STEAM to Support Innovation & Creativity Across the Curriculum
Explore the current research related to integrating the Arts into STEM curriculum as a tool for developing critical thinkers and problem solvers.
STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century! This course will give you the opportunity to explore the current research related to integrating the Arts into STEM curriculum.Register Now
Approximately 45 hoursUp to 3 months to complete coursework
Ways to Learn
3 PDUsGraduate Level Professional Development Credits
Online and self-paced | Earn graduate-level professional development credits for salary advancement
Gain practical teaching strategies | Integrate the Arts into curriculum | Create a STEAM lesson plan
What is an independent study course?
This self-paced, online, project-based course provides educators with a framework for exploring a topic that allows teachers the freedom to choose their own focus and readings.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Understand and apply the current research related to integrating the Arts into STEM (from STEM to STEAM) curriculum as a tool for developing critical thinkers and problem solvers
- Develop a plan for differentiating instruction and to guide student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking
- Promote inclusion of the Arts across the curriculum with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Who Should Enroll?
- PreK-12 teachers
- Teacher candidates
- School administrators
What are Graduate-level Professional Development Credits?
Graduate-level professional development credits are not part of a degree program but instead are primarily used for professional advancement such as salary increment steps and recertification. Students should seek approval from appropriate district officials before enrolling in these courses.