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STEM Education in the 21st Century Summer 2020

STEM Education in the 21st Century Summer 2020

Sunday, June 28, 2020 - Saturday, August 8, 2020

Online Course

Presented By

The New York Academy of Sciences

 

This is a course that every teacher working in the 21st century, stem or non stem, should complete. Besides getting general information and knowledge, about 21st century skills, participants get valuable feedback on exact teaching activities and how to align them to instructional goals. It is a great place to collaborate with peers with different views, and a place to obtain a lot of quality teaching material.-Ella, High School Math Teacher

This is a course that every teacher working in the 21st century, stem or non stem, should complete. Besides getting general information and knowledge, about 21st century skills, participants get valuable feedback on exact teaching activities and how to align them to instructional goals. It is a great place to collaborate with peers with different views, and a place to obtain a lot of quality teaching material.
-Ella, High School Math Teacher

Enhance STEM Teaching & Learning

This online course is for K-12 STEM teachers or coaches who live in New York City and want to give students more opportunities to develop 21st Century Skills. While learning from subject area experts and other STEM Educators, you will create a plan for enhancing students’ opportunities to develop skills by making incremental yet meaningful changes to your instruction. In this facilitated course, you will learn how the research-based STEM Education Framework provides a practical tool that you can easily apply to your classroom.

See the Course Syllabus.

Learning Outcomes

In this course, participants will:

  • Learn how the STEM Education Framework can be a useful tool for giving students opportunities to develop 21st Century Skills
  • Demonstrate understanding of best practices in K–12 STEM instruction
  • Evaluate various STEM pedagogical methods
  • Apply best practices to including 21st Century Skills to the classroom

Course Format & Cost

This is a 6-week online course with an additional two weeks for instructor evaluation of final projects. It is an asynchronous course and does not have specific meeting times. Participants are expected to complete related work during the week it is assigned. Assignment-specific deadlines will be posted in advance.

Although this course normally retails for $499 per registrant, it will be provided free of charge to 100 New York City educators in Summer 2020 courtesy of Medidata.

This program can really transform a teacher and raise education to a level which can produce a conducive learning atmosphere in a 21st century educational institution. It can equip our students to meet the unknown challenges of 21st century. -Alex, High School Science Teacher

This program can really transform a teacher and raise education to a level which can produce a conducive learning atmosphere in a 21st century educational institution. It can equip our students to meet the unknown challenges of 21st century. -Alex, High School Science Teacher

New York Teachers Can Earn 30 CTLEs

The New York State Department of Education requires NYS educators to meet Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements to maintain their teaching certification.

The New York Academy of Sciences is an Approved Sponsor for Continuing Teaching and Leader Education (CTLE). NYS educators who successfully complete the course will earn 30 CTLEs.

For more information about CTLE requirements, please visit the Office of Teaching Initiatives website.

If you are interested in receiving CTLEs for this course, please indicate this when registering for the course.


STEM Education in the 21st Century Summer 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

+ What is the New York Academy of Sciences’ STEM Education Framework?

The STEM Education Framework is a set of research-based practices that foster STEM learning, as well as the development of higher-order 21st-century skills (e.g., communication, collaboration, critical thinking). Developed in partnership with leading researchers at SRI Education and an international advisory board of experts, the Framework reflects the latest education research and draws upon innovative and effective practices employed around the world. The Framework details 26 features of quality STEM education in three essential areas:

  • Core Competencies: To what extent are students provided with opportunities to develop essential 21st-century skills?
  • Instructional Design: To what extent do the materials and/or program design reflect research-based pedagogy and a cohesive system of learning objectives, supports, and assessment resources?
  • Implementation: To what extent are necessary supports or services available to facilitate distribution and ensure effective implementation?

+ How is the Framework different from other frameworks?

The Academy’s Framework is unique in that it not only identifies the competencies students need to be successful in today’s workplace—such as creativity, problem solving, and social and cultural awareness—but also provides guidance on how to incorporate these competencies into instructional design.

+ Who is this course intended for?

This course is intended for K–12 STEM educators around the world looking to enhance their instruction to provide meaningful opportunities for their students to develop critical 21st-century skills.

Note that participants must be able to communicate effectively in English and have access to the Internet.

+ Why should I enroll in this course?

In today's global information- and technology-driven economy, successful individuals must be both STEM literate and equipped with 21st-century skills such as creativity, communication, collaboration, and persistence.

If you are an educator who understands the changing landscape of today’s workplace and are looking to adapt your classroom instruction to incorporate 21st-century skills, then this course is for you. Not only will you learn about the research behind how students develop these skills, but you will apply that knowledge to enhance your instructional practice.

+ How much time is required?

Through this 10-week course participants will be required to:

  • Watch roughly 1 hour worth of video content 10 times throughout the 10 weeks (roughly 10 hours of video content is estimated)
  • Complete homework assignments. Each assignment will require roughly 1-2 hours of work (20 hours of homework time is estimated)
  • Provide feedback and suggestions to peers and communicate with the course instructor through the online forum (10 hours of peer-peer feedback is estimated)
  • Assemble a final project. Since most of the final project will be completed throughout the course, participants will likely only need to piece it together. It is estimated that 5 hours may be required for this.

It is estimated that participants will spend 45 hours studying, developing, and collaborating over course materials.

+ Who is teaching this course?

This course will be facilitated by staff or designees of the New York Academy of Sciences. Course facilitators will have regular contact with and oversight from the developers of the course.

Participants of the course will be grouped into sections of 25-30 people. Each section will have a dedicated course facilitator.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at educatortraining@nyas.org.

Registration

Course Authors

Chris Link
Chris Link

The New York Academy of Sciences

Britte Haugan Cheng, PhD
Britte Haugan Cheng, PhD

MenloEDU

Hank Nourse
Hank Nourse

The New York Academy of Sciences