2011 Educator Effectiveness Academy - STEM

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2011 Educator Effectiveness Academy - STEM

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  2. 2. What is STEM?<br />Yes<br />No<br />Maybe<br />
  3. 3. So, What is STEM?<br />STEM is NOT just curriculum integration.<br />STEM is a new way of thinking about instruction. <br />It is shifting towards Problem-Based Learning and emphasizing 21st century learning skills.<br />
  4. 4. 21stCentury Learners - http://got.im/6DXc<br />College and Career Readiness<br />Race to the Top application <br />STEM is mentioned 1,276 times<br />Transdisciplinary approach <br />Why is STEM important?<br />
  5. 5. Transdisciplinary<br />Unlike a “multidisciplinary integrated approach where the curriculum and instruction include two or more disciplines around a theme, or interdisciplinary integrated approach where curriculum and instruction is centered around common learning across disciplines, transdisciplinary involves the organization of curriculum and instruction around student questions, where concepts and skills are developed through real-life context.”<br />Drake and Burns (2004).<br />
  6. 6. Awareness <br />and <br />Exploration<br />
  7. 7. Celebrations<br />STEM Teacher Specialist<br />STEM Coordinator<br />Expanding STEM Teacher Leader program<br />Grant Money<br />Working towards MSDE endorsement for STEM<br />STEM Day<br />STEM-related PAWS groups<br />MSO<br />STEM Lab<br />STEM-related PD<br />STEM-based instruction already occurring<br />
  8. 8. Teaching<br />tudents<br />hinking<br />valuating<br />astering<br />
  9. 9. Teaching STEM <br />HOW?<br />
  10. 10. Teaching STEM <br />Get them to <br />make <br />observations<br />
  11. 11. Teaching STEM <br />Get them toaskquestions<br />
  12. 12. Teaching STEM <br />Give them <br />problems to solve<br />
  13. 13. Teaching STEM <br />Get them working together<br />
  14. 14. Teaching STEM <br />MAKE them figure it out <br />
  15. 15. Teaching STEM <br />Give them <br />experiences <br />
  16. 16. Teaching STEM <br />Encourage <br />them to <br />create <br />
  17. 17. Teaching STEM <br />Encourage them to present <br />
  18. 18. Teaching STEM <br />Have them <br />synthesize<br />

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