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Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) are widely regarded as critical to the national economy. Concern about the ability to be competitive in the global economy has led to a number of calls for action to strengthen the pipeline into these fields. Expanding and developing the STEM workforce is a critical issue for government, industry leaders, and educators. In this course, educators learn how to engage students in learning experiences that incorporate diverse role models into their instruction, and how to overcome negative STEAM stereotypes. This course highlights proven instructional approaches and resources to help educators ignite interest in STEAM topics and careers.
 
Research shows that learning about STEAM careers and the diverse people working in these fields inspires students and makes the study of science, technology, and engineering with applied mathematics, and art design more meaningful to them. As you proceed through this course, you will discover how easy it is to incorporate discussions of scientists and engineers and the exciting work they do into your teaching practice. The course presents data on student interest and aptitude in science and math, a research-based framework for getting students interesting in STEM and then shows teachers how to make connections to STEAM careers and STEAM professionals while they are teaching science, mathematics, and non-fiction literacy.
 
In this course educators learn how to engage students in learning experiences that incorporate diverse role models into instruction and how to overcome negative STEAM stereotypes. This course highlights proven instructional approaches and resources to help educators ignite interest in STEAM topics and careers. Research shows that learning about STEAM careers and the diversity of individuals working in these fields inspires students and makes the study of science, technology, engineering, applied mathematics and art design more meaningful to them. This course focuses on educators for Upper Elementary grade levels (3-5).

Course Number: EDUC-40175
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)

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