STEM for Teachers in Grades 4 - 8

STEM for Teachers in Grades 4 - 8
Price: 
$140.00

Course Hours: 
25
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Are you an educator in grades 4-8 who is struggling with STEM concepts and techniques for incorporating them into your classroom? Or are you new in the STEM field? As an educator, our STEM for Teachers in Grades 4-8 course will help you create, select, and adapt quality STEM lesson plans that will energize and help your students grow academically and as individuals. This course covers how to assess students’ understanding of concepts and procedures, how to utilize project-based learning styles, and how to focus on your students’ creative side so they develop important critical thinking and collaboration skills. 

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize basic STEM concepts for the middle grades and why STEM is important for students
  • Recall how to analyze and adapt practical STEM lessons into your curriculum
  • Identify the techniques for creating a STEM lesson and its impact on your students
  • Describe how to coordinate skilled trades with STEM, as well as how to design effective after school programs and include girls in STEM lessons

STEM for Teachers in Grades 4-8 Module 1
STEM Education and Variations

STEM education relies on interdisciplinary factors for learning that incorporates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This module will describe why STEM is important for the middle grades and how it can provide real-world and relevant learning experiences for students.

  • What is STEM Education?
  • When We Teach STEM, We Are Teaching in a New Way
  • STEM and the Economy
  • STEM and our Students
  • STEM Variations

STEM for Teachers in Grades 4-8 Module 2
Lesson Planning with STEM

In module two, we discuss important techniques for teaching STEM, including developing course objectives, challenges for students, ideas for collaboration, and integrating technology. We’ll also analyze how to choose quality STEM lessons that can be adapted for your specific classroom and students.

  • What Teaching STEM Involves
  • Choosing Good STEM Lessons
  • Analyzing Lessons for STEM Potential
  • Recognizing and Adapting a STEM Lesson
  • Criteria and Constraints

STEM for Teachers in Grades 4-8 Module 3
Lesson Plan Designs and Assessments 

Module three is all about designing your own STEM lesson plans. We’ll start by discussing the preliminary steps for designing this type of curriculum, such as being knowledgeable about the content and the curriculum topics you’d like to cover. After designing the STEM plan, you’ll be able to assess the impact of that particular lesson, which this module will also cover. 

  • STEM Lesson Design Preliminaries
  • Designing a STEM Lesson
  • Assessing STEM Impact
  • Develop a Lesson Outline
  • Assessing to Learn and Improve

STEM for Teachers in Grades 4-8 Module 4
Incorporating STEM

CTE-STEM helps students see the connections between their classroom work and future jobs. CTE involves courses such as skilled trades – welders, electricians, etc. This module will cover this topic, as well as how to create effective STEM after school lessons. Finally, we’ll discuss how to incorporate girls in the STEM classroom, as women are underrepresented in the science and engineering workforce.

  • Coordinating CTE and STEM
  • Teaching STEM After School
  • Curriculum for After School
  • Including Girls in STEM Class
  • How to Break Down Barriers
     

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Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player