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STEM is a Verb - More than just Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math is a Course

STEM is a Verb - More than just Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Time limit: 90 days
8 credits

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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:

  • Investigate the STEM acronym being used across the United States and its limitations as noun based.
  • Discover how STEM supports a cross-curricular, transdisciplinary, or project-based learning unit of study.
  • Facilitate ways to get the entire school to embrace STEM by going outside the traditional STEM content and look at important verbs that are a part of all subject standards. 
  • Study how STEM thinking works in any content area. 
  • Consider the skills that must be learned for a future career, or multiple careers. 
  • Investigate how the STEM process allows students to practice and develop the ability to problem solve, authentically learn, think in critical ways, invent, produce, persevere, collaborate, empathize, and design. 
  • Discover free resources to help make STEM the verb in all subject areas.