Elementary teachers have little time in their day to insert another initiative. Everyday STEM Professional Development Units guide teachers in connecting STEM concepts within their everyday lessons and activities.
This professional development unit builds upon Everyday STEM Unit 3 and takes teachers beyond the hardware store idea of tools so students can fully understand that there are all kinds of tools they use – scissors, stopwatches, and even saxophones – to accomplish tasks every day.
Making Connections with Everyday Lessons also shows you how to draw out answers and ideas from your students, as well as how to facilitate active discussions that help them understand the link between the tools from the lessons and those in the real world.
This unit contains materials for hosting a 90-minute local workshop that is perfect for both new and seasoned teachers who want to integrate STEM in their classrooms.
Recommended but not included:
- Additional copies of Children’s Engineering: A Handbook for Elementary Educators – one per workshop participant