On September 28, as part of the Wisconsin Science Festival, Wisconsin Public Television presented a workshop called, "The Preschool Genius: Teaching Math & Science to Early Learners." Presenters Rosemarie Truglio, senior vice president of education and research at Sesame Workshop, Rachel Connolly, education director at NOVA, Anita Wager, assistant professor and researcher at the UW–Madison School of Education, and Ed Hubbard, assistant professor and researcher at the UW–Madison School of Psychology and the Waisman Center discussed the practice of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education for preschoolers.
Sesame Workshop introduced a new preschool STEM program called Little Discoverers: Big Fun with Science, Math and More. This digital destination features videos, games, and activities to inspire preschoolers and the adults in their lives to incorporate STEM concepts and skills into everyday moments. You can also access the site on your mobile device for new Sesame Street STEM mobile games. Your favorite Sesame Street friends will explore sink or float concepts, properties of matter, measurement, force and motion, and many other important concepts that will help build a foundation for you child's STEM learning throughout their lives. Share the site with teachers and caregivers as well! There are resources, newsletters, and project suggestions for you to try at home as well as for your child's teacher to use in the classroom.