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STEM Lesson Essentials for Grades 3-8


Developed by Michael Comer and Cary Sneider and Jo Anne Vasquez
Based on their PD resource, STEM Lesson Essentials, Grades 3-8: Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Recommended Grade Level: Grades 3rd - 8th

This seminar provides the tools and strategies you'll need to design integrated, interdisciplinary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) lessons and units that are relevant and exciting to your students. STEM in itself is not a curriculum, but rather a way of organizing and delivering instruction by weaving the four disciplines together in intentional ways. Rather than adding two new subjects to the curriculum, the engineering and technology practices can instead be blended into existing math and science lessons in ways that engage students and help them master 21st-century skills.

Course goals:

  • Develop a concrete operational definition of STEM education and compare the STEM literacies and describe how they are similar and how they are different.
  • Recognize the STEM Guiding Principles and examine how they provide learning opportunities which are different from the traditional approach.
  • Take your new learning from process to practice, using the STEM practices in designing STEM lessons.
  • Define and practice the three approaches to integrated STEM.
  • Examine Project-Based + Problem Solving Transdisciplinary Learning.
  • Create meaningful assessment opportunities for students and apply new learning from STEM Lesson Essentials to the Backward by Design model for a model template to design your own STEM lesson or unit.

For seminar pricing information, please call 800.541.2086, ext. 1402.


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