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It's in the Bag: Transforming Maker & STEM Projects into Blended/eLearning is a Course

It's in the Bag: Transforming Maker & STEM Projects into Blended/eLearning

Time limit: 90 days
8 credits

$5 Enroll

Full course description

This course is designed so that concepts learned, and resources introduced, can be applied the next day in any school setting. This course is self-paced so participants can set their own schedule!

It is designed to fit the needs of busy educators; one can stop and start this course anytime during the 90 day enrollment period. You should expect to spend a total of 8 hours working through the course content and earn 8 PGP’s.

Once you have completed all course modules you will receive your certificate of completion. This PD was developed at the Region 8 ESC through funding from the Schwab Foundation in Fort Wayne Indiana.

Learning Intentions for this course are:

  • Recognize the need to prepare students to be successful on standardized tests while giving students the opportunity to learn through hands-on activities. 
  • Discover ways of implementing Makerspace and STEAM activities into the curriculum fostering  critical-thinking and problem-solving skills which extend beyond the classroom. 
  • Discover ways to teach in person, online, or a combination of both while employing the important skills found in Makerspace/STEAM/STEM to the everchanging blended classroom environment?
  • Learn how to successfully take Makerspace/STEAM/STEM projects into the virtual world.
  • Explore free resources including project ideas, helpful hints, and hands-on activities that will engage students.
  • Emphasize the 4 C’s (critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration) and important college and career ready skills.
  • Design a virtual “In the Bag” activity.