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Are you ready for an adventure in learning? Need some STEMspiration in your life? Each episode brings a new adventure as we talk with fascinating guests about connecting real world experiences, multicultural children's literature, and engaged STEM/STEAM learning -- with a little joy sprinkled in for good measure!  Dr. Diane Jackson Schnoor travels the world in search of the coolest authors, illustrators, educators, adventurers, and STEM thought leaders to share their stories and inspire the WOW for early childhood and elementary educators, librarians, and families!  Have an idea for a podcast episode? Share it with diane@drdianeadventues.comLinks to the books featured in the weekly podcast can be found here: https://bookshop.org/shop/drdianeadventures Full show notes can be found at: https://www.drdianeadventures.com/blogPlease subscribe, like, and review. Your support allows us to keep sharing Adventures in Learning.

Dr. Diane's Adventures in Learning Dr Diane Jackson Schnoor

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Are you ready for an adventure in learning? Need some STEMspiration in your life? Each episode brings a new adventure as we talk with fascinating guests about connecting real world experiences, multicultural children's literature, and engaged STEM/STEAM learning -- with a little joy sprinkled in for good measure!  Dr. Diane Jackson Schnoor travels the world in search of the coolest authors, illustrators, educators, adventurers, and STEM thought leaders to share their stories and inspire the WOW for early childhood and elementary educators, librarians, and families!  Have an idea for a podcast episode? Share it with diane@drdianeadventues.comLinks to the books featured in the weekly podcast can be found here: https://bookshop.org/shop/drdianeadventures Full show notes can be found at: https://www.drdianeadventures.com/blogPlease subscribe, like, and review. Your support allows us to keep sharing Adventures in Learning.

    Messages on the Moon with Dr. Jill Friestad-Tate

    Messages on the Moon with Dr. Jill Friestad-Tate

    Did you know that the Apollo 11 astronauts left a small disc on the moon filled with goodwill messages from around the globe? Imagine attending a symposium and leaving inspired to write a children’s picture book! That’s exactly what happened to Dr. Jill Friestad-Tate, a business professor and nonprofit founder, who turned her fascination with the Apollo moon landing into a captivating picture book for young readers. This episode of Adventures in Learning takes you through her incredible...

    • 32 min
    Cicada Reunion Tour 2024 -- Meet Brood XIII on A Chicago Adventure with Dr. Diane and Lynn

    Cicada Reunion Tour 2024 -- Meet Brood XIII on A Chicago Adventure with Dr. Diane and Lynn

    Have you ever wondered what it feels like to witness a natural spectacle that only happens once every 17 years? From midnight adventures in Chicago's Centennial Park to loud walks through Ryerson Forest Preserve, join Lynn and Elena Coles and me as we dig deeper into the heart of the Cicada Convergence. Get to know the Brood XIII magicicadas and join us as we try to find all three species by sight and by call!You may have already been inspired by the cicada convergence this year! In the first...

    • 34 min
    The Power of Play with Dr. Tyana Velasquez-Smith: Nurturing Young Minds Through Sensational Inclusion Literacy Practices

    The Power of Play with Dr. Tyana Velasquez-Smith: Nurturing Young Minds Through Sensational Inclusion Literacy Practices

    Can play truly transform the way we learn? Join us for an eye-opening conversation with Dr. Tyana Velasquez-Smith, the visionary CEO of Sensational Inclusions. Dr. Tyana shares her five non-negotiables for education and argues that play is not just a pastime but a human right essential for our emotional and psychological well-being. Learn how Sensational Inclusions is revolutionizing emergent literacy by harnessing students' special interests in sensory-friendly environments.We also del...

    • 43 min
    Transforming Educational Spaces: Insights from Discovery World's CEO BRYAN WUNAR

    Transforming Educational Spaces: Insights from Discovery World's CEO BRYAN WUNAR

    What if thoughtfully transforming museum spaces could ignite a lifelong passion for learning? Join us as Bryan Wunar, President and CEO of Discovery World, shares his unexpected journey from pre-med student to museum powerhouse. Bryan's story is one of serendipity and passion, ignited by a chance opportunity to teach Newton's laws. Drawing on his past roles at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago to the Adler Planetarium, Bryan provides a compelling look at how museums bridge the gap...

    • 43 min
    Tracing Colors and Dreams with Illustrator/Designer JANAE MATTHEWS

    Tracing Colors and Dreams with Illustrator/Designer JANAE MATTHEWS

    Could you imagine finding joy in both graphic design and traditional art? On this episode of Adventures in Learning, we chat with the multi-talented Janae Matthews. From her earliest memories of coloring and drawing to choosing graphic design as her college major, Janae shares the unique blend of artistry and communication that fuels her creative passions. We uncover the pivotal role of typography in graphic design, and how Janae harnessed the power of self-teaching to master illustration.&nb...

    • 19 min
    Math+Literacy = A Winning STEAM Combo with Dr. Kateri Thunder

    Math+Literacy = A Winning STEAM Combo with Dr. Kateri Thunder

    Math+Literacy = A Winning STEAM ComboDiscover how to blend math and literacy into the joy of everyday play and learning. Dr. Kateri Thunder shares her incredible strategies for sparking children's innate mathematical curiosity through storytelling, play, and intentional language. From the pages of The Very Hungry Caterpillar to the adventures of Jabari Jumps, learn how you can turn any story time into an opportunity for young minds to explore mathematical concepts in a fun and engaging way.Jo...

    • 40 min

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