Target Grade(s): PK-5Engage your elementary students in hands on activities, investigations, data analysis and productive science talk using practices and resources shared in this course. Consider innovative lesson planning strategies for teaching, learning and assessing integrated STEM. Participants gain knowledge of STEM resources and meaningful activities to integrate science and math concepts in exciting contexts, like engineering, coding, and NASA exploration. Explore the synergies between Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards for a productive and exciting learning environment that prepares students for ongoing interest in STEM. Methods of STEM serves as a foundation for additional courses in the Endeavor program.
Target Grade(s): 6-12Middle 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.
**A Capstone Course requirement "option", this course may be part of joint Master's Degree programs, or Endeavor's "5-course" certificate program earning Research Distinction and an award.
Prerequisite: Methods of STEM Education
Target Grade(s): K-12All Endeavor Educators earning graduate credit are required to take this course or the Leadership Seminar course.
Target Grade(s): K-12
National Science Foundation
(NSF Award 0732793)
Target Grade(s): K-12Exploring Mars to Understand Earth
Target Grade(s): 7-High SchoolPhysical science, when applied, makes tough-to-understand concepts easy and fun.
Target Grade(s): 6-12Use the engaging context of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics to address Chemistry standards in your classroom.
Target Grade(s): K-12Learn applications of Coding as a mathematics pedagogy, explore opportunities for Robotics, and learn cutting-edge implementation of One-to-One Devices (1:1) in K-12 classrooms.
Target Grade(s): K-12Classrooms comprise individual learners, each bringing their own culture and experiences to the learning environment. The value and strength of diversity has become increasingly described in educational literature. This course introduces teachers to the curriculum and pedagogical issues relevant to race, language, gender, and socio-economic differences. Participants apply content and pedagogy involving science and mathematics contexts for effective learning. STEM activities will integrate meaningful, engaging practices for teaching diverse learners. The course is differentiated for elementary and secondary school educators to provide relevant connections, to be directly applied, in each participant’s classroom.
Target Grade(s): PK-8This course will take participants through a journey about space exploration and specific NASA missions that examine components of earth. Participants will learn science content grounded in Earth's Lithosphere, Hydrosphere, Atmosphere, and Biosphere. By learning to use authentic data from NASA and other sources participants will experience an exploratory approach to learning about the Earth, and then bring these experiences to their own classrooms. Teachers will utilize several web-based tools and real-time data along with the three-dimensional learning in the Next Generation Science Standards to create lessons that can be used directly in the classroom.
Target Grade(s): 2-High SchoolBring the ocean into your classroom by using Earth's waters as a context for standards-based STEM content.
Target Grade(s): 3-12Tracking Marine Animals Using Earth Imagery
|Development sponsored by:|
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
(NASA Award: NCC5433)
Target Grade(s): K-12The International Space Station (ISS) is an amazing undertaking comprising technology, engineering, science and math--the perfect context for exciting students for learning. NASA research leads to technological advances on Earth and in human space exploration. As NASA plans for manned missions to Mars, scientists explore our solar system and beyond for determining if and where life could exist. Extremophiles are fascinating for teaching Earth science in a context for astrobiology research. The course explores how space travel impacts the human body; growing food in space; engineering protection from radiation, and searching for habitable environments. With its application of subject matter, it offers excellent resources and interactions with NASA scientists, and data for educators to bring the exciting context of space travel to the classroom.
Target Grade(s): K-12The course introduces a wealth of applied mathematics exercises and activities relevant to integrated STEM assets and science activities. Some are in the realm of topics seen in Earth and Space science and physics. Live presenters break down authentic examples and projects, and demonstrate to educators how problems incorporate Common Core State Standards-based mathematics with applications that meet Next Generation Science Standards performance expectations. Educators survey math and science examples and tools as the course promotes the use of applied mathematics in science, or science in mathematics, to meet content goals in the classroom.
Target Grade(s): K-12Harness your students' enthusiasm for space and astronomy by using astronomical images to enrich your physical, Earth, and life science courses. Measure the speed of an asteroid, learn about erosion on Mars, and see the tracers of life that are visible from space. In this course, we explore the many ways in which real data from NASA's space science and astronomy missions can be used to teach math and science content in your classroom, meeting science and math standards in Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards. Through the use of cutting-edge technology tools, and with a NASA scientist visiting our class, you will not only learn more about the universe, you will learn how to bring the universe into your education context.
Target Grade(s): 4-9Gain an introduction to physics in this conceptual course that uses NASA’s space initiatives as the context for content. Learn about gravitation between celestial bodies, how to get a satellite into orbit, what it takes to blast off into space, and more. This course will discuss these and related topics while exploring NASA content related to space and the Hubble Space Telescope and Kepler Missions. Bring cutting-edge examples to your classroom while addressing Next Generation Science Standards performance expectations.
(3-course certificate students only)
Target Grade(s): K-12Practicum in STEM Leadership is the required capstone experience for all 3-course certificate candidates. As a course participant you will be supported by instructors and Endeavor colleagues as you share your knowledge of STEM teaching and learning with professionals in your local teaching context, including your school building, district, or region. You must complete this no-fee capstone experience to finish the program and receive your certificate. You may complete this requirement simultaneously with a final elective course. Practicum in STEM Leadership is not offered during Summer semesters. You may optionally earn graduate credit for this course.
Target Grade(s): 2-9Discuss and analyze the ways that literacy and science connect in the science classroom, and highlight how reading and writing can be used to increase students' understanding of science content. Focus on how to integrate important literacy skills from Common Core State Standards in your science and STEM classroom to address content standards from Next Generation Science Standards. Cutting-edge strategies and well-founded principles pave the way to success with non-fiction reading material. The manner in which information and scientific content is presented shapes student success, not just for reading, but student writing, organization, and presentation.
(5-course certificate OR Master’s degree students only; NOT for 3-course certificate students)
**A Capstone Course requirement "option", this course may be part of joint Master's Degree programs, or Endeavor's "5-course" certificate program earning Leadership Distinction and an award.
Target Grade(s): K-12STEM Leadership Seminar is a capstone course to be taken at the end of the program. Instructors guide educators to design and implement a short-term STEM professional development event that is meaningful in the educators teaching context. The goal is to support sharing of content and STEM pedagogy with other professionals in the building, school district, or region. Collaboration and online feedback between instructors and STEM colleagues provide appropriate guidance for educators to achieve outcomes and success. The goal is to support Endeavor educators as developing teacher leaders in STEM Education.
Target Grade(s): K-12Apply art in the context of exciting STEM concepts and learn to integrate art, science, math, technology, and engineering in more meaningful ways in your classroom.
Target Grade(s): K-12Learn how to use engineering to make your classroom come alive. Bridge and teach math and science concepts through exciting applications in the Engineering Design Process where you and your students design, test, and evaluate models and real-life applications. Activities are hands-on and emphasize the reciprocities between science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in formal design challenges. Educators enrich classroom curriculum with elements of design in science, mathematics, or technology activities, addressing important Next Generation Science Standards' engineering design practices.
Target Grade(s): 4th grade math content; range of Grade 2-6 for integrated math & scienceUse Weather Data to Teach and Learn Math
|Delivery to NES sponsored by:|
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
(NASA Award: NNG05GJ75G)