Daily STEM - How To Create A STEM Culture In Your Classrooms & Communities
Daily STEM is an important read for educators!
Are you interested in incorporating a STEM culture into your classroom and school? The author does a good job not only talking about specific activities that are connected to STEM, but also understands the importance of finding ways to engage and inspire students in the learning process. The author is relatable and genuine and speaks from personal experiences as he is currently a classroom teacher. This book will help any classroom teacher, K-12, gain confidence in taking that first important step toward creating a classroom culture that is relevant and interesting to students.
This courses satisfies the WA State requirement for STEM clock hours.
Graduate Credits/Clock Hours: 3 Quarter Graduate Credits offered through Seattle Pacific University (credits available soon) or 30 Clock Hours offered.
WA State OSPI clock hours offered through approved provider ESD 112
State of Nevada Department of Education Approved Provider
Texas Education Agency Approved CPE provider.
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1) Purchase and read DAILY STEM - How to Create a STEM Culture in Your Classrooms and Communities, By Chris Woods
You can find this book at amazon.com or your favorite bookstore.
2) Write complete answers to all of the questions on the Book Study Handout. The handout is provided to you after registration is completed.
3) Educators will write a 2-3 page paper addressing the following:
- What is one thing you can do tomorrow with students to get them thinking about STEM?
- Which parts of STEM do you feel most comfortable teaching and which parts do you feel least comfortable teaching, and why?
- What are some practical ways you can incorporate makerspaces into your classroom? What could that look like?
- What are some actionable ways you can build a STEM culture in your classroom and community?
Paper should be typed, double spaced using a 10-12 pt. font. Turn in the 2-3 page paper.
All 3 assignments must be completed within 1 year. Upload completed handout and paper to your Dashboard on the website or email all completed assignments and paperwork to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPU NOTE: Please be sure to register prior to completing any coursework. Registering for a course after coursework has been started violates accreditation standards and puts the University at risk; therefore, SPU reserves the right to not award credit if students are found to be in violation of this policy.
1) All (3) assignments must be completed within (1) year. Upload your documents to your Teacher Study Dashboard or Email all completed assignments and paperwork to email@example.com.
2) The rubric for the Book Study Handout is broken down into four (4) goal areas.
The first goal area pertains to questions #1-12 on the handout. You will simply need to answer these questions and earn a “1”, “2”, “3”, or “4” according to the rubric.
The second goal area pertains to questions #13-41 on the handout. You will simply need to answer these questions and earn a “1”, “2”, “3”, or “4” according to the rubric.
The third goal area pertains to questions #42-55 on the handout. You will simply need to answer these questions and earn a “1”, “2”, “3”, or “4” according to the rubric.
The fourth goal area pertains to questions #56-63 on the handout. You will simply need to answer these questions and earn a “1”, “2”, “3”, or “4” according to the rubric.
The maximum number of combined points that can be earned is 20 (4 points on each of the 4 goal areas for the answers to the questions on the handout and 4 points for the reflection paper).
3) The rubric for the DAILY STEM Reflection Paper explains how to earn a “1”, “2”, “3” or “4”.
For SPU Credit:
“A” grade = 20 points
“B” grade = 18-19 points
“C” grade = 16-17 points
“D” grade = 14-15 points
“F” grade = 13 points or less
An “NC” (no credit) grade will be given if all three assignments are not completed within one year.
Pass/No Pass Grading System (for clock hours or continuing education credits)
Pass = 18-20 points
No Pass = Less than 18 points
An “NC” (no credit) grade will be given if all three (3) assignments are not completed within (1) year.
Earn 3 graduate level quarter credits offered through Seattle Pacific University, an accredited university. Additional $180 fee, payable to SPU. You must register with SPU* first to earn graduate credit.
Students also have the option of earning 30 Clock Hours. Other known terms include, but are not limited to, Professional Development Hours, Professional Development Points, Continuing Education Units, Professional Development Units or your school district's equivalent language for clock hours earned.
A Certificate of Completion will be provided once coursework is reviewed and graded.
Note: WA State Educators have the option of earning 30 Clock Hours offered through ESD 112. Educator is responsible for the $3 per clock hour fee. ESD clock hour claim code will be forwarded to you once the course is completed.
*Graduate credits coming soon!
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