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ELED 282 - STEM Teaching and Learning in Elementary Schools

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: ELED 120 or PSYC 224; and ECED 230 or ELED 220; and 45 completed credits
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) teaching and learning in grades PreK-6 includes knowledge of curricular resources and standards, confidence with inquiry and the design thinking process, the ability to generate excitement and engagement in STEM for children of all backgrounds and abilities, and connecting STEM learning to the real world. This course will examine these features through an in-depth look at the science, engineering and mathematical practices, learning how STEM professionals undertake their role in generating new knowledge, enacting inquiry and design processes, and learning to support all children in STEM. Major assignments will include writing lesson plans; conducting, writing about, and presenting on an authentic inquiry or design process; and researching and presenting on STEM in the real world. These major assignments will develop the critical thinking and information literacy skills of students as they critically examine the resources available to them as STEM learners and teachers. We will conduct STEM lessons with children, providing students an opportunity to improve their leadership practices and develop their knowledge of learners and effective STEM instructional strategies. Offered fall and spring semesters.