EDUP 9143: Developing Resource STEM Projects

Your course. Your timeline. Your way. Earn up to 6 graduate level credits upon completion of this course. You choose how many credits you want to earn when you register.

· June 8, 2020
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Course Description

This course provides an opportunity for any teacher in any subject to incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) projects into their classroom curriculum. Nothing is more engaging for students than solving real-world problems that relate to things they care about or that will affect their lives in some way. In this course, you will research STEM projects that will deepen and reinforce student understanding of your subject’s learning objectives, and you will build a resource of ideas that you can draw upon to support each of your targeted learning objectives. Offering multiple opportunities for hands-on discovery and integrated learning, STEM projects inherently provide lessons that reach students of all ability levels, but they do, in general, require extensive planning and preparation. You might select STEM projects meeting your specific goals and objectives and create a master list of ideas, or choose a few to develop into sets of ready-to-go projects to use as needed. Once you have fulfilled your personal goal for building STEM resources, you will submit proof of your work or implementation of your selected activities in the classroom, along with a written reflection reviewing the impact and effectiveness of the projects on student learning and engagement.

The coursework can be tailored specifically to your goals and educational setting. Although suggestions are provided on what type of coursework (learning activities and projects) you may complete, the actual experiences, work you develop and implement, and content you encounter are driven by you. Now is the time for you to select a topic of interest, possibly an area of concern, one that needs improvement, or perhaps a new approach that you have not been able to study or implement.

 

Suggested activities and projects to help you earn credit:

Development or revision of classroom curriculum, rubrics, lesson plans, educational games, learning activities, PowerPoint presentations, video presentations, worksheets, educational websites, classroom visuals, classroom assignments and projects, bulletin boards, learning centers, anchor charts, assessments, teacher-created books, physical education activities, self-evaluation/reflection reports, technology-related activities, storytelling activities, units of study, STEM-related projects, Common Core Standards, mindfulness strategies, etc.

 

Designed for busy teachers like you, you will get up to 6 months to complete your coursework requirements, and extensions are always granted if needed. The projects you choose to develop will ultimately demonstrate the application of time you invest in professional development experiences, such as research, videos, readings, etc. An additional expectation is that you keep a time log that documents the time spent for this course. The specific requirements concerning your chosen projects and the time log are dependent what resonates most with you and how many credits you take per course. 

 

Overview of Requirements

 

1. Define your course objective(s): When registering you will be required to provide a short description of the prospective activities and/or projects that you plan to create and implement. You may always modify, change, adapt or incorporate new ideas throughout the entire course duration.

 

2. Develop a self-created time log: Create a log to document the effort and time that you dedicate to the process of completing your coursework requirements. You can also document hours for activities and projects that you have created previously by back tracking the date in your log. Your log must be specific and include dates, times and accomplishments as proof of completed objectives. For each graduate-level credit, you will document 15 hours of academic involvement. 

 

Whether you spend time brainstorming, researching, reading, typing, writing, watching educational videos and films for ideas, constructing visuals, or putting together new curriculum & rubrics, you are able to document all the professional time you have invested in amplifying and enriching your professional needs.

 

3. Provide proof of completed objectives: When all your goals are finally met, you will submit proof of completed objectives (activities & projects) and your self-created time log.

 

*Additional course guidelines, formatting requirements, and information will be provided upon course enrollment.

Completed courses are letter graded and will appear on an official transcript from University of the Pacific, Benerd College. An Official Transcript with your final course grade(s) is available from Pacific upon successful completion of coursework. The course ending date that will appear on your transcript will reflect the date on which your completed coursework was reviewed and graded.

Choose 1-6 credits
Pay only $79 per credit
100% Online & Self-Paced
Up to 1 year to complete your course
Earn an Official Transcript from University of the Pacific, Benerd College

About University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific, established in 1851, is California’s oldest private chartered university and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

The credits offered are post-baccalaureate, graded, graduate-level semester units of credit, provided directly through University of the Pacific, Benerd College. They are specifically designed to meet the needs of educators for Salary Advancement and Recertification.  The credits/units are acceptable where local districts approve and applicable to state licensing where authorized. We always encourage you to check with your employer for acceptability of these credits/units. Course participants are responsible to determine acceptability of these credits for their intended use. Each graduate-level semester credit is equivalent to 15 hours of academic involvement.

Course Objectives

Upon successful mastery of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify areas of your curriculum that can be supplemented with STEM projects in a meaningful way.
  • Research STEM projects that relate to specifically selected learning objectives in your curriculum.
  • Modify STEM projects to scaffold student learning of selected objectives in engaging and motivational ways.
  •  Apply strategies and insights gained to design a STEM project to use in your classroom.
  •  Reflect on how the addition of STEM projects in your curriculum impacts student learning.
  • Employ STEM projects in your classroom to demonstrate real-world applications for your curriculum.
  • Reflect on theSTEM project experiences, specific to your future growth.
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Course Includes

  • 4 Sections
  • 1 Quiz

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