Introduction to STEM Education

Introduction to STEM Education

Course Number: EDUC X421.01

4 units

What is STEM? Learn to understand the connections between curriculum standards and STEM competencies. You will discuss the newest trends in today's classrooms and explore:

  • Common Core State Standards
  • Next Generation Science Standards
  • English Language Development Standards
  • problem-based learning
  • problem solving
  • critical thinking

You will learn how to make the interdisciplinary connections required for successful teaching in a 21st Century learning environment, and become proficient in using the NRC Framework for K-12 Science education; the NGSS: incorporating ELA and Math Common Core Standards in a science unit; developing STEM units of instruction; and increasing student engagement.


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