STEM Teacher Learning

Professional Development (CEUs) for Science and Technology Education Teachers

Formative Evaluation Techniques

Formative evaluation is evaluation using formal and informal feedback to assess teaching practice and student learning.

Adapting Instruction

Adjusting instruction after identifying preexisting knowledge and skills, identifying students current level of competency, and determining approaches and techniques necessary to reach achievement goals.

Action Research

Learning through the study and analysis of actual classroom practice, implementation approaches, and student successes.

Data Analysis

Using analysis tools to define evidence of learning, sense patterns, and ultimately drive educational decision making.

Initial Student Evaluation

Evaluation of cognitive and psychomotor development to serve as an operational baseline to guide instructional practice.

Lab and Class Management

Class and lab management that endorses positive student behavior in order to provide a safe environment, as well as manage individual, group, and rotational class structure.

School and Community

Provides educators with tools to build professional relationships that strengthen collaboration between schools, families and communities.

STEM Curricula

Apply criteria and selection consideration for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics instructional materials.

Multiculturalism in the Classroom

Promoting multiculturalism in the classroom through the appreciation and exploration of social and cultural differences.

Best Practices

Identifying and employing research informed educational models developed to increase achievement for all students.

Classroom Quality

The teacher ensures an effective educational environment by gauging quality indicators.

Working with Special Populations

Actively engaging students with categorical disabilities and students at-risk through adapting instruction and creating an inclusive educational climate.

Enhancing Classroom Creativity

Managing inclusive learning environments to enhance classroom creativity by inquiry activities that support unique and independent thought, problem solving, and critical thinking.

Implementing Learning Activities

Incorporating differentiated instruction that caters to student learning while facilitating the application of knowledge through the implementation of student learning activities.

Student Organizations

Amplify students’ active involvement in learning by organizing and supporting participation in extra-curricular activities.

Designing Standards Based STEM

Align lessons and assessments to standards through specific benchmark alignment with STL, while identifying the natural intersections of NCTM, AAAS, and NSES standards in efforts to promote the quality of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.

Professional Organizations

Promote educators’ knowledge base and understanding by active involvement in local, state, regional, and national organizations, professional learning communities, and other peer organizations that assist in further development as a professional educator.

Engaging Females in STEM

There is a significantly smaller number of women in STEM fields than men (Engineering in particular), and efforts in K-12 education can have a positive impact on increasing female interest and persistence in STEM at all grade levels.