STEM: Engaging Primary Students through Problem Solving and Design

Learn how to integrate STEM instruction into a K–2 curricula by putting science and math into action through inquiry and the engineering design process. In this workshop, participants explore best practices that encourage primary students to conceptualize and solve problems using the design process. They learn how to shift from traditional thematic teaching to engaging STEM activities that incorporate scientific literacy skills into authentic problem-solving thematic lessons by participating in activities that focus on higher-order thinking skills.

OUTCOMES:

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define STEM education and identify factors that have led to an increased emphasis on teaching STEM subjects.
  • Identify the benefits of using authentic problem-solving units compared to traditional thematic instruction.
  • Encourage critical thinking and higher-order thinking skills in the context of problem solving.
  • Plan problem-based learning activities.
  • Identify tools and strategies for planning and assessing STEM instruction.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

K–2 Educators, Math and Science Specialists, Administrators, After-School Program Teachers, Directors

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 30

NUMBER OF DAYS: 1

 
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ISBN
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STEM: Engaging Primary Students through Problem Solving and Design K-2
0000116261