Beyond Ever After STEAM On Demand Virtual Course 

Building STEM/STEAM Connections Through Multicultural Children's Literature 

Ready to move beyond ever after? Join Dr. Diane Jackson Schnoor for a 3 hour on demand virtual course that looks at traditional folk tales and fairy tales and reconnects them with science experiences, hands-on experiments, and STEAM challenges designed to  fully engage your students. You’ll walk away with a new perspective on traditional stories, strategies, and ideas guaranteed to awaken your sense of wonder and to help you immediately build science and STEM connections in your early childhood, library, or elementary setting. Learn how to connect science to literacy, oral communication, gross motor skills, math, and dramatic and artistic play. Every activity and strategy can be completed using materials you already have in your classroom, school, library, or home education setting!

Work at your own pace and learn how to build STEM/STEAM connections through multicultural folk tales, fairy tales, and fractured 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.

Here's what you'll learn...

  •  Build science and STEM connections in your early childhood setting
  • Learn how to connect science/STEM to early childhood literacy, oral communication, gross motor skills, and dramatic play. 
  • Learn how to create content-based experiences focused on multicultural fairy tales, animal adaptations, habitats, states of matter, the five senses, air pressure, engineering, shapes, graphing, force and motion, friction, sink and float, electricity, coding, the scientific process, and so much more.

Best of all, every activity and strategy can be completed using materials you already have in your classroom, school, or home education setting!


Download a 35 page PDF with easy-to-follow instructions and materials to help you get your students engaged in Fairy Tale STEM the very next day. 

Bottom line... You'll walk away with a new perspective on traditional stories, strategies and ideas guaranteed to awaken your sense of wonder.


When you register, you will receive INSTANT ACCESS to the on-demand videos and a list of materials to have on hand as you work your way through the strategies and activities. Most of the items are things you already have at home or at school. You will also receive a list of multicultural fairy tales with video links for read alouds that you can use immediately in your setting to support the activities and thematic content connections you create.

Dr. Diane Jackson Schnoor STEM Educator

Dr. Diane is proud to collaborate with Steve Spangler Inc. to build connections between children's literature and meaningful learning. She currently serves as an adjunct professor for the University of Virginia and Shenandoah University, where her mission is to help her students use multicultural literature to provide windows and mirrors as they challenge their students to engage in critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creative challenges.

Dr. Diane Jackson Schnoor brings more than 20 years of formal and informal education leadership to the professional development adventure. She earned her M.T. and PhD in Elementary Education from the University of Virginia. In addition to teaching elementary school and working with early reading intervention programs, she founded a preschool built on the idea that all children were natural scientists and explorers (and that multicultural picture books could connect all of the thematic units).

During her time with the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, she developed and provided in-person and virtual hands-on science and STEM programs that brought the "wow" and inspired curiosity and wonder in children of all ages. She also created STEAM Nights that engaged thousands of families in interactive, literature-based challenges across a tri-state region, as well as developed a highly successful summer camp program.

Over the years, Dr. Diane has presented at regional, state, and national conferences, focusing on helping educators connect multicultural literature to engaging and meaningful STEM/STEAM challenges.


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