Stratford School Co-Founder Sherry Adams Hosts Workshop for CalTech 2016 Early Childhood STEM Conference

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Sherry Adams will lead a team of Stratford School educators set to present February 4th – 6th at the 2016 Early Childhood STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Conference hosted by the Children’s Center at Cal Tech and THINK Together.

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Stratford School...the first school in California to receive the prestigious Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway Digital Seal.

With years of success in STEM and STEAM education, Sherry Adams, and members of Stratford’s curriculum team, are excited to share their expertise with like-minded early childhood educators looking to expand awareness and the importance of STEM skills. To support educators, Sherry Adams’ workshop, “Lead and Transform STEM: A Leadership Roadmap,” spotlights Stratford’s preschool through middle school STEM education and offers educators a STEM program ‘roadmap’ that both inspires student curiosity while building a strong STEM foundation.

Is it too early to teach coding? Stratford School tackles this question, in the “Coding Skills in Preschool” workshop presented by leading curriculum developers and trainers, Candi Schreuders and Monisha Gupta. Attendees will learn by using non-technical tools, hands-on activities, and essential implementation techniques designed to help STEM educators successfully teach early coding skills to three-year-olds.

At the heart of Stratford School’s education is a curriculum infused with STEM learning, and traditional liberal arts. Key to preparing the next generation of problem-solvers, innovators, and leaders. Stratford begins teaching the fundamentals of coding in Preschool, fostering curiosity in students to become future creators, versus consumers, of technology. When introduced in a fun and intuitive way, STEAM skills develop naturally and with joy.

Founded in 1999 in the Silicon Valley, Stratford School is an independent Preschool through 8th grade private school, approaching 20 campuses in Northern California. Considered a top-tier school, Stratford was recently awarded ‘2015 School of the Year’ at the Synopsys Science and Technology Championship and has the distinction of being the first school in California to receive the prestigious Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway Digital Seal.

With two new schools opening in Southern California Fall 2016, the ECSTEM Conference offers the SoCal community a chance to get to know Stratford.

“It’s all about preparing children for their unique futures… we want to continue the success we’ve enjoyed in Silicon Valley, right here in Southern California,” says, Co-Founder Sherry Adams.

The Los Angeles Melrose Campus and Pasadena Linda Vista Campus are currently enrolling preschool through 6th grade for the Fall 2016.

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About Stratford School
Established in 1999, Stratford School is a leading independent private school founded on the belief that education is a significant influence in the life of a child. Stratford offers an accelerated curriculum from preschool through eighth grade with an emphasis in the areas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) that incorporates music, physical education, foreign language, and social skills development. Stratford’s goal is to prepare and mentor students for admission to competitive high schools and colleges. All students are provided the necessary tools to excel, and are encouraged to participate actively in leadership, community service, and extracurricular activities.
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