The importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) in education and the workforce has been well-established over the last couple of decades. But how can you incorporate STEM activities in your elementary and middle school classroom?
Traditionally, science and math are taught separately, technology is its own class or elective, and engineering projects are reserved for specialized classrooms. STEM, however, introduces a major shift in how to teach these disciplines, and mirrors how these fields work in the real world.
In this course, you will learn how to successfully plan and implement authentic, integrated STEM instruction that engages students in the processes and practices of scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Starting with an overview of what STEM is, you will explore the benefits of integrating STEM project-based learning and how to plan effective STEM instruction. You will cultivate ideas for STEM units, projects, and lessons; modifying projects and lessons based on class and individual student needs; and designing integrative STEM instruction.
Armed with the practical tools from this course, you will be able to engage your students to think
and act like real scientists and engineers.