Kid's World preschool teacher, Dawn Johnson, recently presented a session at the Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children Fall Institute in Des Moines.
Johnson presented along with AEA Early Childhood Consultants, Anne Michel and Vickie Parker. The title of the session was "The Black Light Lab — A Study in Light and Shadows Using the Project Approach."
The early childhood professionals presented a session in which the participants learned how to transform their classrooms into a Black Light Lab. The 50 plus participants also learned how to conduct an investigation into light, shadows, and things that glow.
The goal of the session was to create a sense of wonder and excitement which the educators would then take back to their own classrooms. Documentation from Johnson's 4-year-old preschool class was displayed as well.