STEM: Engaging Elementary Students through Problem Solving and Design

Learn how to integrate STEM instruction into a 3–5 curricula by putting science and math into action through inquiry and the engineering design process. In this workshop, participants explore best practices that teach students to identify problems, consider the constraints of the problems, and plan strategic pathways to the solutions. They take part in activities that focus on higher-order thinking skills and examine how to plan and assess engaging STEM activities that incorporate scientific literacy skills into authentic problem-solving lessons.

OUTCOMES:

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

  • Apply mathematical and scientific reasoning, problem analysis, and design opportunities within their science and math programs.
  • Encourage students to identify problems, consider the constraints of problems, and strategically plan solutions to the problems.
  • Define technology and learn to encourage students to think critically about the types of technology they choose to use.
  • Identify tools and strategies for planning and assessing STEM instruction.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

3–5 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 Elementary Students through Problem Solving and Design 3-5
0000116280