Designing Effective STEAM Curriculum with Equitable Technology Integration

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2 Units
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Explore the Positive Effects of Technology for Your Students

This course investigates the equitable use of social networking, online learning, mobile technologies and web-based applications in the classroom. The application of these technologies in the classroom is geared to help educators facilitate and strengthen teaching and learning in mathematics and science. While integrating these technologies, the participant will explore the implications of technology for learners. You will expand your online presence by building a digital professional learning community using Twitter and other approaches to encourage the legal and ethical use of the Web and other software. Additionally, you will explore digital applications, such as Google Apps for Education, to enhance a learner’s ability to explain and interpret their learning. Finally, you will learn how to incorporate blended learning through a “flipped classroom” and “flipped mastery” model of teaching.

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for K-12 educators as well as other school professionals, including higher education faculty, that want to be informed on STEAM teaching.

Course Materials: There is no textbook requirement for this course.

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Course Date Units Price
EDU-X713R – 006 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 2 $317

Designing Effective STEAM Curriculum with Equitable Technology Integration

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled

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Online Self-Paced
Michael Salamanca

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What You Will Learn

  • Assess the range of platforms and social media tools available for ongoing STEAM communication, visualization, collaboration, and research
  • Design activities that support a participatory culture and digital citizenship
  • Create a social presence to join online communities such as professional learning communities (PLC)
  • Use digital applications for teaching and learning
  • Apply the "Flipped Classroom" model of learning
  • Create lessons and reflect upon curriculum choices that highlight digital tools for teaching and learning


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  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, websites, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments (which may include: written assignments, quizzes, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

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