Course Description

This course will help you understand the essential foundations of STEM teaching and learning and provide opportunities to help build knowledge, skills and confidence to take on STEM in your early learning environment.

You’ll learn:

  • What STEM is and how to use STEM to develop 21st Century learning skills in Early Learning education.

  • Where STEM fits within the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

  • How to identify examples of STEM in everyday play.

  • How to use STEM to develop curiosity and investigation.

  • Strategies for setting up STEM learning activities, including:
    1. Learning spaces for play and interaction.

    2. Learning spaces with an educator guiding the experience. 

    3. Features of a successful STEM learning space.

 

Audience

Early Learning 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,

2.5.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Literacy and numeracy strategies:  Apply knowledge and understanding of effective teaching strategies to support students’ literacy and numeracy achievement,

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking,

3.4.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Select and use resources:  Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning

Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

Completing Introduction to Early Learning STEM will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Education Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework, addressing standard descriptors 3.5.3 from the Australia Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 - Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Welcome to the Course

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Introduction to Early Learning STEM - Course Brochure

    • Discovering STEM

    • CSI: Colour, Symbol, Image Routine

    • Set a Learning Goal

    • Task: Reflection

  • 2

    Module 2 - STEM from an Early Age

    • Skills for the Future

    • Task: Reflect on 21st Century Learning Skills

    • Task: Reflect on 21st Century Learning Skills

    • Task: Reflect on 21st Century Learning Skills

    • STEM and the Early Years Learning Framework

    • Finding STEM in the Everyday

    • Task: Refection

  • 3

    Module 3 - Building Confidence in STEM

    • Developing 21st Century Skills

    • Nurturing STEM Thinking and Curiosity

    • Task: Reflection on STEM Curiosity

    • Great STEM Spaces

    • Organising STEM Places

    • Setting Up for STEM

    • I used to think... But now I think

    • Building Confidence in STEM

    • 3 Little Pigs 'Build It' Challenge

    • Including Technology in STEM

    • Teaching Tips

    • Quick Check-In

    • Task: Reflecting on Teaching STEM

  • 4

    Module 4 - Your Teaching

    • Teaching Resources

    • Reflect on your Learning

    • Your Next Steps

  • 5

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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