STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Innovation resource is to help support the classrooms in providing a hands-on experience to foster problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration skills to encourage and develop students to become risk-takers. Grade level teachers collaborate with STEM resource to enhance learning and increase engagement, making learning "sticky." Students learn about the Engineering Design Process (EDP) through relevant, real-world problem situations.
Instructional Resource Augmentation for STEM:
Grades K-2: 35 - 40 minutes, 3-4 times per quarterGrades 3-5: 80 minutes, 2-3 times per quarter
The focus is on the NGSS Science Standards in Engineering Design for grades K-2 and 3-5
Q1 - Participate in cooperative group activities dealing with problem-solving
Q2 - Participate in STEM mini projects to match Science benchmarks covered in each grade
Q3 - Participate in STEM mini projects based on grade level NGSS benchmarksQ4 - Participate in STEM mini projects based on grade level NGSS benchmarks