STEM Integration for PreK6
In this course you will discover how STEM education is impacting learning in K-12 classrooms. You will expand your knowledge of how science, technology, engineering, and math can be taught in exciting, exploratory ways. Unlike traditional math and science lessons, STEM lessons are often open-ended activities where students collaborate to design or develop systems to solve problems with real-life applications. STEM lessons are numerous and readily available, however, not all STEM lessons are created equal. As you grow your knowledge of STEM education through this course, you will be able to select or create high quality STEM lessons.Register Now
As a culminating activity, you will create a presentation to showcase the benefits of STEM, share a lesson you have prepared and taught, and teach other stakeholders in your community about why students should engage in STEM education and also how to implement it.
30 hours6 months to complete coursework
Ways to Learn
2 PDUsGraduate Level Professional Development Credits
Online and self-paced | Dedicated mentor | Interactive assignments
Real-world case studies | Authentic assessments | Earn graduate level professional development credits
Upon successful mastery of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify the rationale for STEM/STEAM education in K-12 classrooms.
- Identify how Project Based Learning can be considered an extension of STEM learning.
- Analyze a STEM lesson in comparison to a traditional math or science lesson and in relation to the Next Generation Science standards.
- Evaluate possible STEM lessons for their effectiveness in teaching science,technology, engineering, and math.
- Adapt or design a STEM/STEAM lesson for use in a PreK-6 classroom which incorporate procedures to ensure strong classroom management and lesson delivery
- The Rationale for STEM Learning in the K-12 Education System
- Project-Based Learning and its Similarities to STEM Education
- Aligning STEM to the Standards
- Determining Quality STEM Lesson Materials
- Planning for Implementation – Adapt or Design a STEM Lesson
- Teaching your STEM Lesson and Collecting Artifacts
- Planning the Presentation
Who Should Enroll?
- PreK-12 teachers
- Teacher candidates
- School administrators