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STEAM-Propelled Learning

3 Credits
STEAM is an educational approach that integrates science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics through project-based, interdisciplinary learning. Drawing on design principles and art practices, STEAM adds to the strengths of STEM learning through increased opportunities for critical inquiry, collaborative exploration, creative design, adaptable problem solving, and real-world application. This fully online course serves as an introduction to STEAM learning and will equip teachers and students to leverage the arts for enhanced problem-solving, student engagement, and content learning. All of the readings and activities included in this course support the Common Core Mathematics Content and Practice Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core Standards for English Language Arts, ISTE Standards, and National Core Arts Standards.

This course is applicable towards the STEM Teaching Certificate.

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Candi Reimer

As a beginning mathematics teacher at an urban high school, I quickly realized that drawing on student interests and experiences was essential to engaged learning. This insight has guided my work in education as a K-12 instructional coach, a developer of mathematics curriculum, and an instructor of professional development. My courses aim to create space for teachers to gather around relevant ideas and practical experiences as they deepen their knowledge and professional practice. Course topics reflect the concerns and curiosities of practicing teachers, equipping them to directly apply learning to classroom teaching. I value the diverse perspectives that Fresno Pacific University students bring to the learning community, and I hope that participants in my courses will be as inspired as I have been by the ideas and dialogue generated here.