Methods of STEM Education* [Grades 6-12]
Target Grade(s): 6-12
Middle and High School students are capable of learning STEM content at a deep level of understanding when innovative classroom practices are put to use. Teachers, learn to apply research-based practices and philosophies valued in NGSS-based classrooms. Gain resources for analyzing authentic data, planning student-centered lessons, considering cultural relevance in teaching, and developing meaningful assessments for STEM activities. Identify how to integrate engineering design into your STEM classroom and learn how to properly represent the Nature of Science as students develop in their understanding and apply critical thinking to their real-world decisions. This foundations course is the basis for Endeavor's electives, where concepts are explored further.
What can I expect from this course?
Participants attend 5 LIVE, online sessions in a user-friendly format, which include, but are not limited to the following topics:
Session 1: STEM Integration: What's New and What Do I Already Do?
NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas:
All NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas are integrated into this course. The specific focus of assignments and discussions are tailored by the participants needs.
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices (8 of 8 addressed):
What other opportunities may I pursue?
Participants may implement course content and develop a portfolio following the guidelines of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, with the goal of submitting work for National Board Certification.
Educators may seek opportunities to present at conferences, or among colleagues and education community stakeholders. Course instructors and mentors will support your individual goals to become leaders in integrated STEM education.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: