I am Bob Claymier, elementary STEM specialist for both the Ohio and International Technology and Engineering Educators Associations (www.oteea.org and www.iteea.org). Part of the two organizations' goals are to provide resources and professional development opportunities for educators in the STEM areas.
I am facilitating an introductory online elementary STEM course this coming winter through Miami (OH) University. This course is designed for educators who wish to become knowledgeable about teaching STEM in a standards-based elementary classroom setting in grades K-8. It is also well suited for teachers and districts new to or considering integrating STEM or for educators who will be teaching in a STEM integrated school in 2017 and have not had training or experience in such a setting.
The course consists of 16 weekly online sessions that run from Mid January through early ay of 2017. Topics include understanding the meaning and value of a STEM literate student population, how to use the engineering design process as a teaching and problem solving tool, and how to develop and teach an integrated STEM lesson based on science standards.
The course costs $220 for two semester hours of graduate credit through Miami (OH) University. This course is only open to Ohio educators.
To register for the course or to receive more information about the course, contact me at email@example.com or visit https://idiscovery.org.