Course No. ED465v, ED565v
This course meets OSPI’s STEM requirements
In this course, you will learn how to incorporate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) into your lessons, and why the integration of STEM is important to students and their future careers. Your students will become engaged in learning the many occupations available that incorporate STEM components, and how that translates into greater opportunities for professional growth and future learning. You will find yourself engaged in learning how to create great STEM lessons for your classroom through the use of rich resources, creative activities and the use of templates that will enhance students learning and confidence. Participants will view the popular movie The Martian, which is a rich resource for STEM activities. All reading is online. This course fulfills OSPI requirements for Washington State teachers needing STEM hours, and is appropriate for teachers K-8.
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- an understanding of the importance of STEM education
- learned how to integrate STEM components into the classroom.
- knowledge of how to create a quality STEM lesson.
- a knowledge of connections between STEM and future careers of your students
- confidence that no matter that grade/subject you teach, that you can integrate STEM successfully.
There is no required text. All readings are completed online.
Thank you for your great feedback and the excellent experiences. I thought the lesson ideas were very creative (articles/responses, movie, open forum for discussion) and thought provoking. The one thing that most teachers do not have is an abundance of time and your lessons gave me that! I was able to respond and learn from teacher colleagues while examining my own interests and ideas. Great class!
6th Grade Teacher
This class not only taught me some elements of STEM that I didn’t have a good grasp on before, but it inspired me to use more STEM this coming school year. Now I’m inspired and equipped.
5th Grade Teacher
What an excellent first-time experience with The Heritage Institute!! I absolutely loved the STEM Education for K-8 Teachers course and learned a lot. Such wonderful assignments that really tie in, and connect with, my course of instruction. I will definitely take a class with The Heritage Institute again! Thank you!
7th Grade Teacher