STEM Lesson Essentials - Integrating Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics
Do you want to know how to implement authentic STEM teaching and learning into your classroom?
STEM Lesson Essentials provides all the tools and strategies you will need to design integrated lessons that are relevant and engaging to your students. The authors argue that STEM is not a curriculum, but rather a way to organize instruction by weaving science, technology, engineering and mathematics together in intentional ways.
Graduate Credits/Clock Hours: 3 Quarter Graduate Credits offered through Seattle Pacific University or 30 Clock Hours offered
WA State educators have the option of earning 30 clock hours offered through ESD 112.
Texas Education Agency Approved CPE provider.
This course is OSPI STEM designated.
Required Reading: STEM Lesson Essentials - Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics by Jo Anne Vasquez, Cary Sneider and Michael Comer
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1) Purchase and read STEM Lesson Essentials - Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, by Jo Anne Vasquez, Cary Sneider and Michael Comer
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) Students will design a unit plan, incorporating the four disciplines of STEM; science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students will then write a 2-3 page paper. Essential components of this paper will include the unit plan, with activities that address each of the four disciplines and also how formative assessment will be used to inform teaching and learning.
All assignments must be completed within 1 year. Upload completed handout and paper to your teacherstudy.org Dashboard 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. Students will upload their completed assignments to their Teach Study Dashboard (teacherstudy.org) or Email to Lorie@teacherstudy.org .
2) The rubric for the Book Study Course Handout is broken down into 3 goal area.
The first goal area pertains to questions 1-9 on the course handout. You simply need to answer these questions and earn a "1", "2", "3", "4" or "5" according to the rubric.
The second goal area pertains to questions 10-24 on the course handout. You will need to answer these questions to earn a "1", "2", "3", "4" or "5" according to the rubric.
The third goal area pertains to questions 25-55 on the course handout. You will need to answer these questions to earn a "1", "2", "3", "4" or "5" according to the rubric.
3) The rubric for the STEM Reflection Paper explains how to earn a "1", "2", "3", "4" or "5".
The maximum number of combined points that can be earned is 20 (15 points for the
answers to the questions on the Hand-Out and 5 points for the Reflection Paper).
Grading is as follows:
“A” grade – 18-20 points
“B” grade – 16-17 points
“C” grade – 14-15 points
“D” grade – 13-14 points
“E” grade – 12 points or less
"NC" (No Credit) grade will be given if all 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. $3 per clock hour. ESD clock hour claim code will be forwarded to you once the course is completed.
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