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  1. STEM Education in Maryland EEA 2012 – Middle School STEM Day 2, AM Content Session

  2. The 21st Century Learner What key points did you observe from the opening video? • Today’s students are a part of the Digital Generation. • They are technologically savvy and globally connected. • Our teaching has to change. • We must meet these new learners in their learning environment.

  3. STEM – Day Two Outcomes for STEM Participants Participants will: • develop an understanding of key attributes for an effective STEM learning environment. • analyze STEM-centric unit and lesson components. • Examine STEM resources on the curriculum management system.

  4. Did You Know? Many STEM related companies employ a variety of Quality Management Tools used to share information as simply as possible. Common Doctrine • Learn • STEM Standards of Practice Framework • Do • STEM SOPs in your classroom • Teach • Others how to incorporate the SOPs in their classrooms

  5. Develop an OPL for STEM SOPs • How would you share information about one of the STEM Standards of Practice Middle School proficiencies? • Remember… • Minimum Words • Graphics, Pictures • Keep it Simple Did your partner understand the message you wanted to convey with your OPL?

  6. STEM BINGO • Mark key STEM concepts on your Bingo cards • Please do not scream BINGO during the presentation! • Hold your cards to the end of the sessions. • BINGO winners will receive a prize! 

  7. Three Interactive Elements of STEM Education in Middle School

  8. STEM Standards of Practice

  9. STEM Education

  10. Recall the STEM Standards of Practice • Learn and Apply Rigorous Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Content • Integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Content • Interpret and Communicate STEM Information • Engage in Inquiry • Engage in Logical Reasoning • Collaborate as a STEM Team • Apply Technology Appropriately

  11. STEM Education Learning Environment http://www.21stcenturyskillsbook.com/media.php The Hydrology Project: Making Learning Relevant

  12. Key Activity 1 STEM eea 2012 Discussion Question: • Focusing on the STEM Learning Environment, what are key classroom attributes that are essential to developing an effective STEM Learning Environment. Chart your team’s brainstorm on the chart paper.

  13. STEM Education Learning Environment http://www.21stcenturyskillsbook.com/media.php The 21st Century Skills Culture

  14. Key Activity 2 STEM eea 2012 Discussion Question: Focusing on the STEM Learning Environment, what are key classroom attributes that are essential to developing an effective STEM Learning Environment. • Add items to your Chart. • Organize your list of attributes into an affinity diagram (Teacher’s Role, Student’s Role). There may be overlap.

  15. Key Activity 3 STEM eea 2012 Discussion Questions: • What driving forces will support the development of a STEM-centric learning environment? • What restraining forces may impede the development of a STEM-centric learning environment? • Create a Force-Field Analysis.

  16. Did you know? You have been creating components of a STEM Classroom Learning System to support the development of a STEM-centric learning environment using common quality tools (brainstorming, affinity diagram, force-field analysis) for education! Congratulations!

  17. Let’s Take a 5-minute Break Gallery Walk

  18. STEM Classroom Learning System STEM eea 2012 • STEM Centric Learning Environment Attributes • STEM Classroom Roles and Responsibilities (Teacher and Student) • Use of common quality tools Every student should have the opportunity to access STEM Education. (Universal Design for Learning for STEM webinar)

  19. STEM BINGO ! Don’t Forget • Mark key STEM concepts on your Bingo cards • Please do not scream BINGO during the presentation! • Hold your cards to the end of the sessions. • BINGO winners will receive a prize! 

  20. STEM Education

  21. Project/Problem Based Learning “In Project Based Learning (PBL), students go through an extended process of inquiry in response to a complex question, problem, or challenge. Rigorous projects help students learn key academic content and practice 21st Century Skills (such as collaboration, communication & critical thinking).” Bulk Institute for Education http://www.bie.org/ What are the characteristics of PBL in STEM Education?

  22. http://www.bie.org/videos/video/project_based_learning_explainedhttp://www.bie.org/videos/video/project_based_learning_explained

  23. Example of PBL in Middle School Middle School Project: Balloon Car http://www.bie.org/videos/video/middle_school_project_balloon_car

  24. 6 Essential Elements of STEM PBL • Significant Content – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics • STEM Standards of Practice • Driving Question • Relevancy • Voice and Choice • Revision and Reflection

  25. Time to Reflect • Recall the attributes of a STEM-centric learning environment your team developed earlier. • Considering the key characteristics of STEM Project/Problem Based Learning pedagogy, add items to your affinity diagram and force field analysis.

  26. STEM BINGO ! Don’t Forget • Mark key STEM concepts on your Bingo cards • Please do not scream BINGO during the presentation! • Hold your cards to the end of the sessions. • BINGO winners will receive a prize! 

  27. STEM Education

  28. Implementation Strategies • Content Based Infusion • Teachers provide learning experiences for students that allow for demonstration of the STEM Standards of Practice within a particular content. • Projects that Span Multiple Contents • A more effective method of STEM instruction where teachers collaborate across contents to provide learning experiences for students that allow for use of the STEM Standards of Practice in a holistic manner through projects.

  29. MS STEM Unit/Lesson Design

  30. Essential STEM Unit Components • Enduring Understandings. These go beyond discrete facts or skills to focus on larger concepts, principles, or processes. They are transferable—applicable to new situations within or beyond the subject. (McTighe & Wiggins, 1999)

  31. Essential STEM Unit Components • Essential Questions. Essential questions are provocative questions designed to engage student interest and guide inquiry into the important ideas in a field of study. Rather than yielding pat answers, essential questions are intended to stimulate discussion and rethinking over time. (McTighe & Wiggins, 1999)

  32. Essential STEM Unit Components • Content Standards. This section will list Maryland State Curriculum content standards from multiple disciplines that are addressed in the unit. • STEM Standards of Practice. This section identifies the essential skills and knowledge from the STEM Standards of Practice that will be addressed in the unit. • Connection to STEM Careers. This section describes careers in the STEM fields that correlate with content covered in the unit.

  33. Middle School STEM Unit (under development) MS STEM and Physical Education: Combating Obesity • Jaclyn Austin (Howard County) • Sharon Kramer (Howard County) • Nicole Nimmo (Harford County) • Marie Hartman(Anne Arundel County)

  34. MS STEM Unit Seed MS STEM and Social Studies Effect of Humans on the Environment • Courtney Baxter (Wicomico County) • Meredith McGann (Wicomico County) • Katy Seman (Wicomico County)

  35. Middle School STEM Unit Seed • MS STEM and Fine Art • Habitat for Local Birds • Sara Mullin (Baltimore County) • Barbara Noppinger (Baltimore County) • Brad Sweet (Anne Arundel County)

  36. Middle School STEM E-Portfolio Colleen Beall (Frederick County) Erin Landsman (Frederick County) Kim Sturdivant-Miller (Baltimore County) Adobe 9-Pro Extended Format Power Point Format

  37. Day 2, PM: Offsite Project Instructions • Choose one of the following… • Use the STEM 5E Lesson Plan Template to create a STEM centric lesson to add to one of the unit seeds presented. • Use the STEM U.S.T.E.M model to begin the process of developing a STEM unit outline based in your content area. • Use the e-portfolio instructions and exemplar presented to create an e-portfolio for your students to reflect on their STEM experiences in middle school.

  38. Close out Bingo Activity • Winner? • To claim your STEM prize, you must share out • how your bingo items relate to STEM Education • best practices for infusing STEM education in your school.