STEM Basics for Elementary Teachers

Get ready for an exciting new way to participate in online training!  This course offers participants with an opportunity to engage in learning both online and with hands-on materials. 

For the best learning experience, participants will need to purchase a Microbit Go Bundle kit, or the Code & Go Robot Mouse from an outside vendor.  It is also recommended that participants purchase the Blueprint for Building a STEM Program in order to get a deeper understanding of the STEM foundational training provided in the first module of this course.  Please reach out to our STEM Specialist if you need support purchasing materials.

Module 1:  STEM Basics

Take a deep dive into the foundation of STEM practices with the Blueprint for Building a STEM Program.  Understand why STEM practices lead to better student engagement and learning in the classroom.  Then experience the tools and systems that will help you to be successful with implementing these practices.

Module 2: PBL

Future employers are looking for individuals who can work collaboratively, problem solve, and seek out the best solutions.  We need to engage our students in Problem Based Learning in order to prepare them for their future.  The step-by-step guidance from this module will address the anxiety you may have about implementing this highly effective learning strategy and then help you to develop and implement your first PBL with success.

Module 3:  Block Coding

PK - 2nd grade option:  Learning should be fun! Show students how to program Jack, the Robot Mouse, to navigate mazes and obstacles using simple commands to teach hands-on coding concepts. For the best user experience, purchase the Learning Resources Code & Go Robot Mouse separately from an outside vendor.

3rd - 5th grade option:  Learning should be fun!  Show students how to play with the micro:bit in order to create their own tic-tac-toe board, rock/paper/scissors game, and countdown timer.  For the best user experience, purchase the micro:bit V2 Go Bundle separately from an outside vendor.  

Elementary Teachers and Instructional Coaches
Online Course, Facilitated

CPE Credits: 6.00  
Registration Closes: 8/19/2022
Starts: 4/4/2022 6:00 am
Ends: 8/31/2022 11:59 pm