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Stem: Critical Thinking

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This course provides participants with the skills to evaluate and use instructional methods, curricular materials, and resources for critical thinking development in STEM. Multiple perspectives of K-12 students in STEM-related content areas are explored. Participants examine instructional models to develop skills in identifying the needs of diverse students and selecting and adapting delivery methods to support critical thinking.

This graduate-level course is 4 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 4 weeks

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    Materials and Resources for Teaching Critical Thinking

    • Identify curricular materials and resources that can be used to teach critical thinking in STEM.
    • Explore ways to use technology to promote critical thinking skills.
    • Evaluate curricular materials and resources to support critical thinking in STEM classrooms.
    • Integrate materials and resources that support critical thinking skills into the curriculum.

    Assessment of Critical Thinking Skills

    • Identify assessment tools to support critical thinking in STEM classrooms.
    • Evaluate strategies for assessing critical thinking skills.
    • Create an assessment tool to evaluate students’ critical thinking skills.

    Differentiating Instruction for Critical Thinking

    • Analyze the needs of diverse students to support critical thinking.
    • Align teaching methods to support critical thinking in diverse students.
    • Identify strategies to provide students with equal access to academic content.

    Critical Thinking in STEM

    • Describe the role of critical thinking in STEM.
    • Analyze critical thinking theories and instructional models.
    • Identify instructional methods that promote critical thinking in STEM.
    • Explore the history and evolution of critical thinking.
    • Explore the role of inquiry in a critical thinking classroom.
    • Design instruction that supports quality questioning for critical thinking.
    • Create strategies for increasing critical thinking in STEM classrooms.
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