stem500 | Graduate

Overview Of Stem

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This course presents a very broad overview of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) integration into K-12 instruction. Foundational concepts of national and international influences leading to the creation of STEM are explored. Participants examine integration of Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and applicable technology standards to various content areas.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Technology and Mathematics

    • Research trends in mathematics education and standards development.
    • Describe the changing role of technology in the modern classroom.
    • Explain the role of technological innovation in addressing local and global issues.
    • Distinguish the roles and relationship of technology and science.
    • Define computational thinking and its implications in the mathematics-based classroom.

    Interdisciplinary Connections

    • Identify methods for integrating STEM across all content areas.
    • Research high-needs STEM careers locally and globally.
    • Identify the purpose and rationale of integrating the Arts into STEM (STEAM).
    • Explain the synergy of the STEM components.

    Engineering and Design

    • Discuss the role of problem-based learning as it relates to engineering and design.
    • Research trends and standards development in engineering and design education.
    • Explain the role of engineering innovation in addressing local and global issues.
    • Define and discuss engineering practices.

    Review

    • All objectives apply.

    Foundations and History of STEM National and International Influences

    • Define STEM.
    • Outline the specific elements of STEM.
    • Explore the history and evolution of STEM.
    • Analyze national and state standards as they relate to College and Career Readiness in STEM.
    • Describe the skill sets commonly associated with STEM careers.
    • Identify local and global impact on the development of STEM.

    Science as a Practice

    • Describe and define scientific practices.
    • Define inquiry and its implications in the science-based classroom.
    • Research trends and standards development in science education.
    • Explain the role of scientific innovation in addressing local and global issues.
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