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FOC52CD11 Focus on STEM: Instructional Strategies...
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Course Length: 4 weeks
Price: $368.48
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Course Information
 FOC52CD11 Focus on STEM: Instructional Strategies for
Science and Math


Graduate Credits: 1 Graduate Credit

Course Length: 4 weeks
In addition, each submission reflects 30 minutes of professional development engagement.

Course Dates: February 13 to March 10, 2012

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Course Description

Focus on STEM introduces educators to a new perspective from which to develop their craft.  PODetc students will use online tools to integrate and apply the components of STEM to their curricula.  Course participants will develop a working definition of STEM as it applies to their own teaching.  Students need the opportunity to forge not just social networks, but problem solving networks to collaborate across borders in finding common solutions to global problems. Educators must work toward the goal of preparing tomorrow’s global builders and makers. 



Learning Objectives
This course focuses on ISTE’s 2008 NET Teacher Standard: Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity; Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments; Model Digital Age Work and Learning; Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership, and ISTE NET Student Standards: Creativity and Innovation; Communication and Collaboration; Research and Information Fluency; Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making, and Technology Operations and Concepts. The four weeks of instruction are organized as follows:

Week 1: What is STEM?


Week 2: STEM in the 21st Century


Week 3: STEM Student Tools


Week 4: Building a STEM Lesson

This course meets the following standards:

ISTE Student Standards: 1a, 1c, 2a, 2b, 2d, 3b, 3c, 3d, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 6b
ISTE Teacher Standards: 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 3a, 3c, 3d, 5a, 5b, 5c
21st Century Skill Standards: Creativity and Innovation, Communication and Collaboration, Information Literacy, ICT Literacy
Wisconsin Standards for Teacher Development and Licensure: 4, 10

Target Audience
This course is geared towards K-12, technical and community college instructors, administrators, library media specialists, and technology leaders.


Course Prerequisite
Students must be of graduate standing (Must have earned a bachelor's degree)

Location of Course: Online

Required Text(s): None

Required Hardware & Software:

Operating System: PC - Vista or Windows XP or MAC - OS X or higher

Internet Connection: High Speed

Headset with Microphone
Course Instructors
Dr. Victoria Lovejoy

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The NETS•T Certification was developed and accredited by James Madison University. Brought to you exclusively by James Madison Partners for Education.
All courses and certificate programs are fully aligned with ISTE's 2008 NETS-T Standards.

James Madison Partners for Education is a corporate member of ISTE 100.
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