STEM: Engaging Middle School Students through Problem Solving and Design

In this one-day workshop, participants learn how to integrate STEM instruction into their existing curricula by putting science and math into action through inquiry and the engineering design process. Participants examine best practices that encourage students to apply mathematical and scientific reasoning when identifying and analyzing problems related to their communities and use the design process to design plausible solutions. Participants also explore how to encourage students to think critically about the different types of technology they use in design challenges. By participating in problem-based learning activities that focus on higher-order thinking skills, participants understand how to plan and assess engaging STEM activities.

OUTCOMES:

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

• Define STEM Education and identify factors that have lead to an increased emphasis on teaching STEM subjects.

• Integrate STEM instruction into their current science and math curriculum.

• Apply mathematical and scientific reasoning, problem analysis, and design opportunities within their science and math programs.

• Define technology and encourage students to think critically about the types of technology they choose to use.

• Plan real-world, problem-based learning activities.

• Identify tools and strategies for planning and assessing STEM instruction.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Math teachers, science teachers, math and science specialists, administrators, after-school program teachers, and directors. This STEM professional development workshop will benefit any teacher who is teaching STEM, regardless of curricula.

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 30

NUMBER OF DAYS: 1

 
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ISBN
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STEM: Engaging Middle School Students through Problem Solving and Design 6-8
0000116260