Innovation starts in the classroom

Discover how STEAM/STEM education leads to effective K-12 learning


As a teacher, you know firsthand how innovation in the classroom is key to successfully imparting knowledge and learning skills to your students. While STEM remains tightly affixed to science, technology, engineering and math – adding art and design to the equation gives us the all-important artistic side of innovation with STEAM.

Our STEM courses focus on planning practical, differentiated instruction, and student assessment and evaluation; as well as instructional methods, curricular materials, and resources for developing critical thinking in K-12 learning environments. STEAM teaching methods go a step further with the inclusion of the arts, as well as incorporating instructional strategies like project-based assessment, inquiry-based learning and conceptual change, with formative and summative assessments – and more.

These graduate level courses are only 4 weeks long, and explore a wide range of integrated topics specific to innovation through STEAM/STEM learning.

Equip yourself with STEM classes that cover:

  • Personal and professional educational philosophy, as well as the use of technology tools and trends.
  • Identifying and applying project-based assessment and inquiry based learning.
  • Understanding conceptual change and metacognition as applied to classroom planning and curriculum.
  • Evaluation and application of performance-based and project-based assessments and rubrics.
  • Identifying and utilizing critical thinking materials and resources to create differentiated instruction.

Apply the best of STEM, with art-inclusive STEAM classes that cover:

  • Educational philosophy and best practices learned from STEM, while focusing on technology and the arts.
  • Incorporating project-based, differentiated learning, while creating varied assessments in the classroom.
  • Integrating STEAM education through standards-based assessments and learning trajectories.
  • Applying formative and summative assessments to the classroom setting.
  • Evaluating the differences between rubrics, checklists and other assessment tools.

When you enroll, you’ll have all the support you need to succeed in your education – including access to helpful online resources and valuable career resources.

These courses may help you meet criteria for potential recertification, endorsements and professional development. If you plan on transferring to an outside educational institution, it is important that you check with them first to determine if credits are transferrable.

Our courses make continuing education more convenient for professional educators with busy schedules. Get started today by calling 866.484.1815  or request more information.

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