stem506 | Graduate

Stem: Curriculum And Instruction

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This course focuses on researching, analyzing, and applying curricular theory and philosophy of best practices in the 21st century classroom for implementing STEM education. Special attention is given to STEM-specific instructional strategies such as project-based assessment, inquiry-based learning, and conceptual change. Participants focus on planning and practical applications, differentiated instruction, collaboration, and the use of technology in the development of effective K-12 learning environments.

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Course details:

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

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    Personal and Professional Educational Philosophy; Technology Tools and Trends

    • Imagine future trends in technology that would enhance 21st century skills.
    • Examine curriculum trends and issues in the 21st century.
    • Differentiate between the different definitions and types of curriculum.
    • Develop a personal teaching philosophy.
    • Discuss the potential value of various technology tools in the STEM setting.
    • Explore games and simulations as tools for thinking.

    Project-Based Assessment in the STEM Classroom

    • Review backward design curriculum planning.
    • Summarize project-based assessment.
    • Apply project-based assessment to a current topic or situation in your instructional setting.
    • Identify the role of state and national standards in project-based assessment.
    • Identify tools for thinking with project-based assessment.

    Inquiry-Based Learning in the STEM Classroom

    • Compare inquiry-based learning with various learning strategies.
    • Explain how inquiry-based learning aligns with best practices in science education.
    • Describe ways to use inquiry-based learning in real world situations.

    Conceptual Change and Metacognition

    • Identify why conceptual change is a useful framework for understanding the diversity of learners in a STEM classroom.
    • Explain the role of metacognition in conceptual change.
    • List the steps in conceptual change.
    • Develop a plan for integrating conceptual change into daily classroom planning and curriculum.
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