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Course Description

This course will help you understand the value of STEM and how to begin authentic STEM programs within your school. 

You’ll learn:

  • What is STEM and why is it so important
  • Why we should advocate for STEM in schools
  • What advocating for STEM means
  • How you can advocate for STEM in schools
  • Solutions to the challenges faced in advocating STEM learning.


Target Audience

Primary and secondary teachers

Teaching Standards

2.1.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area:  Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities

4.1.2 Proficient Level - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments - Support student participation:  Establish and implement inclusive and positive interactions to engage and support all students in classroom activities

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 - Introduction

    • Start Here

    • Advocating for STEM - Course Handout

    • Meet our Course Instructors

    • Set a Learning Goal

    • Reflection Task -

    • Meet your STEM Expert

  • 2

    Module 2 - Understanding The Value of STEM

    • Why is STEM important?

    • Why should we advocate for STEM in Schools?

    • What does Advocacy for STEM mean?

    • Imagine if...

    • Reflection Task -

  • 3

    Module 3 - What does Successful STEM Education Look Like?

    • What might a Successful STEM program look like?

    • What are other Schools doing?

    • Reflection Task -

    • Focus STEM Programs on Local Community

    • Networks to Maintain STEM Advocacy Momentum

  • 4

    Module 4 - How to Advocate for STEM

    • Think Beyond the Silos

    • Celebrate Failure

    • Start Early

    • Advocating for a STEM Budget

    • Engaging Experts

    • Make it Authentic

    • Overcoming Challenges

    • Quick Check-in

    • Reflection Task -

  • 5

    Module 5 - Your STEM Teaching

    • STEM Learning Resources

  • 6

    Module 6 - Reflection

    • Reflect on your Learning

    • Reflection Task -

    • Your Next Steps...

  • 7

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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