INTRODUCTION TO STEM PBL (3 HRS)
What is a PBL? How does STEM PBL support STEM education? These and other questions will be addressed in this course.
IMPLEMENTING A STEM PBL: BENNY’S BEE BUSINESS (6 HRS)
Experience first-hand the implementation of a simple, short STEM PBL based on honeybees with the flexibility to focus on one or more of the following: Mathematics, Science (Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics), English, and Social Studies.
WRITING A STEM PBL PART I: WHAT STANDARDS SHOULD I COVER? (3 HRS)
Begin by determining the TEKS to be covered in your STEM PBL. What considerations are taken into effect in planning the writing of a STEM PBL? How can I fit it into the scope and sequence of my course?
WRITING A STEM PBL PART II: THE ILL-DEFINED TASK AND WELL-DEFINED OUTCOME (3 HRS)
This course guides you through the process of crafting the ill-defined task and well-defined outcomes, the two key components to a successful PBL.
WRITING A STEM PBL PART III: EXPLORATION AND EXPLANATION (3 HRS)
This course guides you through planning the stages of the STEM PBL for your students, the details of how you will implement the exploration, and the formal teaching portions of the STEM PBL.
WRITING A STEM PBL PART IV: REFINEMENT AND DIFFERENTIATION (3 HRS)
Continue the iterative process to refine the STEM PBL before and after implementation. You may receive summative feedback before implementing in the classroom. Differentiate activities for the needs of diverse students.
WRITING A STEM PBL PART V: FORMATIVE AND SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (3 HRS)
How do I Assess STEM PBL Student Work? This course will guide the development and use of various types of assessment through different phases of the STEM PBL.