STEM 4033

STEM 4033  Introduction to STEM Education

This course provides an introduction to the foundations of STEM education disciplines and the strategies used to deliver integrative STEM education in the elementary and secondary school setting. The nature of STEM education disciplines, STEM pedagogy, teaching strategies, integrative STEM learning, STEM careers, and problem-centered instruction are addressed.

Fall 2017 – STEM 4033 Course Syllabus

Fall 2017 STEM 4033 Tentative Schedule – See changes below

STEM Content Standards

Performance-Based-Assessment-Guide

Team Performance Rubric

Engineering-Design-Journal

Raising the Flag Design Challenge

2017 STEM 4033 Final Project – Due December 12

Friday, December 8 – Razorback STEM Day

Thursday, December 7

  • Scientific Inquiry and Engineering Design – Using scientific evidence to inform design
  • Preparation for Razorback STEM Day
  • 3:30 – MakeyMakey and Scratch – Ideas
    • https://makeymakey.com/apps/images/makeymakey-scratch-handout.pdf
    • https://makeymakey.com/guides/pdfs/MaKeyMaKeyScratchOperationGame.pdf

Tuesday, December 5

  • Scientific Inquiry and Engineering Design – Using scientific evidence to inform design
  • Preparation for Razorback STEM Day

Thursday, November 30

Tuesday, November 28

Thursday, November 23 – No Class – Thanksgiving (November 22-24)

Tuesday, November 21

  • Building electrical circuits– Lab day

Thursday, November 16 – No Class – Mississippi Valley Conference – I will be out of the office November 15-17.

  • Although we will not officially meet for class, please use your class time and STEM laboratory resources to continue your Electricity Curriculum Project – Building electrical circuits– Lab day

 Tuesday, November 14

  • Building electrical circuits– Lab day

Thursday, November 9

Tuesday, November 7

  • Quick Challenge peer review
  • Reading: Lighting Up the Holidays

Thursday, November 2

Tuesday, October 31

Thursday, October 26

  • Construction Block Curriculum Assignment Due – Tues. October 31
  • Lego WeDo Robotics – Bring laptops to class

Tuesday, October 24

Thursday, October 19

  • Reading Review
  • Keva Maze Design Challenge
  • Construction Block Curriculum Team Development
  • Reading: Visit the KEVA Educators page.  Be sure to hover over the ‘EDUCATOR’ tab for specific links.

Thursday, October 12

Tuesday, October 10 – No Class – ISEA (October 8-10)

  • Although we will not formally meet for class, your assignment is to complete the Technical Procedural Design Challenge and Curriculum Development project to be presented on October 12.
  • Readings: Using Block Play and Blocks as a Tool for Learning

Thursday, October 5

Tuesday, October 3

  • Technical Procedural Design Challenge and Curriculum Development (continued)

Thursday, September 28

  • 11:00-12:15 class – Technical Procedural Design Challenge and Curriculum Development
  • 3:30 – 4:45 class – We will not be meeting for class today, but will be traveling to R.E. Baker Elementary at 301 NW 3rd St, Bentonville, AR 72712 to help with their STEM night from 5:15 – 7:30.

Tuesday, September 26

Thursday, September 21

  • Narrative Curriculum Assignment Due
  • Presentations of Narrative Curricula
  • Technical Procedural Problem Solving
  • Reading: Chapter 5. Managing a Project (pgs. 99-131) in the PBL text

Tuesday, September 19

  • Reading Review
  • Narrative Curriculum Rough Draft Due – Peer Review using Checklist

Thursday, September 14

Tuesday, September 12

  • Reading Review
  • Curriculum Design and Assessment PP (continued)
  • Assignment 2 – Narrative Curriculum Development Project – Rough Draft for Peer Review Due September 19
  • Reading: Chapter 4. Designing a Project (pgs. 66-98) in the PBL text and Toward Narrative-Centered Learning Environments

Thursday, September 7

Tuesday, September 5

  • Reading Review
  • The Design Process – The Dog Bone Slinger
  • Reading: Chapter 2. What Is Gold Standard PBL? (pgs. 24-53) in the PBL

Thursday, August 31

Tuesday, August 29

Thursday, August 24

Tuesday, August 22