and energy is evident in the confidence you have in every student's capabilities. You are able to reach and challenge the most eager, curious learners."

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Councilwoman Tina Stevens-Culbreath
I'm Just Me Movement Executive Director

"I love your playfulness. I love your approach to learning, Dr. Diane. You always do a very great job transferring those STEM activities to real life things. When I see you work in your magic, I'm like, I want to do that, even as an adult." 

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Morgan L. Occhuizzo,
Prince William County Schools

"Dr. Diane is a skilled leader in the field of science education. She intently listens to the academic and environmental needs of the school or program which she is working with and tailors an instructional program that is just right. Teachers, families and students are engaged during her presentations and are thankful for the experiences she provides learners."

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