GETTING STARTED W/ STEM

Topic: Curriculum and Instruction
Instructor: Jodi Slonaker
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: Teach n' Kids Learn, Inc.
Center Offered: OLPD

Course Description:

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education is believed by many to be the conduit between the learning of the past and learning of the future. How will our students succeed in the future workforce when it is dominated by highly skilled positions which will focus on math, science, engineering, and technology?

 The Department of Commerce estimates that STEM occupations will grow 1.7 times faster than non-STEM occupations over the period from 2008 - 2018. In order to meet these workforce needs, the United States will need approximately 1 million more STEM professionals than are projected to graduate over the next decade. We need to prepare our students, but first we must prepare ourselves. As educators, we are the linchpin in the growing movement to update our teaching practices to reflect the 21st century we live in. We need to discover so that we can prepare the next generation of success stories.

 The goal of this course is to empower educators with everything they need to gain a foundational understanding of STEM principles and pedagogy. The course will also provide information, guidance and direction on how to introduce students to the 21st century skills that are inherent in STEM teaching and learning. Participants will be provided with skills to implement STEM learning, including; techniques to foster innovation, engineering design, data-driven design, critical-thinking, and problem-solving. This training also enables teachers to incorporate the STEM elements into any science lesson in their classroom with minor adjustments.

Contact Jodi at jodi@teachnkidslearn.com  for more information

Website: www.TeachnKidsLearn.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachnKidsLearn

Course Location:  www.teachnkidslearn.com

Course Notes:

You can register and begin the course at any time and have until the end of Ashland University’s academic year to complete it. Within 24-48 hours of your registration you will receive an email from your course content provider that contains your course access information. Plan to spend a minimum of two weeks in the course.  Once you complete your course, your grade will be submitted to Ashland University for processing. This course is web-based so you can access it from any computer with internet access. It is also self-paced, so you can work entirely at your own pace, when it is convenient for you. There are no specific times you must be online and no individual deadline dates for assignments. They can be submitted any time, so long as everything has been submitted by the end of the academic term.

Within 24 hours of your registration you should be able to establish a login for your student account at Ashland University, WebAdvisor. You can use WebAdvisor to view your registrations, see when your grade is posted, and print detailed receipts and grade reports. Please click here for instructions on obtaining a username and password. The instructions also include a link to our Records and Registration's webpage where transcript ordering instructions can be found. It is advised that you review your record before ordering transcripts. 

 Contact Ashland Professional Development at pds@ashland.edu

Cost: $600
Timespan of Course:
September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019
Contact E-mail: jodi@teachnkidslearn.com

Meeting Times

  • Location of Meeting: 
    online, self-paced format
    Location of Meeting: 
    Course Location: www.teachnkidslearn.com
Course Number: EDU*6130*R14
Academic Term: 19/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 3.00
Subject: EDU