This course is specifically designed for principals, assistant principals, and early childhood teachers. The course provides industry best practices for STEM education in preschools, giving you the confidence to introduce STEM oriented early childhood education into your classroom, and providing children with the best learning experiences.
The course is delivered in an online format. You can study from anywhere and anytime you want.
The entire course is designed for 5 weeks of study, so that you have enough time to study the materials provided, and do the homework assignments.
Please complete the contents of this section before you begin the lessons in Part 1.
[EDU009O] Welcome to the course! (Video 1:26)
[EDU009O] Pre course survey
[EDU009O] Meet your teacher
[EDU009O] How to succeed in this course
[EDU009O] Post course survey
Part 1: General introduction
This section will begin by explaining why STEM education is important in early childhood, by looking at the history of STEM concepts, global and national trends in the future of work. skills and education, and analyse the benefits of early STEM education for preschool children.
[EDU009O] What will you learn in Part 1?
[EDU009O] Slides Part 1: General Introduction
[EDU009O] Industrial Revolution 4.0 (Video 1:41)
[EDU009O] Many preschool teachers fear STEM education. Here is the solution (Video 06:35)
[EDU009O] Policy report: The importance of early STEM teaching
[EDU009O] Promoting STEM education in schools
[EDU009O] What was your biggest challenge when introducing STEM learning activities into preschool?
[EDU009O] Video Lesson Part 1 (Video 1:02:45)
[EDU009O] STEM Challenge: How to Get Children to School in the Rainy Season (Homework)
Part 2: STEM education in preschool
This section will clarify the concept of STEM education and STEM education in preschool. We will begin by clearing common misconceptions about STEM education, discussing the nature of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math instruction in preschool; and review tools and methods commonly used in STEM education to have a systematic view of how to bring STEM education into preschool.
[EDU009O] What will you learn in Part 2?
[EDU009O] Slides Part 2: What does STEM education in preschool look like?
[EDU009O] What is a scientist? (Video 3:46)
[EDU009O] Integrated approach to teaching (Video 1:07)
[EDU009O] Design Thinking Framework for Education (Video 2:37)
[EDU009O] Science in the Air
[EDU009O] Project Based Learning
[EDU009O] A framework for high quality project based teaching
[EDU009O] Engineering Design Process (EDP)
[EDU009O] Teaching Model 5E
[EDU009O] Video Lesson Part 2 (Video 1:24:53)
[EDU009O] Discussion: Your favourite preschool STEM lesson (Homework)
Part 3: Prepare and implement STEM lessons
This section will discuss Bloom's Taxonomy and how to use Bloom's Taxonomy to design SMART learning goals and meaningful learning journeys for children. We'll take a closer look at the tools and methods that can be used to make lessons more effective. Finally, we will have a brainstorming session to explore ideas and ideas for a STEM curriculum.
[EDU009O] What will you learn in Part 3?
[EDU009O] Slides Part 3: Prepare and implement STEM lessons for preschool age
[EDU009O] Using Bloom's Taxonomy to Encourage Preschoolers to Think (Video 5:35)
[EDU009O] Higher Order Thinking (Video 3:52)
[EDU009O] Survey the balls (Video 10:10)
[EDU009O] Reference: Bloom Wheel (Graphic)
[EDU009O] Bloom's Taxonomy: A New Perspective
[EDU009O] Further reading: Bloom's Wheel, adapted for learners in the 21st century
[EDU009O] Reference: Future of Career 2018 (World Economic Forum Report)
[EDU009O] Reference: Skill Manual “4Cs”
[EDU009O] Sharing experiences: Organising STEM activities in the construction corner
[EDU009O] Kindergarten STEM lesson plan
[EDU009O] Video Lesson Part 3 (Video 1:05:36)
[EDU009O] Your STEM Syllabus (Homework)
Part 4: Assessing the STEM learning experience
This section will discuss the need for professional development for teachers, as well as the role of providing meaningful feedback in helping teachers develop professionally, and build a culture of learning. cooperation and innovation in schools. We will use the CROMA Feedback Framework as our permanent tool to provide teacher feedback.
[EDU009O] What will you learn in Part 4?
[EDU009O] Slides Part 4: Assessing the STEM learning experience
[EDU009O] Sample "STEM" Lesson 1: Where is the Circle Lesson?
[EDU009O] Sample "STEM" lesson 2: Volcano lesson time
[EDU009O] Sample "STEM" lecture 3: Mixing colours
[EDU009O] Sample "STEM" lesson 4: Build ramps
[EDU009O] Sample "STEM" lesson 5: Balloon racing
[EDU009O] Consolidated document: Circular promulgating the preschool education program
[EDU009O] Understanding Science Careers: The Essence of Science in Next Generation Science Standards
[EDU009O] Considerations when choosing high quality STEM learning experiences in the preschool classroom
[EDU009O] Global Goals for Sustainable Development
[EDU009O] CROMA response frame
[EDU009O] Lesson Video Part 4 (Video 59:54)
[EDU009O] Provide meaningful feedback to your colleagues (Homework)
Part 5: Creating an environment that promotes STEM learning
This section discusses what you need to do to make your preschool an environment conducive to STEM learning. Through designing classroom and school spaces, preparing learning materials, teaching and learning equipment, and making connections with parents and the community to enrich the STEM learning experience for preschool children.
[EDU009O] What will you learn in Part 5?
[EDU009O] Slide Part 5: Creating an environment that supports high quality STEM learning experiences
[EDU009O] Space arrangement in kindergarten (Video 2:09)
[EDU009O] Explore STEM through fun activities (Video 4:53)
[EDU009O] Need to introduce new toys to children? (Video 8:29)
[EDU009O] What makes a good toy? (Video 6:30)
[EDU009O] There should be enough materials and options for children in the classroom (Video 2:33)
[EDU009O] Open ended materials in the classroom (Video 4:12)
[EDU009O] Turn your environment into a “Third Teacher”
[EDU009O] Quality outdoor play space for children
[EDU009O] Meaningful technology integration in early learning environments
[EDU009O] Give me the letter E! Seven strategies to support the letter "E" in young children's STEM learning
[EDU009O] The benefits of connecting children with nature