STEM in the Elementary Classroom

STEM in the Elementary Classroom

Non-returnable
$195.00
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After completing this course, you should be able to: • Recognize the need for STEM-infusion and why STEM is critical to children’s growth • Recall learning approaches for integrating STEM concepts • Identify how to integrate content areas that provide both rigor and relevance to instruction • Describe how student collaboration and proper leadership help to foster learning DESCRIPTION: Are you looking for new ways to foster communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity skills for your students? Are you interested in STEM concepts but aren’t sure how to incorporate them into your elementary classroom? STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math which are all vital content areas for knowledge and development. Our STEM in the Elementary Classroom course will introduce you to STEM-infusion concepts and discuss why these concepts are important for children’s overall growth and development. Sample lesson plans, lesson plan templates, and STEM challenge ideas help to jump start brainstorming activities for integrating STEM into your classroom. We’ll also discuss ideas that support ways to engage other teachers, parents, and administrators.
INFORMATION
Incorporate STEM Ideas In Your Teaching
HOURS
25
DURATION (time given)
1 month
AVERAGE COMPLETION TIME
1 Month
SYLLABUS
Module 1-STEM Infusing Content Areas • Misconceptions about STEM-Infusion • Why STEM in Elementary? • 21st Century Readiness • Rigor Meets Relevance • The Role of Technology Module 2-Cross-Cutting Concepts and the Standards Alignment • The Pattern Revelation • Creating STEM-Infused Lesson Plans • Starting with the Standards • Connecting the Unconnected • Brainstorming Project Ideas Module 3-Thematic Approaches and Assessing STEM • Not Your Mama’s Thematic Teaching • The Testing Mess • Rubrics • Student Goal Setting • Student Journaling Module 4-STEM Mindset and Collaboration • A Mindset Shift • Foundation of Communication • Richness of Interactions • Leadership for Change • Parent Involvement
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