General Description

This course will help you understand what STEM is and practical steps to incorporate strategies for STEM inquiry into everyday learning experiences. It will provide you with practical examples and activities that can be used in your primary classroom. You’ll learn:

 

What STEM is and the importance of an integrated teaching approach.

How to identify concepts of STEM and make connections to everyday learning experiences.

Strategies for STEM inquiry, including: a) Using real-world problems, issues and ideas. b) Posing questions and challenges. c) Planning STEM experiences. d) Retrying, recreating and reflecting. e) Sharing the success and failures.

A range of practical activities to incorporate STEM into your teaching.

Ways to differentiate activities to suit your learning intentions.

 

Audience

Primary Science, Technologies & Mathematics teachers

 

Teaching Standards

1.5.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities:  Develop teaching activities that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities,

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,

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

 

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing “Practical Steps for STEM Inquiry” before 4th February 2022 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors   1.5.2, 2.1.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2 from the Australian 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

    • Practical Steps for STEM Inquiry - Course Brochure

    • What is STEM?

    • Set a Learning Goal

    • Task: Reflection on Learning Goal

  • 2

    Module 2 - Understanding STEM Integration

    • Integrating STEM

    • Identifying STEM Concepts

  • 3

    Module 3 - Planning a STEM Program

    • Strategies for STEM Inquiry

    • Be Inspired by the Real World

    • STEM Integration - Teacher Perceptions and Practice

    • Visual Thinking Routine - See Think Wonder

    • Finding Inspiration for STEM Inquiry

    • Posing Questions and Challenges

    • Planning a STEM Program

    • Helpful Tips for Doing STEM

    • Task: Reflect on Planning a STEM Program Activity

    • Retry and Recreate

    • Share the Learning

  • 4

    Module 4 - Teaching Tips

    • Adapting STEM to your Needs

    • STEM Mini Challenges

    • Strengthening your Approach

    • Quick Check In

    • Task: Reflection on Teaching STEM

  • 5

    Module 5 - Your Teaching

    • Teaching Resources

    • Reflect on your Learning

    • Task: Reflect on your Learning

  • 6

    Module 6 - Reflection

    • Your Next Steps

  • 7

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

Features of TTA Online PD

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