STEAM Everyday for Everyone – Online Professional Development Course
This 1-credit online course provides practical tips, ideas, and resources for how to integrate STEAM into all of your lesson plans and curriculum.
LAUSD Course Code: NA-11-123
UMass Global University Course Code: EDTU 9026
In years past, core subjects such as science, math, and engineering were distinctly separate from the arts, and seemingly students had an interest in one type of education or the other, but never both. Research has shown, however, that students who have access to the arts, as well as science and math, are more invested in learning, more motivated to come to school, and more apt to perform better in all subjects. That’s why STEAM education is become more commonplace, as it rapidly gains ground inside elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools, and as districts around the country add STEAM schools. If you’d like to learn more about STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math) and how to incorporate it into your teaching, this online professional development course is for you.
The class is based on the notion that every student is a scientist-artist, but that the joy of creativity and artistic expression are often squelched as students are introduced to more rigid and less stimulating approaches to learning.
But why can’t the “artist” in everyone flourish, not only in school, but also in life…not only when students are young, but also throughout their lives.
In this online STEAM course, you’ll learn how to assimilate the arts and sciences into your lesson plans and curriculum, in order to provide a richer learning experience for your students.
Designed for all types of teachers, this online professional development course on STEAM covers a variety of topics, including:
- an overview STEAM
- research and statistics that support offering STEAM for all students
- 3-dimensional learning
- incorporating context into learning
- opportunities for academic discourse
- student thinking and reflection
- including the arts in teaching and learning activities
This 1-credit online course is approved by LAUSD for salary points and by other districts in California for professional development credits or graduate-level credits available through University of Massachusetts Global. You can check with your school district to find out which professional development credit type you need.
The course is comprised of 6 units. For each unit, you’ll read a lesson, watch a video, take a quiz, and complete an assignment. Throughout the professional development course, you’ll post your responses in an online discussion forum, for interaction with other teachers who are taking the online course.
|“Excellent course. Will be recommending it to colleagues.“|
|“My science activities in the past were not very well-rounded and rather one dimensional. This course offered me a new perspective on what effective science instruction should look like.”|
|“Our school is a STEAM school and it provided me with new information, resources and ideas that I can immediately bring back into my own classroom and share with colleagues.”|
|“STEAM has definitely been challenging for me to integrate into my curriculum, however I have gained the confidence needed to try new lessons in my own class, thanks to this course.”|
|“STEM is now becoming a real factor in our schools. Having an understanding of this has given me an opportunity to be more aware of the standards and what my colleagues are engaged in.”|
In this online course, you’ll get new information, ideas, and resources for how to integrate STEAM into your curriculum.
Number of Professional Development Credits / Salary Points
Teachers throughout California and the U.S. can earn 1 professional development credit by completing this online course or 1 graduate level credit (awarded through University of Massachusetts Global, formerly known as Brandman University). This course is also worth 1 salary point awarded by the LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District), depending on the credit type you choose.
This course is designed for all types of Pre-K through 12th grade teachers, including: early childhood education teachers, elementary school teachers, middle school teachers, high school teachers, special education teachers, staff, and administrators.
NA-11-123 is the LAUSD course code for STEAM Everyday for Everyone which you’ll need to use to get credit for salary points from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).
Here’s additional information about the STEAM Everyday for Everyone online professional development course:
- This course is 100% online – the coursework and interaction.
- You’ll have six months to complete all of your coursework from the date that you purchase this online course.
- Once you’ve successfully completed the STEAM Everyday for Everyone course, you’ll earn 1 LAUSD salary point, 1 professional development credit, or 1 graduate-level professional development credit.
If you have any questions about the STEAM Everyday for Everyone course, or any of our other professional development online courses, please email [email protected].
If you’re interested in STEAM Everyday for Everyone you might also like these related online courses:
- Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) Math (1 credit / LAUSD Salary Point)
- Access to NGSS for All Students (2 credits / LAUSD Salary Points)
Disclaimer: This online professional development class has been approved by the LAUSD and UTLA Joint Salary Point Credit Committee. Please note, however, that the LAUSD does not endorse this online class provider over any other.