2011 Educator Effectiveness Academy - STEMPresentation Transcript
What is STEM? Yes No Maybe
So, What is STEM? STEM is NOT just curriculum integration. STEM is a new way of thinking about instruction. It is shifting towards Problem-Based Learning and emphasizing 21st century learning skills.
21stCentury Learners - http://got.im/6DXc College and Career Readiness Race to the Top application STEM is mentioned 1,276 times Transdisciplinary approach Why is STEM important?
Transdisciplinary 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.” Drake and Burns (2004).
Awareness and Exploration
Celebrations STEM Teacher Specialist STEM Coordinator Expanding STEM Teacher Leader program Grant Money Working towards MSDE endorsement for STEM STEM Day STEM-related PAWS groups MSO STEM Lab STEM-related PD STEM-based instruction already occurring