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Inspire STEM Learning

3 Credits
3 Credits

What is the Inspire STEM Learning course?

Through this 100% online professional development course, educators will explore the rationale and specific strategies for selecting, planning, implementing, and assessing lessons that develop the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in their students. This course will introduce teachers to an interdisciplinary approach to learning that engages students in relevant, rigorous, real-world, STEM-focused problem-solving.

Who is the Inspire STEM Learning online course for?

The Inspire STEM Learning online course is for any K-12 grade teacher who has an aptitude for critical thinking, communication, and adaptability across the STEM disciplines and is looking to develop these skills in students. STEM learning will prepare students for the modern workforce and to meet the current labor demands. The resources provided in this course will prepare teachers to bring their classrooms into the 21st century.

What will you learn in this online Inspire STEM Learning course?

The Inspire STEM Learning course is designed to help K-12 teachers implement STEM learning in their classes. Students in this course will have the opportunity to:

  • Network with a wider teaching community as they share, evaluate research, resources, lessons, and strategies
  • Have multiple opportunities to connect current research to their classroom practice
  • Learn how to communicate the concepts and ideas relating to STEM learning effectively
  • Apply this course towards the STEM Teaching Certificate

National Standards

All the readings and activities included in this course support the implementation of Common Core Mathematics Standards and Practices, Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core Standards for English Language Arts, and Common Core Propositions by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

I highly recommend this course to anyone who knows nothing about STEM. Your anxiety level will immediately decrease, and your excitement will increase exponentially. I can't wait to share what I have learned with my colleagues.

- Educator, Colorado

This course is applicable towards the STEM Teaching Certificate.

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Candi Reimer

As a beginning mathematics teacher at an urban high school, I quickly realized that drawing on student interests and experiences was essential to engaged learning. This insight has guided my work in education as a K-12 instructional coach, a developer of mathematics curriculum, and an instructor of professional development. My courses aim to create space for teachers to gather around relevant ideas and practical experiences as they deepen their knowledge and professional practice. Course topics reflect the concerns and curiosities of practicing teachers, equipping them to directly apply learning to classroom teaching. I value the diverse perspectives that Fresno Pacific University students bring to the learning community, and I hope that participants in my courses will be as inspired as I have been by the ideas and dialogue generated here.