ABC’s of STEM vs. STEAM
3 Inservice Credits/ 45 Hours Instructor: Laurie Thode, December 1-30, January 3-30. Febraury 1-28
It’s hard to remember a time when STEM fields –(science, technology, engineering, and math / art) – weren’t the top priority in education. But as STEM pedagogy and practices have evolved, STEAM is gathering momentum . There’s a clear need for students to utilize skills that are derived from artistic experiences – The inclusion of arts learning into STEM education has distinct benefits. STEAM encourages the development of creative problem-solving skills, inventive thinking, imaginative design capabilities, and obtaining a more well-rounded skillset to tackle challenges. These skills can correlate to greater success in careers such as engineering and finance. This course includes an introduction to STEM and STEAM framework, theory, program, classroom establishment supporting adaptable documents on how to create personalized STEM and STEAM lesson plans. You’ll learn the STEAM process and also technological programs that have proven to be valuable within this area. You’ll participate in creating fun and useful classroom activity ideas. This class is created for any educator or service provider. K-12. 45 hours.
December 1-30, January 3-30, Febraury 1-28